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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.


US confirms visit by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will welcome his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday - the Russian's first visit to Washington since a controversial 2017 meeting with US President Donald Trump, the US State Department announced.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 22:28:40

'Old man' Trump is 'bluffing': NK media

North Korea on Monday slammed US President Trump for “bluffing” and called him “an old man bereft of patience” as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 22:23:41

Military defense at the ICJ

People participate in a rally in support of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at Bago Township in Bago on Monday. State Counselor Suu Kyi left for the Hague to defend the nation at the International Court of Justice on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 20:13:40

Biden says no funny family business if he beats Trump

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says his family members would not engage in any business abroad if he were to win the White House next year, citing the activities of Donald Trump's children as problematic.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 20:08:40

Sri Lanka shakes up intelligence agency after Easter atrocities

Sri Lanka has for the first time named a military officer to head the country's main intelligence agency, which was blamed for failing to prevent Islamist extremist bombings in April that killed 259 people.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 20:08:40

US officials slam Saudi program

Key US lawmakers called Sunday for a halt to a Saudi military training program after a shooting rampage at a naval base in Florida in which a Saudi officer killed three American sailors.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 20:03:39

Australians' distrust of govt hits all-time low

Australians have less trust in government than at any point on record and are more worried about climate change, according to a wide-ranging study of voter attitudes released on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 19:43:40

Delhi firemen hailed as heroes for response to deadly factory fire

Two firemen who rescued 27 people were hailed as heroes Monday after Delhi's deadliest fire in decades killed 43, prompting outrage that safety regulations were yet again ignored.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 19:38:39

Volcanic explosion kills at least five and injures up to 20

At least five people were killed, up to 20 injured and several reported missing after a volcano that is a tourist attraction suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand's North Island on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/9 19:33:05

Belgian man decks out his garden with 25,000 Christmas lights

The Belgian village of Hamme-Mille became Christmas central on Saturday when "Elf Serge" turned on more than 25,000 lights in his garden.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/9 17:43:39

S Korea to take necessary actions to maintain DPRK-US dialogue momentum

South Korea's unification ministry said on Monday that the country will take necessary actions to maintain dialogue momentum between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 15:19:25

At least 8 soldiers killed in suicide bomb blast in Southern Afghanistan

At least eight Afghan soldiers and an assailant were killed in a suicide car bomb blast in the country's southern province of Helmand on Monday, provincial sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 15:09:44

Black ash from bushfires washes up Sydney beaches

Thick black ash from bushfires has turned Sydney's iconic blue water beaches into a charcoal sludge, sparking fears from experts that the harbor city's drinking water supply could also be at risk of contamination.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 15:07:29