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Dhaka, Naypyidaw ink deal on Rohingya


Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, as global pressure mounts over the crisis that has sent more than half a million people fleeing across the border.

Japan’s wall of shame

A visitor takes photos with a mobile phone on Saturday at the newly opened memorial and exhibition hall for women in Gwangju, South Korea. Photos of 105 victims, including 22 foreigners, who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops ...

Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of ...


Brazilian president nominates new cities minister

Brazilian President Michel Temer Tuesday announced the appointment of Federal Representative Alexandre Baldy as the country's new minister of cities.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 13:07:58

Journalist shot dead by policeman in India

A journalist working with vernacular daily was shot dead by a policeman in India's northeastern state of Tripura, police said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 13:07:43

Putin discusses Syrian issues with Saudi, Egyptian, Israeli leaders by phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed recent developments in Syria with Saudi Arabian, Egyptian, Israeli leaders respectively, the Kremlin press service said Tuesday in statements.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 11:26:04

La Nina event almost certain to occur in southern Pacific: scientists

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned that a La Nina event is almost certain to develop in southern Pacific Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 10:42:07

British Chancellor between a rock and a hard place in latest budget

British economic growth has been held back by the uncertainties of Brexit, but it is a more profound fault with the economy that looks set to make things difficult for the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond when he delivers his "budget" on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 10:17:36

Annual int'l charity Bazaar held in Geneva

People visit a charity Bazaar at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 21, 2017. The United Nations Women's Guild (UNWG) organized the annual international charity Bazaar on Tuesday to raise funds for disadvantaged children around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 9:07:36

Bottle sculptures showcased to greet Christmas in Malaysia

Some sculptures made up with drink bottles are seen at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 21, 2017. Seven world famous landmark sculptures made up with some 60,562 drink bottles are showcased at the shopping mall here on Tuesday to greet the upcoming Christmas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:46:16

Indonesia Mount Sinabung erupts

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Nov. 21, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:43:51

Gambia condemns slave business in Libya

The Gambia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad condemned this Tuesday, in a statement, the sale of African migrants as slaves in the North African state of Libya.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:29:39

Watchdog decries children's plight in "initiation schools"

A South African cultural and religious watchdog on Tuesday issued a report detailing children's plight inside so-called "initiation schools."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:26:56

Serbia, Russia continue to boost friendship-based cooperation: Russian official

Serbia and Russia are willing to continue mutual political support and expand economic cooperation, visiting Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko said in a joint conference with President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:26:08

Harvard faces probe over alledged race-biased admissions

The US Justice Department is investigating complaints accusing Harvard University's intentional discrimination against Asian-Americans by limiting the number of Asian students who are admitted, it was reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:25:51

US State Department issues warning to travel to Saudi Arabia

US State Department on Tuesday issued a travel warning to US citizens that plan to travel to Saudi Arabia, listing "continuing threats from terrorist groups and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilian targets by rebel forces in Yemen."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:18:14