BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week’s nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearisation in exchange for US security guarantees.
PERTH: The world's oldest Sumatran orang utan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.
Tokyo: A powerful earthquake rocked Japan’s second-largest city of commerce Osaka, killing three people, including a nine-year-old girl, and injuring more than 300, according to an official tally.
HANOI: Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors, state media reported.
MANILA: Philippine troops have clashed with remnants of a pro-Islamic State militant group that held a southern city for five months last year, the army said.
PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was transferred to a hospital in neighbouring Thailand after being injured in a road crash that killed his wife, said a fellow politician and a Cambodian news agency.
Beijing: When Wang Xingjian arrived in Qichun, Hubei province, 12 years ago to buy mugwort from local farmers, he was surprised to find there was none available in the county, traditionally famous for producing the herb.
Seoul: South Korea said that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes “substantive steps towards denuclearisation”, seemingly setting the bar lower than Washington for such a move.
Manila: An Australian nun ordered to leave the Philippines after angering President Rodrigo Duterte won a reprieve from imminent deportation but is still subject to proceedings to expel her.
PREY NUB, CAMBODIA: Ouk Phalla, the wife Cambodia's former first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, died in a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province's Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said.