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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 expected to discuss sending more troops to Middle East: report

The US administration might discuss whether to send additional troops to the Middle East after two oil tankers came under attack in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, US media reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 13:53:34

PNG offers E-Visas to all APEC economies

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has expanded its electronic visa program to include over 20 economies, the government's Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) confirmed on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 12:55:06

Iran says British stance over targeted oil tankers in Sea of Oman "unacceptable"

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned British Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire over the accusations by London against Tehran concerning the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 11:05:13

New Zealand unveils plan to protect endangered dolphins

The New Zealand government unveiled on Monday its plan to expand and strengthen the protection for Maui and Hector's dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these endangered native marine mammals.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 11:02:41

Trump ramps up attacks against big newspapers

US President Donald Trump lashed out at The New York Times and The Washington Post on Sunday, as tensions between the White House and some of the nation's mainstream media continue to grow.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 10:06:13

Israeli gov't inaugurates settlement in Golan Heights to honor Trump

Israel's government inaugurated on Sunday a new settlement in the annexed Golan Heights named after the country's close ally, US President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 9:56:06

Japanese police officer stabbed in possible targeted attack

A Japanese police officer was stabbed several times in the chest with a kitchen knife and his loaded handgun was stolen while on patrol on Sunday morning in the western city of Suita, in a rare case of violent crime in Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/16 20:38:39

From apples to almonds, India hikes tariffs on US goods as retaliatory measure

India's new tariffs on 28 American goods in a retaliatory measure to Washington's recent refusal to exempt it from higher steel and aluminum tariffs came into effect from Sunday, official sources has confirmed to Xinhua News Agency.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 20:33:39

Trump slams Times' Russia report

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of "a virtual act of treason," after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 20:28:40

Deadly performance

A wreck of a plane is recovered after it crashed into the Vistula River in Plock, Poland on Saturday. A German pilot was killed after the plane plunged into the river during a stunt performance at the Plock Air Picnic in Plock. The pilot was a former employee of Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline, according to the organizers.
Source: IC | 2019/6/16 20:28:39

Trump launches new Twitter attacks on London mayor Sadiq Khan

US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Saturday on London Mayor Sadiq Khan, backing a right-wing British columnist who has been widely accused of Islamophobia and once called migrants "cockroaches."
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 20:23:40

Turkey says delivery of S-400s to begin in July

Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 20:23:39

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, despite Iran's vehement denial, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to an interview published on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 20:18:40