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Visitor finds cannabis plants growing in Japanese parliamentary building

Visitor finds cannabis plants growing in Japanese parliamentary building

-- 2018-06-22 18:55:12

Cannabis plants have been found growing in the grounds of a Japanese parliamentary building in Tokyo. The country has a strict no-tolerance policy towards drugs and possession of even a small amount...

Saudi women to start driving from Sunday

Saudi women to start driving from Sunday

-- 2018-06-22 17:33:41

Women in Saudi Arabia will start driving cars for the first time ever from Sunday as a decades-old ban ends on the day. The interior ministry of the conservative Muslim kingdom is taking preparations...

China to build railway connecting Tibet with Nepal: China Daily

China to build railway connecting Tibet with Nepal: China Daily

-- 2018-06-22 17:02:27

China will build a railway connecting the western region of Tibet with Nepal, the China Daily reported on Friday. The move is one of several bilateral deals signed during Nepali Prime Minister Khadg...

Philippines plans to take drug war to schools

Philippines plans to take drug war to schools

-- 2018-06-22 15:38:53

The Philippines is planning to take President Rodrigo Duterte’s ferocious drugs war to schools with the inspection of bags and lockers, as well as random testing for teachers, to curb demand for...

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers after ceasefire ends

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers after ceasefire ends

-- 2018-06-22 15:36:12

Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, officials said on Fri...

China universities for imbuing students with 'Xi Thought'

China universities for imbuing students with 'Xi Thought'

-- 2018-06-22 15:09:55

Armed with interactive online courses, generous funding and new dedicated research institutes, China’s universities are on the frontlines of an effort to promote the thinking of President Xi Jin...

Indonesia sentences Islamic State-linked cleric to death

Indonesia sentences Islamic State-linked cleric to death

-- 2018-06-22 14:04:46

An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death a cleric linked to Islamic State, for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the world’s largest Muslim-majo...

Japan halts missile drills following Trump-Kim meet

Japan halts missile drills following Trump-Kim meet

-- 2018-06-21 18:51:17

Japan has halted evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack in the wake of historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, local media reported Thursday.  Government officials d...

Taliban attacks leave eight cops dead, says Afghan official

Taliban attacks leave eight cops dead, says Afghan official

-- 2018-06-21 15:58:33

The Taliban killed eight police in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the governor of the southern Ghazni province, says six police were kill...

‘China will maintain normal relations with Iran’

‘China will maintain normal relations with Iran’

-- 2018-06-21 11:57:43

China will maintain normal relations with Iran, the Commerce Ministry in Beijing said on Thursday. Ministry spokesman Gao Feng made the comment when asked at a regular news briefing if Chinese firms...

Australia to launch inquiry into workplace sexual misconduct

Australia to launch inquiry into workplace sexual misconduct

-- 2018-06-20 16:40:22

Australia has announced that it will hold a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment. The investigation is in part a response to the global #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, Sex Dis...

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers since ceasefire: Governor

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers since ceasefire: Governor

-- 2018-06-20 14:06:45

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for t...

Archaeologists discover ancient city in China

Archaeologists discover ancient city in China

-- 2018-06-19 20:25:24

Archaeologists have discovered a city dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1384-1644) in China's Jiangxi province. Covering an area of around 550,000 square metres, the city site in Tianbao village is sh...

Japan firm launches suits for blue collar workers

Japan firm launches suits for blue collar workers

-- 2018-06-19 18:34:30

A Japanese company has launched a line of business suits specifically for blue-collar workers, it's reported. According to the Japan Times, the Oasys Style Wear company in Tokyo is launching a line o...

BJP pulls out of Kashmir alliance

BJP pulls out of Kashmir alliance

-- 2018-06-19 18:04:07

The chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, has resigned on Tuesday after the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit a coalition with her party. T...

128 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

128 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

-- 2018-06-19 16:42:42

At least 128 passengers were missing after a ferry sank in Indonesia’s Lake Toba on Monday evening, a search and rescue official said on Tuesday. “Many people have reported their relative...

Six children die in India road crash

Six children die in India road crash

-- 2018-06-19 15:19:23

At least six children were killed and one was rescued Tuesday after a car carrying them plunged into a roadside pond in India's eastern state of Bihar, officials said. The accident took place at Tara...

Saudi Arabia's women drivers get ready to steer their lives

Saudi Arabia's women drivers get ready to steer their lives

-- 2018-06-19 13:08:08

On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting at the wheel, the one in control, giving a ride to her mother beside her. “Sitting beh...

China grants over $100m in military aid to Cambodia

China grants over $100m in military aid to Cambodia

-- 2018-06-19 12:59:19

China has granted over $100 million in military aid to Cambodia, Cambodia’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, highlighting the strong ties between Beijing and a government that critics accuse of...

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

-- 2018-06-19 11:59:53

North Korea's Kim Jong-un is making a two-day visit to China, a week after meeting US President Donald Trump. It is expected he will discuss sanctions and the commitment he made at the summit, in gen...

Python kills, swallows Indonesian woman

Python kills, swallows Indonesian woman

-- 2018-06-18 21:41:07

An Indonesian woman has been killed and swallowed whole by a 7m (23ft) long python, say local authorities, reports BBC on Monday. Though such incidents are incredibly rare, this was the second python...

Strong quake in Japan kills three, knocks over walls

Strong quake in Japan kills three, knocks over walls

-- 2018-06-18 19:18:46

Three people were killed and hundreds injured on Monday after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city of commerce. The earthquake also knocked over wa...

Filipino troops clash with remnants of Islamist group

Filipino troops clash with remnants of Islamist group

-- 2018-06-18 13:03:19

Philippine troops have clashed with remnants of a pro-Islamic State militant group that held a southern city for five months last year, the army said on Monday. Colonel Romeo Brawner, the deputy comm...

Taliban ends Eid festival ceasefire despite pleas

Taliban ends Eid festival ceasefire despite pleas

-- 2018-06-18 12:00:02

A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over. The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night...

US-led coalition hits Syrian army post, causing casualties

US-led coalition hits Syrian army post, causing casualties

-- 2018-06-18 11:56:40

Syrian state TV is reporting that the US-led coalition has struck a military position in the country’s east, leaving several troops dead and wounded. The report early Monday says the airstrike...

6.1 quake hits Japan’s Osaka; three dead

6.1 quake hits Japan’s Osaka; three dead

-- 2018-06-18 11:21:02

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains,...

US-China trade spat weighs on Asian stocks

US-China trade spat weighs on Asian stocks

Reuters 2018-06-18 09:51:00

Asian shares fell to a 2-1/2 week low on Monday after US President Donald Trump cranked up trade tensions by going ahead with tariffs on Chinese imports, prompting Beijing to immediately respond in ki...

Latest suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills 14

Latest suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills 14

-- 2018-06-17 19:10:15

A suicide bombing near the governor's office in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has killed at least 14 people, officials say -- the second such bombing in the province in as many days, report...

Myanmar now erasing Rohingya’s very name

Myanmar now erasing Rohingya’s very name

-- 2018-06-17 18:42:39

The tragedy of the Rohingya Muslims of Burma began with the forced expulsion of more than a half-million Rohingya people from northern Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh, a brutal army operation...

India resumes military strikes on Kashmir militants

India resumes military strikes on Kashmir militants

-- 2018-06-17 18:06:16

NEW DELHI: India said Sunday (Jun 17) it was resuming military operations against rebels in disputed Kashmir after a rare 30-day suspension for Ramadan expired, with a top minister blaming militant...