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Sep 25, 2016

16 pregnant women infected with Zika in Singapore

A total of 16 pregnant women in Singapore are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, local media reported Saturday. The Ministry of Health is exploring plans to set up a national surveillance program to monitor the development of babies born to Zika-infected women, the ...

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

Sep 25, 2016

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies — and perhaps extraterrestrial life — Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige. Beijing has poured billions into such ambitious scientific ...

Sep 24, 2016

Indonesia declares candidacy for U.N. Security Council

Indonesia announced Friday its candidacy for membership on the U.N. Security Council, saying its commitment and contribution to the world body makes it a true partner for world peace. In his speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla said the ...

Sep 24, 2016

Magnitude-6.3 quake shakes Philippine island of Mindanao

A strong magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off the Philippine’s Mindanao island on Saturday, sending hotel guests and construction workers running from buildings in Davao, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, ...

U.N. Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

Sep 24, 2016

U.N. Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invoking North Korea’s latest nuclear explosion as a “reckless act of provocation,” the U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of a treaty that would ban tests of such weapons. Kerry said ...

North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

Sep 24, 2016

North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

North Korea’s foreign minister condemned the United States on Friday for flying supersonic bombers over South Korea earlier this week and vowed his country will strengthen its nuclear capabilities in defiance of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. In a defiant speech before the U.N. ...