Pompeo visits India amid disputes

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is visiting India to mend ties between the two countries, but analysts believe the visit is unlikely to restore the balance amid disputes between the two countries.

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.

Massive display

North Koreans hold cards to make an image of a worker and a farmer during a mass performance of “The Land of the People” at the May Day Stadium in ...

Lethal dose

A pile of drugs burns during a destruction ceremony to mark the UN's International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday.

Washington kicks off Mideast plan

After a wait of two and a half years, the US administration is launching its Middle East peace plan Tuesday - with an economic initiative that the Palestinians are boycotting.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/25 21:13:41

Beating the heat

A man cools himself down in a pond at the Trocadero esplanade in Paris on Monday as temperatures soared to 33 C. Forecasters say Europeans will feel sizzling heat this week with temperatures soaring as high as 40 C in an “unprecedented” June heatwave hitting much of Western Europe. Authorities have advised children and the elderly to stay inside.
Source: VCG | 2019/6/25 21:13:40

Harry and Meghan's new home cost $3 million to refit

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new home in Windsor cost 2.4 million pounds ($3.05 million) to renovate before they moved in, royal accounts showed Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/25 19:48:42

Folau backed by Christian crowdfund

A Christian group launched a crowdfunding campaign on Tuesday for sacked Australian rugby star Israel Folau, after his original appeal – to fight his sacking for homophobic comments – was shut down over concerns it was discriminatory.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/25 19:48:41

ISS crew make safe return to Earth

The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) following an ­October launch accident returned to Earth safely on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/25 19:48:40

Student loans a 'life sentence' for millions of Americans

Haley Walters is five years away from earning her law degree. If everything goes according to plan, she will be under a mountain of $100,000 in student debt by the time she enters the work force.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/25 19:33:40

Magnitude-6.6 quake hits Russia's Kamchatsk

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Russia's Far East Kamchatsk Peninsula on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 18:11:21

G20 summit offers chance to exchange views, ease tensions

The upcoming Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, Japan, will provide a chance for world leaders to conduct in-depth exchanges of views and put forward policy-oriented solutions, a leading economist from a Saudi think tank told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 17:20:16

SpaceX launches rocket with 24 satellites

The US private space company SpaceX launched its rocket Falcon Heavy on Tuesday carrying 24 satellites into three different orbits in the "most difficult ever" mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 17:17:28

NASA's Curiosity rover detects largest amount ever of methane on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected the largest amount of methane ever measured during its mission on Mars, according to a release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 17:10:55

2 killed, tens of thousands evacuated after explosion in south Kazakhstan

Two people were killed, 165 people injured and roughly 40,000 people were evacuated after an explosion rocked a military depot in Kazakhstan's southern city of Arys, Turkestan region, the Ministry of Internal Affairs announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 17:07:41

Australia's new underwater hotel to revolutionize Great Barrier Reef tourism

An upcoming eco-tourism experience on Australia's Great Barrier Reef will allow visitors to sleep up to three meters beneath the ocean surface in a sustainable floating hotel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 15:33:45

No summit planned between leaders of S. Korea, Japan during G20 summit: Blue House

No summit has been planned between the leaders of South Korea and Japan during the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, Japan, the South Korean presidential Blue House said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 15:07:45