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Lone clinic in Syria’s rebel north tackles war’s toll


At an austere mental health clinic in northern Syria, male patients with shaved heads squat barefoot in a courtyard, some dressed in uniforms and others in T-shirts and tracksuit trousers.

'Girls as dessert'

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as “dessert.”

Cold comfort for needy kids

Every year, more than 20,000 abused, delinquent, developmentally challenged or otherwise troubled Japanese children needing emergency housing pass through a system of shelters.


Hindu women offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar in Kathmandu, Nepal

People gathered to offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar at Mahadev temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 24, 2017. Mondays or Somvar in the month of Shrawan are considered auspicious for Hindu ...

Sorrow for Charlie

Supporters of terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard react after the announcement that his parents have abandoned their legal battle to take their son to the US for experimental treatment, at ...


North Koreans entering into China illegally not refugees: FM spokesperson

China said on Monday that it had properly handled the issue of some North Koreans illegally entering the country, saying "those who enter illegally cannot be categorized as refugees."
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 23:03:39

Discriminatory posters at University of Melbourne irk Chinese students

Many Chinese students said they were irked by campus posters that warned them not to enter school buildings, which followed multiple cases of racism against Chinese in Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 22:58:42

Turkish journalists go on trial, accused of waging ‘asymmetric war’

Seventeen employees of a Turkish opposition newspaper went on trial on Monday accused of supporting a terrorist group, a case seen by government critics as a further sign that freedom of expression is under attack.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 22:53:39

Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/24 22:48:39

Abe denies favors for friend

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings sinking over a suspected cronyism scandal, on Monday said he had never instructed officials to give preferential treatment to a long-time friend, adding that the latter had never sought favors.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/24 22:48:39

Japan launches Telework Day to ease congestion

Japan on Monday launched a national exercise to encourage tens of thousands of commuters to work from home, in a bid to ease rail and road congestion before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and reform the country's workaholic culture.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 22:43:39

Thai cops bust $3 million phone scam gang that targeted China

A gang of 44 people from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan have been arrested in Thailand for running an elaborate phone scam that conned $3 million from scores of victims, police said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 22:38:40

Strong bonds

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (right) is introduced to Weta Workshop staff by Richard Taylor (second right) after unveiling the new UK Memorial at Pukeahu War Memorial Park in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 22:38:39

UN accuses Canberra of refugee backtrack

The UN accused Australia Monday of backtracking on a deal to relax its strong stance on asylum-seekers and resettle some refugees now held in overseas detention on home soil.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 22:38:39

Lone clinic in Syria’s rebel north tackles war’s toll

At an austere mental health clinic in northern Syria, male patients with shaved heads squat barefoot in a courtyard, some dressed in uniforms and others in T-shirts and tracksuit trousers.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 22:13:40

China urges India to give up impractical ‘illusions’

China on Monday urged India to give up impractical "illusions" and immediately withdraw its troops that have crossed into Chinese territory.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 21:58:40

Swiss town attack "not an act of terrorism": police

Local police of the Swiss town of Schaffhausen on Monday announced on Facebook that a chainsaw attack in which at least five people were injured was not a terror attack.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 21:25:27

Five injured in attack in Swiss town

At least 5 injured, 2 seriously, in an attack Monday by an unidentified male suspect in Schaffhausen, a Swiss town on the upper Rhine River, in a wine-growing area near the German border, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 19:38:15