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8 boys show no vital signs, over 30 hurt in avalanche

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan (Kyodo News) - Eight senior high school boys caught in an avalanche Monday morning during a springtime climbing lesson on a ski slope in eastern Japan are showing no vital signs, local authorities in Tochigi Prefecture said.

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March 27, 2016
- China-Asean to continue cooperation
China and Asean should continue to take advantage of the in-depth development of regional cooperation, Chinese vice Premier Zhang Gaoli delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2017 in Hainan province on Saturday. More >>>

March 25, 2016
- Media leaders gather in Hainan to deepen cooperation
Beijing, China: Chinese and foreign media leaders from 15 countries gathered at the roundtable meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Hainan province, China, on Thursday to enhance media cooperation. More >>>

March 24, 2016
- China's underwater glider sets new world record
China (China Daily) - A domestically developed underwater glider set a new world record by reaching a depth of 6,329 meters, breaking the previous record of 6,003 meters held by a US vessel, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
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March 23, 2016
- Pakistan National Assembly votes
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN News Network) -- The controversial law that allowed military courts to try people on terrorism charges had expired in January - two years after its introduction following a ghastly attack on schoolchildren in Peshawar in 2014. More >>>

March 22, 2016
- Ousted S. Korean president apologises before being questioned by prosecutors
SEOUL (Xinhua) -- Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye appeared Tuesday in the prosecutors' office to be questioned over a corruption scandal that led to her impeachment earlier this month. More >>>

March 21, 2016
- EU shares pains, gains in combating gender violence
SEOUL (The Korea Herald) -- The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights released the results of a survey on gender-based violence across its 28 member states in March 2014, after interviewing 42,000 women.More >>>

March 20, 2016
- China hails successes in social, economic development at People's Congress
China 's leaders have hailed success in the implementation of the country's national economic and social development plans in 2016 at the opening meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Sunday.
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March 18, 2016
- Vietnamese President hosts Lao security chief
HANOI (Vietnam News, Asia News Network) -- Laos' Minister of Public Security was awarded an honorary doctorate on Thursday in Hanoi by the Vietnam People's Police Academy for his contributions to training the two countries' public security forces. More >>>

March 16, 2016
- China reiterates support for Asean
China, B eijing: has always put the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in a priority position in its neighbourhood diplomacy, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday. More >>>

March 15, 2016
- CLMV parliaments share public investment supervising
PHNOM PENH (Vietnam News) -- The parliaments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, discussed monitoring and managing State budgets and public investment during a conference in Phnom Penh on Monday. More >>>
- Air pollution in Hanoi reaches hazardous levels
HANOI (Vietnam News) -- Air pollution in the capital city, which has been bad since last Tuesday, is so severe now that health experts have warned people to stay indoors. More >>>

March 14, 2016
- Police arrest two more suspects in Bandung attack
Jakarta (The Jakarta Post) -- The National Police said on Monday that they had arrested two more suspects in relation to an attack that occurred in Bandung at the Pandawa field on Feb. 27. More >>>

March 13, 2016
- Lancang-Mekong China Secretariat launched to boost cooperation
Beijing (China) -- China and other countries bordering the Mekong on Friday held a ceremony in Beijing to launch the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) China Secretariat, aiming to build a community based on a shared future. More >>>

March 11, 2016
- UN reps urge access for landlocked states
HANOI (Vietnam News) -- Landlocked developing countries in Euro-Asia on Thursday called for greater partnerships and collaboration to develop key infrastructure, facilitate trade and promote regional cooperation. More >>>

March 10, 2016
- Nations gear up for China's Belt and Road forum
Beijing, China: Heads of state and government, international leaders and ministerial-level officials from various countries will attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing in May. More >>>

March 9, 2016
- China's new spaceship to rival the best in the world
China (China Daily) - China is making a new-generation manned spaceship which rivals that of world-leading space powers, a space mission expert said. More >>>

March 8, 2016
- Four protesters killed, dozens injured in south eastern Nepal
KATHMANDU (Xinhua) -- Four protesters were killed and other three dozens injured when police opened fire against hundreds of cadres from the Madhes-based ethnic parties who were trying to disrupt a political rally in south eastern Nepal bordering India on Monday, local media reports said quoting government officials. More >>>

March 7, 2016
- China lauds success in developing economy and society
China successfully worked to implement its national economic and social development in 2016, a good start for carrying out of the country's 13 th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020). More >>>

March 6, 2016
- Chinese leaders join opening of CPPCC session
Beijing, China: Top communist Party of China and State leaders attended to open the fifth session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in China on Friday to discuss major political, economic and social issues relating to the country's development. More >>>

March 4, 2016
- BNPT identifies 400 ex-terrorists ‘untouched' by deradicalisation program
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post) -- The National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) said more than 400 former members of terrorist groups in Indonesia had not yet been touched by its deradicalisation program. More >>>

March 3, 2016
- Taliban suicide attacks, shootout kill 16 in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Near-simultaneous Taliban suicide bombings and an hours-long shootout with Afghan security forces left at least 16 people dead and over 100 wounded in Kabul on Wednesday - a stark reminder of the militants' ability to stage large-scale and complex attacks in the country's capital. More >>>

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