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Iran denies drone shot down by U.S. in Strait of Hormuz, warns against rising tensions


Iran on Friday denied the White House claim that the US Navy has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz and warned against rising tensions in the region.

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.

Is Singapore's upcoming leadership up to the challenge?

Lee Hsien Loong once said the PAP's new committee was a “major step forward in our political renewal.” As the potential leader and “a safe pair of hands,” Heng Swee Keat shoulders great responsibility.


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Iran denies US drone claim

Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Friday as Washington said an Iranian drone was destroyed after threatening an American naval vessel at the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/19 21:58:43

US lawmakers urge president to sanction Turkey

Republican and Democratic lawmakers pressed US President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying he should follow a law mandating penalties for doing business with Russia's military.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/19 21:58:42

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysia scandal

Singapore is returning almost $40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with 1MDB financial scandal, police said.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/19 21:58:41

South Korean man kills himself as forced labor dispute with Japan escalates

An elderly South Korean man died on Friday after setting himself on fire outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul as a bitter diplomatic dispute over wartime forced labor compensation took a fatal turn.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/19 21:48:40

China slams US on unilateral sanctions

China has made representations to the US and urged the US to correct its wrong practices, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, after the US Treasury Department announced sanctions on Chinese companies over the Iranian nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 21:43:40

Alleged arsonist claims stolen novel motive behind fatal attack on anime studio in Japan's Kyoto

The motive behind an alleged arson attack on a studio of Kyoto Animation Co. in western Japan, which killed 33 people a day earlier, may have been the theft of ideas, sources said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 19:31:06

Iran denies drone shot down by U.S. in Strait of Hormuz, warns against rising tensions

Iran on Friday denied the White House claim that the US Navy has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz and warned against rising tensions in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 19:08:06

Egyptian Ambassador outlines ties with China in celebrating National Day

As Egypt commemorated the July 23, 1952 Revolution, Egyptian Ambassador to China Osama Elmagdoub outlined China's role in developing his country's economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 16:25:45

S.Korean man dies after setting fire to car near Japanese embassy

A South Korean man in his late 70s died Friday after setting fire to his own car near the Japanese embassy in Seoul and suffering burns all over his upper body, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 14:31:45

4 killed, 8 injured as blast rocks gate of Kabul University

At least four people were killed and eight others injured as a blast hit south gate of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, an Interior Ministry official, Bahar Mehr said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 13:23:32

Russian FM urges US to avoid provocative actions on Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the United States to avoid any steps that would stoke further tensions with Iran, according to an interview published on Thursday.
Source: Xinhau | 2019/7/19 13:19:53

Pentagon to send 2,100 more troops to US-Mexico border

The US Department of Defense said Wednesday it will send about 2,100 more troops to the southern border at the request of the Department of Homeland Security.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 13:16:10

Flight aborts takeoff at Moscow airport over cockpit smoke

A flight bound for Armenian capital Yerevan cancelled its takeoff from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow on Friday after smoke was detected inside the cockpit, Sputnik news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 11:27:09