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Dhaka, Naypyidaw ink deal on Rohingya


Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, as global pressure mounts over the crisis that has sent more than half a million people fleeing across the border.

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 ...


Lithuania celebrates Armed Forces Day in Vilnius

Guards of honor attend the Lithuania's Armed Forces Day celebration in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, on Nov. 23, 2017. Lithuanian armed forces and troops of some NATO member countries and ...

Book fair held in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Children visit the Slovenian Book Fair in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Nov. 23, 2017. The book fair is held from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26.


Zimbabwe's incoming president calls for calm, restraint

Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa Thursday called on Zimbabweans to show restraint and avoid revenge against each other.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 13:38:34

Downtown Los Angeles experiences hottest Thanksgiving Day since 1877

The temperature in downtown Los Angeles reached 91 Fahrenheit degrees (32.7 degrees centigrade) Thursday, making this year's Thanksgiving Day the hottest since 1877.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 11:43:06

At least 3 dead, 9 injured as 13 coaches of train derail in Uttar Pradesh in India

At least three persons were killed and nine others injured on Friday as 13 coaches of a train derailed near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh state in India, local press reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 11:05:05

Massive jade stone to be sold at Myanmar gem emporium

A 300-ton massive jade stone, discovered in Phakant, Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state and cut into pieces, will be sold at Myanmar's Gem Emporium set for December, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 11:04:32

13 Myanmar migrant workers, Thai driver killed in road accident in central Thailand

Thirteen Myanmar migrant workers and the driver of a speedy van were killed in a road accident in central Thailand on Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 10:53:19

Asylum seekers on Manus Island arrested by PNG police: Aussie minister

A number of refugees have been arrested as Papua New Guinean officials tried to clear them out of Manus Island, Australia's immigration minister has confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 9:12:52

Aussie paramedics become internet sensation after granting dying woman's final request

The ambulance crew from the Australian state of Queensland have garnered international fame after they went out of their way to give a dying woman a final view of the ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 9:12:39

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving amid tight security

Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving on Thursday, with huge crowds lining big cities for traditional parades amid tight security and many others enjoying turkey feast with families and friends.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 9:12:18

Lithuania celebrates Armed Forces Day in Vilnius

Guards of honor attend the Lithuania's Armed Forces Day celebration in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, on Nov. 23, 2017. Lithuanian armed forces and troops of some NATO member countries and Ukraine held a gala with formation on Nov. 23 to celebrate Lithuania's Armed Forces Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 9:11:22

Over 9.5 mln Afghan children have access to education in 2016

Afghan girls attend a class at a local school in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2017. According to Afghan Presidential Palace, less than 1 million children had access to education during Taliban reign, which collapsed in late 2001, but the number has soared to more than 9.5 million children with 40 percent of them girls attending 15,000 schools across the country in 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:45:34

Indian PM holds talks with Sri Lankan counterpart in New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Hyderabad House before their meeting in New Delhi, India, Nov. 23, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:41:38

High expectations as Mnangagwa takes helm of post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a mammoth task ahead of him.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:37:49

Rocky way to peace in Syria after significant Russia-Iran-Turkey summit

Russia, Iran and Turkey face the arduous task of ironing out the drastically different positions of the stakeholders during a peace process in war-torn Syria initiated by the troika in a symbolic meeting Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:35:21