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TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday held phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s firing of unidentified short-range projectiles off its east coast Saturday morning.

According to the Japanese government, the talks were held at the request of Abe. (Abe-Trump)

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PHNOM PENH -- The Cambodia China Journalist Association (CCJA) was formally launched here on Monday with the aim of promoting media exchange and relations between Cambodia and China.

Cambodian Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said the Ministry of Information fully supported the CCJA and was confident that it would play an important role in promoting relations and cooperation between the two countries. (Cambodia-China-Journalist)

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka's leading tourism officials on Monday said that Sri Lanka Tourism would soon launch a massive global tourism promotion campaign to attract tourists back to the island country, following the terror explosions on April 21.

Industry officials said despite the fact that the industry faced a large number of cancellations following the Easter attacks, they were confident to revive back within 2 to 13 months through rigorous promotional campaigns. (Sri Lanka-Tourism)

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BANGKOK -- His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn waved and smiled to thousands of people in a brief greeting from a balcony of the Grand Palace on Monday in Thailand.

On the final day of the three-day coronation ceremonies, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn alongside Her Majesty Queen Suthida showed up on the balcony of Sutthai Sawan Prasart Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to greet the attentive people in yellow shirts and read a message which expressed his wishes for their prosperity and happiness. (Thailand-King) Enditem

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