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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.


Iran says nuclear deal not dead yet

Iran said Monday that it had not closed the door to negotiations to resolve a dispute over its nuclear agreement with world powers that has escalated since 2018 when the US withdrew from the deal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 22:48:40

UK PM raises visas in pitch for post-Brexit trade with Africa

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told African leaders on Monday that Britain would be more open to migrants from their continent after Brexit as he hosted a summit intended to boost trading ties.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 22:23:41

Ukraine insists Iran hand over downed jet's black boxes

Ukraine insisted on Monday that Iran hand over the black box flight recorders of a passenger plane mistakenly shot down by Iranian forces during a spike in tensions with Washington.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 22:23:40

Abe strikes conciliatory note on S.Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that South Korea was its “most important neighbor” and that the two shared basic values, taking a conciliatory tone toward the country that has been locked in a bitter row with Tokyo for over a year.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/20 22:18:42

'Sad' Prince Harry says no other option but to end royal role

Britain's Prince Harry spoke on Sunday of his sadness at being forced to give up his royal duties in a deal with Queen Elizabeth II and senior Windsors that will see him and his wife Meghan exit official roles to seek an independent future.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/20 18:08:42

No sex, no babies: S.Korea's emerging feminists reject marriage

No dating, no sex, no marriage and no babies: Two South Korean YouTubers who vow to stay single have caused uproar in the East Asian nation as it battles the world's lowest fertility rate.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/20 18:08:40

Australia boosts bushfire relief funds

Australia on Monday boosted emergency grants and loans for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country during the peak tourist season, as firefighters used cooler weather to prepare for a return of hazardous fire conditions.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/20 17:58:40

UN envoy to Yemen condemns Houthi missile attack on Marib's military camp

The UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Sunday condemned a missile attack on a government military camp in the Yemeni northeastern province of Marib.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 13:52:31

UK, France reiterate commitment to upholding Iran nuclear deal

Britain and France on Sunday reaffirmed their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal while acknowledging the need to define a long-term framework to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, said a Downing Street spokesperson.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 13:48:59

Chinese, South Africans celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Johannesburg

Hundreds of Chinese and South Africans of all ages from different backgrounds gathered together at Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 13:47:35

Strikes against retirement reform highlight institutional crisis in France

Strikes, protests, and disrupted traffic that began on Dec. 5, 2019 in France, are beginning to weigh on various sectors and reflect a deep crisis for the French political regime.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 9:07:34

Two police officers killed in Hawaii shooting

At least two police officers in Honolulu, Hawaii, were killed Sunday morning in an apparent shooting, according to local law enforcement sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 8:48:47

2,400 Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters reach Libya: monitor

As many as 2,400 Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have so far reached Libya to fight against the east-based army led by Khalifa Haftar, a war monitor reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 8:42:58