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Plane wreck with 2 bodies found in southern Mexico after flying lesson goes wrong

The wreck of a small plane which vanished a week ago during a flight lesson was found in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, along with the bodies of the flying instructor and the student, the state government said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 10:38:01

DPRK says US, Japan are to blame first for non-proliferation issue

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the plan by the UN Security Council (UNSC) to discuss the country's non-proliferation issue is not justifiable, as the United States and Japan are the first to blame.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:59:58

Syria condemns US deadly airstrikes on civilian areas

The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned the US airstrike that killed 23 civilians a day earlier in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:56:36

Putin hopes Trump able to restore relations with Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday he believed in US President Donald Trump's ability to honor promises made during his election campaign on getting relations between Moscow and Washington back on track.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:56:21

Drone operator to blame for mid-air crash with US Army Black Hawk: report

A drone operator has violated multiple regulations, including flying too far away and causing a mid-air crash with a US Army Black Hawk helicopter in Sept., which landed safely in New Jersey, US federal officials said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:52:11

Turkish, Iraqi, US military officials meet to discuss security issues

The highest-ranking military officials of Turkey, Iraq and the US on Thursday discussed issues about counter-terrorism and regional security at a trilateral meeting in Ankara, the Turkish Armed Force (TSK) said
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:50:32

US regulator repeals Obama's net neutrality rules

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to roll back "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 that required Internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:49:40

White House again contradicts Tillerson's offer to talk to N.Korea

No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang any time and without pre-conditions.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/14 23:58:39

Trump faces grave consequences of Alabama election upset

President Donald Trump is scrambling to come to grips with a more perilous political reality, after a stunning Democratic election victory in America's deeply conservative south threw the depth and breadth of his support into serious doubt.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 22:03:41

Firefighters defend homes, Calif. wildfire rages on

Firefighters grappling with a wildfire that has burned out of control for 10 days on California's scenic coastline, destroying more than 700 homes, sought on Wednesday to defend homes from flames whipped by resurgent Santa Ana winds.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/14 21:43:39

Not loving it

An activist parodies the nativity scene, during a protest against the consumption of food products which allegedly lead to health problems at Zocalo square in Mexico City on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 21:33:39

US lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct dies in 'probable suicide'

A Kentucky state lawmaker accused of molesting a teenage girl was found dead Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the head, in what authorities called a “probable suicide,” local media reported.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 21:13:39

Small plane with 25 on board crashes in Canada, several injured

A plane carrying 25 people crashed late Wednesday in southern Canada, injuring several people, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 13:29:47

Court upholds Grand Canyon uranium mining ban, US conservation groups applaud

US conservation groups Wednesday hailed a court decision to uphold a 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims over 1 million acres (about 4,046 square km) of public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon, one of the symbols of the American West.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 13:28:17

US lawmaker kills himself amid sexual misconduct allegations

A Republican state lawmaker in the US central-eastern state of Kentucky has committed suicide after denying accusations of molesting a teenage girl, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 13:25:34

Days away from passing US tax cut bill: Trump

US President Donald Trump made his closing argument on tax reform Wednesday afternoon, saying the Congress is days away from passing the tax cut bill.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 11:06:10

Three US men in shark-dragging video charged with animal cruelty

Three Florida men laughing in an online video as a shark gets dragged behind a high-speed boat have been charged with animal cruelty, local authorities in the southeastern US state said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 11:03:13

On 80th anniversary, Nanjing Massacre victims commemorated across N. America

Chinese and other Asian communities across large US and Canadian cities have paid homage to victims of the infamous Nanjing Massacre that shocked the world in its brutality when Japan invaded China 80 years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 9:04:16