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Historians put Stalin-era diaries online


Tatiana Panova holds a photograph of her great-grandfather as a solemn-faced student in 1923 in the Soviet Union, around 16 years before he died in a prison camp during the Stalin purges.

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.

Dreams on hold

Indian student Sunny Nair has always dreamt of working for a technology giant in the United States, but fears that President Donald Trump will crush his ambition in life.


Braving the cold

Protesters gather at Marsivo Field in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were ...

Tragic scene

Rescuers carry people injured in an avalanche near a ski slope in Nasu, Japan, on Monday. The avalanche killed seven high school students, AFP reported. Forty other people were injured, ...


Braving the cold

Protesters gather at Marsivo Field in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/3/28 0:28:39

Rouhani says Iran to further broaden cooperation with Russia

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that Iran is ready to further broaden cooperation with Russia as the boost of bilateral ties is in the interest of the region, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:15:13

AU condemns killing of aid workers in S. Sudan

The African Union (AU) on Monday condemned the ambush and killing of six aid workers in South Sudan, urging the armed actors in the conflict-hit nation to respect international humanitarian laws and give unconditional protection to aid workers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:14:55

Kenya launches gold-backed Exchange Traded Fund

Kenya on Monday launched a gold-backed Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), a first of its kind in East Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:14:40

Mystery of "missing gunman" continues after 5-hour armed siege around hotel in Spanish town

Police in the Basque Region of northern Spain were still searching on Monday for a man who appears to have disappeared after spending four hours holed up in a hotel room in the town of Barakaldo, close to Bilbao, on Sunday evening, the local press reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:13:30

Major blaze burns down warehouse in southern Finland

A large fire broke out early Monday morning at a waste terminal in Vantaa, southern Finland, burning down the warehouse completely and causing traffic problems, Finnish news agency STT reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:13:01

Cambodia arrests over 6,100 drug suspects in 3 months of anti-drug campaign

Cambodian authorities have arrested 6,132 drug suspects in 2,677 cases in the first three months of a six-month anti-drug campaign that launched on January 1, said the Interior Ministry's latest report on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:08:20

May to press for strong union on Scotland visit

Prime Minister Theresa May told Scotland on Monday unity was crucial to Britain winning a good divorce deal from the EU, in an attempt to persuade Scotland to step back from independence demands.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:23:39

Trump’s son-in-law to be questioned over Russia

The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to question President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials, the New York Times reported on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:18:40

Russian opposition leader jailed

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 15 days behind bars and fined Monday after staging the biggest anti-corruption protests in years, an act branded a "provocation" by the Kremlin.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 23:18:39

S.Korean court to decide whether to arrest ousted president Park

A South Korean court will hold a hearing on Thursday to decide whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye and hold her in a cell for up to 20 days while she is investigated on charges of taking bribes and abusing presidential power.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:18:39

Pakistan starts fencing Afghanistan border in ‘high-threat zones’

Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 kilometers border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:13:39

UN to kick off talks on global nuclear weapons ban

More than 100 countries are set to launch the first UN talks on a global nuclear weapons ban on Monday over objections from the major nuclear powers.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 23:13:39