A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said.
Three dead, 200 wounded as powerful quake jolts Japan’s second-biggest metropolis
A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the second assault in as many days to mar an unprecedented cease-fire.
Taliban say cease-fire will not be extended
Russia’s energy giant Gazprom says it is moving closer to an ambitious scheme that envisages the development of several Iranian gas projects, including one that involves a state-of-the art technology to liquefy natural gas for exports to overseas markets.
Gazprom says ready to start major gas projects in Iran
US can exit from the Iran Deal, but Washington's pressure on Beijing cannot affect China-Iran relations, a Chinese analyst said here on Saturday.
China working with Iran despite US pressures: Chinese analyst
Afghanistan government has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period.
Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban
At least one person has been killed and over a dozen others sustained injuries during one of several intense clashes that erupted between police forces and pro-independence protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police say.
1 dead, over dozen injured in clashes between police, protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir
China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said dialogue and cooperation, instead of sanctions, are key to maintaining a multilateral nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015.
China calls for dialogue instead of sanctions to maintain JCPOA
At least 20 people were killed as a blast hit a gathering of Taliban and Afghan security officials meeting to celebrate the end of Ramadan fasting season in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, sputniknews.com reported.
Blast at Taliban-Afghan forces gathering kills 20
US President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, and the smoldering trade war between the world's two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind.
Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

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