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4 police killed in restive S. Thailand

BANGKOK, (PNA/Xinhua) — Four police officers were shot dead on Wednesday in restive southern province of Pattani, Channel Three reported. The four police were on duty, searching for smuggler of…

China August economic data suggest recovery

HONG KONG, (PNA/Xinhua) — China’s August economic data indicated the world’s second-largest economy has been stabilizing and that the government still has room for bolstering growth. China’s consumer price index,…

S. Korea builds lab to check IAEA nuke samples

SEOUL, (PNA/Xinhua) — South Korea has finished building a laboratory that can assist analyzing nuclear material samples from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Yonhap news agency quoted the…

Roundup: HK stocks close 0.17 pct lower

HONG KONG, (PNA/Xinhua) — Hong Kong stocks ended 0.17 percent lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Hang Seng index falling 39.51 points to end at 22,937.14 points, after trading between…

Greek students go back to school, teachers go on strike over job cuts

By Maria Spiliopoulou ATHENS, (PNA/Xinhua) — Greek students return to school this week after the summer holidays, as teachers from elementary to higher public education go on strikes in protest…

Jakarta index extends gain

JAKARTA, (PNA/ANTARA) — Jakarta composite share price index extended gain rising 18.96 points in the first minute of trading on Wednesday. The index of the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) opened…

Majority of Americans support Obama’s stance on Syria

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Itar-Tass) -– The majority of respondents in the U.S. supported Barack Obama’s stance on Syria, which was voiced during a video address to the country Tuesday night, according to…

(Nightlead) S. Korean president wraps up visit to Vietnam

HANOI, (PNA/Xinhua) — President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Geun-hye left Vietnam on Wednesday, wrapping up her five-day official visit to the country at the invitation of President…

Russia renews support for dialogue in Yemen

MOSCOW, (PNA/SABA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov has renewed his country’s support for the success of the National Dialogue Conference in Yemen. During his meeting with charge d’affairs…

Japanese woman killed, another injured in Turkey attack

CAIRO, (PNA/Kyodo) — One Japanese woman was killed and another was in critical condition after they were stabbed in a knife attack near Zemi Valley in Cappadocia in central Turkey…

Climate change affects Argentine Patagonia

BUENOS AIRES, (PNA/Xinhua) — Climate change is affecting Patagonia region in southern Argentina, where the average temperature has risen almost one degree in the past five decades, the Argentine National…

Tourism industry promotes ASEAN

HCM CITY, (PNA/VNS)– Representatives of Vietnam’s tourism sector will take part in the largest tourism forum in Southeast Asia next year in Malaysia’s Kuching City. The ASEAN Tourism Forum, to…

New petrol importers handed quotas

HANOI, (PNA/VNS) -— The Ministry of Industry and Trade on Sunday imposed minimum petrol import quotas for two new wholesale distributors, to ensure sufficient supply for the year. The Trading…

German firms launch vocational initiative

HO CHI MINH CITY, (PNA/VNS) -— The German Business Association (GBA) has launched an advanced initiative to help Vietnam improve its vocational training system. The initiative will be based on…

New Aussie government begins asylum boats with PNG

MELBOURNE, (PNA/Bernama) — Australia’s Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott looks set to keep much of the asylum seeker deal Kevin Rudd struck with Papua New Guinea (PNG) as he opens talks…