Bitter lesson

As a teenager, Aden Hussein chose to become a refugee to get an education. With Somalia in collapse, he left his family for neighboring Kenya where Dadaab, one of the largest and oldest refugee camps in the world, offered a de facto city served by the UN and dozens of aid agencies.

'Girls as dessert'

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as “dessert.”

Cold comfort for needy kids

Every year, more than 20,000 abused, delinquent, developmentally challenged or otherwise troubled Japanese children needing emergency housing pass through a system of shelters.

Children enjoy Eid al-Fitr feast in Damascus, Syria

Syrian children enjoy the Eid al-Fitr feast in Damascus, capital of Syria, on June 27, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 14:33:11

Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting female passenger in North Hollywood

A 46-year-old Uber driver was charged on Tuesday with raping a female passenger at a North Hollywood motel, Southern California, while the 24-year-old woman was unconscious, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 13:15:52

Indian PM returns home from three-nation tour

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday returned home after a four-day visit to Portugal, United States and Netherlands, foreign ministry officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 13:14:53

Calls rise to find ways to resolve THAAD, DPRK issues in US-S. Korea summit

Calls were mounted in South Korea to find ways to resolve issues on the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) ahead of President Moon Jae-in's visit to Washington for his first summit meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 11:54:01

Light aircraft crash kills 3 in S. Australia

Three people were killed and another injured in South Australia, after a light plane crashed outside the regional city of Mount Gambier on Wednesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 11:53:08

3 killed in light plane crash in S. Australia: local TV

A light plane crashed near the city of Mount Gambier in South Australia on Wednesday morning, killing three on board, the Australian Broadcast Company reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 11:51:42

S. Korean president to leave for Washington for 1st summit with Trump

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was scheduled to leave for Washington Wednesday afternoon for his first summit meeting, since his inauguration, with US President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 10:21:39

Myanmar announces 10 prioritized areas for investment

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has announced 10 areas which will be prioritized for investment by both local and foreign entrepreneurs, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 10:21:04

Venezuela president says helicopter attacks supreme court, warns use of weapons

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday a police helicopter attacked the Supreme Court in Caracas, when he was speaking live on state television. Maduro claimed that weapons could be used to protect his socialist government, as opposition protests have been going on for three months
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 9:41:46

UN tourism body reaffirms support to make Silk Road world-class network of destinations

A senior official of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said Tuesday that the UN body will continue to support efforts by countries along the ancient Silk Road to revitalize the routes into a world-class network of tourist destinations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 9:41:10

Australian trade minister embarks on trade mission to US, Colombia

Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo attempts to sell his nation as the perfect investment destination when he visits the United States and Colombia this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 9:40:32

Tillerson meets with Qatar Foreign Minister amid Gulf states crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Tuesday, weeks after several Gulf states cut diplomatic ties with the US ally.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 9:39:53

Trump says OK after Senate Republicans delay healthcare bill voting

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that if the health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare fails to pass in the Senate, he won't like it but "that's OK."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 9:38:35