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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 ...


Mayor of Washington D.C. wins Democratic nomination for second term

Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, D.C., secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday as she's looking for a second term in office.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 14:43:01

Pentagon confirms death of Navy soldier

The US Defense Department on Tuesday announced the death of a US Navy sailor deployed to Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 13:29:16

White House deputy chief of staff to leave office

The White House said Tuesday that deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin is leaving his post for the private sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 13:26:20

US leaves UN human rights body amid criticism

Despite wide criticism, the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:55:19

Thai PM to visit Britain, France to attract investment

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to visit Britain and France from June 20 to 25, during which he will showcase Thailand's economic potential and investment opportunities, the Thai foreign ministry announced on Tuesday in a statement released to media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:46:15

Number of people forcibly displaced hits new high of 68.5 mln in 2017: UN

The number of people forcibly displaced due to wars, other violence, and persecution worldwide reached a new high in 2017 to 68.5 million, 2.9 million more than the year before, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:45:08

India, Australia hold anti-terrorism meeting

India and Australia held a key meeting to discuss various aspects of terrorism and the ways to combat financing of terrorism, an official statement issued by the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:44:08

Merkel, Macron agree on major EU reforms

Germany and France have agreed on major EU reform plans after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron met Tuesday to prepare the June 28-29 EU summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:38:11

UN chief urges solidarity, compassion, action in message for World Refugee Day

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged solidarity, compassion and action in his message for the World Refugee Day to be observed on June 20.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:35:59

Aussie supermarket chain bans use of plastic bags nationwide

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths on Wednesday banned single-use plastic bags from its stores nationwide, in a move that is expected to remove more than 3.2 billion of the items from the environment every year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:32:10

Myanmar resets mid-July for holding Panglong peace conference

Myanmar has reset the second week of July for holding the third meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference and preparations are underway for the session, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:18:06

China to play important role on peace of Korean Peninsula: S. Korean foreign minister

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday that China is expected to play an important role on issues of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 10:55:13

Russia to encourage return of compatriots amid dropping population

Russian is working on mechanisms to encourage nationals abroad to move back to the country, said Deputy Interior Minister Igor Zubov on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 9:20:04