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Asia Pacific

Pakistan deadly oil tanker fire likely caused by smoking: police

​The deadly oil tanker fire that claimed at least 123 lives and wounded over 100 others in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Sunday morning could be caused by smoking, said police.

S. Korean president inspects test-firing of home-grown ballistic missile

​South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday inspected the test-firing of a home-grown ballistic missile to show the country's defense capability against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Philippines welcomes Australia's offer to send surveillance planes

​The Philippines expressed on Friday its welcome to Australia's offer to send its intelligence-gathering planes to help the country crush the militants allied with the Islamic State (IS) in the southern Philippine city of Marawi.

Macau,Taiwan MORE

Incoming HK leaders expect stability through 6 incumbents

Incoming HK leaders expect stability through 6 incumbents

The incoming Hong Kong government will strive to improve economic development and rebuild a harmonious society with a new style of governance, chief executive designate Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Wednesday.

Northeast Asia MORE

Russia intercepts 14 foreign planes near borders in past week

Russia intercepts 14 foreign planes near borders in past week

Russian jets have intercepted 14 foreign planes near its borders in the past week, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a report published on Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper on Friday.

Southeast Asia MORE

Myanmar uncovers terrorist training camps in western state

Myanmar uncovers terrorist training camps in western state

Myanmar security forces have uncovered evidences that some training camps were secretly run by terrorists in Mayu Mountain in Buthidaung-Maungtaw area in western Rakhine state, said a statement of the State Counsellor Office on Thursday.

South Asia MORE

India: popular car number “0001” sells for 1.6 million

India: popular car number “0001” sells for 1.6 million

The most popular number for cars in Delhi, “0001” was recently auctioned and fetched a sum of 1.6 million rupees for the government.

South Pacific MORE

Japan, New Zealand pledge to carry forward TPP despite U.S. withdrawal

Japan, New Zealand pledge to carry forward TPP despite U.S. withdrawal

Japan and New Zealand pledged on Wednesday to carry forward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact despite the withdrawal of the United States.

Aisa Lens MORE

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  • BRUNEI-BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN-THAILAND-LOY KRATHONG
  • AFGHANISTAN-KANDAHAR-CHILDREN-EDUCATION
  • PHILIPPINES-MAKATI CITY-ALL SAINTS' DAY
  • INDONESIA-BALI-BUFFALO RACE
  • NEPAL-LALITPUR-BUDDHA RELIC-WORSHIP

Sino-Japan

Wang Yang meets business delegation from Japan in Beijing

Wang Yang meets business delegation from Japan in Beijing

​Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang (R) meets with a business delegation from Japan led by Chair of the Japan Business Federation Sadayuki Sakakibara in Beijing, capital of China, June 12, 2017.

Korean Peninsula

South Korea approves DPRK taekwondo delegation visit

South Korea approves DPRK taekwondo delegation visit

​South Korea’s Unification Ministry has approved a visit by a taekwondo delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Summits

Financial officials gather in Shanghai to prepare for BRICS summit

Financial officials gather in Shanghai to prepare for BRICS summit

​BRICS countries' financial ministers and central bank governors gathered in Shanghai on Monday, making preparation in financial field for BRICS summit later this year.