Tokyo tops AkzoNobel-sponsored most liveable city survey

2015-06-12 11:13:00

Tokyo is the best city in the world according to Monocle's 2015 Quality of Life survey, which has been complied in association with AkzoNobel.

Top DPRK leader greets Russia on National Day

2015-06-12 11:00:24

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on Friday sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin a congratulatory message on the national day of the Russian Federation, which was released by the official KCNA news agency.

Abe's monocratic stewarding of national ship stirs public opposition

2015-06-12 10:21:16

Abe's administration has been seeking passage of the bills through parliament in the current Diet session.

Abe's monocratic stewarding of national ship towards conflict stirring vociferous public opposition

2015-06-12 09:41:58

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is forging ahead with his plans to pass contentious security legislation through parliament albeit at a delayed date.

Gaza militants fire rocket at southern Israel

2015-06-12 09:41:30

Militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel on Thursday night, Israeli military officials said.

Aung San Suu Kyi in China

2015-06-12 07:26:15

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with a delegation from Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD), headed by NLD chair Aung San Suu Kyi, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, June 11, 2015.

South Korea reports 10th fatality in MERS outbreak

2015-06-11 20:06:29

One more death from the infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea was reported Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 10.

President Xi meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi

2015-06-11 18:51:27

Xi called for Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party to play a constructive role in fostering a better understanding of China .

Five dead, unknown number missing in Bangladeshi ferry capsizal

2015-06-11 16:23:09

At least 5 bodies were found after a ferry carrying some 60-70 people sank on Thursday morning in a river in Bangladesh's southern Bhola district, some 205 km away of Dhaka, while an unknown number of passengers remain missing.

South Korea cuts rates as MERS clouds outlook; 14 new cases

2015-06-11 15:16:44

A deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) forced South Korea's central bank to cut interest rates on Thursday as authorities reported 14 new cases.

5.7-manitude quake jolts off northeastern Japan

2015-06-11 14:02:25

A 5.7-magnitude quake jolted off northeastern Japan at around 1:51 p.m. local time on Thursday without triggering tsunami warnings, said Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Japan gov't ruled to pay Okinawa residents for US base noise

2015-06-11 13:53:05

A local court in Japan's southernmost Okinawa Prefecture on Thursday ruled that the Japanese central government pay about 754 million yen (about $6.13 million) in damages to residents who live around the controversial US Futenma airbase in the prefecture for aircraft noises.