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World's first fully electric plane takes off in Canada


The world's first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver where tall mountain peaks edge the Pacific Ocean.

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.


India launch

A spectator watches as the Indian Space Research Organisation launches the surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 along with nine other commercial nano-satellites for the US, Israel, Italy and Japan onboard the Polar ...

Argentina's new leaders

Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez (left) and his Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner flash victory signs during his inauguration ceremony at the Congress in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.


NK conducts 'very important test'

North Korea said Sunday it had carried out a "very important test" at its space launch center, as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 22:38:41

Body of slain doctor returns home to Japan

The body of Tetsu Nakamura, a beloved Japanese doctor who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, was brought back to Japan on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 22:33:41

Polio makes comeback in Malaysia after nearly three decades

A 3-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/8 22:33:40

Gunman shared mass shooting footage

The Saudi military student who carried out a deadly shooting spree at a US naval base showed videos of mass shootings at a dinner party the night before the attack, US media reported Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 22:28:40

Argentine Ambassador to China talks trade and bilateral ties

Recent years have seen China and Argentina advancing bilateral relations and deepening cooperation in a range of fields. While geographically apart, the two countries have seen closer ties despite pressure from the US. How does Argentina evaluate China's presence in the country and the Latin American region? What are the new areas in which the two countries can enhance cooperation?
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 20:03:40

New Delhi factory fire killed at least 43

At least 43 people have died in a factory fire in India's capital New Delhi, with the toll expected to rise, police told AFP.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 19:33:39

Smoke haze settles over Sydney as bushfires burn NSW

Smoke haze from bushfires raging in Australia spread to the capital on Sunday, as firefighters raced to contain more than 140 blazes ahead of a heatwave forecast early this week.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 19:18:39

FBI identifies US military base shooter

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Saturday identified the shooter that killed three at a military base in Florida early Friday as Saudi national Mohammed Alshamrani.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 14:38:41

Trump, Moon discuss Korean Peninsula in phone call

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed Korean Peninsula issues in a phone call on Friday EST, the White House said in a statement Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 13:59:14

Samoa's measles death toll rises to 65 amid state of emergency

Samoa is in a state of emergency, with all schools closed, a mass vaccination campaign underway and public gatherings restricted. Currently, a total of 165 people are hospitalized with measles in the island nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 13:52:25

Sri Lanka to firmly support, accelerate Port City development: PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Saturday that his government will firmly support and accelerate the development of the Colombo Port City project constructed by China to ensure that it will emerge as a new business hub in the island country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 13:50:23

Afghan horse riders compete during Buzkashi match

Afghan horse riders compete for a goat during a Buzkashi match in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of Balkh province, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2019. (Photo by Kawa Basharat/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 13:48:19

DPRK makes "very important test" at Sohae Satellite Launching Ground

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) carried out "a very important test" at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on Saturday afternoon, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 13:25:03