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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.


Czech Republic reports bird flu outbreak

The Czech Republic confirmed an outbreak of the bird flu (avian influenza) on Saturday after small poultry in the Vysocina region became infected, the State Veterinary Administration (SVS) said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 8:15:19

Thai armed forces conduct first parade of troops before King

The Thai armed forces on Saturday conducted the first parade of troops before King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 8:12:45

Iran FM rules out negotiation over new nuke deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ruled out the possibility of any negotiation over a new nuclear deal, Tehran Times daily reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 8:09:09

Trump legal team slams House Democrats' impeachment move

The White House legal team on Saturday slammed House Democrats' impeachment effort against President Donald Trump as "brazen and unlawful" in its first formal response.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 7:54:01

US imposes sanctions on Iran's IRGC general

The US State Department said Saturday that it had imposed sanctions on a brigadier general of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 7:52:37

Leningrad siege remembered

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony on the 75th anniversary since the Leningrad siege was lifted during World War II at the Boundary Stone monument, east of Saint Petersburg on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/1/18 21:58:41

Four killed in Utah shooting: police

Four people were killed and another wounded in a shooting at a home in Utah on Friday night, with the suspect taken into custody, police and media reported.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/18 21:08:44

Boeing finds 'minor' new 737 MAX software glitch

Boeing said Friday it discovered a new flaw in the software on the grounded 737 MAX aircraft, but hopes to resolve the matter shortly so that it does not further delay the plane's expected return to service.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/18 21:08:43

Trump adds legal heavyweights

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/18 21:08:42

Zelensky rejects PM's resignation over leaked recording

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday he wanted to give his prime minister a “second chance” and refused to accept his resignation after a recording emerged of the premier questioning the head of state's grasp of economics.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/18 21:08:41

'Khamenei should be careful with what he says'

US President Donald Trump said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the US in a Friday prayers sermon in Tehran.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/18 21:08:40

Iran's FM warns against "politicizing" Ukrainian plane crash

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday warned against any attempt to politicize the recent Ukrainian passenger plane crash in the outskirt of capital Tehran, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/18 20:56:46

Greece ready to help Libya's post-conflict transition: FM

Greece is ready to help Libya going forward once a solution is found to the conflict there, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias told the press here on Friday following his meeting with Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/18 20:53:09