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G7 Leaders sign joint declaration against terrorism


The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations on Friday signed a joint declaration on combating terrorism.

Dress to fight extremism

Clothing factories in Tajikistan are churning out brightly colored national dresses amid a surge in sales, and it’s not just because of the arrival of spring. An increasing number of female officials, teachers and students have been wearing the Atlas and ...

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.


Roadside bomb kills 10 civilians in W. Afghanistan: local media

Ten civilians were killed and six others wounded in an explosion in Afghanistan's western province of Herat on Friday, reported local media Tolo News.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 23:26:56

German police arrest suspected Islamic extremist

German special police forces arrested a suspected Islamic extremist Thursday evening in the city of Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia, according to a press release by the local police on its website.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 22:06:03

WHO's newly elected chief reaffirms one-China principle

Newly elected World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom on Friday reaffirmed the one-China principle.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 21:28:39

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi meets 7 non-ceasefire signatory armed groups

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi met with seven Northern Alliance non-signatory armed groups to the Nationwide Cease fire Accord (NCA) on the sideline of the second meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 21:28:21

Gunmen attack killed 26 Christians in south Egypt

Gunmen opened fire on buses carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25, health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 21:27:58

Trump calls Germans "bad, very bad" when criticizing German trade surplus

While meeting with European leaders in Brussels on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said "the Germans are bad, very bad" in a way to criticize the German trade surplus, according to the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel. Trump's meeting with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk on Thursday morning was followed by a larger, closed-door meeting with European leaders.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 20:26:15

Gunmen attack killed 25 Christians in south Egypt

At least 25 Christians were killed and 23 others wounded on Friday when unknown militants opened fire on a bus carrying them to a church in Egypt's southern province of Minya, health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 19:27:38

Militants killed 3 in bus carrying Copts upper Egypt: state TV

Militants killed 3 in bus carrying Copts upper Egypt: state TV
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 18:09:03

25 people including 18 soldiers killed in attack on army base in Afghanistan

Up to 25 people including 18 soldiers and seven Taliban fighters were confirmed dead as the anti-government militant group attacked an army in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday, a local official said on the condition of anonymity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 18:06:24

S.Korea approves 1st civilian contact with DPRK under new gov't

South Korea on Friday approved the first civilian contact with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) under the new government of President Moon Jae-in, indicating a gradual resumption of inter-Korean exchanges.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 14:42:14

Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday inaugurated the country's longest river bridge, the Dhola-Sadia Bridge, in the northeastern state of Assam.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 14:41:58

Afghan conflict kills 3 militants, wounds 7 in northern province

At least three militants have been killed and seven others injured as fighting erupted in Ashkamish district of the northern Afghan province of Takhar early Friday, district police chief Abdul Rahman Ashkamishi said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 13:51:00

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner under FBI investigation: Media

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has put Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, on the list of its targets under scrutiny regarding alleged collusion with Russia, US media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 13:50:20