Houses buried by mudslides after magnitude 6.7 quake rocks Hokkaido

TOKYO -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 and a number of aftershocks rocked Japan's Hokkaido prefecture early Thursday, leaving multiple houses buried by landslides.Rescue work is underway to search for the missing.According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the major... Read More

China's super hybrid rice output sets new world record

KUNMING -- Super hybrid rice output in test fields in southwestern Yunnan Province has set a new world record, local authorities said Monday.The latest output of three plots at a super hybrid rice demonstration base located in Datun Township in the city of Gejiu reached an average of 1,152.3 kg per... Read More

How Binhai effect forges culture of innovation

TIANJIN, China – From a salt alkaline wasteland to a new hub of innovation and cyberspace -- that is how the Binhai City in Tianjin was rebranded and is continuously being developed in the so-called Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA).TBNA stands on the shore of the Bohai Sea, also called as Bohai... Read More

Australia's Curtin U offers free language program for int'l students

PERTH, Australia -- In a move to assist international students meet English language requirements and put them on a pathway to success, Curtin University is offering a free 10-week, tailor-made program to enhance language skills and immerse students in the Australian academic culture.In addition to... Read More

Economic managers bat for cooperation projects in China visit

BEIJING, China - The Duterte adminisration's economic managers led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to discuss various project cooperations with their Chinese counterparts.Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other Chinese officials... Read More

China’s biggest wine expo to open in Sept.

BEIJING, China -- Thousands of wine exhibitors, drinkers and enthusiasts will converge in the upcoming 8th China International Alcoholic Beverage Expo that will be held at the Guiyang International Conference and Exhibition Center in Guizhou province, southwest of China, on September 9-12.“The... Read More

Documentary showcases rich ASEAN-China cooperation

BEIJING, China -- ASEAN diplomats, attaches and media professionals convened Saturday for the presentation of the first large-scale documentary focusing on cultural exchanges between the ASEAN bloc and China.The ASEAN-China in partnership with Nanning Municipal Government and Eleven Media presented... Read More

Unisys unveils TrustCheck

LAS VEGAS -- Unisys Corp. has launched the Unisys TrustCheck (TM), a new service that draws on the strength of an analytics model used in the cyber insurance industry to quickly and easily assess the potential financial impact of cyber risks.The company launched the service at the Black Hat USA 2018... Read More

Italy declares state of emergency due to collapsed bridge

GENOA, Italy -- The Italian government has declared the state of emergency in the Liguria region surrounding the northwest city of Genoa, a day after the dramatic collapse of a major motorway bridge that caused dozens of victims, the country's prime minister said on Wednesday.A state of emergency... Read More

Brunei to face ageing population from 2020: minister

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- Brunei will move towards an ageing population after the year of 2020, Haji Aminuddin Ihsan,the sultanate's Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, said on Sunday."According to statistics from the Department of Economic Planning and Development in 2016, the age group of those... Read More

Chinese students learn Pinoy culture in ‘Ni Hao’ activity

BEIJING, China – Some 64 students from various schools in China learned facts about the Philippines in a “Ni Hao (Hello), Philippines” activity at the Philippine Embassy in Beijing on August 9.“Ni Hao, Philippines” is an annual activity initiated by the cultural section... Read More

Winners of 2018 Andrei Int’l Photo Contest bared

MOSCOW, Russia – Rossiya Segodnya Media Group has announced on August 6 the winners of the 2018 Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest.First prize in the Top News category is Justin Sullivan (South Africa) for his image “Stand Off”, in which a police officer points his gun at... Read More

Heat wave hits Canada

OTTAWA -- A total of 90 heat warnings were in effect in eight of Canada's 10 provinces Tuesday morning, according to Environment Canada.Environment Canada warned that much of the provinces will see temperature between 29 degrees Celsius and 32 degrees on Tuesday, with humidex values potentially... Read More

Death toll from Indonesia quake rises to 82, hundreds injured

JAKARTA -- At least 82 people were killed and hundreds of others wounded as Sunday's 7.0 magnitude quake destroyed thousands of houses and buildings mostly in Lombok Island of central Indonesia, a government official said Monday.The jolt forced thousands of people to flee homes and evacuation of the... Read More

PH shines as diving haven in Beijing expo

BEIJING, China -- The Philippines proved to be one of the best diving havens in the world as it claimed the “2018 Best Holiday Destination For Diving” award in the 3-day Beijing Diving and Resort Travel Expo 2018 at the Beijing Exhibition Hall on Friday.The Department of Tourism (DOT)... Read More

How kiwi helped lift Liupanshui out of poverty

GUIZHOU, China – Fresh, comfortable, and exceptional -- these are some of the characteristics that best describe the City of Liupanshui in the Province of Guizho, dubbed as “The Cool City of China.”The year-round temperature is 15 degrees Celsius, a perfect place to escape from the... Read More

Indonesia evacuates tourists as quake death toll rises to 14

JAKARTA -- The death toll in Indonesia's 6.4-magnitude quake rose to 14 people on Sunday, while 162 others wounded and evacuation for hundreds of foreign and local holidaymakers climbing Mount Rinjani has been under way amid fear for landslides, officials said.The earthquake jolted West Nusa... Read More

Blast near US Embassy in China isolated incident': MOFA

MANILA -- The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has confirmed that an explosion occurred near the United States Embassy in China on Thursday but said the incident is an "isolated case.""I would like to say that the incident in Chaoyang District, Tianze Road and Anjialou Road, was an... Read More

Death toll in wildfires near Athens rises to 74

ATHENS -- The number of killed in the devastating fires near Athens was revised upward to 74 on Tuesday afternoon, while the search for more victims continued in Attica's eastern coast, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.The number of injured stood at 187, according to the latest official... Read More

2 confirmed dead, more missing after dam collapses in Laos

VIENTIANE -- At least two people are confirmed dead as of 4:30 p.m. local time (0930 GMT) on Tuesday, and a number of villagers are still missing after an under-construction dam collapsed causing flash flood in southern Laos, state-run online newspaper Vientiane Times quoted a senior provincial... Read More