Childish behavior

Lawmakers and scientists called names, lamented Soviet-era tactics and accused each other of wrongdoing at a nearly three-hour hearing on climate science in the US capital on Wednesday.

Underage laborers

Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar’s factories.

Dreams on hold

Indian student Sunny Nair has always dreamt of working for a technology giant in the United States, but fears that President Donald Trump will crush his ambition in life.

Desperate measures

Somalian people displaced by the drought arrive at makeshift camps in Tabelaha, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Thursday. The drought is threatening half of the country’s population, or ...

Lively welcome

Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic in front of the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on Thursday. Nikolic is on a five-day state visit at ...

Russian PM Medvedev signs anti-doping resolution

The Russian government published an anti-doping order signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday, listing methods and substances banned in sports.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/30 23:41:13

Thailand to showcase colorful culture in Songkran celebration

Thailand plans to show unique culture of different parts of the country in the coming celebration of Songkran, or New Year for several countries in this region, according to a news release by the tourism authority on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/30 23:36:08

Kenyan first lady urges teachers to raise environmental awareness among students

Kenya's First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, on Thursday called on teachers to adequately equip students to enable them engage with the pressing environmental issues of the 21st century.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/30 23:26:16

Turkish president urges US fighting IS with "legitimate actors"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in capital Ankara on Thursday, urging US to work with "legitimate actors" in fighting against the Islamic State (IS).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/30 23:25:11

S.Korea’s ousted president Park appears in court

Park Geun-hye was grilled for nearly nine hours in court Thursday as a judge deliberated whether she should be arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/30 22:58:42

Britain downplays security row as Brexit wrangling begins

Britain sought to downplay a row over future security ties with the EU on Thursday, as London and Brussels drew up the first battle lines at the start of their two-year divorce.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/30 22:58:42

US judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

The judge who halted President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on refugees and arrivals from six mainly Muslim countries has extended his order, dealing another blow to the White House.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/30 22:53:42

Kim body to be returned in deal with Malaysia: NK

North Korea on Thursday said it had reached agreement with Malaysia for the return of the body of a citizen killed in Kuala Lumpur in February and identified by South Korean and US officials as the half-brother of the North's leader.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/30 22:53:41

India train derailment

Indian rescue workers and officials inspect derailed coaches of The Mahakaushal Express train at Mahoba, some 140 kilometers south-west of Kanpur on Thursday. According to reports, some nine passengers were injured in the accident.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/30 22:48:41

Trump’s daughter Ivanka takes unpaid job as White House adviser

First Daughter Ivanka Trump is about to take on another title as an unpaid adviser to her father President Donald Trump, the White House announced.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/30 22:43:42

UN chief urges protection for Iraqi civilians from war

UN chief Antonio Guterres called Thursday for protection of civilians to be the "absolute priority" as he visited Iraq, where hundreds of thousands are caught up in the battle for Mosul.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/30 22:43:41

US govt staff accused of meeting Chinese agents

A US State Department employee with access to sensitive information was accused of failing to report contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with gifts in exchange for diplomatic and economic information, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2017/3/30 22:38:42

‘Underwater wasteland’ worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef

A powerful cyclone that smashed into northeastern Australia could have caused further damage to the under-pressure Great Barrier Reef, turning parts into an "underwater wasteland," scientists warned Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/30 22:33:42