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Mexico rescue workers search ruins for buried schoolchildren


Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Life of a ‘decader’

Accused murderer Manuel Cerna has been languishing in a Philippine jail for 15 years without a verdict, one of the countless inmates enduring interminable trials that are expected to get longer as an unrelenting drug war overwhelms the courts.

Left leaderless

Thailand’s generals could hardly have planned it better. Ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reportedly fled to Dubai before being due to appear in court to hear a verdict for negligence, leaving the populist movement that has dominated Thai politics for ...


Staying prepared

Japan Self-Defense Force troops deploy the Type 88 surface-to-ship missile launcher during a drill in Horonobe, Japan on Wednesday.

Paying respects to the dead

Hindus pray as they take a dip in the waters of the holy Banganga Tank to honor the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in ...


Japan's new party to field dozens of candidates in general election

Independent lawmaker Masaru Wakasa announced plans Wednesday to field 50 or more candidates to form a new party ahead of the general election expected to take place here on Oct. 22.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:47:20

Most Russians want Putin to be president again: poll

Most Russians want President Vladimir Putin to remain in office, while some are ready to support any successor backed by Putin, a poll showed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:45:47

China, Cambodia agree to cement bilateral cooperation, party-to-party exchanges

Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan met on Wednesday with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and they agreed to cement bilateral cooperation and party-to-party exchanges.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:42:46

Chinese VP urges Japan to improve bilateral ties

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said Wednesday he hoped that Japan could work with China to improve bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:38:27

Bahrain hires law firm to secure release of fishermen detained in Qatar

Bahrain's government on Wednesday announced it has hired a law firm to secure the release of 19 fishermen who were caught by Qatari authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:26:56

China, Russia agree to expand energy cooperation

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and his Russian counterpart Arkady Dvorkovich Wednesday agreed to expand energy cooperation between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:25:15

Russia test-fires strategic missile toward Far Eastern target

Russia test-fired a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday toward a range on the country's Kamchatka Peninsula, local news agencies reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:23:57

Turkey deploys military reinforcements along Syrian border

Turkey has deployed fully equipped commando units as part of military reinforcements along its southern border with Syria, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday, citing a military source.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:21:04

Desperate moment

Rescuers and volunteers rush to a collapsed building after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, Mexico, on Tuesday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2017/9/20 23:43:40

Powerful Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria roared ashore in Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in about 90 years after lashing the US Virgin Islands and devastating a string of tiny Caribbean islands, killing at least one person.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/20 23:33:39

Iran chief to US: ‘painful responses’

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that the US should experience "painful responses" following President Donald Trump's harsh criticism of Tehran at the United Nations.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/20 23:33:39

NATO lambastes UN nuclear arms ban treaty

NATO on Wednesday condemned a UN treaty banning nuclear arms as unrealistic and warned it risked undermining the international response to North Korea's atomic weapons program.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/20 23:28:40

Get away USA

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro take part an “anti-imperialist march” to reject criticism by US President Donald Trump of the Bolivarian revolution, in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2017/9/20 23:28:39