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DPRK's Kim sets off for home after meeting Putin


Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un wrapped up his first three-day trip to Russia and left here for home on Friday.

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.

Is Singapore's upcoming leadership up to the challenge?

Lee Hsien Loong once said the PAP's new committee was a “major step forward in our political renewal.” As the potential leader and “a safe pair of hands,” Heng Swee Keat shoulders great responsibility.


In remembrance

A boy watches the Anzac Day parade in Sydney, Australia on Thursday. Anzac Day marks the April 25, 1915 landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli on the ...

Trained to disrupt

Climate change activists hold up banners on the roof of a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station during environmental protests by the Extinction Rebellion group in London on ...


Japan court grants $4.5m bail to Ghosn

A Japanese court granted Carlos Ghosn bail Thursday, meaning the former Nissan boss could soon walk out of his Tokyo detention center to prepare his defense against multiple charges of financial misconduct.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/25 18:48:42

Tropical forest blitz continues apace

Last year humanity destroyed an expanse of tropical forest nearly the size of England, the third largest decline since global satellite data became available in 2001, researchers reported Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/25 18:48:41

Life after death

Two Nepali Sherpa women hope to conquer Mount Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest, next month, finishing off the job their husbands started in a bid to empower fellow widows and prove there is life after death.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/25 18:48:40

Putin says Korean Peninsula nuclear issue can only be solved via peaceful way

There is no alternative to the peaceful solution of nuclear and other issues on the Korean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, following a meeting with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 17:15:05

Nepal says 80 pct of reconstruction projects under China aid completed

Around 80 percent of the reconstruction works carried out under China aid have been successfully completed in Nepal, according to National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the authorized body to handle post-quake rebuilding in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 16:25:35

Minor explosion reported east of Sri Lanka

A minor explosion was reported from a garbage dump in Pugoda, on the eastern outskirts of Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 16:07:34

Trump departs White House with first lady

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on April 24, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 15:10:16

Xi meets Vietnamese PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is here to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 14:12:41

Twitter launches new tool to combat election-linked misinformation

Twitter announced Wednesday it is launching a new tool to help users report any practice of election-related misinformation on its platform.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 13:33:41

Putin, Kim start talks in Russia's Vladivostok

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un started their first meeting at Russia's Far Eastern Federal University on the Russky Island here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 13:09:05

OSCE welcomes Ukraine's newly-elected president to continue Minsk process

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Wednesday welcomed the statement by Ukraine's newly-elected president Volodymyr Zelensky on the continuation of the Minsk process.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 12:33:19

Pentagon identifies death of one US soldier in Iraq

The Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday that one US soldier died in a non-combat related incident in Iraq.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 12:29:53

Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks representatives for supporting social security system reform

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thanked federal representatives for the first approval of the social security system reform bill in the House.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 11:44:45