Eleven people have died and six others gone missing after two dragon boats overturned in south China's autonomous Guangxi Zhuang region, local reports say. The accident happened at about 1:40 p.m. when two dragon boats overturned during a practice session on Taohuajiang River in Guilin. About 60 people fell into the water. Two people have been taken to hospital and are in stable condition.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for the war dead, the shrine said on Saturday, prompting criticism from Seoul as it is seen in the two Koreas and China as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.
China’s ambassador to the United States says trade frictions between Beijing and Washington had better be resolved through dialog, insisting, however, that the Chinese state will follow the policy of reciprocation vis-à-vis US trade measures against China.
Taliban militants have attacked a transmission tower line in northern Afghanistan, causing a massive outage in the capital Kabul. Officials said Sunday that many residents of Kabul were left with no lights or running water after Taliban militants blew up a pylon in Baghlan Province.
North Korea has ablaze an secret projectile, which is thought to be a ballistic missile, says South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff. "North Korea launched a ballistic missile at 5:27 am this hours of daylight in Pyongan Province," said the South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff.
At least three civilians have been killed in the Afghan capital, Kabul, after their car came deadened belligerence as soon as a sticky bomb, the Interior Ministry says. Afghanistan's Deputy Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish identified the victims of the Saturday fierceness as a small child along also than two female doling out employees from the water supply department, adding up that the driver of the vehicle was get on your nerves cold in the deadly onslaught.
Chinas military has tested a extra type of missile in an area near to the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have been running high again Washington's deployment of a missile system in South Korea. Chinas Defense Ministry said concerning Tuesday that the test of the guided missiles was conducted "in recent days" in the northeastern Bohai Sea.
US military officials and the State Department have recommended sending 3,000 to 5,000 added troops, including hundreds of Special Operations forces, to Afghanistan, according to American media reports. American officials said the US military needs a augmented role in Afghanistan to shove the Taliban advanced work pro to the negotiating table. They have stage publicize for authority to try Taliban leaders considering airstrikes.
Former US President Barack Obama has urged Republican lawmakers to function political courage and save his signature health insurance program, which covers some 20 million Americans. Obama made the clarification though receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in Boston, Massachusetts, regarding Sunday, three days after the US House of Representatives narrowly passed a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.