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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 ...


Japan finds possible nuclear waste in Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.(TEPCO) used an underwater robot to find possible nuclear waste inside the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese media reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 18:07:25

Shootout at Mexico City market kills two, injures 10

At least two people were killed and 10 others were injured on Sunday in a shootout in the wake of a street fight at a local market in Mexico City.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 14:53:37

Japan's Abe grilled on cronyism scandal amid plummeting support

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday was given the third degree from opposition party lawmakers on his alleged involvement in an influence-peddling scandal.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 14:02:18

Aussie PM to discuss possibility of fixed, four-year parliamentary terms with opposition

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has agreed to discuss the prospect of fixed, four-year parliamentary terms with opposition leader Bill Shorten, after Shorten raised the issue in a TV interview on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 13:57:30

At least 20 killed in Kabul suicide car bombing

An explosion struck near the house of an Afghan politician in the western side of Kabul Monday, leaving casualties, a witness said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 11:48:02

S. Korean president's approval rating falls for 2 weeks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell for two straight weeks due to the recent announcement of liberal policies that led conservatives to withdraw support for the new leader, a weekly survey showed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 10:43:30

Aussie car manufacturers cut corners in Japan's Takata airbag recall

Australian car manufacturers have been caught replacing faulty airbags with ones they knew to still be faulty on Monday, as one of the biggest recall sagas in Australian history continues for embattled Japanese manufacturer Takata.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 10:24:17

31 terrorist suspects arrested in Myanmar's northern state

A total of 31 suspects have been arrested by the Myanmar security forces in Maungtaw township, northern Rakhine state over the weekend for holding a secret meeting in Kyauk Hlaykha village to commit terrorist acts, Myanmar News Agency reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 10:23:49

Death toll raises to 9 in Texas' trailer incident, all adult males: official

Nine immigrants have died after they were trapped inside a tractor-trailer at a Walmart parking lot at southern Texas City of San Antonio, officials confirmed Sunday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 10:05:10

1 killed, 2 injured in shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan

A Jordanian was killed, another injured and a Israeli staffer at the Israeli embassy in Amman was also injured in a shooting inside the embassy on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 10:02:36

Saudi soldier killed in landmine blast in border city Asir

A Saudi soldier died on Sunday in a landmine blast in the border city of Asir near Yemen, Saudi Press Agency reported
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 8:04:48

Less French people satisfied with Macron in July: poll

French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a sharp decline in his popularity in July from a month earlier as controversial labor reform and disputed defense budget cut tainted the French optimism, a survey showed on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 8:04:19

Stanford researchers call for healthy behaviors plus healthy thoughts

Two Stanford University researchers have found that adults in the United States who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active, even if their actual activity levels were similar.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 8:02:47