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Thailand`s new king makes first public appearance

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:20:01 +0700

(image) Thailands new king on Friday made his first public appearance since ascending the throne the previous day, ending a period of uncertainty since the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on Oct. 13. King Maha ...



Prince Harry, Rihanna take HIV tests on World Aids Day

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:04:33 +0700

(image) Britains Prince Harry and international popstar Rihanna took HIV tests on Thursday as part of a World Aids Day campaign in Barbados. The pair took finger prick tests at a clinic in the capital, Bridgetown, to raise awareness ...



U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:50:32 +0700

The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday that aim to cut the Asian countrys annual export revenue by more than a quarter in response to Pyongyangs fifth and largest nuclear test in ...



Kofi Annan to be keynote speaker at Bali Democracy Forum 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:13:13 +0700

(image) Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will be one of the key speakers at the December 8-9 ninth Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) in Nusa Dua, Bali. This was disclosed by the Director General of Information and Public Diplomacy ...



Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:27:47 +0700

(image) Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday (Nov. 26) at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the countrys first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe. Outbreaks of avian flu, primarily the ...



Philippines` Duterte urges Abu Sayyaf to stop kidnapping, start talks

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 01:01:00 +0700

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to Abu Sayyaf rebels on Friday to end their campaign of piracy and kidnapping and start direct talks with him, offering an olive branch towards a brutal Islamist group he previously ...



lBast kills two at governor`s office in southern Turkish city

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:44:11 +0700

(image) An explosion killed two people and wounded more than a dozen outside the governors office in the southern Turkish city of Adana on Thursday, weeks after the United States warned extremist groups were planning attacks. ...



Indonesia urges ASEAN to take role regarding Rohingya: DPR

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:03:56 +0700

(image) The Indonesian government should encourage ASEAN member countries to take an active role in resolving the conflict targeting the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar. "I urge the foreign affairs minister and the president to ...



Tokyo hits by first November snow in 54 years

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:54:03 +0700

(image) The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Thursday was hit by its first November snow in 54 years, slowing rush hour trains as residents slogged to work wearing heavy coats and boots in a city far more accustomed to earthquakes than to ...



Trump chooses governor Nikki Haley for U.N. ambassador

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:21:41 +0700

(image) U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who was critical of him during his election campaign and who has little foreign policy experience, to be U.S. ambassador to the United ...



UNHCR names Indonesian philanthropist as eminent advocate for refugees

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:34:51 +0700

(image) The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has named Dato Sri Tahir, an Indonesian conglomerate and philanthropist, as the first eminent advocate for refugees from East Asian region. "I am very pleased to welcome Tahir as part ...



Dalai Lama says will visit Trump

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:42:24 +0700

(image) Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that he would visit U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, a meeting that would infuriate Beijing which views the Nobel Peace Prize-winning monk as a dangerous ...



Senior Al Qaida leader killed in U.S. airstrike in Syiria: Pentagon

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:43:27 +0700

(image) The U.S. Ministry of Defense on Tuesday confirmed that a senior al Qaeda leader was killed in a U.S. air strike near Sarmada, Syria, last week. Abu Afghan Al-Masri, an Egyptian who joined al Qaeda in Afghanistan and later ...



Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Northeastern Japan, 1st tsunami wave observed

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:59:37 +0700

(image) An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck northeastern Japans Fukushima on Tuesday, the weather agency said. The 5:59 a.m. quake registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in northeastern Fukushima ...



91 killed, over 150 injured in train accident in Northern India

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:07:22 +0700

(image) In one of the worst railway tragedies in India in recent years, at least 91 people were killed and more than 150 others injured after an express train derailed in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh early Sunday morning. ...



Indonesia, Vietnam leaders meet in Lima

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:34:17 +0700

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang held a bilateral meeting in Lima, Peru, on the sidelines of the 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Friday. Kalla and ...



Indonesia's commitment to reducing gas emission questioned

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:24 +0700

(image) Indonesian plan to build coal fired power plants with a total capacity of 20,000 megawatts under its energy program raised question at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marakesh, Morocco, about the country's commitments to ...



Global terrorism deaths fall, but rise 650% in OECD countries: Report

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:27:50 +0700

(image) Deaths from terrorism in OECD countries increased by 650 percent last year despite a marked fall globally as Islamic State (IS) and Boko Haram militants suffered military defeats at home but committed more attacks abroad, a ...



Thailand`s "floating basket" festival muted as country mourns King

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:18:26 +0700

(image) Celebrations for Thailands Loy Krathong "floating basket" festival were muted on Monday as the country mourns late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The festival is usually a time when millions of Thais celebrate the end of the ...



Zuckerberg again rejects claims of facebook impact on U.S. election

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:24:34 +0700

(image) Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg again rejected the idea that the social network affected the U.S. presidential election, saying late Saturday (Nov. 12) it is "extremely unlikely" news hoaxes changed the ...