Vietnam's top party leader expected to visit US next month

2015-06-10 09:54:47

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong is expected to visit the United States next month, local Saigon Times Daily reported on Wednesday.

Heartache for Japan's real life 40-year-old virgins

2015-06-10 07:39:19

Takashi Sakai is a healthy 41-year-old heterosexual man with a good job and a charming smile. But he's never had sex, one of a growing number of middle-aged Japanese men who are still virgins.

S. Korea reports 13 more MERS infections, 2 deaths

2015-06-10 09:12:10

South Korea reported 13 more infections with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), raising the total number to 108 while two deaths were added, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Chinese tourist jailed for killing New Zealand child in road crash

2015-06-09 17:28:49

A Chinese tourist whose dangerous driving caused the death of a 5-year-old girl in a road crash in New Zealand was jailed for 18 months on Tuesday. The man named Jin Cao, 32, had pleaded guilty in April to dangerous driving causing the death of Ruby Marris and seriously injuring her parents and older sisters, Radio New Zealand reported.

Xinjiang gets first direct St. Petersburg flight

2015-06-09 17:04:55

China Southern Airlines will begin operating Xinjiang's first direct flight to St. Petersburg in Russia on July 16, it announced on Tuesday.

S Korean president orders all measures to minimize MERS impact on economy

2015-06-09 15:32:11

South Korean President Park Geun-hye ordered government officials Tuesday to take all measures to minimize the negative impact of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on the economy.

India, Britain to hold joint military exercise

2015-06-09 15:06:05

India and Britain will hold a two-week joint military exercise, starting later this week, sources said Tuesday.

Myanmar gov't adopts policy to settle boat people crisis

2015-06-09 10:32:40

Myanmar's House of Nationalities has passed a motion to adopt a decisive policy for detained "boat people," sources with the parliament said Tuesday.

South Korea reports 8 more MERS cases and seventh death

2015-06-09 09:24:11

South Korea's health ministry said on Tuesday there were eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 95 but representing a sharp fall in the number of daily new cases from 23 reported a day earlier.

57-year-old Vietnamese banana seller becomes law bachelor

2015-06-09 09:16:12

A 57-year-old woman who sells duck eggs and bananas at a rural market in Vietnam's southern Tien Giang province has recently received a bachelor's degree in law, local online newspaper Vietnamnet reported Monday.

40 die of sunstroke in eastern India

2015-06-09 09:08:33

At least 40 people have died of sun stroke over the past few days in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, said officials on Monday.

Cambodian ruling party chief Chea Sim dies of illness

2015-06-08 19:45:46

Chea Sim, president of the ruling Cambodian People's Party and president of the Senate, died of illness on Monday afternoon at the age of 83.