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Death toll in clashes in the Philippines climbs to 95


Government troops found eight bodies of civilians who were allegedly executed by militants in Marawi city in southern Philippines, bringing the death toll in the six-day clashes between army and militants to 95, a military spokesman said Sunday.

Dress to fight extremism

Clothing factories in Tajikistan are churning out brightly colored national dresses amid a surge in sales, and it’s not just because of the arrival of spring. An increasing number of female officials, teachers and students have been wearing the Atlas and ...

Underage laborers

Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar’s factories.


DPRK army calls South Korea's claim of drone intrusion "mental derangement"

The army of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the claim by South Korea of a drone intrusion was nothing but "mental derangement."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:47:01

Hamas executes 3 Palestinians for murdering its top militant in Gaza

Three Palestinians convicted for the murder of top Hamas leader Mazen Fuqaha were executed by Hamas security forces on Thursday, stated the Hamas-run interior ministry in an emailed press statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:44:18

Six more soldiers, 13 militants killed on 3rd day of clashes in Philippines

Six more soldiers and 13 members of the militant Maute Group in Marawi City were killed as armed clashes between the two sides continued on its third day on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:43:12

Internet blocked in north Indian district after deadly caste clashes

Authorities in one of the districts of northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh state have blocked mobile internet services after clashes broke out between the members of two different castes, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:42:50

White House promises investigation after leaks over Manchester bombing

US President Donald Trump on Thursday promised to probe into leaks of Manchester bombing investigation leads that have upsetted the United Kingdom.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:42:31

OPEC, Non-OPEC oil producers extend oil output cut by 9 months

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non-OPEC states on Thursday decided to extend the joint oil output cut by nine months to rebalance the global oil market after the ministerial meetings in Vienna.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:42:12

Former Finnish president Koivisto buried amidst recollection of history

Former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto was buried with military honors in Helsinki on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:41:54

Trump cries foul over burden sharing at NATO summit

US President Donald Trump on Thursday used the occasion of his maiden summit with NATO leaders to, once again, remind his fellow NATO alliance leaders for not being "fair" to US taxpayers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:40:53

US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in eastern Syria

At least 35 people were killed Thursday by US-led airstrikes on areas in eastern Syria, a monitor group reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:40:27

G7 may face uphill battle in forging summit consensus

As the 43rd yearly summit of the Group of Seven (G7) is to be start Friday, analysts say it could be an uphill battle for the summit to reach consensus over key issues such as migration, security, and climate change.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:40:11

89 prisoners break out of Brazilian jail through 30-meter tunnel

At least 89 prisoners escaped from a prison in the northern Brazilian state of Rio Grande de Norte, getting out through a 30-meter tunnel, official sources said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:39:51

Together again

Former US president Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive on stage during the Protestant church day event at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/26 0:08:40

Faces from Mosul

Displaced children stand in line to get food at the Hammam al-Alil camp for internally displaced people south of Mosul, Syria, on Thursday, as government forces continue their offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/26 0:08:40