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Death toll in clashes in the Philippines climbs to 95


Government troops found eight bodies of civilians who were allegedly executed by militants in Marawi city in southern Philippines, bringing the death toll in the six-day clashes between army and militants to 95, a military spokesman said Sunday.

Dress to fight extremism

Clothing factories in Tajikistan are churning out brightly colored national dresses amid a surge in sales, and it’s not just because of the arrival of spring. An increasing number of female officials, teachers and students have been wearing the Atlas and ...

Underage laborers

Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar’s factories.


Militants killed 3 in bus carrying Copts upper Egypt: state TV

Militants killed 3 in bus carrying Copts upper Egypt: state TV
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 18:09:03

25 people including 18 soldiers killed in attack on army base in Afghanistan

Up to 25 people including 18 soldiers and seven Taliban fighters were confirmed dead as the anti-government militant group attacked an army in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday, a local official said on the condition of anonymity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 18:06:24

S.Korea approves 1st civilian contact with DPRK under new gov't

South Korea on Friday approved the first civilian contact with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) under the new government of President Moon Jae-in, indicating a gradual resumption of inter-Korean exchanges.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 14:42:14

Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday inaugurated the country's longest river bridge, the Dhola-Sadia Bridge, in the northeastern state of Assam.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 14:41:58

Afghan conflict kills 3 militants, wounds 7 in northern province

At least three militants have been killed and seven others injured as fighting erupted in Ashkamish district of the northern Afghan province of Takhar early Friday, district police chief Abdul Rahman Ashkamishi said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 13:51:00

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner under FBI investigation: Media

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has put Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, on the list of its targets under scrutiny regarding alleged collusion with Russia, US media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 13:50:20

Four Australian men arrested after border security makes major methamphetamine bust

Four men have been arrested after the Australian Border Force (ABF) took down a large methamphetamine syndicate on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 11:09:48

UN chief calls for better protection of civilians in conflicts

The UN chief on Thursday called for better protection of civilians, as well as health facilities and medical and humanitarian personnel in conflicts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 11:09:16

S.Korean president's approval rating at 88 pct in weekly poll

Approval rating for South Korean President Moon Jae-in reached nearly 90 percent, helping raise the support for his ruling party, a weekly survey showed Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 11:08:42

Anti-THAAD "one-person" protests continue outside S.Korean presidential office, US embassy

"One-person" protests have continued against the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) outside the South Korean presidential Blue House, urging the new government to step up efforts at the reversal of the installation decision.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 10:24:17

People observe minute's silence to honor victims of Manchester attack

People observe a minute's silence to honor the victims of the Manchester Arena attack at St. Anne's Square in Manchester, Britain, May 25, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 9:06:53

"Flags-In" ceremony held at Arlington National Cemetery in US

A soldier from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places flags at grave sites during the "Flags-In" ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, on May 25, 2017. More than 1,000 soldiers placed flags for over 284,000 graves in the cemetery ahead of Memorial Day, the last Monday of May.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 8:50:52

Intelligence sharing between Britain, US resumes: BBC

Information sharing has restored between Britain and US, the BBC reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:51:03