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Austrian president criticizes Britain's approach to Brexit

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen sharply criticized Britain's approach to Brexit under Prime Minister Theresa May.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 17:51:06

Myanmar rejects UN mission to probe human rights abuse allegations

Myanmar has rejected a resolution of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to send a fact-finding mission to the country to investigate alleged human rights abuse by security forces against Muslims in northern Rakhine state.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 17:17:41

DPRK says not to participate in UN conference on nuclear weapons

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Friday that it will not participate in the upcoming United Nations conference on negotiating a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 0:04:37

Over 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea: reports

More than 200 people are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, somewhere close to the coast of Libya, Spanish media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 22:35:19

NATO committed to adapting to new threats: officials

NATO is committed to adapting itself to the new threats it is facing in an ever-changing and complex security environment, NATO officials said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 8:25:57

Russia warns against US military buildup on Korean Peninsula

Russia on Thursday warned the United States against using missile launches by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to justify its military buildup on the Korean peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 8:21:08

NATO summit slated for May 25

NATO on Thursday announced in a statement that its next summit will take place in Brussels on May 25.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 8:14:08

Sea ice hits record low at both poles

The sea ice cover in the Arctic and Antarctic hit new record lows for this time of year, marking the smallest polar ice caps in the 38-year satellite record, US government scientists said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/23 22:43:40

‘Pay to publish’ rampant, science journals use fictive scholar in boards

Dozens of scientific journals appointed a fictive scholar to their editorial boards on the strength of a bogus resume, researchers determined to expose "pay to publish" schemes reported Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/23 22:38:40

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen in local waters

The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday arrested 16 Indian fishermen for poaching in northern waters, the navy media unit said here.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 20:20:12

US urges coalition members to step up counter-IS efforts

Delegates to the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of IS pose for a family photo at the State Department in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, March 22, 2017. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged member nations of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to boost efforts in the campaign. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 11:03:01

Climatologist sees intense drought punctuated by wet conditions as new normal

Stanford University climatologist Noah Diffenbaugh sees no contradiction in California, on the US West Coast, experiencing one of its wettest years on record right on the heels of a record-setting extended drought.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 10:55:08

US urges coalition members to step up counter-IS efforts

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged member nations of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to boost efforts in the campaign.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:29:06

One in 4 children to live in areas with extremely scare water by 2040, says UNICEF

Some 600 million children, or one in four worldwide, will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, showed a UNICEF report released Wednesday, which marks World Water Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:25:09

Flight ban on laptops ‘sparked by IS threat’

An aircraft cabin ban on large electronic devices was prompted by intelligence suggesting a terror threat to US-bound flights, say US media.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/23 0:13:39

Newly restored Jesus tomb shrine in Jerusalem unveiled

The newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus' tomb was unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem Wednesday following months of delicate work.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 23:43:39

Injury more likely to lead to death in autistic people

People with autism are three times as likely to die from an injury as the general population, said a study out Tuesday that pointed to troubling trends among people with the neurodevelopmental disorder.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 23:38:39

Japanese PM ends Italy visit with anti-protectionism pledge

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ended his visit to Italy on Wednesday, with a pledge to send a strong anti-protectionism message at the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 21:51:48