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Lone clinic in Syria’s rebel north tackles war’s toll


At an austere mental health clinic in northern Syria, male patients with shaved heads squat barefoot in a courtyard, some dressed in uniforms and others in T-shirts and tracksuit trousers.

'Girls as dessert'

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as “dessert.”

Cold comfort for needy kids

Every year, more than 20,000 abused, delinquent, developmentally challenged or otherwise troubled Japanese children needing emergency housing pass through a system of shelters.


Hindu women offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar in Kathmandu, Nepal

People gathered to offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar at Mahadev temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 24, 2017. Mondays or Somvar in the month of Shrawan are considered auspicious for Hindu ...

Sorrow for Charlie

Supporters of terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard react after the announcement that his parents have abandoned their legal battle to take their son to the US for experimental treatment, at ...


French Nazi collaborator Petain’s tomb vandalized

The tomb of Marshal Philippe Petain, who led France's collaborationist Vichy regime under Nazi occupation, was vandalized on Saturday, the eve of the 66th anniversary of his death, police said.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 22:13:40

Eight bodies found inside tractor-trailor in Texas Walmart parking lot

Eight people were found dead Sunday inside a truck in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas in what police said appeared to be "human trafficking crime."
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 22:13:40

UK princes regret conversation

Britain's Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was "desperately rushed."
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/23 22:13:39

Muddy fight

Women wrestle in a mud pool during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea, on Saturday. The 20th annual mud festival features mud wrestling and mud sliding.
Source: IC | 2017/7/23 22:13:39

Egyptian police kill 8 pro-Muslim Brotherhood militants in Fayoum province: ministry

Egyptian police killed on Sunday eight militants loyal to the outlawed group Muslim Brotherhood during clashes in Fayoum province, Egypt's Interior Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 21:43:46

Syrian army captures new terrain in Qalamoun region

The Syrian army has captured a terrain of 36 square kilometers in the western Qalamoun region, northwest of Damascus, over the past 24 hours, state TV reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 21:34:01

Iran, Iraq sign MoU to boost defense ties

Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to boost cooperation in a host of military fields, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 21:33:44

Dangerous route to manhood

Naked, covered in white clay mud, and with his penis wrapped in leaves, Abongile Maqegu, 20, sits in a hut in South Africa recovering from his circumcision – a traditional ritual that can prove fatal.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 20:53:39

Palestine urges UN to stop Israeli escalations at holy sites

Palestine chief justice urged the UN to immediately intervene to halt Israeli escalations against the Palestinians and their holy places, MENA news agency reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 17:58:19

Soldier killed, 11 injured in fresh clash in southern Philippines

A soldier has been killed and 11 others wounded in fresh clash between the government troops and rebels in the southern Philippines, the military said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 17:35:55

Next-generation US carrier commissioned as Trump promises more defense budget

The US Navy commissioned United States Ship (USS) Gerald R. Ford, the newest and most advanced aircraft carrier, at a naval base in Virginia on Saturday, as President Donald Trump promises more budget to beef up defense.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 16:09:14

Israel installs security cameras at Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 16:05:52

21 fall ill after drinking toxic tea in northern India

At least 21 people have fallen ill after drinking toxic tea at a beverage stall in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 16:03:45