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US authorities seize 16 tons of cocaine in historic drug bust


US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia.

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.


Rising star

Britain's International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, a contender for the Conservative Party leadership, talks with anti-Brexit activist Steve Bray and members of the media as he leaves the Millbank television ...

Polio vaccination campaign

A health worker gives a polio vaccination shot to a child in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday. A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its nationwide vaccination campaign ...


7.4-magnitude quake hits 150 km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand

A 7.4-magnitude quake jolted 150 km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand at 2254 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/16 7:55:52

First woman president selected for US Naval War College

US Navy Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield has been named the new president of the Naval War College, the first woman to hold the post in the institution's history.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/16 7:53:44

Vodafone launches first 5G network in Spain in cooperation with Huawei

In cooperation with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Vodafone Espana on Saturday rolled out the first commercial 5G mobile services in Spain, making it one of the first European countries with the ultrafast mobile network in Europe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/16 0:30:37

Two huge blasts rock Somali capital Mogadishu

Two powerful explosions hit Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday amid fears of several casualties, police and witnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 19:38:30

2 killed, 5 missing in boat capsizing in central Indonesia

A boat with dozens of people on board sank in waters off central Indonesia on Saturday, leaving two people dead and five others missing, a rescuer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 17:28:11

Delhi safer as crimes against women decline vis-a-vis last year: Police

Delhi, which is often referred to as the "Crime Capital of India", witnessed a decrease of 8 percent in crimes against women during the first five months of the year, as compared to the same period last year, the official data of the Delhi Police has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 13:35:37

1 killed in Costco shooting in Southern California

One person was killed in a shooting incident at Costco in the city of Corona, 75 km east of downtown Los Angeles, local CBS news channel reported Friday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 12:42:22

Iraqi PM holds phone call with US Secretary of State over regional developments

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Friday held a phone call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over regional developments amid the rising dispute between Washington and Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 11:36:31

Mexico seeks int'l support to curb immigration: FM

Mexico will seek support from the international community to curb the flow of migrants to the United States, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said here Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 11:25:51

Armed man arrested outside New Jersey elementary school in US

A US man, found to be in possession of a handgun and numerous rounds of ammunition, was apprehended on Thursday outside an elementary school in Westfield, New Jersey, authorities said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 11:25:19

UN official calls for fair, peaceful elections in Burundi in 2020

Free, fair, inclusive and peaceful elections in Burundi in 2020 are crucial, said Jurg Lauber, chair of the Burundi configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 9:56:20

DR Congo Ebola outbreak not considered health emergency of int'l concern: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed deep concern on Friday about the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but still did not consider it a health emergency of international concern.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 9:52:50

UN chief calls for independent probe into tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an independent investigation into this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 9:49:29