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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.


DPRK top leader attends hot spring resort completion ceremony

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a hot spring resort on Saturday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 13:22:30

Death toll in Delhi fire reaches 43

The death toll in the major fire incident in Delhi on Sunday morning has reached 32, confirmed official sources of the Delhi Fire Service (DFS).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 13:19:55

France faces difficult weekend on roads as strikes continue to bite

People take part in a demonstration in Paris, France. (Photo by Yu Zhou/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 10:26:09

Pet carnival in Egypt helps raise awareness about animal care

Held at the garden of Cairo's Child Center for Civilization and Creativity, Aleef 4th Open Air Pets Carnival, which kicked off on Friday, attracted thousands of pet owners and lovers.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 10:17:16

Death toll from Nairobi building collapse hits 5

Death toll from a building which collapsed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi on Friday rose to five on Saturday as authorities intensify search and rescue efforts.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 9:42:19

Russia to resume gas supplies to Ukraine if both reach deal: Russian PM

"We need to agree on all the essential points of this deal. And then we can resume cooperation, including our gas supplies to Ukrainian territory," Medvedev said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 9:11:58

US, Iran swap prisoners

The United States and Iran completed a prisoner swap Saturday, freeing one scholar from each country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 9:03:58

Death toll rises to 23 in gunmen attack on demonstrators in Iraq's capital

Up to 23 people were killed, and 137 others wounded in Friday's attack on protesters in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 8:51:16

President of Peru's Council of Ministers to attend Argentinean presidential inauguration

The Peruvian president of the Council of Ministers, Vicente Zeballos, will attend the inauguration of Argentinean president-elect Alberto Fernandez, on Dec. 10.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 8:48:33

Hello Panda lantern festival lights up NYC holiday season

Illuminated lanterns are seen during a media preview of the Hello Panda Festival at Citi Field baseball park in New York, the United States, on Dec. 5, 2019. Hello Panda Festival, a lantern-art extravaganza presented by the China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA) North America, unveiled its illuminated displays Friday evening here at Citi Field baseball park. Handcrafted by 60 world-renowned lantern artisans, some 120 lantern displays have been created representing a diverse range of shapes and sizes, including an 18-meter-tall Christmas tree, a 30-meter-long panda-themed light tunnel, as well as life-sized dinosaurs, giant pandas, and more. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 8:35:52

Democrat-led House Judiciary panel releases report on "constitutional grounds" for Trump impeachment

The US Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee released a report on Saturday explaining the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 7:43:16

Saudi King expresses sorrow over US naval base shooting

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressed sorrow over a deadly shooting in Florida, allegedly carried out by a Saudi military trainee, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/7 22:04:16

Argentina's president-elect unveils new cabinet

Argentina's President-elect Alberto Fernandez, who will take office on Dec. 10, on Friday unveiled his cabinet amid debt burdens and a sluggish economy in the South American country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/7 17:18:25