Asia-Pacific
  • An Iranian oil tanker, enveloped in fire and toxic fumes, continued to blaze off China’s east coast for a second day after colliding with a cargo ship as fears of a deadly explosion and environmental disaster mount.

    (Source: https://www.bangkokpost.com)
    LAST UPDATE : Jan 08, 2018, 5:35 AM EST
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  • Some analysts view N. Korea's conciliatory tone as an attempt to drive wedge between Seoul and Washington.

    While a long and tense stand-off between the two Koreas showed some signs of easing over the last week, U.S. President Donald Trump bragged about his “bigger nuclear button.” 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 03, 2018, 7:15 AM EST
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  • S. Korea's President Moon Jae-in called it "groundbreaking chance."

    S. Korea’s President Moon Jae-in described the proposed talks on January 9, as a “groundbreaking chance” to mend ties between the two nations, technically still at war.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 02, 2018, 6:33 AM EST
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  • In a marked shift, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un struck conciliatory tone for the South.

    Adhering to his customary sabre-rattling, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned the U.S. that a nuclear button is always on his desk even as he expressed his willingness for a dialogue with S. Korea. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 01, 2018, 6:28 AM EST
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  • In a tweet on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump said China has been “caught red-handed.”

    China denied illicitly selling oil products to N. Korea after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Beijing for allowing ship-to-ship trade with the isolated nation that faces U.N. sanctions over its weapons programs.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 29, 2017, 6:03 AM EST
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  • (Source: https://www.blazingcatfur.ca)

    The strike near the Afghan Voice news agency and a Shia cultural center killed 40 people on Thursday as a group of students had gathered for a discussion on the 38th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 28, 2017, 6:12 AM EST
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  • Victoria police arrested two people after the horrible incident.

    At least 14 people were hit, with several of them critically injured, after a car “deliberately” rammed into pedestrians on the crowded Flinders Street in the Australian city of Melbourne on Thursday.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 21, 2017, 5:24 AM EST
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  • (Source: PROThomas Depenbusch/flickr)

    Nearly 100,000 people in the vicinity of Bali’s Mount Agung have been told to evacuate the area after Indonesia raised the alert for an erupting volcano to the highest level on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 27, 2017, 6:02 AM EST
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  • (Source: Greens MPs/flickr)

    Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) launched an operation on Thursday to force out hundreds of refugees who have refused to leave a former Australian-run detention center on the Manus Island.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 23, 2017, 5:33 AM EST
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  • China's President Xi Jinping has cemented is grip on power for next five years.

    China announced a new leadership line-up without a clear successor to President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, a move that marks a shift from recent precedent while cementing the leader’s grip on power for indefinite spell.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 25, 2017, 6:04 AM EDT
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