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Infant ape fossil skull illuminates humankind`s remote past

Infant ape fossil skull illuminates humankind`s remote past

Published 10/08/2017

The lemon-sized fossil skull of an infant ape nicknamed Alesi that inhabited a Kenyan forest about 13 million years ago is offering a peek at what the long-ago common ancestor of people and all modern apes may have looked like. [more…]

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Published 07/08/2017

Qatar held joint military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, Qatari media reported, showcasing their strategic alliance two months into a boycott by Arab neighbors which accuse Doha of supporting terrorism. [more…]

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

Published 07/08/2017

Southeast Asian foreign ministers ended an impasse on Sunday over how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, issuing a communique that called for militarization to be avoided and noting concern about island-building. [more…]

South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

Published 07/08/2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon. [more…]

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

Published 07/08/2017

The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday urged the international community to pressure North Korea to abandon its "threatening and provocative path" and apply additional diplomatic and economic measures on Pyongyang over its missile tests. [more…]

Reign of sewage in biblical valley may be coming to an end

Reign of sewage in biblical valley may be coming to an end

Published 07/08/2017

There is a foul smell coming from the biblical Kidron Valley. [more…]

Politics is faster, more effective in Japan`s capital, new governor says

Politics is faster, more effective in Japan`s capital, new governor says

Published 07/08/2017

Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is often spoken of as a candidate to become Japan's first female prime minister - but for now, the former lawmaker is having too much fun as top leader of the capital, where she says she can get things done. [more…]

Japan, Russia need to enhance trust before gas pipeline plans: minister

Japan, Russia need to enhance trust before gas pipeline plans: minister

Published 07/08/2017

Japan and Russia need to work on building a more trusting relationship before any plans to build a natural gas pipeline between the two nations can be fulfilled, Japan's Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said on Monday. [more…]

Third Dubai fire in days forces evacuation of hotel

Third Dubai fire in days forces evacuation of hotel

Published 07/08/2017

A small fire broke out a Dubai hotel on Monday, forcing guests and staff to leave, in the third such blaze in the United Arab Emirates tourism and trade hub in less than a week. [more…]

Weakening Typhoon Noru makes landfall, batters central Japan with rain

Weakening Typhoon Noru makes landfall, batters central Japan with rain

Published 07/08/2017

A weakening Typhoon Noru made landfall in central Japan on Monday, pounding some regions with more than a month's worth of rain, but while it appeared likely to brush close to Tokyo it was losing much of its strength. [more…]