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Strike a pose


Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia on Thursday, including high in the Himalayas, up in the air and under the sea, for International Yoga Day.

Accepting challenge

This screenshot from a video posted on Twitter shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga following a fitness challenge in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Living in squalor

A woman picks up garbage on the shores of Manila Bay after a heavy downpour caused by Severe Tropical Storm Maliksi, east of the Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: AFP


Chinese Food Festival held in Tel Aviv

People learn to make Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, during the Chinese Food Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 20, ...

People enjoy leisure time at beach amid high temperatures in LA

People play in the water at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, the United States on June 20, 2018. High temperatures are returning to the Southern California, leading the National Weather ...


White House defends taking kids from parents as outrage grows over policy

The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the US-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/19 22:03:40

Rally for gay marriage

Members of the LGBT community light candles as they take part in a rally in front of the Supreme Court in Manila on Tuesday. The Philippines' top court heard arguments on Tuesday for the legalization of gay marriage, a historic first in the overwhelmingly Catholic nation.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 21:58:40

Dutch judges nix bid to take Brexit case to European court

Dutch appeals judges Tuesday threw out a bid by British expats to take a landmark case demanding rights as EU citizens after Brexit to Europe's top court.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 21:58:39

Iran says no plans to increase missile range

Iran has no plans to extend the range of its missiles since their 2,000-kilometer reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, amid mounting US pressure over Tehran's missile program.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/19 21:53:40

Three men killed in gang-related shooting in Sweden

A third man died on Tuesday after a gang-related shooting in the Swedish city of Malmo, police said, amid growing concern about spiralling violent crime in the Nordic country.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/19 21:53:39

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies at 62: zoo

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.
Source: Agencies | 2018/6/19 21:43:40

Pope visits center of Protestantism

Pope Francis's visit to Geneva, a center of Protestantism, expresses "Christian unity," the World Council of Churches chief told AFP, insisting the pontiff's message of love and inclusion speaks across denominations.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 21:43:40

Rescuers hunt for victims of overloaded ferry that sank in Indonesian lake

Indonesian rescue workers struggled in rain and two-meter waves on Tuesday to search for at least 128 passengers from an overloaded ferry that sank in Lake Toba, a tourist destination in an ancient supervolcano crater on Sumatra island.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/19 21:43:40

Modern art

A view of the artwork Mastaba by Bulgarian artist Christo, built on Serpentine Lake in London on Monday. Christo unveiled his enormous floating structure in Hyde Park, which reaches more than 20 meters high and is composed of 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels. It is Christo's first major public outdoor work in Britain.
Source: IC | 2018/6/19 21:38:40

Colombia's conundrum

Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque has promised to unite a divided country behind his plans to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and rekindle economic growth, but he will face major challenges when he takes office in August.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/19 21:28:39

S.Korea says it shares with China strategic goal of Peninsula denuclearization

South Korea shares with China the strategic goal of the Korean Peninsula's complete denuclearization, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 20:03:59

Norway's first electric aircraft takes to the skies

Norway's first electric aircraft took to the skies on Monday as the Nordic country that is known for electric cars vowed to electrify its aviation as well.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 19:33:13

People enjoy fun fair in South Tangerang, Indonesia

A motorcylist performs inside a barrel, locally known as "Tong Setan", at a fun fair in South Tangerang, Indonesia, June 18, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 17:36:24