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August, 29, 2016

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Ancient Indonesia archery finds mark in modern era
Sitting cross-legged, 68-year-old Supadmi fires an arrow across a field into a small stick target and sets a bell ringing, taking the lead in the game -- an ancient form of Indonesian archery.
 
South Korea said Wednesday that North Korea's deputy ambassador to Britain had defected to Seoul, in a rare and major loss of diplomatic face for Pyongyang.
 
Japan lodged a fresh diplomatic protest with mainland China on Wednesday, accusing the country of again sending its coast guard ships into waters surrounding contested islands in the East China Sea.
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Russia launches first raids on Syria from an Iranian airbase
Russia said Tuesday its warplanes flew out of an Iranian airbase for the first time to bomb jihadist groups in Syria, as fighting raged for control of the ravaged city of Aleppo.
 
Australia has agreed to close an immigration camp housing hundreds of asylum seekers on Papua New Guinea, the Pacific island nation said Wednesday, but gave no timeline.
 
An oil tanker carrying 900,000 liters of diesel, believed hijacked in Malaysia, has been taken back to Indonesia by its crew following a commercial dispute, the Indonesian navy said Wednesday.
 
A rail-y long wait
People wait to buy train tickets to visit their hometowns during the nation's upcoming major traditional holiday, Chuseok, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, Wednesday, Aug. 17.
 
A woman gave birth to a premature but healthy baby girl mid-flight while traveling from the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines, forcing the plane to carry out an emergency landing in India.
 
North Korea on Wednesday labelled South Korean President Park Geun-hye a "psychopath" after she made a speech slamming Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions and defending the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.
 
Elephant dies after 1,700 km journey
An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1,700 kilometers from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods died on Tuesday despite last-ditch efforts to save him.
 
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