Imran Khan confirmed as new Pakistani PM

Pakistani lawmakers have endorsed Imran Khan as their next prime minister, ahead of a ceremony on Saturday that should see the cricket hero sworn in as leader of the nation.

Royal well-wishers

Well-wishers pray during a ceremony to celebrate the 86th birthday of Thai Queen Sirikit, widow of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Narathiwat on Sunday. Photo: AFP

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Maid cafe waitresses sprinkle water during the Uchimizukko festival at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on Saturday, in Tokyo. Maid cafe waitresses attended the annual event, a Japanese summer tradition celebrated in Akihabara since 2003, to splash water on the hot ...

Giant on a string

A giant marionette of the French street theatre company Royal de Luxe parades through the streets in the European Capital of Culture 2018, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, on Friday. Royal de ...

Hajj begins Sunday

Hajj pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, Islam's holiest site, located in the center of the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Hajj 2018 will commence on Sunday ...

Hundreds of US newspapers slam Trump's "Fake News" attack in coordinated editorials

Hundreds of US newspapers on Thursday published coordinated editorials to fight back against President Donald Trump's "Fake News" attack on the country's media outlets.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 18:43:37

Byculla Zoo welcomes India's first baby humboldt penguin

When the Independence Day was celebrated across India, the country had one more reason to cheer up with the birth of a baby penguin, local media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 18:41:37

Nearly 80 foreign enterprises permitted to run in Myanmar's Yangon

A total of 79 foreign enterprises from 11 countries have been permitted by the Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC) so far to run in Yangon, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 18:39:59

Vietnam warns of landslides after Typhoon Bebinca weakens into depression

Typhoon Bebinca made landfall in Vietnam's northern and central region and quickly weakened into a tropical depression on Friday, but heavy rain could trigger landslides and flash floods, warned the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:13:14

Australian PM facing opposition over emission reduction target

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is facing a revolt from his own party over his signature energy policy, the national energy guarantee (NEG).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:12:50

Thailand encourages travellers to check weather updates during monsoon season

The Tourism Authority of Thailand said on Friday in a document sent to media that it is encouraging travellers to remain extra vigilant by following all safety rules and guidelines during the country's current monsoon season.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:12:31

India's former PM Vajpayee to be cremated

Former Indian Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away Thursday evening, will be cremated on Friday with full state honors.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:12:13

India, Pakistan trade fire on Kashmir LoC

Troops of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:11:50

Over 100 dead in southern India's worst flood in almost a century

The death toll of rain-related incidents in southern Indian state of Kerala has touched more than 100, with as many as 40 deaths being reported in the past 24 hours, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:11:09

Trump's plan for military parade postponed until next year: Pentagon

US President Donald Trump's plan for a military parade in Washington D.C. has been postponed until at least next year, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:10:41

S. Korea faces employment shock as job growth hits 8.5-year low

South Korea was facing an employment shock as job growth hit the lowest in eight and a half years despite the government efforts to create jobs, a government report showed Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:10:06

Water-bombing helicopter crashes in Australia, pilot dead

A pilot in Australia was killed after his firefighting aircraft crashed "into a tree" 230 km south of Sydney on Friday, while battling a 1,700-hectare wildfire.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:09:46

Malaysian PM's visit to open up new prospects for bilateral ties: Chinese envoy

The official visit by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to China, which starts Friday, will open up new prospects for bilateral ties between the two countries, said Bai Tian, the Chinese ambassador to Malaysia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 11:04:17