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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.


Europe's guardian of stem cells and hopes, real and unrealistic

Poland has emerged as Europe's leader in stem cell storage, a billion dollar global industry that is a key part of a therapy that can treat leukemia but raises excessive hopes.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 16:33:40

Indian bakers make the world's 'longest' cake

Hundreds of bakers in southern India came together recently to create what they said is the world's longest cake, about 6.5 kilometers.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 16:23:40

F1 rookie Latifi takes race number from area code

Canadian Formula One rookie Nicholas Latifi has made the call and will race with the number six on his car in a nod to the telephone area code of his home city Toronto.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 16:18:40

Pipeline explosion kills at least 2 in Nigeria's economic hub

At least two bodies had been recovered from the explosion site of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, an official with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 15:09:44

3 rockets land near US embassy in Iraq's Baghdad

Three Katyusha rockets on Monday landed near the US embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 8:59:00

Trump's lawyers urge Senate to reject impeachment, acquit him speedily

US President Donald Trump's lawyers on Monday argued that Trump had done nothing wrong, urging the Senate to reject the impeachment articles approved by Democratic-led House of Representatives last month and acquit the president speedily.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 8:31:49

Threat of volcanic eruption in Philippines could keep thousands displaced for weeks

The Philippine scientists advised thousands of displaced residents to stay clear of a 14-km danger zone around an erupting volcano despite a momentary lull in activity in recent days.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 8:10:01

Russian scientists to have SNAP test for novel coronavirus within month: media

Russian scientists will have a SNAP test within a month to quickly detect the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that caused cases of pneumonia, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 8:04:00

BBC boss Tony Hall to step down in six months

Embattled BBC boss Tony Hall will step down in six months' time, he told staff on Monday, as the British broadcaster grapples with a damaging equal-pay ruling and scrutiny over funding.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/1/21 7:56:25

Iran to leave NPT if nuke case sent to UN Security Council: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that the Islamic republic will leave the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in case the nuclear case of the country is sent to the UN Security Council.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 7:51:59

2 female NASA astronauts complete spacewalk to upgrade battery

Two female US astronauts wrapped up a spacewalk out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, upgrading the battery for one channel on one pair of the station's solar arrays.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 7:44:47

World powers agree to weapons embargo, push for Libya peace

World leaders committed to ending all foreign meddling in Libya's civil war at a Berlin summit on Sunday, and to uphold a weapons embargo as part of a broader plan to end the long-running conflict.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 22:53:40

South Korea court acquits executed man 71 years late

A South Korean court on Monday posthumously exonerated a man executed more than 70 years ago for assisting rebel forces, saying he had been wrongly convicted.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 22:48:41