Trafficked Myanmar fishermen brought back from Indonesia

2015-05-19 12:39:14

A second group of 128 Myanmar fishery workers, who were trafficked to Indonesia and worked as slave labors, have been brought back to Yangon at the weekend, official media reported Tuesday.

UN Secretary General expresses hope to visit DPRK

2015-05-19 09:58:26

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope to visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea after the parties concerned agree to his visit, Yonhap News Agency and YTN reported Tuesday.

Fire guts 144-year-old iconic market in eastern India

2015-05-19 09:36:28

A major fire broke out at an iconic shopping market in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal capital Kolkata Monday, a senior police official said.

New Japanese island will reveal how life spreads

2015-05-19 07:39:15

A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to develop on barren land - helped by rotting bird droppings and hatchling vomit.

Fishing ban objection by Vietnam dismissed

2015-05-19 07:27:23

China has rejected an objection by Vietnam to a temporary fishing ban in the South China Sea imposed by Beijing.

ROK proposes talks with DPRK on Kaesong wage row

2015-05-18 12:07:25

The Republic of Korea (ROK) offered to hold talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the management of an inter-Korean economic zone, including the ongoing row over a wage hike for DPRK workers, the Unification Ministry said Monday.

Quake-stricken Nepal readies plans to reconstruct heritage sites

2015-05-18 15:25:10

Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has come up with an action plan for the protection and reconstruction of heritage sites damaged by the deadly April 25 quake and its aftershocks, local media reported Monday.

Safety concerns prompt removal of 20,000 'love locks' from Melbourne bridge

2015-05-18 11:01:11

Thousands of couples could soon find themselves falling out of love because of a Melbourne City Council decision to remove "love locks" from a central business district bridge.

Ministers hold key discussions

2015-05-18 07:31:58

China and Vietnam have "both the wisdom and capability to achieve success in tackling maritime issues", State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said on Sunday after talks with his Vietnamese counterpart.

DPRK blasts ROK media amid rumors of defense chief's execution

2015-05-17 21:12:47

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday condemned media of the Republic of Korea (ROK) for "hurting its highest dignity," after they have stirred up a rumor that a senior DPRK defense official has been executed.

Protesters call for shut down US Futenma base

2015-05-17 17:08:03

About 35,000 protesters across Japan gathered together on Sunday in Naha, the capital city of Japan's southernmost island prefecture of Okinawa, urging the Japanese central government to abort a plan to set up a new military base for the United States in Henoko area and to immediately shut down the controversial US Futenma airbase in the prefecture's Ginowan city.

China-Nepal highway reopens after quake damage

2015-05-17 15:57:53

Vehicles carrying quake relief goods started to enter Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital, from China's border on Sunday afternoon, after China's armed police successfully removed quake debris blocking the China-Nepal Highway in Nepal.