Italy signs up for massive project which has sparked unease in US and EU as China aspires to greater world role.
Pakistanis are celebrating their National Day with a military parade, also attended by Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad, that's showcasing short-and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware.
"It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!" Trump says in a tweet.
Indian troops kill five rebels in three separate gun battles and one civilian in India-administered Kashmir, provoking fresh protests and clashes in the restive mountainous region.
There's no further details available and the names of the service members are being withheld until next of kin are informed.
Thursday's blast at the Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the city of Yancheng is one of China's worst industrial accidents in years.
"The reason is that Garuda passengers in Indonesia have lost trust and no longer have the confidence" in the plane, Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan said.
Afghanistan's Health Ministry says at least six people were killed and 23 wounded in attack claimed by Daesh.
Meanwhile, an Indian soldier was killed in India-administered Kashmir in the latest exchange of fire with Pakistani forces across the de-facto Line of Control that divides the territory between the South Asian neighbours.
The rescue took place in Chagai district of Balochistan province, near the Afghan border, according to a statement from the Pakistani military.
Evacuees were being moved by air and road on Thursday from remote, mostly indigenous communities on the Northern Territory's east coast to the territory's capital, Darwin.
The Independent Election Commission confirmed the date was pushed back for the second time to allow time for reforms to the voting system
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