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World News in Brief: March 24

  Mar 24, 2019 10:18:36
Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation on March 23 night issued a tsunami warning for six provinces, including Ranong, Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang and Satun, after earthquakes (5.0-5.2 magnitude) occurred in the Indian Ocean. 

Many foreign countries, international organizations observe Thai election: commissioner

  Mar 23, 2019 21:36:29
Representatives of many foreign countries and international organizations are observing Sunday's election in Thailand, said Election Commissioner Lertviroj Kowattana in Bangkok on March 23. 

World News in Brief: March 23

  Mar 23, 2019 21:36:17
Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 22 demanded all-out efforts to search and rescue victims after an industrial park explosion in east China's Jiangsu Province killed 47 and seriously injured 90. 

Russian fighters escort US strategic bombers over Baltic Sea

  Mar 23, 2019 21:36:09
Russian Su-27 fighters escorted US B-52H strategic bombers twice in a day over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry said on March 23. 

Returning to London, Britain's May faces mammoth task to change minds on Brexit

  Mar 22, 2019 22:58:00
British Prime Minister Theresa May returned on Friday (March 22) to her mammoth struggle of persuading a deeply divided parliament to back her Brexit deal after an EU summit granted her more time but little to help change minds in London. 

National ASEAN 2020 Committee holds second meeting

  Mar 22, 2019 22:07:39
NDO/VNA – The National ASEAN 2020 Committee, which is in charge of preparation work for Vietnam’s chairmanship of the ASEAN in 2020, held its second meeting in Hanoi on March 22 under the chair of Deputy Prime Minister and head of the committee Pham Binh Minh. 

US$2-bln Chinese-invested expressway breaks ground in Cambodia

  Mar 22, 2019 17:35:53
Cambodia on March 22 broke ground for the construction of a US$2-billion Chinese-invested expressway, connecting capital Phnom Penh to the southwestern seaport province of Preah Sihanouk. 

Philippine president terminates peace talks with leftist rebels

  Mar 22, 2019 10:25:06
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on March 21 that his administration has no more plans to talk peace with the leftist rebels, adding he will leave the matter to his successor. 

World News in Brief: March 22

  Mar 22, 2019 10:24:58
Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad arrived in Pakistan on March 21 evening on a three-day visit for talks on bilateral matters with focuses on economic cooperation, officials said. 

Mozambique death toll at 217 after cyclone - government minister

  Mar 21, 2019 15:54:02
The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique has risen to 217 and around 15,000 people, many of them very ill, still need to be rescued, a government minister said on March 21. 

Indonesian president's coalition to win parliament majority -survey

  Mar 21, 2019 15:16:03
A coalition of political parties backing Indonesian President Joko Widodo is on course to win more than half of the votes in next month's elections, giving them control of parliament, according to a new survey released on March 21. 

US envoy to meet with Russian, Chinese, EU officials to discuss Afghan peace process

  Mar 21, 2019 14:16:16
US State Department said on March 20 that US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will host his counterparts of Russia, China and the European Union to discuss the Afghan peace process. 

World News in Brief: March 21

  Mar 21, 2019 14:16:08
Multiple explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul on March 21 killed six people and wounded 23, a spokesman for the health ministry said. 

Vietnam attends high-level dialogue on Indo-Pacific cooperation

  Mar 21, 2019 14:14:55
NDO/VNA – A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung attended the High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 20.