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White House scraps Denmark visit


US President Donald Trump Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous territory of Greenland was not for sale.

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.

Is Singapore's upcoming leadership up to the challenge?

Lee Hsien Loong once said the PAP's new committee was a “major step forward in our political renewal.” As the potential leader and “a safe pair of hands,” Heng Swee Keat shoulders great responsibility.


Euphoria grips Sudan as historic transition agreement reached

Rapturous crowds filled the streets of Khartoum Saturday as Sudan's generals and protest leaders signed a historic deal paving the way for civilian rule.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:28:40

British MPs press Johnson to recall parliament over Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure Sunday to immediately recall lawmakers from their summer holiday so parliament can debate Brexit.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:28:40

High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan's 'ice farmers'

In a mountainous area north of Tokyo, a priest blows a conch shell as Yuichiro Yamamoto bows and thanks the nature gods for this year's "good harvest": natural ice.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:13:39

10,000 left homeless after fire razes slum in Dhaka

At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:08:40

Man charged after New York scare over rice cookers

A young homeless man has been charged with placing false bombs, police said Saturday, after three empty rice cookers caused major commuter disruption in New York.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:03:40

Wade in the water

A family with a newborn wade through a flooded street following heavy rains in Kolkata, India on Saturday. Waterlogging led to traffic jams in several parts of the city as heavy rains battered the city for a second consecutive day.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 19:58:39

Dueling rallies in Portland come to end

A far-right rally and leftist counter-demonstration in the city of Portland, Oregon wrapped up Saturday amid a heavy police presence with no major incidents, following fears that violent clashes would break out.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 19:51:37

Car bomb goes off in Syria's Qamishli

A car bomb exploded in Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli on Sunday, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 15:25:01

Three dead in Honduras football violence

At least three people were killed and several injured - including three players - when violence broke out before a Honduran first division football match on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 15:09:30

2,000 inhabitants evacuated as wildfire rages in Spain's Canary Islands

More than 2,000 people have been evacuated in a small town in the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria island as a wildfire raged through the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 13:11:01

63 killed in Kabul wedding hall explosion

At least 63 people were killed and over 180 others wounded in Saturday night's suicide explosion at a wedding hall in western Kabul, police of the Afghan capital confirmed on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 12:06:18

Argentine finance minister resigns

Argentine Finance Minister Nicolas Dujovne stepped down on Saturday after a week of economic turmoil.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 10:35:55