SHIJIAZHUANG (Hebei Province, China), Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Yuan Longping, renowned developer of hybrid rice, has set a new world record, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

PYONGYANG, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- North Korea would intensify anti-US education among its young soldiers and ordinary citizens as it is a strong ideological weapon against the war moves and sanctions by Washington, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing an official daily on Monday.

BEIJING, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- China congratulates France's former minister of culture, Audrey Azoulay, on her nomination as candidate for the new chief of UNESCO, China's Xinhua news agency reported a Foreign Ministry spokesperson as saying on Monday.

MANILA, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Majority of Filipinos support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing an independent poll released on Monday.

RAMALLAH, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met Monday the US Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt in West Bank city Ramallah, urging the US to pressure Israel over settlements, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

PHNOM PENH, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- A Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument was inaugurated on Monday in Khemara Phoumin city, Koh Kong province, about 300 km to the west of Phnom Penh, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

ISTANBUL, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Turkish police on Monday detained 39 suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in Istanbul, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media.