MANILA (AFP) - The Philippine military said on Thursday it had evaded a Chinese sea blockade by using an airplane to drop food to soldiers on a tiny and remote South China Sea shoal claimed by both countries.
CHINA and its neighbours are capable of producing "sounds of harmony" instead of "jarring noises", if all sides observe mutual respect and pursue shared interests, said Premier Li Keqiang.
KATHMANDU (REUTERS) - Nepalese climbing specialists will fix a second rope at the Hillary Step, a dangerous "death zone" bottleneck near the Mount Everest summit, to ease congestion on the world's highest mountain, a hiking group said on Thursday.
CHINA is confident of meeting its economic growth target this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, even as he acknowledged the more "complex" economic challenges facing the world's second largest economy as it embarks on a slate of ambitious reform to overhaul its economy.
CHANDIGARH (AFP) - An Indian guru declared dead has been in a deep freezer in his ashram for nearly six weeks with followers confident he will return to life to lead them, his spokesman said.