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Blow for Merkel as coalition talks fail


Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling to drag Germany out of a crisis Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe's top economy into snap elections.

Japan’s wall of shame

A visitor takes photos with a mobile phone on Saturday at the newly opened memorial and exhibition hall for women in Gwangju, South Korea. Photos of 105 victims, including 22 foreigners, who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops ...

Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of ...


Over 200 children and young people mark World Children's Day in Geneva

Young students take part in activities to celebrate the World Children's Day in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 20, 2017. Over 200 children and young people ...

Hope springs eternal

Banners and Argentine flags in support of submarine crew members are posted outside Argentina’s naval base in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, on Sunday.


Temporary migrants systematically exploited by Australian employers: study

Australian employers are intentionally underpaying backpackers and international students, a survey has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 10:46:58

Food, flowers used to save Australia's most endangered species

Australian researchers have successfully boosted the breeding rate of the country's most endangered species, the smoky mouse.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 9:55:42

5.3-magnitude quake hits 137 km SSE of Sinabang, Indonesia -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted 137 km SSE of Sinabang, Indonesia at 23:41:54 GMT on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:55:00

Mexican businesses call for better security after Televisa boss murdered

Mexican businessmen called on the government to revise its security strategy on Monday after the murder of Adolfo Lagos, corporate vice-president of telecommunications at Televisa, on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:54:20

Over 200 children and young people mark World Children's Day in Geneva

Young students take part in activities to celebrate the World Children's Day in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 20, 2017. Over 200 children and young people on Monday "took over" the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the UN's Geneva Headquarters, to mark the World Children's Day which falls on Nov. 20.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:35:39

5.3-magnitude quake hits Iran's Ilam province

An earthquake measuring 5.3 magnitude on the Richter Scale shook Mehran city in Iran's western Ilam province at 18:53 local time (1523 GMT) on Monday, Iran Seismological Center said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:02:05

Charity decries violation of rights among under-age refugees in Kenya

Children living in refugee camps located in northern parts of Kenya have borne the brunt of physical and emotional abuse despite concerted efforts by governments and other non-state actors to address their plight, a global charity said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:00:41

Trump designates DPRK as state sponsor of terror

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he was designating the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a state sponsor of terror.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:00:16

US observers urge Kenya to respect apex court verdict, avert crisis

The United States-based observer group on Monday called on Kenya's political leaders to respect the Supreme Court verdict which upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's win in the Oct. 26 repeat polls.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:59:00

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to chair routine cabinet meeting Tuesday

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will chair a routine cabinet meeting at State House Tuesday, the same day his party moves a motion to impeach him in parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:57:39

Russia condemns new mortar attack on its embassy in Damascus

Russia on Monday denounced the latest mortar attack on its embassy in Syria's capital Damascus, which caused damage to certain building facilities.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:57:07

Israel demands extra 1.37 bln USD for defense budget over Syria situation

Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday he had requested an additional 4.8 billion shekels (1.37 billion US dollars) for the defense budget due to recent changes in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:56:23

US Fed chair Yellen to step down once successor swears in

US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday she would step down as Fed governor once her successor swears in.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:56:06