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Strike a pose


Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia on Thursday, including high in the Himalayas, up in the air and under the sea, for International Yoga Day.

Accepting challenge

This screenshot from a video posted on Twitter shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga following a fitness challenge in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Living in squalor

A woman picks up garbage on the shores of Manila Bay after a heavy downpour caused by Severe Tropical Storm Maliksi, east of the Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: AFP


Chinese Food Festival held in Tel Aviv

People learn to make Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, during the Chinese Food Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 20, ...

People enjoy leisure time at beach amid high temperatures in LA

People play in the water at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, the United States on June 20, 2018. High temperatures are returning to the Southern California, leading the National Weather ...


Mexico attractive to foreign investors, says report

Foreign investors consider Mexico as a strong destination among emerging markets due to its attractive pricing, a new report by Citibanamex, the local subsidiary of Citigroup Inc, revealed on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:59:06

Senior US diplomat to travel to Seoul, Tokyo on Iran sanctions

The US State Department said Monday that Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford will lead a delegation to Seoul and Tokyo to convey the US Iran policy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:58:44

Brazil sees sharp increase in levels of obesity

Obesity affects 18.9 percent of Brazilians living in cities while 54 percent of this population is overweight, according to Health Ministry data published Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:48:55

Poll shows 66 percent of US voters oppose family separations

Sixty-six percent of US voters oppose the administration's controversial policy of separating children from their parents who get caught crossing the country's border illegally, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:47:50

UN chief voices opposition to separating children from migrant parents

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes that children must not be traumatized by being separated from their parents, his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:34:11

Trump orders to build "separate but equal" space force

The United States President Donald Trump announced Monday that he was moving to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the US armed forces.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:20:36

Pentagon suspends planning for joint drills with S. Korea in August

The US Defense Department said on Monday that it has suspended all planning for a joint military exercise with South Korea in August.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:20:01

Jolted by quake

Passengers evacuating a train walk along railroad tracks to safety following an earthquake in Osaka on Monday. There were no immediate reports of major damage after the strong quake hit western Japan, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 22:58:39

Magnanimous in defeat

Gustavo Petro, presidential candidate for Colombia Humana, is showered in confetti while he speaks to supporters, after his rival Ivan Duque won the election, in Bogota, Colombia on Sunday. Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia's next leader after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation.
Source: AP | 2018/6/18 22:58:39

S.Korea, US expected to suspend 'war games': media

South Korea and the US are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/18 21:38:40

Merkel gets ultimatum from ally over migrants

Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on Monday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would also rattle Europe.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:38:40

Saving Buddha

Workers save a Buddha statue after a landslide damaged the hilltop Kyaik Than Lan pagoda in Mawlamyine, Myanmar on Monday following heavy rains. Flooding in southern Myanmar caused the landslide at a famed pagoda, submerged homes and displaced residents, according to state media.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:33:41

Conservative bet wins Colombia presidency

Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:13:39