DPRK patrol ship 'forced back' by S. Korean navy: Seoul

2015-06-30 17:29:35

A patrol ship of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was sent back Tuesday after "violating South Korea's territorial waters", the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Mt. Hakone erupts in Japan, alert level heightened

2015-06-30 16:35:19

Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) said Tuesday that a volcanic eruption had occurred at Mount Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture at some points between Monday night and Tuesday morning and warned of the possibility of bigger eruptions being set off in the vicinity.

Indonesia military plane crash kills at least 30

2015-06-30 15:31:17

An Indonesian military transport plane crashed into a hotel and houses in the northern Sumatra city of Medan on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people, an official said.

2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train

2015-06-30 15:26:25

A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, filling a carriage with smoke, Japanese officials said. National broadcaster NHK said the man and a female passenger were dead.

No new MERS infection reported in S. Korea for 3 days, 1 death added

2015-06-30 11:56:05

No new case of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported in South Korea for three days in a row, with one more death being added, the health ministry said Tuesday.

Singaporean shooting suspect faced two additional charges

2015-06-30 10:33:14

The suspect who allegedly snatched a police officer's revolver and opened fire at a hospital in Singapore on June 20 is facing two additional charges, local media reported on Monday.

Abe's comments draw fire

2015-06-30 06:38:42

Beijing demanded on Monday that Tokyo explain reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan's security legislation is directed at China.

Japan's Diet gets 1.65m signatures against security bills

2015-06-29 21:41:19

A citizen group named "Anti-war Committee of 1000" on Monday submitted to the Diet of Japan more than 1.65 million signed protests demanding the Diet to give up the controversial security legislations and the decision to lift the ban on collective self-defense.

China concerned over Philippines hyping up S.China Sea issue

2015-06-29 16:57:44

China is seriously concerned over the incumbent Philippino government's ballyhooing the South China Sea issue, whipping up contradictory feelings between the people of the two countries, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said Monday.

Thailand's first MERS case declared free of deadly virus

2015-06-29 14:41:06

An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Sydnrome (MERS) has been declared free of the deadly virus.

US, New Zealand to discuss Pacific co-op

2015-06-29 14:31:19

Government, business and academic leaders from the United States and New Zealand have gathered in Auckland Monday to discuss cooperation in the Pacific.

Xi says China will work with AIIB members to ensure professionalism

2015-06-29 14:23:31

China will work with the other members to ensure the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank adheres to the highest standards in professionalism, efficiency and transparency for the economic prosperity of Asia and the world, President Xi Jinping said on Monday.