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Death toll soars to 36 in eastern Turkey earthquake


The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday has risen to 36, with 1,607 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported on Sunday.

Think tank meets to promote BRICS cooperation

The association of BRICS has become one of the most important multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the world, during which think tanks from the five member countries have put forward many valuable and feasible policy suggestions, said participants attending a forum.

Japan media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn

The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the “cowardly” Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, after the tycoon jumped bail and fled to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan.


Hats off

A performance troupe from East China's Shandong Province entertains visitors to the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:08:41

Boeing says 737 MAX return delayed till mid-2020

Boeing on Tuesday officially pushed back the timeframe for the 737 MAX to return to the skies, overshadowing an earlier announcement of a first flight of the delayed 777X plane.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:08:40

Greece elects first woman president in its history

Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:03:40

Russia receives new government

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new government on Tuesday which he described as a break with the past, bringing in some fresh faces but retaining many senior ministers.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 19:58:40

US Senate passes Republican-proposed resolution guiding Trump impeachment trial

The US Senate on early Wednesday voted to pass the Republican-proposed resolution laying out rules guiding the ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, after a marathon debate that killed 11 amendments introduced by the Democrats.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 15:11:30

Bolivian Congress accepts Morales' resignation

Bolivia's Legislative Assembly on Tuesday formally accepted the resignation of Evo Morales, two months after he resigned the presidency and left the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 14:04:13

US Senate rejects Democrats' demand for documents from White House in Trump impeachment trial

The US Senate on Tuesday voted to table a motion proposed by the Democrats during an ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump demanding documents from the White House related to the president's dealings with Ukraine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 9:34:21

Brazil establishes Amazon Council to protect rainforest

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday announced the creation of an Amazon Council and a National Environmental Force to safeguard the world's largest rainforest.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 9:18:56

Honduras braces for 1,900 migrants deported from Mexico

Honduras is preparing for the arrival this week of at least 1,900 nationals deported from Mexico for trying to enter illegally on their way to the United States, the Honduran ambassador in Mexico City said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 9:09:25

Trump impeachment trial formally starts in Senate

The impeachment trial against US President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday in the Senate as the chamber debated, and would later vote on, a resolution stipulating rules guiding the process.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 7:53:39

Putin appoints new Russian cabinet members

Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed new cabinet members on Tuesday, according to the decrees Kremlin published on its website.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 7:46:57

1st case of novel coronavirus reported in US

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Tuesday that the first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been reported in the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 5:43:01

Turkey blocks Cyprus from world disarmament body session

Turkey blocked a request from Cyprus on Tuesday to participate as an observer at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, amid growing tensions between the two countries.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 22:38:41