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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.


Russians to get chance to discuss charter amendments

The Kremlin on Tuesday said the Russian public will have a chance to discuss proposed amendments to the constitution, defending the speed with which Russian President Vladimir Putin is overhauling the country's political order.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 22:38:40

2 missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked protests.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 22:33:41

Family of Irish girl who died in Malaysia seeks inquest

The parents of an Irish girl who was found dead in Malaysia last year have asked authorities in Kuala Lumpur to conduct an inquest into the death, their lawyer said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 20:48:43

Weather 'merry-go-round' poses risks for Australia

A “merry-go-round” of extreme weather was hampering efforts by firefighters in Australia to tackle unprecedented bushfires.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 20:48:41

South Korea rethinks patrols off Iran

South Korea's military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an anti-piracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz, after the US pressed for help to guard oil tankers.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 20:48:40

UK to end early release of terror prisoners in wake of terrorist attack

The UK on Tuesday unveiled plans to end the early release of terrorism prisoners and increase their sentences, following last year's London Bridge attack by convicted terrorist Usman Khan.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 20:08:40

Mexican troops fire tear gas to repel border-storming migrants

Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to storm into Mexico Monday by fording the river that divides the country from Guatemala, but National Guardsmen fired tear gas to force them back.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 19:58:40

French campaigners highlight trawlers' deadly toll on dolphins

Three knocks on the cabin door: “Half past midnight!”
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 19:18:40

Wasted relief supplies stir public unrest

Protests broke out in earthquake-hit Puerto Rico on Monday as a judicial investigation was opened into the weekend discovery of unused emergency supplies leftover from the devastating Hurricane Maria.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 19:13:41

Fukushima cleanup hastens

At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out its power and cooling nearly nine years ago.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 18:58:40

Double trouble: Sri Lanka's record-setting twin gathering bid marred by overcrowding

Thousands of twins packed two-by-two into a stadium in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday - so many that officials struggled to count them in time to prove they had organized a record-breaking gathering.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 16:53:40

Indian girl remains a cut above with world's longest teen hair

An Indian girl has retained her crown as the teen with the world's longest hair more than a decade after she stopping getting her tresses cut following a bad salon experience.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 16:43:41

Orwell's wife let him offer sex to lady friend

British writer George Orwell wrote to a female friend to say that they could have sex twice a year with his wife's approval, a set of letters bought by Orwell's son show, nearly 70 years after his death.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 16:43:40