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Lone clinic in Syria’s rebel north tackles war’s toll


At an austere mental health clinic in northern Syria, male patients with shaved heads squat barefoot in a courtyard, some dressed in uniforms and others in T-shirts and tracksuit trousers.

'Girls as dessert'

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as “dessert.”

Cold comfort for needy kids

Every year, more than 20,000 abused, delinquent, developmentally challenged or otherwise troubled Japanese children needing emergency housing pass through a system of shelters.


Hindu women offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar in Kathmandu, Nepal

People gathered to offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar at Mahadev temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 24, 2017. Mondays or Somvar in the month of Shrawan are considered auspicious for Hindu ...

Sorrow for Charlie

Supporters of terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard react after the announcement that his parents have abandoned their legal battle to take their son to the US for experimental treatment, at ...


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday, shortly after US President Donald Trump appointed New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:27:48

US airstrike in Afghanistan kills members of Afghan security forces

The Pentagon said on Friday that an airstrike in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province had killed Afghan security forces by accident.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:26:52

Iran says maintains right to react if US does not comply with nuclear deal

Iran would maintain its right to response to US if it dose not comply with the nuclear deal in the future, an Iranian official said on Friday after the meetings with world major states in Vienna.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:26:06

Jordanians demonstrate in protest of Israeli measures in Al-Aqsa Mosque

Tens of thousands of Jordanians took to the street on Friday in solidarity with the Palestinians in Jerusalem and in protest of the Israeli measures in Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:23:45

4 shot dead in Pakistan's Karachi, including 3 policemen

At least four people including three policemen were killed and another was injured on Friday evening when unknown gunmen opened fire at a police vehicle in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:22:42

Lions arise

Steller sea lions haul out on a rock in the Zheleznaya Bay of the Avacha Gulf, south of the Kamchatka Peninsula on Friday. Steller’s sea lion is a near-threatened species of sea lions in the northern Pacific. It has attracted attention in recent decades due to unexplained declines in their numbers over a large portion of its range in Alaska. The number of Steller’s sea lion is reportedly around 20,000 to 25,000 and Russian media reported that the number has increased in recent years.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/22 0:28:40

US to ban travel to N.Korea next week

The US confirmed Friday that it plans to ban its nationals from traveling to North Korea, in the wake of the death of an American student who was imprisoned by Pyongyang during a tourist visit.
Source: Agencies | 2017/7/22 0:18:39

Queen Elizabeth appoints female lawyer as Britain's highest ranking judge

British Queen Elizabeth approved Friday the appointment of the first ever female head of Britain's highest court.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 23:56:13

China's Jack Ma announces support for African entrepreneurs, conservation efforts

Chinese billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma on Friday announced four projects to support African entrepreneurs, African young people and efforts of conservation in Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 23:54:46

Pakistan army says Indian shelling kills civilian

Pakistan Army said Indian troops fired on civilians preparing for Friday prayers, killing at least one person and injuring four others.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 23:52:59

2017 migrant arrivals in Europe more than half from a year ago: IOM

The UN migration agency said Friday that 111,514 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 by July 19, more than half the number for a similar period last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 23:52:21

Czech Republic to ban fur farms

Fur farms will be illegal in the Czech Republic from 2019, after the senate passed an amendment to the animal rights law. Countries such as Austria, Britain, the Netherlands and Switzerland have already outlawed the practice.
Source: Agencies | 2017/7/21 23:38:39

US Ambassador to Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump on Thursday named veteran diplomat John Bass as his choice to become the new US ambassador in Afghanistan, ending his current posting in Ankara. In a written statement, the White House played up Bass' experience in tackling terrorism.
Source: Agencies | 2017/7/21 23:33:39