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TOKYO - Seventeen people were injured in a knife and arson attack on a train in Tokyo on Sunday night, according to the police. The arrested suspect told investigators that he adored Batman villain character the Joker, local media reported Monday. Kyota Hattori, 24 years old, arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder on Sunday night, was also quoted as saying that he "wanted to kill people and be given the death penalty" and that he had been "thinking from around June of being sentenced to death." Photos and videos posted on social media from the scene showed

  VIENTIANE - The Lao government has ordered full-scale preparations for the opening of the China-Laos railway, as Laos and China count down to Dec 2, the planned date of its inauguration. The cabinet gave the order at its monthly meeting for October, which ended last Friday, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday. Chaired by Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh, the cabinet meeting told authorities in charge to accelerate action to fulfill plans to attract investment in facilities alongside the railway. The meeting called on the relevant departments to prepare for the construction of expressways as well as repair

Ambitious targets present all with a tough challenge, experts say Editor"s Note: The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties has begun in Glasgow, Scotland. This page highlights China's commitment to developing green and low-carbon energy, and the urgency of international efforts to meet climate goals. In its latest commitment to tackling the climate crisis, China pledged to end all financing of coal-fired power plants in other countries, and experts say the world's largest developing country deserves credit for its efforts in tackling climate change, and all countries should shoulder more responsibility to cut global emissions. At the