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Search called off for 3 missing US sailors southeast of Okinawa

Search and rescue operations for three missing sailors following the crash of a US Navy plane earlier in the week in the sea southeast of Okinawa have been called off, the United States 7th Fleet said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 18:37:21

Holiday shopping bonanza starts before Thanksgiving day dinner

Those who wait till the morning of Black Friday to shop for a steal may find items in their shopping cart already sold out as a price war between retail stores and online platforms started even before the Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 14:52:30

Nearly 45,000 kg of turkey sent to US deployed troops for Thanksgiving

The US military has distributed nearly 100,000 pounds (some 45,000 kg) of turkey to feed deployed troops overseas for Thanksgiving, local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 13:40:05

Trump spends 100th day in private properties as US president

Donald Trump celebrated his first Thanksgiving Day as US president in his own resort of Mar-a-Lago palace in the southeastern state of Florida, marking the 100th day he spent at his private properties since taking office on Jan. 20 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 13:39:51

Downtown Los Angeles experiences hottest Thanksgiving Day since 1877

The temperature in downtown Los Angeles reached 91 Fahrenheit degrees (32.7 degrees centigrade) Thursday, making this year's Thanksgiving Day the hottest since 1877.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 11:43:06

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving amid tight security

Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving on Thursday, with huge crowds lining big cities for traditional parades amid tight security and many others enjoying turkey feast with families and friends.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 9:12:18

Trump delivers Thanksgiving address, touting US economy

US President Donald Trump on Thursday delivered a Thanksgiving video address to Americans, touting the state of the US economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:02:36

Argentine navy says explosion heard in search area of missing submarine

Argentina's Navy confirmed on Thursday that there was a "singular, abnormal, short, violent and non-nuclear event" consistent with an explosion in the area where the submarine was lost.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 7:57:32

Death of Sicilian godfather seen as having limited impact on Mafia activities

In the days since his death, commentators remain divided over the extent to which the end of Toto Riina, the Mafia kingpin who died in prison a day after his 87th birthday, will have on the organized crime activities he had tried to control.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 7:57:15

NYC's Thanksgiving Parade moves smoothly with giant balloons, heavy security

About 3.5 million revelers took to the streets of New York City Thursday for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as police went all-out to secure the 91-year-old extravaganza, one of the nation's biggest outdoor holiday events.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 7:56:12

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade unveils under tight security

The annual McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade rolled out under tight security along Chicago's Cultural Walk State Street Thursday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 7:55:54

Hopes of finding Argentine submarine fade

The search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic for one week reached a "critical phase" on Wednesday as the 44 crew members on board could be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesperson said.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/23 22:38:39

US welcomes Rohingya refugee repatriation between Myanmar, Bangladesh: Tillerson

The United States supports the Myanmar government's commitment to creating the conditions necessary for all Rohingya refugees to return to their homes safely and voluntarily, and welcomes the recent exchanges between Myanmar and Bangladesh on repatriation, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 14:54:11

Two more former Rio governors arrested over several allegations

Former governors of Rio de Janeiro state Anthony Garotinho and Rosinha Garotinho were arrested on Wednesday for accusations of corruption.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 11:43:03

Ecuador tells Assange not to make inflammatory statements

Ecuador on Wednesday demanded that the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who has been under asylum at its embassy in London since 2012, abstain from making statements that could affect the country's foreign relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 11:42:33

US man pardoned after serving 38 years in prison for wrong conviction

California Governor Jerry Brown Wednesday released an order to pardon 70-year-old Craig Richard Coley who was wrongfully convicted of homicide in 1980 and has since stayed behind bars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 11:04:07

Cuba, DPRK vow to strengthen ties amid escalating tensions with US

Cuba and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday vowed to strengthen ties amid escalating political tensions with Washington.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 10:36:30

South Sudan slams US threats of sanctions over stalled talks

South Sudan on Wednesday said the United States should consider giving peace talks more time rather than threaten more sanctions on both warring parties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:15:10