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US authorities seize 16 tons of cocaine in historic drug bust


US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia.

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.


Rising star

Britain's International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, a contender for the Conservative Party leadership, talks with anti-Brexit activist Steve Bray and members of the media as he leaves the Millbank television ...

Polio vaccination campaign

A health worker gives a polio vaccination shot to a child in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday. A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its nationwide vaccination campaign ...


US mayor apologizes after violent arrest videos

The mayor of Phoenix apologized on Sunday after videos emerged showing police in the southwestern US city violently arresting a family with young children.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:48:41

Two damaged tankers reach safe waters after dangerous Gulf attacks

Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:48:40

Yoga class

A large gathering of people participates in the 6th Brussels Yoga Day in the Jubelpark, in Brussels, Belgium on Sunday. Yoga enthusiasts were invited to take part in exercise and outdoor breathing sessions to discover the benefits of yoga.
Source: IC | 2019/6/17 20:43:40

Fewer but newer nukes in world

The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernizing their arsenals, a report published Monday said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:43:40

Xi to make state visit to NK

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit North Korea on Thursday and Friday. Experts noted that making such a significant visit before the convening of the G20 summit in Japan shows that China is trying to further highlight its unique influence in pushing forward the peace process on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 19:30:17

New Quebec law stresses migrants' skills, thousands must reapply

The Quebec provincial legislature on Sunday approved a controversial immigration bill that will replace a first-come, first-served standard for accepting migrants with one tied to applicants' skills.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 19:28:40

Osaka police officer stabbed ahead of G20

Japanese police on Monday arrested a man suspected of stabbing a police officer in the chest and stealing his gun near Osaka, just days before world leaders fly into the city for a G20 summit.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 19:28:39

Boeing's embattled chief faces tough crowd

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will have his work cut out for him at the Paris Air Show this week as he tries to reassure airlines and industry partners over the fate of Boeing's flagship 737 MAX plane, indefinitely grounded after two fatal crashes.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 19:23:40

Environmentalists worry as dunes disappear along Morocco coastline

Beneath an apartment block that looms over Monica beach in the western coastal city of Mohammedia in Morroco, a sole sand dune has escaped the clutches of the country's insatiable construction contractors.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 19:18:39

Japan's defense minister apologizes for faulty Aegis Ashore survey data

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya apologized to Akita Gov. Norihisa Satake on Monday for the ministry's flawed geographical survey that led to the northeastern prefecture being selected as a candidate site for hosting the controversial Aegis Ashore missile defense system.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 17:57:37

9 illegal migrants missing after boat sinks off western Turkey

Thirty-one illegal migrants were rescued but nine others went missing on Monday when their boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 16:39:08

Philippines' first TCM center unveiled in Manila

The Philippines' first Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) center was opened here in Manila on Monday to help the Filipinos receive better medical services through the traditional Chinese treatment. The Philippines TCM health care center, located at High Pointe Medical Hub in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, is the first-ever TCM medical center in the country as well as the first Philippine TCM center in partnership with China's Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medical (FJUTCM).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 14:59:16

Trump says to roll out health care plan in months

US President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will roll out a new health care plan in a few months.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 14:34:18