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Reforming Sex Tourism


For decades, The Gambia has built a reputation as a haven for tourists willing to pay for sun, sand, sea... and sex. But its tourism board has ambitious plans to give a makeover to this tiny West African nation.

Dress to fight extremism

Clothing factories in Tajikistan are churning out brightly colored national dresses amid a surge in sales, and it’s not just because of the arrival of spring. An increasing number of female officials, teachers and students have been wearing the Atlas and ...

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.


People observe minute's silence to honor victims of Manchester attack

People observe a minute's silence to honor the victims of the Manchester Arena attack at St. Anne's Square in Manchester, Britain, May 25, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 9:06:53

"Flags-In" ceremony held at Arlington National Cemetery in US

A soldier from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places flags at grave sites during the "Flags-In" ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, on May 25, 2017. More than 1,000 soldiers placed flags for over 284,000 graves in the cemetery ahead of Memorial Day, the last Monday of May.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 8:50:52

Intelligence sharing between Britain, US resumes: BBC

Information sharing has restored between Britain and US, the BBC reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:51:03

DPRK army calls South Korea's claim of drone intrusion "mental derangement"

The army of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the claim by South Korea of a drone intrusion was nothing but "mental derangement."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:47:01

Hamas executes 3 Palestinians for murdering its top militant in Gaza

Three Palestinians convicted for the murder of top Hamas leader Mazen Fuqaha were executed by Hamas security forces on Thursday, stated the Hamas-run interior ministry in an emailed press statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:44:18

Six more soldiers, 13 militants killed on 3rd day of clashes in Philippines

Six more soldiers and 13 members of the militant Maute Group in Marawi City were killed as armed clashes between the two sides continued on its third day on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:43:12

Internet blocked in north Indian district after deadly caste clashes

Authorities in one of the districts of northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh state have blocked mobile internet services after clashes broke out between the members of two different castes, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:42:50

White House promises investigation after leaks over Manchester bombing

US President Donald Trump on Thursday promised to probe into leaks of Manchester bombing investigation leads that have upsetted the United Kingdom.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:42:31

OPEC, Non-OPEC oil producers extend oil output cut by 9 months

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non-OPEC states on Thursday decided to extend the joint oil output cut by nine months to rebalance the global oil market after the ministerial meetings in Vienna.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:42:12

Former Finnish president Koivisto buried amidst recollection of history

Former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto was buried with military honors in Helsinki on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:41:54

Trump cries foul over burden sharing at NATO summit

US President Donald Trump on Thursday used the occasion of his maiden summit with NATO leaders to, once again, remind his fellow NATO alliance leaders for not being "fair" to US taxpayers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:40:53

US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in eastern Syria

At least 35 people were killed Thursday by US-led airstrikes on areas in eastern Syria, a monitor group reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:40:27

G7 may face uphill battle in forging summit consensus

As the 43rd yearly summit of the Group of Seven (G7) is to be start Friday, analysts say it could be an uphill battle for the summit to reach consensus over key issues such as migration, security, and climate change.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:40:11