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Strike a pose


Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia on Thursday, including high in the Himalayas, up in the air and under the sea, for International Yoga Day.

Accepting challenge

This screenshot from a video posted on Twitter shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga following a fitness challenge in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Living in squalor

A woman picks up garbage on the shores of Manila Bay after a heavy downpour caused by Severe Tropical Storm Maliksi, east of the Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: AFP


Chinese Food Festival held in Tel Aviv

People learn to make Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, during the Chinese Food Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 20, ...

People enjoy leisure time at beach amid high temperatures in LA

People play in the water at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, the United States on June 20, 2018. High temperatures are returning to the Southern California, leading the National Weather ...


Taliban ends cease-fire with Afghanistan

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented cease-fire and resumed attacks in parts of the country.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:08:40

Greece, Macedonia sign deal on name dispute

Greece and Macedonia set aside three decades of dispute on Sunday as they agreed on a new name for the former Yugoslav republic, paving the way for its possible admission to the European Union and NATO.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/18 21:08:40

WHO calls video game addiction a health disorder

Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) as a mental health disorder.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:08:40

Spain welcomes hundreds on migrant boat, ends Mediterranean odyssey

Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:08:39

Osaka quake kills 3, scores hurt

A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a 9-year-old girl and injuring more than 200, according to an official tally.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:03:40

Grueling test

High school students work on a four-hour philosophy dissertation, that kicks off the French general baccalaureate exam for getting into university, on Monday at the Lycee Pasteur in Strasbourg. Introduced by Napoleon I in 1808, the baccalaureate is the main diploma needed to pursue university studies.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:03:39

S.Korea, DPRK agree to field unified teams at Asian Games in August

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Monday to field unified teams at some events during the upcoming Asian Games scheduled for August in Indonesia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 20:26:56

Urgent: S.Korea, DPRK agree to field unified teams at Asian Games in August

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Monday to field unified teams at some events during the upcoming Asian Games scheduled for August in Indonesia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 20:26:18

3 dead after being struck by train in London

Three people died after being hit by a train at Loughborough junction in south London, British Transport Police (BTP) said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 20:25:50

Turkey eyes stronger regional, global role with closer China ties

Editor's Note: Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu sat down with Global Times reporter Zhang Xin (GT) for an exclusive interview on Friday to discuss Turkey's engagement in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), potential Sino-Turkish collaboration on the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative and cooperation on Middle Eastern affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 20:03:40

India warned of zero-sum mentality as Napal PM to visit China

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli was scheduled to visit China starting Tuesday with discussion focused on economic ties and infrastructure projects, and analysts said India should not worry its influence in Nepal would diminish, but instead focus on benign trilateral interactions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:08:40

S.Korea to conduct military exercises near controversial islets claimed by Japan

The South Korean military planned to conduct defensive exercises near Dokdo islets, called Takeshima in Japan, over which Tokyo has claimed its sovereignty, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 17:34:06

Right-wing candidate Duque wins Colombia's presidential election

Ivan Duque of the right-wing Democratic Center party won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, claiming almost 54 percent of the vote in the run-off poll, the National Electoral Council said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 16:56:55