World Bulletin / News Desk
The islands at the center of a territorial dispute between Japan and China were seized from the Chinese in 1895 and the Japanese government's recent purchase of them is "illegal and invalid," Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Thursday.
"The moves taken by Japan are totally illegal and invalid. They can in no way change the historical fact that Japan stole the Diaoyudao and affiliated islands and that China has sovereignty over them," Yang told the United Nations General Assembly, using the Chinese name for what Japan calls the Senkakus.
Yang urged Tokyo to resolve the issue through negotiations.
Newspaper reports Sunday said that up to 1,000 people - mostly Muslim Arakan - were at one time held in the camp discovered at a hilltop site near Thailand’s border with Malaysia on Friday.
More than 7,000 people have been killed in Nepal, India and Tibet as emergency services continue rescue operations.
21-year-old South Korean student arrested April 22 while crossing river into North Korea.
Xi, as head of China's ruling Communist Party, will host Taiwan's Chu in the first meeting of its kind since defeated Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan at the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.
Pakistani army has launched airstrikes in restive Khyber Agency tribal region.
The ten were investigated by military and public security departments for spreading rumours on China's Internet forums and mobile messaging apps, the Ministry of National Defence said in a notice on its website.
The UN has said that Nepalese customs need to loosen the tax restrictions so that relief material for survivors can reach them quicker.
Sheikh Imran Abdulla detained and accused of attempting to overthrow regime amid clashes with police, as thousands march on capital
The South Korean was arrested as he was trying enter North Korea from the Chinese said of the Yalu river
HRW says instead of just putting Muslim Rohingya in border camps, country's ruling junta should provide them with safety, protection.
Kerry has been credited in Sri Lanka for his role in pressing for peaceful and inclusive elections, and for calling Rajapaksa on the eve of voting to urge him to respect the outcome.
Gemma Adana turned over from original kidnappers to al-Qaeda linked Abu Sayyaf.
India angered by US report that says religious freedom on decline under current government
The delegation heading to Qatar shows a significant step towards opening formal talks to end the war.
Around 30 graves belonging to Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants have been recovered in southern Thailand. The area is frequented by human traffickers who run camps for migrants.
The military has vowed to drive criminals out of the southern port city of 18 million people, scarred by violence unleashed by insurgents, drug lords and kidnappers.