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China hopes to see results

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.

Strong ties reaffirmed: In this video capture of CCTV footage, Xi is seen greeting Kim during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. — AP

World's oldest Sumatran orang utan dies aged 62

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.

Handout photo taken on October 24, 2016 shows Sumatran orangutan Puan at Perth Zoo where she has lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968.

Powerful quake hits Osaka

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.

Fleeing to safety: Train passengers walking along railroad tracks after the quake. — AFP
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Eight more held over economic zone law protests

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.

Philippine troops clash with pro-IS militants

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.

Injured Ranariddh flown to Thai hospital

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.

Horrific crash: The damage to the car that was carrying Ranariddh and his wife Ouk Phalla in Preah Sihanouk province. — AFP/EPA

Mugwort works its magic

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.

Medicinal effects: Wang showing the mugwort leaves at his Qichun county plantation and (right) a TCM practitioner burning mugwort while treating a client by moxibustion. — China Daily/Asia News Network

Seoul: N. Korea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearisation

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.

Nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

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.

Australian nun Patricia Fox smiles inside her house in Manila on June 18, 2018.An Australian nun ordered to leave the Philippines after angering President Rodrigo Duterte, won a reprieve from imminent deportation on June 18 but is still subject to proceedings to kick her out. Sister Patricia Fox, 71, was briefly detained in April after Duterte ordered her arrest, accusing her of political activism that violated the rules of her visa. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Wife of Cambodia's Prince Ranariddh dies in road accident


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.

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