Asia Briefs: Ancient tombs found in south-west China

Ancient tombs found in south-west China

LHASA • Archaeologists have found 13 tombs, estimated to be between 1,800 and 2,700 years old, in Bomi county in south-west China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

The tombs were discovered last year by construction workers during a road project in Qundo township, Nyingchi, according to the regional institute of cultural relics.


Park supporters form new party

SEOUL • Supporters of ousted South Korean president Park Geun Hye yesterday formed a new political party named Saenuri Party.

The former ruling Saenuri Party recently changed its name to the Liberty Korea Party. The word Saenuri was adopted by Park when she was party chief in 2012.


Manila and rebels strike ceasefire deal

MANILA • Philippine government negotiators and the communist New People's Army rebels, a Maoist rebel group, have struck a deal for a temporary joint ceasefire and for plans to free prisoners, after days of talks in the Netherlands, domestic broadcaster ANC said yesterday.


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