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Mexico rescue workers search ruins for buried schoolchildren


Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Life of a ‘decader’

Accused murderer Manuel Cerna has been languishing in a Philippine jail for 15 years without a verdict, one of the countless inmates enduring interminable trials that are expected to get longer as an unrelenting drug war overwhelms the courts.

Left leaderless

Thailand’s generals could hardly have planned it better. Ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reportedly fled to Dubai before being due to appear in court to hear a verdict for negligence, leaving the populist movement that has dominated Thai politics for ...


Staying prepared

Japan Self-Defense Force troops deploy the Type 88 surface-to-ship missile launcher during a drill in Horonobe, Japan on Wednesday.

Paying respects to the dead

Hindus pray as they take a dip in the waters of the holy Banganga Tank to honor the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in ...


Philippine president declares Sept. 21 as ‘national day of protest’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered suspension of government work and classes in school on Thursday, Sept. 21, which he calls a "national day of protest," spokesman for the president Ernesto Abella said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:28:18

UAE's biggest industry zone signs agreement with China to boost trade

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the biggest industry free zone in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said on Tuesday that it has signed a deal with China to boost bilateral trade and economic ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:27:13

UN chief highlights ‘nuclear peril’ in work report to General Assembly

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday highlighted "nuclear peril" while addressing the General Assembly that had just kicked off its annual general debate.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:26:17

Premier Li hopes for Singapore support in high-speed railway

China hopes Singapore will support Chinese enterprises who wish to participate in the Singapore-Malaysia high-speed railway project, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:23:39

At least 39 killed in shooting attack in DR Congo: UN agency

At least 39 people were killed and another 94 injured in a latest shooting attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sept. 15, the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR said Tuesday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:17:00

Massive protests held in Japan to mark second anniversary of controversial security laws

Over 10,000 people rallied on Tuesday to protest against the controversial security laws that were enacted by the parliament two years ago and the government's attempts to revise the pacifist Constitution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:16:19

Russia accuses US, opposition of hampering Syrian gov't troops' advance

The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday accused the United States and the Syrian opposition of trying to hamper the successful advance of the Syrian government troops against Islamic State (IS) terrorists.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:15:27

Suu Kyi breaks her silence, denies armed clashes and clearance operations in Rakhine state

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi broke her silence on the Rohingya issue on Tuesday, saying that there had been "no armed clashes and no clearance operations," and that Myanmar does not fear international scrutiny.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 17:13:39

Eying snap election, Abe to focus on education, security

Pledges to spend on education and child care, stay tough on North Korea and revise the pacifist constitution are likely to be pillars of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign in a snap election next month, government sources said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/19 23:33:40

US may have to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

US President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/19 23:33:40

Hurricane Maria wreaks ‘devastation’ in Dominica

Hurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday, with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 23:33:39

Man in the middle

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (left), US President Donald Trump and Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai wait for a meeting on United Nations reform at the UN headquarters on Monday in New York City. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 23:23:40

Tighter security

Yemeni soldiers loyal to the Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels stop a car at a security checkpoint, as the rebels tighten security measures in Sanaa on Tuesday ahead of a demonstration commemorating the third anniversary of their capture of the capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 23:18:40