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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 ...


IAEA 61st General Conference opens in Vienna, DPRK's nuclar program top concern

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) should fully comply with its obligations under all relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the head of IAEA said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 11:12:52

Private and financial sectors "absolutely crucial" to UN goals: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said here Monday that private sector and financial sector is "absolutely crucial" to 3-5 trillion-US-dollar annual investment needed to finance UN sustainable development goals.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 9:26:50

People of color in US exposed to more transportation-related pollution: Study

A new study finds that the United States made little progress from 2000 to 2010 in reducing relative disparities between people of color and whites in exposure to harmful air pollution emitted by cars, trucks and other combustion sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 9:26:26

Hair cut competition held in Gaza City

Palestinians get their hair cut during a competition in Gaza City on Sept. 18, 2017. About 240 Palestinian hairdressers competed in the hair cut competition.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:36:54

Iranian senior officials strongly against Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Monday that the Iraqi Kurdish independence vote could be detrimental to the regional people.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:29:15

UN chief, Trump call for change in UN bureaucracy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and US President Donald Trump on Monday called for a change of bureaucracy in the United Nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:27:17

12,200 migrants illegally enter EU in August: Frontex

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, or Frontex, said on Monday that around 12,200 migrants illegally entered the European Union (EU) in August.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:23:51

British cyclist jailed for 18 months over pedestrian death

A young British cyclist, who knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman in east London earlier this year, was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in jail in a young offenders' institution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:23:34

Probes going on in London over subway blast

British police questioned two suspects on Monday -- an 18-year-old Iraqi refugee who is believed to have planted a homemade explosive device on a packed rush-hour subway carriage in west London on Friday, and a 21-year-old from Syria, who is named by police as Yahyah Farroukh.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:23:19

Bus collision kills 3, injures 16 in New York

Three people were confirmed killed and 16 others injured after two buses collided in New York on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:22:19

Bomb blast hits NE Syrian city, injures 4

At least four people were wounded on Monday when a booby-trapped motorcycle went off in the northeastern city of Qamishly in the Hasakah province, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:21:07

Trial of anti-fascist musician's murder concerns all Greeks: victim's mother

The trial of the Greek ultra-right Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avghi) party for the murder of anti-fascist activist and musician Pavlos Fyssas four years ago concerns the entire Greek society, the victim's mother Magda Fyssa said in a statement released by the family on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:20:53

US Navy fires two commanders over ship collisions in Asia

The US Navy fired two senior commanders on Monday due to "a loss of confidence in their ability to command" after two deadly collisions involving Navy ships in recent months.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:20:26