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Foreign involvement in Sri Lanka attacks: PM


Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday that authorities are making progress in identifying the culprits of the series of bombing attacks and evidence had been found on foreign links of the attacks.

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.


Presidential selfie

Former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev (second from right)and interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (first from right) pose for pictures with attendees during a congress of the ruling Nur Otan party in ...

Sea bed unveiled

This handout photo dated Tuesday and released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on Monday shows an image from a drop camera onboard the CSIRO research vessel ...


Foreign involvement in Sri Lanka attacks: PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday that authorities are making progress in identifying the culprits of the series of bombing attacks and evidence had been found on foreign links of the attacks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 22:45:42

Putin to meet Kim on April 25 in Russia's Vladivostok: Kremlin aide

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un will meet on April 25 in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 22:38:14

Trump to make state visit to Britain in June: palace

US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to Britain June 3-5, just ahead of D-Day commemorations in France, Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 21:48:40

NK confirms Kim 'soon' to meet Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will "soon" visit Russia for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin, state media reported Tuesday, confirming a Kremlin announcement.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 21:43:41

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka attacks

The Islamic State group on Tuesday said it was behind a devastating string of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people on Easter Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 21:38:40

Presidential selfie

Former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev (second from right)and interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (first from right) pose for pictures with attendees during a congress of the ruling Nur Otan party in Nur-Sultan on Tuesday. Nur Otan party nominated Tokayev as its presidential candidate on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 21:23:41

US urged to safeguard academic freedom

A US-based Chinese advocacy organization urged the US government to guard academic freedom and scientific exchanges after some Chinese scientists in the US allegedly received unfair treatment because of the deterioration in bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 21:23:40

Indians vote in third stage of general election

Millions of Indians are voting in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tuesday, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who cast his ballot in his home state of Gujarat and again underlined the need to combat "terrorism."
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/23 21:18:41

Prayer offering

Japan's Emperor Akihito (center) leaves after offering a prayer during a visit to the mausoleum of his late father, ex-Emperor Hirohito, ahead of his abdication, at the Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Hachioji, Tokyo on Tuesday. Akihito will make way for his son Crown Prince Naruhito on April 30.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 21:18:40

Chronic disorder

Every month, when his respiratory medicine runs out, Dionysis Assimakopoulos heads to the most unlikely pharmacy in Athens.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 20:58:40

New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors buried in rubble

Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a strong earthquake, as a powerful new tremor hit the nation.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 19:23:41

Waste being dumped on Asia

The world's recyclable plastic is being shipped to Asia where it is illegally dumped, buried or burned in the country with the lightest regulations, environmentalists warned Tuesday calling for greater transparency in the global waste trade.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/23 19:23:40

Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean dies at 98

Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean, who reigned over his country for 36 years before abdicating in 2000, has died aged 98, his son Henri announced Tuesday. He had been admitted to hospital earlier this month for a pulmonary infection.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 19:23:40