countries are focusing on the issue as they begin talks in kuala lumpur on tuesday. the philippines, vietnam and other parties claim the islands in the south china sea. >> asean can and should play a vital part in effecting the makable settlement, one that respects the dignity of each nation. above all, we must be seen to address this issue peacefully and cooperatively. >> philippine delegates plan to propose a joint statement criticizing the reclamation work, but representatives from other nations oppose the idea out of consideration for relations with beijing. officials in washington have been critical of the reclamation activities. chinese workers have been building air strips and other facilities. >> it's our strong opinion that a claimant not undertake actions that significantly increase the physical size or functionality of disputed features or to militarize them. we would view that as provocative. >> chinese foreign minister wang yi has warned officials from other nations not to single out china for criticism. >> translator: we cannot accept making a or speaking badly about a
chinese. that's more than half. mh-370 went missing while flying from kuala lumpur to beijing in march last year. protesters say they're dissatisfied with thursday's announcement by malaysian officials about the debris. they say they haven't been given a proper explanation. >> translator: no one at malaysia airlines has been held accountable for the disappearance. >> a piece of a wing was discovered last week on the french island of reunion in the indian ocean. malaysia's prime minister said it belonged to mh-370. some family members in china say they want more detailed answers. chinese authorities normally keep on-street demonstrations under strict control, but this time officials allowed protesters to chant and hold sit-ins. they did bar them from getting near the malaysian embassy by closing a road. >>> people in the united states are getting more opportunities to work. employers in the nonfarm sector have added more than 200,000 new jobs for the third straight month. u.s. labor department officials say that in july employers added 215,000 nonfarm jobs. this is seen as a signa
disappeared in march last year while on a flight from kuala lumpur to beijing. >> an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on reunion island is indeed from mh 370. >> the aircraft was carrying 239 people when it vanished over the south china sea. this is the first confirmation of a discovery of part of the aircraft. >>> u.n. officials say the number of civilians killed or injured in afghanistan so far this year has hit the worst ever level. the officials spoke at a news conference in kabul. >> in the first six months of 2015, we documented 4,921 civilian casualties, consisting of 1,592 deaths and 3,329 injured. >> the officials say about 70% of the civilian casualties occurred in attacks by anti-government forces, the taliban, and other insurgents. 15% of those killed or injured were caught up in military operations by the afghan security forces. the u.n. officials urge the taliban to immediately stop targeting civilians. they also demanded the afghan government ensure that its military operations do not affect civilians. the u.n.
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