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Gender confirmation surgeries on rise: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Gender confirmation procedures saw a 20-percent rise from 2015 to 2016, with over 3,200 transfeminine and transmasculine surgeries performed last year, according to newly released data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 17:50:01

Southern California beaches remain closed after shark sightings

Beaches in Southern California, the United States, remain closed Monday after 25 sharks were spotted near the shore.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 11:20:22

Death toll climbs to 17 in bus crash in S. Mexico

The death toll from a bus accident in south Mexico's state of Chiapas has climbed to 17, local officials said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:11:21

Trump's Middle East visit could be a start for a new peace process

The ongoing visit of US President Donald Trump to the Middle East, mainly to Israel and the Palestinian territories, could be a start for launching a new peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians, according to analysts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:04:57

Turkey summons US Ambassador over clash during Erdogan's US visit

Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass over a clash outside the Turkish embassy chancery in Washington D.C. during President Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:03:52

Trump says Iran should be "grateful" to US for benefits from nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump attacked on Monday the nuclear deal with Iran, telling reporters in Israel that the Iranians should be "grateful" to the US for the benefits they received.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 7:24:39

Trump urges Israel, Arab world to start "new partnership"

Speaking on the first day of his visit to Israel and the West Bank, US President Donald Trump urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to start a "new partnership" with the Arab world.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 7:24:22

Iowa Governor Branstad confirmed as US Ambassador to China

US Senate on Monday approved Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be the new US Ambassador to China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 7:22:29

Curtain closes on ‘greatest show on earth’

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey, America's best-known circus, has staged its final show after 146 years, marking the end of an era brought on by animal rights advocates.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 21:48:40

Snapchat leads strong gains in augmented reality: report

Augmented reality is seeing strong gains among Americans thanks to social networks like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, a market research firm said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 21:48:40

Cracking down on Crackland

A man puts his arms up as a Brazilian police officer points his gun against him in the area known as Crackland in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. Brazilian police have arrested nearly 40 people for drug trafficking offences in central Sao Paulo where crack cocaine has been sold and consumed freely for years. About 500 armed police officers were involved in the operation.
Source: IC | 2017/5/22 21:48:39

Bus falls off cliff in south Mexico, killing at least 12

At least 12 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a bus veered off a highway and fell off a cliff in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, local officials said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/22 16:08:05

Protest erupted over election of new California Democratic Party leader

Dozens protesters gathered Sunday morning at the state convention center in Sacramento, the capital of California, complaining results of the Democratic Party's election for a new leader in the state.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/22 8:35:37

Cuba calls Trump criticism ‘ridiculous’

Cuban state TV responded to a statement by US President Donald Trump on Saturday - railing against "cruel despotism" in the Caribbean country and advocating democracy - by calling it "ridiculous."
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 23:28:40

Temer demands end to graft probe

Brazilian President Michel Temer tried to defuse demands for his resignation Saturday by claiming that the central piece of evidence against him in a corruption probe had been tampered with.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 23:28:39

8 injured in plane-truck collision at LA airport

Eight people were injured when a commercial passenger jet collided with an airport supply truck on a taxiway on Saturday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/21 11:52:16

US top diplomat hints at possible direct talks with Iranian counterpart

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted on Saturday that he was open to direct talks with Iran in the future.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/21 10:17:05