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Putin, Macron discuss joint humanitarian aid to Syria


Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the implementation of a joint initiative on delivering relief to Syria over the phone Saturday, the Kremlin said.

At least 15 dead as regions of Japan gripped

Japan's severe heat wave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 C in many cities on Sunday.

India drops controversial 12% tax rate on sanitary pads

India has withdrawn a controversial tax on sanitary pads following a vocal campaign led by activists and Bollywood stars to boost female education and empowerment.


Afghanistan sees rise of major bomb attacks in capital

At least 14 people were killed and over 60 wounded on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated his suicide vest near Kabul airport shortly after convoy of First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum passed by the area, Kabul police said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 14:58:07

At least 9 injured in Toronto shooting

At least nine people were wounded after gunshots in a busy neighborhood in Toronto Sunday night, according to CTV.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 12:07:20

Cuban president calls for fight against corruption

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Sunday called on his countrymen to fight corruption and crimes in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 12:04:03

Argentine president satisfied with progress during G20 presidency

Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Sunday said he was "very satisfied" with the progress made in G20 meetings during Argentina's presidency.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 11:36:37

Senegalese officials, experts speak highly of Chinese president's state visit

Different social circles in Senegal spoke highly of Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the West African country as he wrapped up his trip on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 11:17:40

Election candidate killed in suicide attack in NW Pakistan

At least two people including a candidate for Pakistan's upcoming general elections were killed and three others injured in a suicide attack at a political rally in the northwest region of the country on Sunday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 10:26:14

Former UN chief urges Zimbabwean political leaders to desist from hate speech as poll nears

The Elders on Saturday wrapped up their three-day visit to Zimbabwe ahead of the July 30 visit and urged mature political campaigning devoid of hate speech as the poll nears.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 10:03:16

Putin, Macron discuss joint humanitarian aid to Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the implementation of a joint initiative on delivering relief to Syria over the phone Saturday, the Kremlin said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 9:57:22

UAE signs MoU with South Africa over registries collaboration

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) financial free zone Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) of South Africa, ADGM said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 9:51:03

US, Russian FMs discuss Helsinki meeting fruits, ties over phone

US Department of State said here on Sunday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had earlier spoken with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov over phone to discuss the meeting fruits and issues over bilateral and regional concerns.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 9:50:00

Iran's top leader rejects talks with US to solve problems

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday said any negotiation with the United States to solve the existing mutual problem is an "obvious mistake," official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 9:42:48

China launches satellite TV project in rural central Uganda

China and the Ugandan government have launched a satellite television (TV) project in the central Ugandan district of Wakiso that will benefit over 500 villages.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 9:42:21