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‘We can do it’


Syrian student Moataz Ghannam believes many Germans misunderstood Chancellor Angela Merkel when she delivered her now-famous rallying cry at the height of the refugee influx, “We can do it.”

Life of a ‘decader’

Accused murderer Manuel Cerna has been languishing in a Philippine jail for 15 years without a verdict, one of the countless inmates enduring interminable trials that are expected to get longer as an unrelenting drug war overwhelms the courts.

Left leaderless

Thailand’s generals could hardly have planned it better. Ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reportedly fled to Dubai before being due to appear in court to hear a verdict for negligence, leaving the populist movement that has dominated Thai politics for ...


UN chief highlights "nuclear peril" in work report to General Assembly

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday highlighted "nuclear peril" while addressing the General Assembly, which kicked off its annual general debate.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:18:32

African countries vow to fight illegal timber trade

African countries have pledged to tame illegal trade in timber and other forest products by ensuring that the sub-sector makes a meaningful contribution to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a conservationist said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:18:05

High-income seniors enjoy most health gains in US: study

While seniors are getting healthier, there is a growing gap in health disparities between high-income, educated and whites above age of 65 and the less advantaged seniors, even if all American seniors have access to medical treatment through Medicare.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:17:48

Finland plans to restore position in OECD education ranking

Finnish pride in the country's educational system appears to have been hit hard again in the annual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) survey of education.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:12:45

Trump's UN speech in breach of UN charter, says Swedish FM

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has slammed US President Donald Trump's first United Nations (UN) address as "bombastic and nationalist," saying the speech was "in breach of the UN charter."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:11:24

16 killed in Hepatitis A outbreak in Southern California

Sixteen people have died in one of the worst Hepatitis A outbreaks in the United States, health experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:09:57

Time for local media to tell their own story about Rwanda: official

A senior Rwandan media official on Tuesday called on local media to tell their own story about Rwanda as foreign media often portray Rwanda's image in prejudiced and negative terms.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:56:45

Trump targets DPRK, Iran in his 1st UN speech

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday strongly pressured the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to give up its nuclear weapons and criticized a landmark Iran nuclear deal in his first speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:56:23

Qatar grants free visa for Pakistani tourists on arrival

Qatar has decided to grant free prompt tourist entry visa for Pakistanis on their arrival, Qatar news agency (QNA) reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:55:59

Turkey slams US, Germany on "covert embargo" of defense supply

Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli on Tuesday slammed US and German firms' "covert embargo" on Ankara by not supplying spare parts of defense products, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:55:42

Third suspect arrested over London subway station blast

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in the Welsh city of Newport, becoming the third suspect to be arrested in connection with the Friday explosion at a subway station in west London, British police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:55:01

1st US military base in Israel unveiled to curb Iran

The first US permanent military base unveiled in Israel Tuesday reveals the two sides' readiness to enhance bilateral cooperation and further curb Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:54:42

Quake kills more than 100 people in central Mexico

More than 100 people were killed in a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit central Mexico on Tuesday, and the number of deaths is expected to rise due to the scale of the quake.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:49:39