5.8-magnitude quake hits 63 km NE of Namie, Japan: USGS

2016-04-20 21:04:01

An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolted 63 km NE of Namie, Japan on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Contest launched to promote exchanges between China, US

2016-04-20 17:20:32

An essay competition is being held to promote people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States.

Demand for digital expertise in Australian workforce doubles in 3 yrs

2016-04-20 16:09:47

A national survey has found the Australian workforce's demand for digital literacy skills has more than doubled in just three years, illustrating how the rise of the computer age has impacted employment.

Bounnhang Vorachit elected Lao president

2016-04-20 14:49:50

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Bounnhang Vorachit was elected as President of Laos on Wednesday morning.

Debris found in Mozambique definitively from MH370: Aussie report

2016-04-20 10:08:14

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) Wednesday released a Technical Examination Report which has definitively said debris found in Mozambique originated from lost Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

Indonesia, Germany ink $875m deals

2016-04-19 15:10:44

Indonesia and Germany agreed on $875 million worth of business-to-business deals during President Joko Widodo's visit in Berlin, the country's commerce body said on Tuesday.

Tutor resigns following derogatory comments about Chinese students

2016-04-19 15:34:52

The behaviour of a University of Sydney tutor has been labelled as "completely out of line," following posts made about Chinese students online.

Suicide attack in Kabul kills several, wounds 198 others

2016-04-19 15:14:51

A powerful suicide bombing followed by gun shots have claimed several lives and injured 198 others on Tuesday, an official said.

Japan quake survivors struggle with shortages, search for missing goes on

2016-04-19 13:10:17

Survivors of a series of Japanese quakes measuring up to 7.3 struggled on Tuesday with shortages of food and water as the death toll rose to 44 and rescuers dug through mud and rubble for the missing, but hopes dimmed of finding them alive.

Australian minister terms Johnny Depp's viral apology a poor 'performance'

2016-04-19 11:01:26

A video of renowned actor Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard apologizing for smuggling undeclared dogs into Australia has gone viral overnight, but has copped a backlash for looking similar to a hostage video.

Possible MH370 debris found in S. Africa being examined in Australia

2016-04-19 10:28:31

Pieces of debris "almost certainly" from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 will be shipped back to Malaysia this week after undergoing careful examination by Australia's Transport Safety Bureau.

More cooperation among China, Russia, India in global affairs: Chinese FM

2016-04-19 09:42:14

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday suggested that China, Russia and India expand cooperation so that the three-party mechanism will play a bigger role in global affairs.