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05 Aug 2015 17:05

South Korea, Japan resume annual defence talks

Bilateral meetings between the two countries kicked off in Seoul today, with several issues to be raised, including that of Korean"comfort women" forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels. 

  • 05 Aug 2015 07:00

    27 dead after two trains derail in India

    One of the trains was on its way to Mumbai when the accident happened in Madhya Pradesh state, while the other was travelling in the opposite direction.

  • 05 Aug 2015 15:40

    US to send aid to flood-hit Myanmar - Kerry

    The United States will announce an aid package for Myanmar to help the Southeast Asian country provide relief for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by floods, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

  • 05 Aug 2015 10:30

    Kerry, China's Wang discuss South China Sea tensions

    Tensions in the disputed South China Sea took centre-stage in talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday, a day after Southeast Asian nations called for restraint in the vital waterway.

  • 05 Aug 2015 10:36

    US State Department sought upgrade for Malaysia's human trafficking status: Report

    A special investigation by Reuters has found that the upgrade of certain countries including Cuba and Malaysia was made by top American diplomats putting political considerations ahead of the evidence gathered. 

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