Ministry rebukes Carter for describing China as a challenge

2016-02-03 19:36:47

Beijing said on Wednesday that Washington is still "seeking excuses for more money from taxpayers to boost its military buildup" as US Defense Secretary Ash Carter named China as both a major challenge and competitor to his country.

Beijing urges DPRK restraint after satellite launch plan reports

2016-02-03 19:15:01

China voiced "serious concerns" and urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to exercise restraint on Wednesday in response to media reports of Pyongyang's plan to launch a satellite later this month.

China 'seriously concerned' about DPRK satellite launch plan

2016-02-03 17:00:31

China is "seriously concerned" about a plan of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to launch a satellite later this month, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Abe confirms intentions to amend Japan's war-renouncing constitution

2016-02-03 15:37:57

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday confirmed his intentions to amend a key clause of Japan's constitution that would further broaden the operational scope of the nation's Self-Defense Forces (SDF), following the passage of controversial legislation last year.

Australian police suspect overseas hackers behind threats to schools

2016-02-03 14:53:38

Police in Australia investigating threatening phone calls that led to the evacuation of more than 30 schools in recent days said on Wednesday they suspected the hoax calls originated overseas and were part of a sophisticated hacking system.

Grand Challenges China Program calls for proposals to improve lives of poor

2016-02-03 11:27:24

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Natural Science Foundation of China announced the first request for proposals (RFP)for the Grand Challenges (GC) China Program on Feb 3.

Lanterns decorate temple to celebrate Chinese New Year

2016-02-03 10:24:32

Women take a photograph inside the Thean Hou temple ahead of Lunar New Year of the monkey celebrations outside Kuala Lumpur on Feb 2, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ROK warns harsh price against DPRK's satellite launch

2016-02-03 10:11:33

The Republic of Korea on Wednesday warned a harsh price against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s long-range ballistic missile launch after Pyongyang's notification of its plan to launch a satellite.

DPRK notifies UN agency it will launch a satellite: reports

2016-02-03 05:03:28

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has notified the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its plans to launch a satellite later this month。

Plastic-shirted Afghan boy to meet Messi in Spain

2016-02-02 17:22:09

A five-year-old Afghan fan will be arranged to meet Lionel Messi after the boy became popular with photos of him wearing an improvised Messi shirt made from a plastic bag.

'Mini Messi', 5, aims to follow in star's footsteps

2016-02-02 08:05:21

Dressed in a tatty makeshift Lionel Messi soccer shirt styled from a plastic bag, a little Afghan fan dreams of becoming a soccer star one day like the Barcelona legend.

US airstrikes kill 29 militants, destroy IS radio in Afghanistan

2016-02-02 14:25:10

About 29 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and a radio station belonging to the militant group was destroyed after US-led coalition forces carried out airstrikes in Afghanistan.