|More than 10 Injured in SW China Bus Fire|
More than ten people were injured in a bus fire on Friday in Liuzhou city in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said.
|Japanese PM Dissolves Lower House|
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament, paving the way for a snap election next moth.
|China, Vatican May Join Hands in Appointing Bishops|
China and Vatican have reported to have mostly agreed on an appointment system of bishops. The agreed appointment of bishops will allow Chinese parishes to elect one or two bishops themselves and then report to the Vatican through diplomatic channels.
|Man Detained Over Bus Hijacking|
Police have detained a man suspected of hijacking a bus and its passengers in the city of Zhongshan in Southern China's Guangdong Province today.
|Iran Nuclear Deadline Not Extending: Kerry|
US Secretary of State John Kerry says there has been no discussion about once-again extending the deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme. Instead, Kerry says the nuclear talks in Vienna are going to focus on "driving towards" the outline of an agreement.
|North Korea Ready to Restart Nuclear Talks: Lavrov|
The Russian government says North Korea is ready to resume international talks connected to its nuclear programme. North Korea has been pressing for a resumption of the 6-party talks for quite some time.
|Netherlands Down Plays Bird Flu Concern|
Authorities in the Netherlands are down playing concerns about the bird flu, despite a second case being confirmed in the country this week. Thousands of chickens have already been slaughtered this week following an H5N8 bird flu outbreak in another farm.
|China's Central Bank Cuts Benchmark Interest Rate|
China's central bank has decided to lower the benchmark interest rate for one-year deposits by 25 basis points , and slash the one-year lending rate by 40 basis points, starting from tomorrow.
|Obama Announces Immigration Reform|
U.S. President Barack Obama has announced a series of executive actions to avoid the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants in the country, saying his move is not anything close to amnesty.
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