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US authorities seize 16 tons of cocaine in historic drug bust


US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia.

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.

Is Singapore's upcoming leadership up to the challenge?

Lee Hsien Loong once said the PAP's new committee was a “major step forward in our political renewal.” As the potential leader and “a safe pair of hands,” Heng Swee Keat shoulders great responsibility.


Rising star

Britain's International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, a contender for the Conservative Party leadership, talks with anti-Brexit activist Steve Bray and members of the media as he leaves the Millbank television ...

Polio vaccination campaign

A health worker gives a polio vaccination shot to a child in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday. A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its nationwide vaccination campaign ...


World Bank's BRI study objective: China

A study on the contributions of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative to the world from the World Bank was objective, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/19 22:24:03

4 suspects face prosecution in MH17 tragedy

Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the July 2014 downing of ­Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed, in a ­trial to start in the Netherlands in March 2020, an investigation team said Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/19 22:23:42

Saudi Crown Prince liable for Khashoggi murder: UN expert

Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN rights investigator said Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/19 22:23:41

Iran urges normalization of economic ties with world amid US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged normalization of economic relations between Iran and other countries amid US sanction pressures.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 21:21:00

Dems furious over Trump migrant vow

Donald Trump's threat to begin deporting "millions of illegal aliens" next week triggered heated rhetoric Tuesday on both sides of the country's political divide, with Democrats warning the US president was fear-mongering ahead of his re-election campaign launch.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 21:08:41

US authorities seize 16 tons of cocaine in historic drug bust

US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 21:08:41

Iran says not to extend 60-day deadline for signatories of nuclear deal

Iran will not extend the 60-day deadline for the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal to take practical measures to save Iran's interests, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 20:34:00

Russia vows to secure funding for return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon

Russian President's Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev vowed on Wednesday to exert efforts to secure the international community's funding for the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland from Lebanon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 20:19:04

10 students injured in crane collapse in downtown Bangkok

A crane at a construction site in downtown Bangkok collapsed on Wednesday, injuring 10 students.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 20:17:17

Japan enacts revised law banning parents from physically punishing children

Japan enacted a revised law on Wednesday banning parents and guardians from physically punishing children amid rising cases of abuse.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 20:16:31

Japan rejects SK fund plan to pay for WWII labor

South Korea said on Wednesday it had proposed a joint fund with Japan to compensate South Koreans forced to work by Japanese companies during World War II, but Japan rejected the idea out of hand.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 19:48:40

The day after

A damaged pavement is pictured in the city Murakami, Japan on Wednesday, following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake on Tuesday sparked a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports of major damage and only a handful of light injuries.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 19:48:40

Iran says it will not give Europe more time to shield it against US sanctions

Iran said on Wednesday it will start enriching uranium at a higher level in July and won't give European powers any more time to prevent this move by protecting Tehran from US sanctions.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/19 19:43:40