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Mexico rescue workers search ruins for buried schoolchildren


Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Life of a ‘decader’

Accused murderer Manuel Cerna has been languishing in a Philippine jail for 15 years without a verdict, one of the countless inmates enduring interminable trials that are expected to get longer as an unrelenting drug war overwhelms the courts.

Left leaderless

Thailand’s generals could hardly have planned it better. Ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reportedly fled to Dubai before being due to appear in court to hear a verdict for negligence, leaving the populist movement that has dominated Thai politics for ...


Staying prepared

Japan Self-Defense Force troops deploy the Type 88 surface-to-ship missile launcher during a drill in Horonobe, Japan on Wednesday.

Paying respects to the dead

Hindus pray as they take a dip in the waters of the holy Banganga Tank to honor the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in ...


Myanmar state counselor calls for int'l cooperation to constructively tackle issue of northern state

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday called on the international community to cooperate for constructively tackling the issue of the northern Rakhine state.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 21:24:42

S.Korean unification minister stresses economic cooperation with DPRK to resolve nuke issue

South Korea's top policymaker in charge of affairs with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday stressed the importance for inter-Korean economic cooperation to resolve the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 21:23:44

‘We can do it’

Syrian student Moataz Ghannam believes many Germans misunderstood Chancellor Angela Merkel when she delivered her now-famous rallying cry at the height of the refugee influx, “We can do it.”
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 19:18:39

UN chief calls for tackling sexual exploitation, abuse

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for global solidarity to fight sexual exploitation and abuse.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 15:13:19

Canada, Britain agree to post-Brexit trade deal

Canada and Britain have agreed to establish a new post-Brexit bilateral trade deal, both countries' prime ministers announced here Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 15:12:43

Trump says Paris accord "badly negotiated": US official

US President Donald Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron here on Monday that he believed the Paris climate agreement was "badly negotiated" and was unfair to the United States, said a US official.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 15:12:09

Indonesia raises Bali's volcano alert

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert status level for a volcano in Bali following increased activity, senior officials said here on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 14:26:43

US to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the United States would send more than 3,000 troops to Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:48:42

Teenage girl dies after allegedly thrown off school building in India

A 15-year-old girl in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was killed after falling off from the third floor of her school building, police said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:30:28

Australia's smallest endangered species at greatest risk of extinction: researcher

Australia's smallest endangered species are at the greatest risk of extinction thanks to an imbalance in conservation funding and awareness campaigns, according to a global study headed by a researcher from Deakin University.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:29:46

Maria intensifies into "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane

Maria intensified into a Category 5 hurricane on Monday as its eye is approaching Dominica in eastern Caribbean, the US Hurricane Center said in a statement on Monday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 11:16:06

Myanmar allocates additional fund to upgrade border fence in northern state with Bangladesh

Myanmar government has allocated an additional fund of 20 billion kyats (14.7 million US dollars) to urgently repair the damaged portion of the border fence with Bangladesh and build it into an upgraded and secured one, said a press release of the President's Office late Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 11:15:40

Spanish minister warns Catalan independence would lead to poverty

Spanish Minister for the Economy Luis de Guindos warned on Monday that the Catalan region in northeastern Spain would face poverty should its inhabitants declare independence.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 11:13:29