DORDABIS (NAMIBIA), Jan 9 (Bernama) -- The community of Dordabis, located 80 kilometres east of Namibia's capital, Windhoek, is unable to afford diesel used to pump water from the local borehole, Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA) reported.

PANMUNJOM, Jan 9 (Bernama) -- North Korea on Tuesday offered to send a high-level delegation and performing arts squads to next month's PyeongChang Winter Olympics, while the South proposed their athletes' joint entrance to the games' opening and closing ceremonies, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Seoul officials as saying.

HANOI, Jan 9 (Bernama) -- Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment has called on the government to hasten efforts aimed at improving the business environment in 2018, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

TRIPOLI, Jan 9 (Bernama) -- Two members of the Islamic State (IS) who planned to carry out a car bomb attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli were arrested on Monday, China's Xinhua news agency reported the state's Ministry of Interior as saying.

DIEN BIEN (VIETNAM), Jan 9 (Bernama) -- A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit Vietnam's northwestern province of Dien Bien early Tuesday morning, the second recorded this year and also the second within just two days, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) -- The Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), distributed over US$6 million aid through 85 projects last year.

CANBERRA, Jan 9 (Bernama) -- Australia's same-sex couples have begun to get married on Tuesday after the compulsory 30-day waiting period expired, China's Xinhua news agency reported.