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Death toll soars to 36 in eastern Turkey earthquake


The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday has risen to 36, with 1,607 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported on Sunday.

Think tank meets to promote BRICS cooperation

The association of BRICS has become one of the most important multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the world, during which think tanks from the five member countries have put forward many valuable and feasible policy suggestions, said participants attending a forum.

Japan media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn

The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the “cowardly” Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, after the tycoon jumped bail and fled to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan.


Ceremony held for Ukrainian victims of Iran plane crash

The bodies of the 11 Ukrainian citizens who died when a passenger plane was accidentally shot down by Iran this month were brought back to Ukraine on Sunday in a solemn ceremony at Kiev airport.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/19 22:23:42

Putin says 'transition' crucial after political shake-up

President Vladimir Putin has said he does not want Russia to return to the Soviet-era practice of leaders dying in office without a succession plan, as speculation swirls over his future after he unleashed a political upheaval last week.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 22:23:41

Tear gas, arrests in new anti-Macron demo

French police fired tear gas under a rain of projectiles and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as thousands of “yellow vest” anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Paris.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 22:23:40

North Korean foreign minister replaced in major reshuffle: report

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho has been replaced, Seoul-based NK News reported on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/19 22:18:40

Iran warns of repercussions for IAEA over Euro moves

Iran's parliamentary speaker on Sunday warned of unspecified repercussions for the UN's nuclear watchdog if European nations that launched a dispute mechanism against the Islamic republic act “unfairly.”
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 22:13:41

Trump lawyers present defense

US President Donald Trump's legal team on Saturday presented its line of defense for his upcoming impeachment trial, a process they dismissed as unconstitutional and “dangerous.”
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 22:13:40

Grenadian Ambassador to China talks about relations between countries

2020 marks the 15th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between China and Grenada in 2005. Their bilateral ties have witnessed great progress and deepened continuously in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 22:06:56

'You're stealing our water': Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory

Around 250 Germans on Saturday protested in the outskirts of Berlin where electric car startup Tesla is planning to build a gigafactory, saying its construction will endanger water supply and wildlife in the area.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/19 19:58:40

British teen appeals false rape claim sentence

A British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus by Israeli tourists has lodged an appeal against her "unfair" conviction with the island's supreme court, her defense team said.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 18:53:40

Megxit statement shows Queen's punishment: UK media

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 18:43:40

Lipstick to learning: indigenous women using businesses to end violence

Cosmetics brands and a program are built, aiming at helping at-risk youths after losing three close friends to murder and suicide, and last year set up a consultancy to help indigenous women through education
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/19 17:33:40

British royal family allows Harry, Meghan to step back from royal duties

The British royal family has agreed that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are no longer working members of the royal family.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 13:27:53

7 remain missing as over 150 rescued following avalanche in Nepal

Four South Koreans and three Nepalis remained missing since Friday following an avalanche in western Kaski district, as over 150 foreign tourists and Nepalis were rescued on Saturday from around the area, local officials and trekking agencies said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 10:43:19