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Foreign involvement in Sri Lanka attacks: PM


Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday that authorities are making progress in identifying the culprits of the series of bombing attacks and evidence had been found on foreign links of the attacks.

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.


Presidential selfie

Former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev (second from right)and interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (first from right) pose for pictures with attendees during a congress of the ruling Nur Otan party in ...

Sea bed unveiled

This handout photo dated Tuesday and released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on Monday shows an image from a drop camera onboard the CSIRO research vessel ...


New Zealand creates new visa category for Christchurch attack victims' family

New Zealand government created a special visa category on Tuesday for those directly impacted by the Christchurch terrorist attack and their families.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 17:53:34

Sri Lankan PM says local extremist group part of global terror network

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday informed the Parliament that local extremist group "National Towheed Jamaat" was linked to a global terror network.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 17:52:56

Singapore announces cabinet reshuffle to promote finance minister to deputy PM

Singapore's Prime Minister's Office (PMO) made an announcement Tuesday over a cabinet reshuffle to promote Heng Swee Keat as the city-state's deputy prime minister starting from May 1.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 17:52:22

Death toll from Monday's Philippine earthquake rises to 16

The death toll from Monday's 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the Zambales province in the Philippine main Luzon Island has risen to 16, the government said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 17:51:44

Police evacuate railway station in Sri Lankan capital over suspicious parcel

Sri Lankan police evacuated a highly populated railway station in the capital Colombo on Tuesday after an abandoned parcel was found near the railway tracks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 15:57:52

Hundreds evacuated at Australia's Sydney Opera House after gas leak

Over 500 people at Australia's Sydney Opera House were forced to evacuate the area Tuesday due to a major gas leak.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 15:53:03

US fields two carrier strike groups in the Mediterranean sea for joint training

The US Navy said Monday that it is currently operating two carrier strike groups in the Mediterranean Sea, in a rare flex of muscle unseen since 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 15:35:05

6.6-magnitude earthquake jolts southern Philippines

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted near Tutubigan in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 14:12:40

Death toll jumps to 310 in Sri Lankan multiple bombings

The death toll from eight explosions which rocked Sri Lanka Sunday has risen to 310, while over 500 people have been injured, the police said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 12:39:55

India kicks off 3rd phase of general elections

Voting for the third phase of India's ongoing parliamentary elections began on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 10:31:22

Death toll from Bolivian bus accident climbs to 25

A bus crashed with another vehicle and fell into a ravine about 100 meters deep in southwestern Bolivia Sunday night, killing 25 people and injuring 24 others, police reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 10:20:15

DPRK top leader to visit Russia for talks with Putin

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un will soon pay a visit to Russia, Korean Central News Agency reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 10:19:57

State of emergency declared in blasts-hit Sri Lanka as death toll surges to 290

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's office said on Monday that a conditional state of emergency would be declared in the island country from midnight Monday following the deadly blasts on Easter Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:33:28