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World 08 Jun 2017 | 10:21 AM

South Korea says anti-missile deployment on hold pending environmental review

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will hold off on installing remaining components of a U.S. anti-missile defence system until it completes an assessment of the system's impact on the environment, the country's presidential office said on Wednesday.

World 07 Jun 2017 | 3:15 PM

China labour activists suspected of sending 'industrial secrets' abroad

BEIJING (Reuters) - Three labour activists in China who scrutinized a company making Ivanka Trump-branded shoes are being investigated on suspicion of providing industrial secrets to a foreign organisation for money, state media reported on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 07 Jun 2017 | 6:42 AM

Culls, poultry transport ban as S. Korea fights bird flu outbreak

Seoul (AFP) - South Korea has imposed a temporary nationwide ban on poultry transportation as it struggles to contain a fresh outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 virus, which has led to the slaughter of some 190,000 birds.

World 07 Jun 2017 | 12:48 PM

Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - The West African country of Mauritania, a member of the Arab League, severed ties with Qatar on Tuesday over allegations it "supports terrorists", the state news agency reported, and OPEC member Gabon also condemned the small Gulf Arab state.

World 07 Jun 2017 | 6:33 PM

U.S. says China likely to build more overseas bases, maybe in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Pentagon report released on Tuesday singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base, as it forecast that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas after establishing a facility in the African nation of Djibouti.

World 07 Jun 2017 | 2:08 AM

How Al Jazeera covered Arabs severing ties with its backer

CAIRO (Reuters) - As one Arab state after another announced it was severing ties with Qatar, the tiny Gulf monarchy's flagship television channel Al Jazeera did not react like other broadcasters -- it updated its news ticker but its presenters said nothing.

World 06 Jun 2017 | 7:34 PM

Soup and prayers soothe apprehensive Chinese test takers

MAOTANCHANG, China (Reuters) - The air crackles with anticipation in China's tiny eastern town of Maotanchang ahead of the "gaokao", the annual national college entrance exam more than 9 million students are taking this year.

World 06 Jun 2017 | 6:10 PM

Germany says will avoid escalation of Turkey row during troop pullout

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Tuesday he would try to avoid damaging already strained relations with NATO partner Turkey during a withdrawal of German troops, as he didn't want a mounting dispute to push Ankara into closer ties with Moscow.

AseanPlus News 06 Jun 2017 | 4:36 AM

Arundhati Roy releases first novel in 20 years

New Delhi (AFP) - Arundhati Roy's eagerly-awaited second novel goes on sale Tuesday, two decades after her prize-winning debut "The God of Small Things" propelled her to global fame and launched her career as an outspoken critic of injustice in her native India.

World 05 Jun 2017 | 10:00 PM

Anxious Egyptians fear for jobs in Qatar after diplomatic rift

CAIRO (Reuters) - Anxious Egyptians flooded their community leaders in Qatar with calls on Monday after learning that Cairo had cut ties with the wealthy Gulf state where they have made their home.