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World's first fully electric plane takes off in Canada


The world's first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver where tall mountain peaks edge the Pacific Ocean.

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.


India launch

A spectator watches as the Indian Space Research Organisation launches the surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 along with nine other commercial nano-satellites for the US, Israel, Italy and Japan onboard the Polar ...

Argentina's new leaders

Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez (left) and his Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner flash victory signs during his inauguration ceremony at the Congress in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.


Southern elephant seal spotted for first time in Sri Lankan waters

A southern elephant seal was spotted for the first time in Sri Lankan waters and has attracted many locals as it swarmed off the coast of capital Colombo searching for a place to haul, local media reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 11:09:05

New Ukrainian president meets with Putin for the first time

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia for the first time in Paris on Monday.
Source: CGTN | 2019/12/10 10:44:38

Ukraine, Russia agree on full ceasefire in eastern Ukraine before 2019-end

Ukraine and Russia agreed on a full and comprehensive implementation of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine before the end of 2019, leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany announced in Paris on Monday evening following their talks called "Normandy four summit".
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 10:27:12

Former world champion brings Tai Chi into New Yorkers' life

Former world champion Chen Sitan and his wife Lin Xu have introduced ancient Chinese martial art Tai Chi to many New Yorkers.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 10:19:18

Russian defense minister sets targets for 2020

More than 4,800 military drills and over 9,000 practical exercises of combat training will be carried out next year, Shoigu said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 9:39:38

Syrian woman builds home-cooked dishes business from her kitchen

From cooking meals for neighboring homes to food delivery for more customers, a Syrian woman sets up her own business in her house kitchen to get through the impacts of the war.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 9:37:06

Russian cargo ship successfully docks with ISS

The ship delivered around 2.5 tons of cargo, including fuel and vital equipment needed to support the station, as well as packages for the crewmembers.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 9:30:40

Berlin's twin panda newborns get names

The twin panda cubs born at Zoo Berlin, the first-ever panda cubs born in the city, got names on Monday, 100 days after their births.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 9:28:04

Higher ground or bottom?

Even by UK standards 2019 is full of drama, with a spectacular 2 Brexit deals, 2 prorogues, 3 delays, and almost as many prime ministers, depending on how one counts.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs | 2019/12/10 8:50:04

Former US Fed Chairman Paul Volcker dies at 92

Paul Volcker, former chairman of US Federal Reserve, has died at the age of 92.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 8:34:33

Russian PM calls WADA ban "anti-Russian hysteria"

"I think that the relevant organizations, I mean the Russian organizations whose competence includes all these issues, will have to think about challenging this decision," Medvedev said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 8:32:06

Young Lebanese show talent in Chinese singing competition

27 Lebanese young people showed talent and their Chinese language skills in a Chinese singing competition held in Beirut on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 8:15:56

Finland picks world's youngest prime minister

Finland's new prime minister – the world's youngest premier – will have a finance minister two years her junior in a new women-led coalition cabinet after a political shake-up, party officials said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/9 22:28:41