HomeLatestXinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, Aug. 23

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, Aug. 23

BANGKOK — Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has appointed Srettha Thavisin because the nation’s prime minister, Secretary-General of the House of Representatives Pornpith Phetchareon introduced on Wednesday.

In a nationally televised ceremony held on Wednesday night on the Pheu Thai Party headquarters, Pornpith delivered the royal command stating that Srettha has been appointed premier as he obtained a majority vote from a joint sitting of the parliament on Tuesday. (Thailand-King-PM)

– – – –

NEW DELHI — The loss of life toll within the railway bridge collapse incident in India’s northeastern state of Mizoram rose to 26 on Wednesday, confirmed a police cop over the cellphone.

The under-construction bridge had collapsed within the Sairang city of Manipur, round 21 km northwest of the state capital Aizawl. (India-Death Toll-Railway Bridge Collapse)

– – – –

NEW DELHI — India’s Moon Mission-3, or Chandrayaan-3, landed on the lunar floor at round 18:04 (1234 GMT) on Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mentioned.

India turned the fourth nation on this planet to land a spacecraft on the moon, after the previous Soviet Union, the United States and China. (India-Moon Mission)

– – – –

TOKYO — Citizens from Japan’s Fukushima and different prefectures introduced Wednesday that they’ll take the Japanese authorities and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to courtroom to cease the nuclear-contaminated water discharge plan.

Plaintiffs from the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi and Ibaraki will formally file the lawsuit on Sept. 8 on the Fukushima District Court, based on nationwide news company Kyodo. (Japan-Nuke Wastewater-Discharge)