Five Killed, 15 Injured In Blast In Pakistan’s Quetta

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug 17 (NNN-PPI) – A blast hit a mosque in Pakistan’s south-west Quetta district on Friday afternoon, killing five people and leaving 15 others injured. Police said, the blast hit people after they finished their Friday prayer, in a mosque in Kuli Qasim area of Kuchlak town of…

Jokowi formally proposes relocation of Indonesian capital to Kalimantan

JAKARTA, Aug 16 (NNN-ANTARA) – Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo reiterated on Friday morning that Kalimantan Island would serve as a host for Indonesia’s new capital city.   “At this historical moment, in the name of Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala , I’d like to ask permission and support from the members of House of Representatives, respected members of…

Lynas license renewed for six months with several conditions

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 15 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd has had its license renewed for another six months, but this comes with several conditions related to the processing of waste, the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) announced today. Prior to this, the government had given a three…

Fire Guts Bangladesh Plastic Factory

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Aug 15 (NNN-BSS) – A major fire gutted a plastic factory, in the old part of Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, late Wednesday night. No casualty has been reported yet. The fire broke out in a single-storey tin-shed house, in old Dhaka’s Lalbagh Posta area, at round 11:00 p.m. local…

5.4-Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan’s Aomori Prefecture – No Tsunami Warning Issued

TOKYO, Japan, Aug 15 (NNN-NHK) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4, struck Japan’s northern Aomori Prefecture, the weather agency said today (Thursday), although no tsunami warning is issued. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor, which occurred at 2:33 p.m. local time, was located at…

Evacuations And Cancelled Flights As Japan Braces For Tropical Storm

TOKYO, Japan, Aug 15 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Japan has been hit by heavy rain, as the country braces for a severe tropical storm, with hundreds of flights cancelled and large areas evacuated. Storm Krosa is expected to make landfall Thursday afternoon, on the southern island of Shikoku. More than 400,000 people…

Myanmar’s Military Academy Attacked By Militant Group

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug 15 (NNN-MNA) – Myanmar’s Defence Services Technological Academy in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay region, was attacked by an unidentified militant group, armed with heavy weapons on Thursday morning, said an official of the True News Information Team of the military. The incident took place at about 05:00…

Australian Seaweed To Be On New Menu Of Cows After Mass Production

SYDNEY, Australia, Aug 15 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Australian researchers said today (Thursday) that, they are set to mass produce a fluffy pink seaweed, which can stop cows from burping out methane into the atmosphere. The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) scientists said, if they are able to produce enough seaweed…

13 Injured As Gas Tanker Explodes In Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Aug 15 (NNN-AKP) – Thirteen people were wounded, when a gas tanker truck exploded, in north-western Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, a deputy provincial police chief confirmed today (Thursday). The incident happened at a liquefied petroleum gas station, on Wednesday afternoon, at Wat Bo village, in Siem Reap…

Japan’s Emperor Expresses “Deep Remorse” Over Japan’s Wartime Acts

TOKYO, Japan, Aug 15 (NNN-NHK) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito, on Thursday (today), expressed his “deep remorse” over Japan’s wartime acts. The remarks were made in Naruhito’s first appearance, at an annual ceremony, to mourn the lives lost during the war. Emperor Naruhito, who ascended the throne in May, in his…
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