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Reforming Sex Tourism


For decades, The Gambia has built a reputation as a haven for tourists willing to pay for sun, sand, sea... and sex. But its tourism board has ambitious plans to give a makeover to this tiny West African nation.

Dress to fight extremism

Clothing factories in Tajikistan are churning out brightly colored national dresses amid a surge in sales, and it’s not just because of the arrival of spring. An increasing number of female officials, teachers and students have been wearing the Atlas and ...

Underage laborers

Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar’s factories.


S.Korea approves 1st civilian contact with DPRK under new gov't

South Korea on Friday approved the first civilian contact with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) under the new government of President Moon Jae-in, indicating a gradual resumption of inter-Korean exchanges.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 14:42:14

Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday inaugurated the country's longest river bridge, the Dhola-Sadia Bridge, in the northeastern state of Assam.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 14:41:58

Afghan conflict kills 3 militants, wounds 7 in northern province

At least three militants have been killed and seven others injured as fighting erupted in Ashkamish district of the northern Afghan province of Takhar early Friday, district police chief Abdul Rahman Ashkamishi said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 13:51:00

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner under FBI investigation: Media

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has put Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, on the list of its targets under scrutiny regarding alleged collusion with Russia, US media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 13:50:20

Four Australian men arrested after border security makes major methamphetamine bust

Four men have been arrested after the Australian Border Force (ABF) took down a large methamphetamine syndicate on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 11:09:48

UN chief calls for better protection of civilians in conflicts

The UN chief on Thursday called for better protection of civilians, as well as health facilities and medical and humanitarian personnel in conflicts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 11:09:16

S.Korean president's approval rating at 88 pct in weekly poll

Approval rating for South Korean President Moon Jae-in reached nearly 90 percent, helping raise the support for his ruling party, a weekly survey showed Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 11:08:42

Anti-THAAD "one-person" protests continue outside S.Korean presidential office, US embassy

"One-person" protests have continued against the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) outside the South Korean presidential Blue House, urging the new government to step up efforts at the reversal of the installation decision.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 10:24:17

People observe minute's silence to honor victims of Manchester attack

People observe a minute's silence to honor the victims of the Manchester Arena attack at St. Anne's Square in Manchester, Britain, May 25, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 9:06:53

"Flags-In" ceremony held at Arlington National Cemetery in US

A soldier from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places flags at grave sites during the "Flags-In" ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, on May 25, 2017. More than 1,000 soldiers placed flags for over 284,000 graves in the cemetery ahead of Memorial Day, the last Monday of May.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 8:50:52

Intelligence sharing between Britain, US resumes: BBC

Information sharing has restored between Britain and US, the BBC reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:51:03

DPRK army calls South Korea's claim of drone intrusion "mental derangement"

The army of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the claim by South Korea of a drone intrusion was nothing but "mental derangement."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:47:01

Hamas executes 3 Palestinians for murdering its top militant in Gaza

Three Palestinians convicted for the murder of top Hamas leader Mazen Fuqaha were executed by Hamas security forces on Thursday, stated the Hamas-run interior ministry in an emailed press statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:44:18