Singapore Airlines investigates power loss incident on flight to Shanghai

2015-05-27 16:48:02

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is investigating how one of its Airbus A330-300s temporarily lost power on the flight bound for Shanghai on May 23, the carrier said in a statement on Wednesday.

ROK, US, Japan discuss ways of returning DPRK to nuke dialogue

2015-05-27 16:43:59

Top negotiators of the Republc of Korea, the United States and Japan, who represent each of their countries in the six-party talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, have discussed ways of returning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the dialogue table for its nuclear program.

No special treatment for Australian IS fighter's family: PM

2015-05-27 16:13:15

The wife of Australian Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf will face "the full severity of Australian law" if she returns from Syria with her five children, Australia's Prime Minister said on Wednesday.

S.Korea launches 2nd homegrown minelayer ship

2015-05-27 15:49:29

South Korea's military on Wednesday launched its second homegrown minelayer ship to boost its maritime warfare capability, the Navy said.

Millions of Australians living below poverty line

2015-05-27 11:07:29

Around 2.5 million Australians out of a 23 million population are living below the poverty line, according to a charity organization Salvation Army report.

UN, Myanmar vow to cooperate in tackling 'boat people' issue

2015-05-27 10:54:45

The United Nations and Myanmar have vowed to cooperate in tackling "boat people" issue both nationally and regionally, said a statement of the UN published Wednesday.

Papua New Guinea not broke, finance minister says

2015-05-27 10:19:59

Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Minister for Finance, James Marape denies the government can't pay its bills following allegations the budget is under stress, News Limited reported Wednesday.

Guilin to offer visa-free entry for ASEAN tour groups

2015-05-27 09:23:45

The South China city of Guilin, a top tourist destination, will offer six-day visa-free entry to group tourists from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Death toll from heat wave in India nears 800

2015-05-27 09:08:50

The heat wave sweeping through many parts of India killed 90 more people on Monday, taking the toll in the heat wave to near 800, said officials on Tuesday.

Manila will not benefit from playing with fire over South China Sea

2015-05-26 17:43:27

Manila's continuous attempts to drag the United States and some other countries further into the South China Sea disputes are irresponsible and counterproductive, and will only exacerbate the already complicated situation.

ROK still cautious on summit with Japan amid series of talks

2015-05-26 17:05:50

The Republic of Korea on Tuesday expressed its still cautious stance toward a summit with Japan despite a series of ministerial-level talks between the two countries in security, economy and tourism.

Islamic State advance no danger to New Zealand forces in Iraq: PM

2015-05-26 16:51:47

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday dismissed calls to pull New Zealand troops out of Iraq as Islamic State (IS) insurgents advanced to within 100 km of their base.