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South Korean women abandon makeup to fight male domination


South Korean university student Yim Ji-su used to sacrifice up to two hours of sleep each ­morning for her laborious makeup routine - from applying foundation and concealer to perming her shoulder-length hair.

Venezuela cuts diplomatic ties after US recognizes opposition leader

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president.

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.


Sri Lankan traditional Kandyan dancers perform during Buddhist Navam procession

Sri Lankan traditional Kandyan dancers perform in front of the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2019. Thousands of people with dozens of elephants gathered at the ...

Int'l Defense Exhibition and Conference held in Abu Dhabi

Aircrafts of the Al Fursan aerobatics demonstration team perform during an air show at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19, ...


Polls: Far-right to win seats in Spanish parliament

Far-right lawmakers are set to be elected to Spain's parliament for the first time in nearly four decades, two opinion polls showed on Saturday, forecasting that no single party would get a majority in a snap election on April 28.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 22:33:40

Trump's pick for UN envoy withdraws

US President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/17 22:33:40

Bodies recovered

Rescue workers carry a body as retrieval efforts proceed for trapped artisanal gold miners near Kadoma, Zimbabwe on Saturday. Rescuers pulled the bodies of at least 22 illegal gold miners out of shafts west of Harare that were flooded earlier in the week, and rescued eight more alive, officials and witnesses said Saturday. The accident involved about 70 miners.
Source: VCG | 2019/2/17 22:33:40

Last-minute Nigeria election delay disappoints voters

Nigeria's election commission on Saturday rejected claims of political interference after its last-minute postponement of presidential elections, as voters caught unawares hit out at the announcement.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 22:33:40

Designing dreams

Stuck between an endless waiting list for a government job and a frail private sector, Iraqi entrepreneurs are taking on staggering unemployment by establishing their own start-ups.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 22:28:40

Businesses test 'airbag' plans ahead of Brexit

With just 40 days until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, businesses are testing their emergency Brexit preparations to ensure they have enough cash and staff in the event of a disorderly exit, global audit and consultancy firm KPMG said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/17 18:08:40

Vatican hosts sex abuse summit

Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 18:08:39

College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/17 18:06:27

Spotlight: China's peacekeeping efforts hailed at UN headquarters exhibition

China's peacekeeping efforts have been hailed by UN officials and military personnel at a UN headquarters exhibition depicting Chinese soldiers' service and devotion.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 12:49:20

Trump's nominee for UN ambassador withdraws from consideration

U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert withdrew herself from consideration for the nomination of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (UN), the department said in a statement on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 12:45:44

Turkey to press on with Russian S-400 missile deal: Erdogan

Turkey will not turn back from its deal to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia despite U.S. opposition, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 12:44:36

Merkel advocates cooperation, multilateralism in Munich

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday warned off the collapse of the global political structure and hailed multilateralism and cooperation in dealing with global challenges.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 12:18:58

Nigeria orders re-opening of borders after postponement of elections

The Nigerian government on Saturday ordered the re-opening of all the nation's borders following the postponement of presidential and national assembly polls by the electoral body.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 12:13:24