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Fire kills five in southern Vietnam

Xinhua January 21, 2020 13:26:54

A fire in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City killed five early Tuesday, Vietnam News Agency reported. The fire broke out in a house located in a small alley of District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City at arou...

China confirms person-to-person spread of coronavirus

Reuters January 21, 2020 12:54:08

The Chinese official investigating a pneumonia outbreak stemming from a new coronavirus said the disease can spread from person to person but can be halted with increased vigilance, as authorities on...

Myanmar panel says security forces likely committed war crimes

-- January 21, 2020 11:36:06

An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more than 70...

India's ruling party BJP gets new chief

Reuters January 20, 2020 18:06:28

India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has elected Jagat Prakash Nadda as its central president replacing current Home Minister Amit Shah. Nadda was elected unopposed on Monday...

Nine dead as crowded footbridge breaks over Indonesian river

-- January 20, 2020 13:08:38

A footbridge on Indonesia's Sumatra island broke while it was packed with people and several fell into the overflowing river below and drowned, officials said Monday. Nine bodies have been pulled fro...

Will send 10m Bangladeshi Muslims back: BJP leader

-- January 20, 2020 12:04:52

BJP's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh has said that the government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide National Register of India and will send back 10 million (1 crore) Bangladesh...

China to ban bags and other single-use plastic

-- January 20, 2020 11:29:40

China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country. Non-degradable bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 a...

Coronavirus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases

-- January 20, 2020 10:46:53

Chinese authorities have reported 139 new cases of a mysterious virus in two days, marking the first time that the infection has been confirmed in the country outside of Wuhan city. The new cases wer...

Jinping discuses Rohingya repatriation issue with Myanmar

-- January 19, 2020 20:35:44

China has reaffirmed its willingness to provide further support, within its capacity, to Myanmar in the Rohingya repatriation process and resettlement of the displaced people from Rakhine State. This...

Facebook says sorry after mistranslation of Xi Jinping's name

BBC January 19, 2020 16:50:36

Facebook has apologised for translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese to English into an obscenity on its platform. The translation gaffe came to light on the second day of Xi's st...

Eight killed, dozens injured in Indonesia's bus crash

Xinhua January 19, 2020 14:43:52

Eight people were killed and 30 others wounded when a passenger bus overturned in Indonesia's West Java province on Saturday, media reported on Sunday. The driver was believed to have failed controll...

Sixty die in Houthi attack on military camp in Yemen

-- January 19, 2020 11:39:56

Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing 60 military personnel and wounding dozens others, Saudi state television said on Saturday evenin...

India restores internet, 2G mobile services in parts of Kashmir

India Today January 18, 2020 18:31:03

India has restored broadband internet and 2G mobile internet services in some areas of its Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Principal Secretary of the state government Rohit Kansal on Saturday. The 2G mo...

Myanmar, China ink dozens of infrastructure project deals

Reuters January 18, 2020 18:19:04

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbour increasingly isolated by the...

Chinese, Vietnamese leaders call for closer partnership

Xinhua January 18, 2020 17:04:31

China and Vietnam are socialist neighbors linked by mountains and rivers, and are a community of a shared future with strategic significance, said Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Pa...

Chinese president begins 'historic' Myanmar visit

XINHUA January 17, 2020 18:06:37

Chinese President Xi Jinping reached Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for a state visit to Myanmar. It is Xi's first overseas trip this year, and the first visit to the Asian neighbour by a Chinese president af...

Khamenei defends Iranian military over plane crash

-- January 17, 2020 17:29:40

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has defended the country's military after it admitted shooting down a passenger plane by mistake. He said the Revolutionary Guard - the elite unit respons...

Suicides in Japan hit record low in 2019

-- January 17, 2020 14:09:42

Suicides in Japan in 2019 fell to their lowest number in more than 40 years, police said on Friday, marking the 10th straight year of declines. Though suicide has a long history in Japan as a way of...

Police arrest HK students in bomb-making lab

-- January 16, 2020 20:00:56

Hong Kong police raid powerful pipe bomb lab in a residential building on Tuesday. Police destroyed the laboratory where rioters made explosives. When a homemade bomb was detonated at the scene, the...

Tourist arrivals in Hong Kong decline 14.2pc in 2019

-- January 16, 2020 16:31:09

Hong Kong's full-year provisional visitor arrivals in 2019 amounted to 55.9 million and recorded a year-on-year decrease of 14.2 per cent, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced Wednesday. Visi...

Thunderstorms sweep across Australia’s east coast

-- January 16, 2020 11:05:59

Thunderstorms and heavy rain swept across parts of Australia’s east coast on Thursday, bringing hope that some of the fierce bushfires razing the country will be extinguished - or at least slowe...

Iran rejects idea of a new deal in nuclear row

Reuters January 15, 2020 17:02:17

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed on Wednesday a proposal for a new “Trump deal” aimed at resolving a nuclear row, saying it was a “strange” offer and criticising US P...

China's 'tractor heroine' dies

BBC January 15, 2020 16:55:35

A woman who became China's first female tractor driver, and eventually a national icon, has died at the age of 90. In 1948, Liang Jun became the only female in China to take up the job, when she enro...

Iran arrests person behind video of plane downing

-- January 15, 2020 10:47:41

Iran says it has arrested the person who filmed the footage showing a Ukrainian passenger plane being shot down by a missile. It is believed the person being detained will face charges related to nat...

ICJ to rule in Myanmar genocide case on Jan 23

Reuters January 15, 2020 10:38:41

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on January 23, the Gambian Min...

Over 1,100 cadets graduate from Afghan special forces' training school

Xinhua January 14, 2020 18:53:45

A total of 1,123 new cadets graduated from a commando school and joined the Afghan national army, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday. "Up to 1,123 commando forces completed their training...

Cross-Straits situation needs pragmatism

Global Times January 14, 2020 18:37:26

Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen won by a landslide in the island's regional leadership elections, and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took more than half of the "legislative" seats. We shou...

At least 67 killed by avalanches in Pakistan, India

-- January 14, 2020 15:13:34

At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday. In neighbouring India, at l...

'Would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant as next Infosys CEO'

-- January 14, 2020 11:30:35

Calling India's controversial new citizenship law 'sad', Microsoft boss Satya Nadella said he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant succeed in the country's technology industry. The India-born...

‘Special court in Musharraf case was unconstitutional’

-- January 13, 2020 19:09:21

A Pakistani High Court on Monday ruled that the formation of a special court that last month handed former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf a death sentence was unconstitutional, casting into...