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World's first fully electric plane takes off in Canada


The world's first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver where tall mountain peaks edge the Pacific Ocean.

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.


India launch

A spectator watches as the Indian Space Research Organisation launches the surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 along with nine other commercial nano-satellites for the US, Israel, Italy and Japan onboard the Polar ...

Argentina's new leaders

Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez (left) and his Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner flash victory signs during his inauguration ceremony at the Congress in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.


Progress made in normalizing ties with US: Sudanese PM

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok addresses a press conference at the Khartoum airport upon return from Washington on Dec. 8, 2019. Hamdok said Sunday that his recent visit to the United States achieved headway in the effort to normalize ties between the two countries. (Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 14:49:58

1 dead in New Zealand volcanic eruption, with more casualties likely: police

One person was dead in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand's White Island in the Eastern Bay of Plenty of the North Island on Monday about 2:11 p.m. local time (0111 GMT), with more casualties likely, according to the police.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 14:17:15

Volcano erupts in New Zealand's White Island

A volcano erupted at New Zealand's White Island on Monday
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 11:01:19

Anxious relatives, friends search for missing ones in horrific Delhi building fire

Early Sunday morning the Indian capital woke up to a horrific fire tragedy at a building in Anaj Mandi, a congested locality with many old buildings. Dozens of firefighters from the city's Delhi Fire Service lined on the road. Hoses fitted with their pump panels snaked inside the dark alley leading toward a multi-storey building that was gutted in a devastating fire, so far killing 43 and injuring about 50.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 10:35:18

Reception held in Chicago to promote US-China people-to-people exchanges

The Chinese Consulate General in Chicago held a reception on Saturday afternoon to promote cultural and people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 10:31:13

Putin welcomes progress in Russia-Belarus integration

Mutually beneficial integration and bilateral interaction in all areas will continue to advance, Putin said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 9:56:09

Christmas preparations underway in Bethlehem amid Israeli settlement expansion

As a famous destination for pilgrims across the world, the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem is witnessing the hustle and bustle of local people's preparation for the coming Christmas, though it's still suffering the Israeli settlement expansion for the moment.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 9:48:00

Peruvian authorities arrest 27 army members for fuel theft

An investigation led to the preliminary 10-day arrests of generals Augusto Villarroel, Carlos Mayca and Moises Chavez, and 24 other officers and army men, state news agency Andina said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 9:40:41

FBI says investigating Florida naval base shooting as "act of terrorism"

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Sunday that they are investigating a deadly shooting by a Saudi national at a naval base in Florida as "an act of terrorism."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 9:35:54

US House panel chair says articles of impeachment "presumably" to be introduced this week

US House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday that his panel, which is writing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, will "presumably" present them this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 9:22:50

New Sri Lankan gov't ready to cement friendship with China, says PM

Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said Saturday that his government is looking forward to continuing to develop friendly relations with China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 9:20:17

Iran unveils budget of 'resistance' against US sanctions as oil exports plunge

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced Sunday a "budget of resistance" against US sanctions targeting the country's vital oil sector, backed by a $5 billion Russian investment.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 22:43:40

Protests grip Iraq's capital and south

Thousands of Iraqi protesters streamed into streets and public squares in the capital and restive south on Sunday, saying they were not deterred by deadly violence meant to “scare” them.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 22:38:41