MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena lifted the state of emergency declared on March 6 as fighting between the majority Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims subsided, according to the official notification issued on Sunday.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japanese authorities have asked South Korea for assistance in organizing a high-level meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean media reported Monday.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Legislators of the 13th Chinese National People's Congress appointed former People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Commander Wei Fenghe as the Chinese defense minister.
Australian engineer Peter McMahon has claimed that he has determined the location of fragments of Flight MH370, the Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing 777 that went missing on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Giving a speech in front of cadets graduating from the Philippine Military Academy, the Philippine president unleashed on the International Criminal Court, currently investigating the deaths of nearly 4,000 Filipinos who have been killed by police during the ongoing major crackdown on drugs in the country.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The public support for the Japanese government decreased by 9.2 percent within two weeks as result of a scandal over the purchase of land from the state for a private school far below market price, which allegedly involves country's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a fresh poll revealed on Sunday.
Fearing that her 87-year-old grandfather might not see her going down the aisle, 25-year-old Fu Xuewei arranged a “wedding” and a surprise photoshoot so that he wouldn’t miss her big day.
A giant duck called Daphne got carried away by the current as members of a swimming club, which used it as a mascot, were preparing for a carnival. The club has offered a reward for helping them retrieve it.
The passage of US legislation encouraging greater diplomatic exchanges with Taiwan could seriously undermine Washington’s relations with Beijing, the Chinese Defense Ministry has warned.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - New US Taiwan Travel Act sends a false signal to the "separatist" forces of Taiwan and violates the principle of "One-China" Policy, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Sunday.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was re-elected on Sunday by the National People's Congress (NPC) for his second term in the office.
PS-11 Rajah Humabon, the oldest World War II-era destroyer, has been decommissioned by the Philippines after four decades of service.
A UN reporter has called out Facebook as a tool for spreading “acrimony, dissension and conflict” in escalating what is now being called a genocide against ethnic Rohingya Muslims at the hands of Myanmar security forces and a supportive government.
Former Socialist Republic of Vietnam Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, credited with the economic recovery and modernization of a country devastated by a 19-year war prosecuted by the US, has died at 84.
MELTANT-α is a Japanese robot which has human-like technology inspired by living organisms, allowing it to mimic human body movements in real time.
The Dalai Lama has said that Tibet can remain within China in the same spirit as the European Union adding that common interests are more important than one’s own national interest. China, however, insists that Tibet is part of its territory. Radio Sputnik spoke with Nitin A. Gokhale a strategic analyst on the subject.
Media outlets worldwide are abuzz over photographs of a strange-looking cannon installed on a Chinese warship.
A controversial move by the government of the Asian nation has already been compared to the novel "1984" by English novelist George Orwell.
The Beijing resident was about to take a sip of water from the glass she had bought at an IKEA store, when it suddenly burst.
China is encouraging companies to build infrastructure and conduct commercial trial voyages as it looks for new faster shipping routes to be developed in the Arctic.
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