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Imran Khan confirmed as new Pakistani PM


Pakistani lawmakers have endorsed Imran Khan as their next prime minister, ahead of a ceremony on Saturday that should see the cricket hero sworn in as leader of the nation.

Royal well-wishers

Well-wishers pray during a ceremony to celebrate the 86th birthday of Thai Queen Sirikit, widow of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Narathiwat on Sunday. Photo: AFP

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Maid cafe waitresses sprinkle water during the Uchimizukko festival at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on Saturday, in Tokyo. Maid cafe waitresses attended the annual event, a Japanese summer tradition celebrated in Akihabara since 2003, to splash water on the hot ...


Giant on a string

A giant marionette of the French street theatre company Royal de Luxe parades through the streets in the European Capital of Culture 2018, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, on Friday. Royal de ...

Hajj begins Sunday

Hajj pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, Islam's holiest site, located in the center of the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Hajj 2018 will commence on Sunday ...


Pence warns Turkey not to test Trump's resolve on Brunson case

US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned Turkey not to test the resolve of US President Donald Trump on the case of the detained American pastor Andrew Brunson.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:45:03

US denies responsibility for Turkish economic disturbances

The US State Department on Wednesday joined the chorus in denying the US responsibility for Turkey's current economic disturbances.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:44:48

Review of worldwide retaliation against US-initiated global trade battle

Since the start of the year, the United States has been wielding tariffs against its trading partners worldwide to alter what President Donald Trump calls "unfair trade practices."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:43:37

Japan marks 73rd anniversary of WWII surrender, Emperor Akihito reiterates "deep remorse" over country's wartime acts

Japan on Wednesday observed the 73rd anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Akihito reiterating his "deep remorse" over the country's wartime acts.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:43:03

Security forces kill 2 IS suicide bombers in central Iraq

Iraqi security forces killed two Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers and wounded another on Wednesday in an operation in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, the Iraqi military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:42:27

Denmark's Tivoli amusement park celebrates 175th birthday

Tivoli Gardens amusement park marked its 175th anniversary in the Danish capital city of Copenhagen on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:42:14

Macron, Jordan's King discuss terrorism, regional crises in phone talk: Elysee

Ways to bolster security cooperation to combat terrorism and developments of regional crises topped discussions of French President Emmanuel Macron and King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday, Macron's office said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:41:43

Up to 700 US Marines may train in Norway

Norway said on Wednesday that up to 700 troops of the US Marine Corps (USMC) may train and exercise in the Nordic country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:41:20

Death toll in rain-related incidents in India's Kerala rises to 67

The toll in rain-related incidents since Aug. 8 in the southern Indian state of Kerala has touched 67, its Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:40:42

Turks mobilized to boycott US products amid strong dollar, deepening split

With a deepening split between the United States and Turkey, ordinary Turkish people and several companies have been mobilized to boycott US products through social media platforms as tourists enjoy shopping with a strong dollar.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:40:22

Death toll soars to 48 in Kabul education center bomb blast

Up to 48 students were killed and 67 others injured in a suicide bomb blast targeting a private educational center in Dasht-e-Barchi locality of Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, the Public Health Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:39:46

Abbas reaffirms rejection of US peace plan for Mideast

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed on Wednesday that the Palestinians reject the new peace plan proposed by the United States, known as "Deal of the Century."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:39:23

At least 22 students killed as boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan: official media

At least 22 students drowned on Wednesday morning when a boat sank on the Nile River in Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 6:37:03