Australian FM sends message of condolences to China over Yangtze River capsize accident

2015-06-04 00:29:24

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Wednesday sent to her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi a letter of condolences over the Yangtze River cruise ship capsize accident on Monday, which could be the worst ship accident in China in decades.

Thai army general surrenders to police over migrants trafficking

2015-06-03 17:54:06

A Thai army general suspected of involvement in Rohingya migrants trafficking in southern Thailand surrendered himself to the police on Wednesday.

Tajikistan to host CSTO defense ministers' meeting

2015-06-03 16:28:05

Defense chiefs from member nations of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will gather in Dushanbe for a meeting Thursday, the Russia-led military alliance said Wednesday.

Thousand S.Koreans under quarantine for suspected MERS infection

2015-06-03 15:23:44

More than 1,300 South Koreans have been put under self or institutional quarantine due to suspected infection from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the country's health ministry said Wednesday.

S.Korea closes 209 schools for MERS fears

2015-06-03 11:25:33

More than 200 schools in South Korea have suspended classes Wednesday due to fears for contagion of young students from the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Austria expects 70,000 asylum applications for 2015

2015-06-03 10:29:22

About 70,000 asylum seekers are expected to submit their applications to Austria this year, the Austrian Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

Nearly 3 million people still need aid in Nepal: UN

2015-06-03 09:51:07

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that some 2.8 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the earthquake in Nepal.

Earthquake drill held in Paranaque City, Philippines

2015-06-02 17:25:56

Students cover their heads during an earthquake drill at a school in Paranaque City, the Philippines, June 2, 2015.

Drought affects 36 Thai provinces

2015-06-02 16:58:25

A drought crisis has been affecting 36 provinces across Thailand, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said Tuesday.

IBM building in flames in Australia

2015-06-02 14:54:55

An electrical fault was blamed Tuesday for sparking a fire that sent smoke flowing out from a tall Brisbane office building occupied by computer giant IBM.

Suspects charged with heroin trafficking in Shangri-La shooting in Singapore

2015-06-02 11:03:01

The two passengers who were detained after trying to crash through security barriers near Shangri-La Hotel in the wee hours of Sunday near the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, the venue of a high-profile security summit, have been charged with herion trafficking.

Manila should stop provocations on South China Sea

2015-06-02 10:09:14

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is probably the most frequent visitor among all foreign leaders Tokyo has received: his Japan tour starting on Tuesday marks the sixth since he took office five years ago.