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World's first fully electric plane takes off in Canada


The world's first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver where tall mountain peaks edge the Pacific Ocean.

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.


India launch

A spectator watches as the Indian Space Research Organisation launches the surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 along with nine other commercial nano-satellites for the US, Israel, Italy and Japan onboard the Polar ...

Argentina's new leaders

Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez (left) and his Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner flash victory signs during his inauguration ceremony at the Congress in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.


Revving up to a new speed record in the Kalahari

A loud hiss rips through the stillness of southern Africa's Kalahari Desert.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 17:18:40

Mexico, US, Canada sign off on revised free trade deal

Representatives of Mexico, the United States and Canada on Tuesday signed off on a revised free trade agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 12:39:04

Pakistan's first-ever urban train under CPEC takes first test run

Pakistan's first-ever mass rapid urban transit train took its first test run here on Tuesday after the completion of the physical infrastructure of the project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 12:27:59

Yemenis turn to solar power as lifeline amid war

Amid nearly five years of grinding war and electricity cut in Yemen, many Yemenis turn to solar power to keep lights on. The lights were so bright streaming in through the windows of houses in the neighborhoods of the historical capital Sanaa.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 12:01:17

Car bomb blast, gun firing rock outside main US base in Afghanistan

Militants detonated a massive car bomb and seized a building outside a main U.S. and NATO military base in Afghanistan's Bagram on Wednesday morning, pushing security forces to respond, officials and witnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 12:00:23

Argentina's Alberto Fernandez sworn in as new president

Alberto Fernandez, of the Everyone's Front coalition, was sworn in as President of Argentina on Tuesday at a ceremony in the National Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 11:49:41

Festive season kicks off in Athens with Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Photo taken on Dec. 10, 2019 shows a general view of the Syntagma Square decorated for the Christmas season in Athens, Greece. The festive season kicked off in Athens with the tree lighting ceremony on Syntagma Square on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 11:45:26

First Russian-Lao joint drills start in Laos

The drills to last through Dec. 19 will involve over 500 troops from both sides.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 11:08:11

Russia seeks to protect interests of athletes following sports ban

Russia has mechanisms to assert its rights as a country and these mechanisms should be used, Peskov said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 11:06:44

Egyptian, Chinese officials hail progress in joint construction of Egypt's new capital

Egyptian and Chinese officials hailed on Tuesday the progress in co-building massive skyscrapers in Egypt's new administrative capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 10:20:09

Protesters storm municipality in Lebanon's Tripoli after building collapse kills 2 Syrians

Hundreds of protesters stormed on Tuesday the municipal building of the Lebanese northern town of Mina in Tripoli city after the death of two Syrians in the collapse of a building in the town, LBCI TV channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 10:07:41

Botswana train derailment kills at least 2 people: official

A passenger train derailed in the early hours of Tuesday near the Mahalapye village in central Botswana, killing at least two people and injuring three others.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 10:04:18

Tightened security measures in Yemen's Aden to curb spike of assassinations

Local authorities on Tuesday beefed up security measures across the country's strategic southern port city of Aden in an attempt to curb the spike of assassinations in the city.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 10:00:57