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.
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The Bangladeshi based Mohammad Yunus who developed microcredit finance in Bangladesh has been accused of delaying much needed reform.
International judge Mark Harmon has announced his resignation. He is the fourth judge to quit so far.
A massive scam worth some $1 billion is unfolding in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
U.S. drone strikes managed killing at least 25 ISIL followers in eastern Afghanistan
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40-years-old woman was allegedly set on fire by two policemen after refusing to pay a bribe
Special task force set up to probe allegations that Najib Razak pocketed $700 million of public funds gathering documents
Nepal's diverse marginalized and minority groups clamor for their rights to be protected in constitution
Suicide bomber detonates car loaded with explosives near foreign convoy in Kabul
Religious minorities in Nepal insist on constitution that protects their rights
Kashmiri leaders, activists say ex-Indian intelligence chief's claims designed to undermine independence movement
Fighters claiming loyalty to ISIL have been clashing with rival Taliban militants in eastern Afghanistan
Hillary Clinton accused China of stealing commercial secrets. Asked about the remarks, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the two sides had taken a "constructive spirit" in tackling the issue.