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Dhaka, Naypyidaw ink deal on Rohingya


Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, as global pressure mounts over the crisis that has sent more than half a million people fleeing across the border.

Japan’s wall of shame

A visitor takes photos with a mobile phone on Saturday at the newly opened memorial and exhibition hall for women in Gwangju, South Korea. Photos of 105 victims, including 22 foreigners, who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops ...

Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of ...


US Navy aircraft with 11 on board crashes into ocean near Japan

A US Navy aircraft with 11 people on board has crashed into the ocean near Okinawa, Japan, the US Navy said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 17:42:58

Singaporean ship fined 40,000 yuan for dumping garbage into sea

A Singaporean ship was fined 40,000 yuan (6,000 US dollars) for illegally discharging garbage into the sea, local authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 17:41:48

India to launch maiden mission to Sun in 2019: space official

India will launch its first-ever mission to the Sun in the next two years, the country's top space official has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 17:40:50

UN envoy urges stronger Syrian opposition delegation to Geneva

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura urged here Wednesday the Syrian opposition to send to Geneva a stronger delegation that represents all Syrians, Al Arabiya local news reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 17:40:09

At least 2 missing after US military cargo aircraft crashes southeast off Okinawa

At least two people were missing after a US C2 cargo aircraft crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa, according to local media on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 16:19:28

US Navy says an aircraft with 11 crew crashes near Japan

US Navy said Wednesday that a seventh fleet aircraft with 11 crew has crashed into the ocean near Okinawa, Japan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 16:18:39

Calculations behind Trump's support for controversial Moore

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday voiced his support for Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, a bombastic evangelical Christian who has been accused of serious sexual misconduct by at least nine women but denied all of them.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 14:06:27

New York City's terror attack suspect indicted on 22 murder, terrorism charges

The suspect in New York City's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 was indicted Tuesday on murder and terror-related charges, said the US Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 14:06:04

Death toll in Indian plastics factory fire rises to 13

The death toll in Monday's fire at a plastics factory in northern Indian state of Punjab has risen to 13, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 14:05:49

Air strikes kill 11 IS militants in E. Afghan province

At least 11 Islamic States (IS) militants have been killed during air strikes by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, the provincial governor's spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 14:05:06

Australia to establish counter-terrorism financing group

Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new Southeast Asian group to counter the funding of terrorism in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 13:08:48

Staff to go on strike at Australian deep-space communication station over pay dispute

Staff at Australia's Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will walk off the job on Wednesday over a pay dispute.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 13:08:33

2 killed, 1 missing in central Vietnam's floods

Floods caused by heavy rain in Vietnam's central region over the past three days have killed two people and left one missing, Vietnam's natural disaster prevention agency said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 13:08:12