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TOKYO, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- A cargo ship from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region sank early Friday some 600 km south of Ishigaki island of Okinawa prefecture, southwestern Japan, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Kyodo news.


By Manik Mehta

NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- While many have in the past characterized ASEAN's strength as 'unity in diversity', Kishore Mahbubani, the dean of the Singapore-based Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore, preferred to say that 'ASEAN's strength is its imperfections!'


ACCRA, Oct 13 (BERNAMA-NNN-GNA) -- Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered the implementation of interim safety measures for all Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) infrastructure across the country.


WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- The White House announced Thursday it will end subsidies to health insurance companies that help lower out-of-pocket costs for low-income customers, another move intended to unravel the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Oct 13 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA)--Violence and drug trafficking were today the main subjects during a summit here, in which Chile and the countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) committed themselves to take joint actions against those scourges.


KABUL, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- Afghan civilians continue to bear the brunt of armed conflicts as 2,640 civilians were killed and some 5,379 others wounded in the first nine months of the year, China's Xinhua news agency reported the UN mission as saying on its website Friday.


ADDIS ABABA, Oct 13 (BERNAMA-NNN-AFRICANEWS) -- Local officials in Ethiopia say at least eight people have been killed and 30 wounded in renewed disturbances in the Oromia region.