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China announces tariff exemptions for US goods to show goodwill

Global Times September 11, 2019 18:03:44

China on Wednesday announced a plan for certain US imports and companies to file for exemptions from Chinese tariffs, in a goodwill gesture that will help ease the impact of the trade war on US compan...

Hundreds of school close in Malaysia after air quality deteriorates

Xinhua September 11, 2019 16:40:12

Hundreds of schools were closed in Malaysia's Sarawak state after air quality dropped due to the ongoing haze, the state Education Department has said. The closures include 347 primary and 62 seconda...

Japan to re-investigate Fukushima nuclear disaster

-- September 11, 2019 16:30:03

Japan's nuclear regulator plans to reinvestigate the Fukushima disaster, in which three reactors at an atomic power plant run by Tokyo Electric Power melted down after an earthquake and tsunami eight...

Indian police kill militant in Kashmir

-- September 11, 2019 16:26:32

Security forces in Indian Kashmir shot dead on Wednesday a suspected member of a Pakistan-based militant group who was accused of attacking the family of a fruit trader, the state police chief said, r...

Three Australians detained in Iran

Reuters September 11, 2019 11:18:38

Three Australian citizens have been detained in Iran, the Australian government said on Wednesday, adding that it was helping the families of the three but gave no further details. The brief statemen...

West Bank annexation: Arab League says Israel plan 'aggression'

Reuters September 11, 2019 10:38:36

Arab foreign ministers condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as “aggression” undermining any chances of a peace settlement...

Death toll from Ashura rituals in Iraq’s Kerbala climbs to 31 with 100 more wounded

-- September 10, 2019 20:20:22

At least 31 people died and another 100 were wounded on Tuesday during the Shi’ite Muslim religious rituals of Ashura in the Iraqi city of Kerbala, a Health Ministry spokesman said, offering no...

At least 16 die during Ashura rituals in Iraq’s Kerbala

-- September 10, 2019 20:09:07

At least 16 people died and another 75 were wounded on Tuesday during the Shi’ite Muslim religious rituals of Ashura in the Iraqi city of Kerbala, a Health Ministry spokesman said, offering no d...

Australia evacuates hundreds from coastal blazes  

-- September 10, 2019 20:02:46

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in eastern Australia as firefighters battle more than 130 blazes across two states. Officials say the intense blazes mark the worst start to...

Japan’s PM set to bring telegenic son of popular ex-PM into cabinet

-- September 10, 2019 19:18:59

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will draft the son of former premier Junichiro Koizumi into his cabinet and keep allies in key posts in a reshuffle on Wednesday, media reported, as Abe readies a ta...

Former MLA from Imran Khan’s party in India, requests PM Modi for asylum

-- September 10, 2019 18:52:28

A former MLA from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Baldev Kumar, on Tuesday sought political asylum from New Delhi, reports NDTV. He has been staying with hi...

N Korea 'willing to restart' N talks with US

-- September 10, 2019 18:46:59

North Korea is willing to restart denuclearisation talks with the United States later this month, the country's vice foreign minister has said. Choe Son-hui said they were willing to resume "comprehe...

HK leader renews call for talks with protesters

-- September 10, 2019 18:01:09

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam renews an appeal to pro-democracy protesters to halt violence and engage in dialogue, as the city's richest man urged the government to provide a way out for the mostly you...

Urmila Matondkar quits Congress, blames “petty in-house politics”

-- September 10, 2019 17:38:38

Actor Urmila Matondkar, who joined the Congress barely five months ago ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, quit today with a barbed statement that left the party red-faced ahead of the coming assembly e...

Pakistan FM calls for UN probe of India actions in Kashmir

-- September 10, 2019 17:30:51

Pakistan on Tuesday asked the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to ensure that India ends the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir and restores fundamental rights and liberties in the region, report agen...

India rejects China-Pakistan joint statement on J&K

-- September 10, 2019 17:25:21

NEW DELHI, Sept 10: India today rejected the reference made to Jammu and Kashmir in the joint statement issued after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s recent visit to Islamabad. “We reje...

Cyber spying firm NSO to follow human rights guidelines

-- September 10, 2019 16:45:19

The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by UN guidelines to prevent rights abuses, repo...

Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, minister says

-- September 10, 2019 16:06:17

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minis...

Myanmar destroys all Muslim Rohingya villages for govt facilities

-- September 10, 2019 15:36:31

Entire Muslim Rohingya villages in Myanmar have been demolished and replaced by police barracks, government buildings and refugee relocation camps, the BBC has found. Four locations where secure faci...

Haze hits Malaysian state, shuts schools

-- September 10, 2019 14:22:40

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10: Malaysia sent half a million face masks to the eastern state of Sarawak and closed more than 400 schools there on Tuesday as a haze spread from forest fires in neighboring Indon...

India, Pakistan set to battle at UNHRC session over Kashmir issue today

-- September 10, 2019 13:01:16

Geneva: India and Pakistan are set to battle it out over Kashmir during the ongoing 42nd UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session on Tuesday, reports www.firstpost.com. Both the countries have deploye...

India, Nepal to jointly inaugurate cross border pipeline today

-- September 10, 2019 12:25:31

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal's Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli will jointly inaugurate Motihari-Amlekhgunj cross border petroleum products pipeline through video conference Tuesday....

Australians flee homes as police investigate suspicious fires

-- September 10, 2019 12:18:48

Hundreds of Australians have fled their homes in the eastern states as 140 fires ravaged parts of Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), officials said on Tuesday. Strong winds have fanned bushfires i...

North Korea fires two more projectiles

-- September 10, 2019 10:55:38

North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its deali...

Xi stresses synergy, coordination, efficiency in advancing reform

Xinhua September 09, 2019 20:38:03

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), presided over the 10th meeting of the central committee for deepening overall reform Monday. Xi, also Chi...

How can China cope with US technological decoupling?

Global Times September 09, 2019 20:34:38

What on earth is the US competing for with China? Why does the US concern itself with China's development? We may find answers through the development of internet technology. The US and China a...

'Japan needs to improve medical care for detainees'

Reuters September 09, 2019 16:37:15

Japan needs to improve medical care at immigration detention centres, the head of the country’s recently created Immigration Services Agency said, following widespread criticism of the care avai...

Strong typhoon hits Tokyo, leaving one dead

-- September 09, 2019 11:46:10

One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years hit just east of Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain that threatened to burst riv...

More Americans will die: Taliban

-- September 09, 2019 11:12:54

President Donald Trump's decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the militants,...

PLA conducts joint land assault exercises near Taiwan

Global Times September 08, 2019 18:51:24

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted a joint land assault exercise featuring multiple military branches near the island of Taiwan, which military experts said on Sunday shows...