M5.3 quake jolts northern Japan, no tsunami warning issued

2016-06-16 14:15:04

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 struck northern Japan at 14:21 local time, but no tsunami warning has been issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said Wednesday.

Second Tokyo governor quits over scandal since it won Olympics

2016-06-15 21:09:41

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe resigned on Wednesday after coming under fire for misuse of tax money, including spending on family trips and artwork, the latest embarrassment as the Japanese capital prepares to host the 2020 Olympics.

China-ASEAN relationship not to be affected by S. China Sea arbitration

2016-06-15 16:31:08

As an international tribunal in the Netherlands is expected to rule in a case brought by the Philippines against China on the South China Sea dispute, experts in Indonesia have called on retaining good relationship between ASEAN and China.

Transurban chief executive advocates for driverless cars in Australia

2016-06-15 16:23:48

The prospect of driving an automated vehicle is becoming more of a reality, Transurban chief executive Scott Charlton told attendees at the Australian Financial Review (AFR) National Infrastructure Summit in Sydney on Wednesday.

Passenger planes catches fire in southern India, all safe

2016-06-15 15:05:50

A plane with 69 people on board Wednesday made an emergency landing in southern Indian city Bengaluru, following detection of smoke in its cabin, officials said.

One pilot in missing jet rescued in central Vietnam

2016-06-15 11:12:32

One pilot in a SU-30 fighter jet which went missing Tuesday morning has been rescued by a local fishing boat, an official from National Committee for Rescue and Search told Xinhua on Wednesday.

Tokyo Gov Masuzoe resigns after funds scandal

2016-06-15 11:09:39

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday submitted a letter of resignation to the president of the Tokyo assembly and will step down from his post for his involvement in a funds scandal.

Never too old to learn; Nepal's 68-year-old student

2016-06-15 09:24:57

Nepalese grandfather Durga Kami brushes his bushy white beard, puts on his school uniform and, with the aid of his walking stick, trudges for over an hour to class for another day of learning.

Joint stance adopted on sea dispute

2016-06-15 03:41:29

Top diplomats from China and the 10 ASEAN countries agreed on Tuesday that the South China Sea issue should be handled properly.

Japan remains silent on their radiation problems

2016-06-14 21:59:00

China again voiced concern over the Fukushima nuclear leakage incident, and urged Japan to inform the international society of the disaster in a manner that is "timely, comprehensive, accurate and honest".

Park calls for national unity on peninsula's denuclearization

2016-06-14 15:52:55

President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Park Geun-hye on Tuesday called for national unity to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and lay grounds for reunification with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying the inter-Korean relations are in a critical moment.

China-Philippines S China Sea dispute needs bilateral talks, says Argentine expert

2016-06-14 15:07:51

Unilateral measures only serve to damage the relationship between the two countries, says Gustavo Girado, head of the Buenos Aires-based Asia & Argentina Consultancy.