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China's commercial carrier rocket smart dragon-1 makes maiden flight

JIUQUAN, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- China's new carrier rocket Smart Dragon-1 (SD-1), designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending three satellites into planned orbit, Xinhua news agency reported.

UN agency launches electric carts to facilitate checkpoint crossing in east Ukraine

KIEV, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ukraine successfully launched electric cart transfer in east Ukraine, the UNHCR official Twitter said on Friday.

Indian PM embarks on two-day visit to Bhutan

NEW DELHI, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a two-day state visit to Bhutan on Saturday at the invitation of his counterpart Lotay Tshering, Xinhua news agency reported.

N Korea Vice Sports Minister cancels plan to visit Japan - report

SEOUL, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- North Korea's vice sports minister has cancelled his plan to visit Japan this week to attend a 2020 Tokyo Olympics-related meeting, Yonhap news agency reported, according to a Japanese news outlet report Saturday.

President Geingob arrives in Tanzania for 39th SADC Summit

DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Namibian President Hage Geingob has arrived in Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam for the 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Heads of State and Government Summit which begins Saturday, Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA) reported.

N Korea says it tested 'new weapon' under leader Kim's guidance

SEOUL, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- North Korea said Saturday that it has tested a "new weapon" under the guidance of its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the launch of two projectiles the previous day, Yonhap news agency quoted the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

US envoy for North Korea to visit Japan, S Korea

WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- United States Special Representative North Korea Stephen Biegun will visit Japan and South Korea next week, said the US State Department on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.