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Death toll soars to 36 in eastern Turkey earthquake


The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday has risen to 36, with 1,607 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported on Sunday.

Think tank meets to promote BRICS cooperation

The association of BRICS has become one of the most important multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the world, during which think tanks from the five member countries have put forward many valuable and feasible policy suggestions, said participants attending a forum.

Japan media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn

The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the “cowardly” Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, after the tycoon jumped bail and fled to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan.


Trump warns Iranian supreme leader to be 'very careful with his words'

US President Donald Trump fired back Friday evening at Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who earlier had mocked him as a "clown" - then in a subsequent tweet Trump said Iran's leaders "should abandon terror and Make Iran Great Again!"
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/18 20:06:47

Pompeo meets Pakistani FM on Afghanistan, ties

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday, discussing Afghanistan and bilateral ties, according to a statement released by the US State Department.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/18 15:58:27

New migrant caravan from Honduras nears Mexico's southern border

A new migrant caravan that left Honduras on Wednesday is nearing Mexico's southern border, the Mexican Interior Ministry said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/18 15:29:08

4 people die in Utah home shooting

Four people were shot dead Friday at a residence in Grantsville, a town of about 10,000 people in the state of Utah, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/18 12:54:04

Turkey sends troops to Libya ahead of Berlin conference

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his country is deploying troops in Libya to ensure the stability of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, a move aiming to influence the upcoming Berlin peace talks, experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 23:22:18

Canada Post unveils Year of Rat stamps and collectibles in Toronto

Canada Post unveiled the Year of the Rat stamps and collectibles in celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar Year of the Rat on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 23:19:19

Iran's top leader says US assassination of Soleimani "cowardice" act

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday said that the US assassination of Iran's Quds commander, Qassem Soleimani, was a "cowardice act" which hurt its superpower prestige.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 23:01:17

Brazil's economic activity up 0.18 pct in November

Brazil's economic activity index rose 0.18 percent in November compared to October, the Central Bank of Brazil said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 18:34:27

Fires, floods threaten Aussie critters at iconic zoo

Just last week deadly bushfires bore down on the Australian Reptile Park, but on Friday, it was widespread flooding caused by a sudden downpour which threatened the zoo's residents.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 17:48:56

Ukraine's PM Oleksiy Honcharuk submits resignation letter

Ukraine's PM Oleksiy Honcharuk has submitted his resignation letter.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/1/17 16:00:33

Chinese medical team in Namibia treats over 20,000 patients in 18 months

Chinese medical team in Namibia treats over 20,000 patients in 18 months
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 9:08:31

Iran's president says US sanctions make nation "stronger"

It's the Iranian nation who "dared to shower missiles" on the US troops in the Mideast, despite the US plots and pressures, said Iranian President Rouhani.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 0:00:29

Death toll in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir's avalanches rises to 76

Death toll of multiple avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir has risen to 76 while 53 injured people are being treated in various hospitals of the area, an official of the disaster management authority in the region said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 23:56:40