Strike a pose

Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia on Thursday, including high in the Himalayas, up in the air and under the sea, for International Yoga Day.

Accepting challenge

This screenshot from a video posted on Twitter shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga following a fitness challenge in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Living in squalor

A woman picks up garbage on the shores of Manila Bay after a heavy downpour caused by Severe Tropical Storm Maliksi, east of the Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Chinese Food Festival held in Tel Aviv

People learn to make Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, during the Chinese Food Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 20, ...

People enjoy leisure time at beach amid high temperatures in LA

People play in the water at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, the United States on June 20, 2018. High temperatures are returning to the Southern California, leading the National Weather ...

British PM faces Brexit showdown with rebels

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a showdown with her pro-EU MPs on Wednesday over parliament's role in the final Brexit deal, which could influence her entire negotiation strategy.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 21:33:41

Italy's Salvini sparks outcry over Roma census plans

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday defended his plans to count the Roma community living in the country and deport those without legal status, despite outrage at home and abroad.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 21:33:40

30 Afghan security forces killed by Taliban

Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, in the deadliest clashes since the militant group ended its cease-fire.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 21:33:40

Canada Senate approves recreational marijuana use

Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/20 21:28:41

Doomed ferry death toll could reach 192

The death toll from an Indonesian ferry disaster could top 192, as authorities raised an estimate of the number of people missing two days after the wooden tourist boat sank in a lake formed in the crater of an ancient volcano.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/20 21:23:41

Australia starts probing sex harassment in workplace

Australia launched an independent inquiry on Wednesday into workplace sexual harassment, one of the first of its kind in the world, hoping to find solutions to problems brought to light by the global #MeToo movement.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/20 21:23:41

The dying circus

A woman walks past a van displaying life-sized paper mache animals during a demonstration by a group of fairground and circus workers who support the use of animals in their shows. They are also protesting against the cancellation of circuses on Tuesday on the Invalides Esplanade in Paris. The sign reads, “Circuses in France are dying.”
Source: VCG | 2018/6/20 21:23:40

Iran FM says Israel nuke arsenal real threat to Middle East

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Israel's formidable nuclear arsenal is a real threat to the Middle East and the world, Financial Tribune daily reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 21:22:11

Zimbabwean president continues with crusade on peaceful elections

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa once again implored Zimbabweans to remain peaceful ahead of the July 30 general elections and urged political parties and candidates to promote peace and unity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 20:59:41

In rebel Syria, a race to save precious property deeds

The external hard drive had been smuggled from Syrian regime territory through jihadist-held towns and into Turkey. When Ghazwan Koronful finally got his hands on it, he sighed in relief.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 20:03:40

China to play positive role in stably denuclearizing Korean Peninsula: S.Korean Blue House

China will play a positive role in stably denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula as top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un visited Beijing for the third time, the presidential Blue House of South Korea said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 17:28:43

DPRK's action plan, US reciprocal measures to be needed for denuclearization: S.Korean president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that an action plan by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and reciprocal measures by the United States will be needed to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 17:27:44

US business associations urge greater congressional oversight of Trump's trade policy

A group of almost 60 US business associations, including the National Retail Federation and the National Foreign Trade Council, have urged Congress to exert greater oversight of President Donald Trump's use of tariffs and other trade policy measures.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 14:57:57