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.

Turkey urges more support from Europe to assist displaced Syrians

Turkey is hosting over 3.6 million Syrian refugees on its soil, costing more than 40 billion U.S. dollars until now.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/25 11:45:07

Bolivia suspends diplomatic relations with Cuba

The interim government of Bolivia has suspended diplomatic relations with Cuba due to alleged interference in the country by the Cuban government, the Bolivian Minister of the Presidency, Yerko Nunez, announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:40:33

Iraq protesters demand expulsion of US troops

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a cleric's call for a "million strong" turnout.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:24:44

Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus infection

A Nepali student studying in China has been found infected with the new coronavirus, an official of Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:20:15

Australia confirms first coronavirus case

A man has tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, which is the first case in the country, confirmed local health authorities on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:10:04

34 US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran's attack

Thirty-four US troops had been diagnosed with concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of the Iranian missile attack on US military base in Iraq earlier this month, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 10:12:32

Heads of European Council, European Commission sign Brexit deal

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday signed an agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the Council said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 8:37:26

New York City rings in Chinese New Year with lavish displays

A dazzling show of fireworks lit up the night sky over the Hudson River in New York City on Thursday as part of the celebrations ringing in the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 8:22:42

2 confirmed dead in Houston explosion

At least two people were confirmed dead in the large explosion at an industrial facility in the US city of Houston early Friday morning, according to Houston police.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 8:18:42

US imposes visa rules to restrict "birth tourism"

US State Department on Thursday announced new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism" -- trips foreigners take with the purpose of obtaining US citizenship for their children.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 17:59:27

UNECA dialogue focuses on land reform policy

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) held a high level policy dialogue on land reform and social economic transformation here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 17:30:37

Venezuelan president invites UN, EU to accompany conciliation talks with opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday invited delegates from the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and the governments of Argentina, Mexico and Panama to accompany his government's conciliation talks with the opposition.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 17:14:08

Chinese company gets Sri Lankan govt nod to process visas for Chinese tourists

's cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal to allow a travel company based in China to process visas for Chinese tourists wanting to visit the island country, local media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 16:11:05