HOUSTON, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Harris County, the most populous county in the southern US state of Texas, on Monday unveiled guidelines for international visitors to stay safe during the holiday season, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

MOSCOW, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Tehran will continue to assist Damascus in the fight against militants as long as it is necessary because the war on terror in the Middle East is not over yet, Russia's TASS news agency reported Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani as saying.

SEOUL, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- South Korea will conduct another feasibility study on the construction project for a second airport on Jeju Island next year as a result of local residents taking issue with the site selection process, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the transport ministry as saying on Tuesday.

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Some 613 houses in Ventura County in the western US state of California were ordered to evacuate Monday night as a raging wildfire is threatening cities including Santa Paula and Ventura, 110 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles downtown, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

PYONGYANG, Dec 5 (Bernama) --North Korea on Tuesday blasted as "extremely reckless" the ongoing US-South Korean air force exercises, which are the largest ever in scale of their joint annual drills, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

JINAN (China), Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Seven people have been rescued and three remain missing after a Niuean boat sank on Monday in waters off the city of Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, China's Xinhua news agency reported rescuers as saying on Tuesday.

PHNOM PENH, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's Malindo Air took off its maiden flight from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh International Airport on December 1, beginning the carrier's daily flights to Cambodia.