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Blow for Merkel as coalition talks fail


Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling to drag Germany out of a crisis Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe's top economy into snap elections.

Japan’s wall of shame

A visitor takes photos with a mobile phone on Saturday at the newly opened memorial and exhibition hall for women in Gwangju, South Korea. Photos of 105 victims, including 22 foreigners, who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops ...

Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of ...


Over 200 children and young people mark World Children's Day in Geneva

Young students take part in activities to celebrate the World Children's Day in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 20, 2017. Over 200 children and young people ...

Hope springs eternal

Banners and Argentine flags in support of submarine crew members are posted outside Argentina’s naval base in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, on Sunday.


Nigeria lauds global endorsement of its fight against terrorism

Nigeria has hailed the recent global endorsement of its fight against terrorism, as contained in the 2017 Global Terrorism Index of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 22:03:39

Sri Lanka PM seeks tight security in southern areas hit by communal violence

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the police chief to maintain tight security in the areas of the southern Galle District affected by clashes involving Buddhist and Muslim groups, a statement from his office said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 22:00:44

Iran's FM heads to Turkey for peace talks on Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif headed to Turkey for peace talks on Syria, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 21:13:49

Chinese, US soldiers stand side by side in humanitarian relief rescue training

Over a "river" that cuts off a road in a "flooded city," an injured victim bound tightly to a stretcher was slid on a rope bridge from one side of the "river" to safety on the other side in a simulated disaster relief operation Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 21:11:19

At least 12 killed in road accident in west Kenya

At least 12 people were killed and two others seriously injured in a road accident along a busy highway in northwest Kenya early Sunday, the police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 21:09:44

Runners brave choking smog to compete in Delhi half-marathon

Tens of thousands of runners braved smoggy conditions for the Delhi half-marathon on Sunday despite dire health warnings from doctors who wanted the race postponed in the heavily polluted Indian capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 20:58:37

Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of food and illegal encroachment by humans into forested areas has forced the wild elephants to visit populated areas in search of food. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 20:58:37

Blacks held back in Brazil, statistics office study finds

Brazil promotes itself as a harmonious blend of races, but the reality as the country celebrates Black Awareness Day on Monday is that the darker your skin, the less chance you have of getting ahead.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 20:53:39

Search underway for Argentine navy submarine

Hopes that 44 crew members of a missing Argentine navy submarine may be found alive rose after the defense ministry said the vessel likely tried to communicate via satellite on Saturday as an international search mission was underway in the stormy South Atlantic.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/19 20:53:39

Hollywood’s #MeToo wave engulfs Washington

From the White House to Congress to the Supreme Court, Washington has had its share of sexual scandals.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 20:48:39

Israel will react to Trump's peace plan according to security interests: FM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Sunday a reported peace plan of the White House, saying Israel's answer will be based solely on the country's interests.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 20:18:38

Tension high in Kenya's slum after murder of 6 people

At least six people were brutally murdered and several others seriously injured by suspected members of a proscribed sect at a slum in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi on Saturday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 20:16:30

Israeli PM to be questioned for 6th time over corruption

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be questioned by the police later on Sunday for the sixth time over two alleged cases of corruption, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 18:07:28