China had initially pitched for the project but the contract was awarded to Japan. Japan has agreed to provide more than 65 per cent of the total cost of over $16 billion to India in the form of easy loans.
A successful lunar mission by India and Japan could put both countries in the esteemed league of the United States, Russia and China.
Chinese scientists claim they have developed a working model of a microwave engine, which defies the laws of conventional physics, CCTV-2 reported.
As the Rohingya crisis widens with potential ramifications for the whole of South Asia and Southeast Asia, a top United Nations official has criticized India's decision to deport Rohingya immigrants. However, some experts feel that India’s posture is pragmatic in its own right.
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak allegedly ordered the National Intelligence Service to persecute artists for their disagreements with his government.
A North Korean ambassador slammed the new UN sanctions on Pyongyang and vowed that the US "will soon feel the greatest pain" it has ever experienced.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that his country endorses the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution which extends sanctions on Pyongyang.
EU foreign policy head Mogherini says that she expects the government of Myanmar to deal with the roots and consequences of the ethnic crisis in the state of Rakhine this week.
China asks all countries involved in the settlement of the North Korean crisis to revisit country's "double freeze" plan in the light of UNSC sanctions.
Thai police say that they’ve arrested a “serial bride”, who seduced and married at least 12 men to collect their wedding dowries before running off.
With little traditional support for winter sports in South Korea, there are concerns that Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may not gather a million spectators as it was initially planned.
As the United States marks the 16th anniversary of al-Qaeda’s horrific attacks, the Pakistani doctor who helped officials find Osama bin Laden six years ago is still behind bars, CNS News reported.
US and Japanese soldiers have begun two weeks of urban combat training as part of a bilateral exercise in the foothills surrounding Mount Fuji in central Japan. The exercise was explicitly described as a preparation for combat with North Korea, as tensions between the DPRK and the American bloc show no signs of abating.
Vice-President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Kosachev says that Russia is awaiting the reaction of Seoul and Pyongyang to the offer to conduct negotiations in the organization's assembly.
YouTube terminated a channel run by the North Korean government that is a branch of the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA.) The video-sharing site did not release an explanation for why they took the channel down, but they reinstated it just a few days later.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is risking a major radioactive disaster by continuing to test increasingly powerful nuclear weapons at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site located in the DPRK’s North Hamgyong province.
At least eight people died and seven are reported missing as torrential rains hit China, causing disastrous flooding around the country. The severe downpour hit central and southwestern Chinese regions last Friday, affecting roughly 596,000 people, according to a statement on Monday by local authorities.
Given the US approach to its relations with Russia, it is "absurd" for Washington to expect Moscow's support for its sanctions plan for North Korea, Georgiy Toloraya of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Sputnik.
Developers claim the missile is far superior than Javelin of US and Israeli Spike missile. It assimilates advanced technologies including the imaging infrared radar (IIR) seeker with integrated avionics, a capability which is possessed by few nations in the world.
According to the UN High Commissioner, Myanmar authorities' operation against Rohingya Muslims in the country's state of Rakhine in recent weeks could be regarded as ethnic cleansing.
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