Venezuela-Colombia border formally reopens

Venezuela and Colombia on Monday reopened their border to vehicles transporting goods following seven years of partial closure, including three years in which it was fully closed due to a political spat.

Courts new climate battleground

Governments around the world must scale up climate action "or face further legal action," an open letter from campaign groups warned on Tuesday, as battles over policies to cut emissions and protect the environment are increasingly fought in the courts.

  • Japanese NGO calls on govt to stop hyping Taiwan question

    An emergency meeting calling on the Japanese government to stop hyping the Taiwan question will be held in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday, the day marking the 50th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations. Go Tanaka, the person in charge of the emergency meeting committee, told the Global Times that September 29 should have been a day to celebrate, but the current challenges in China-Japan relations have much to do with Japan's foreign policy of subordination to the US.

    By Xing Xiaojing | 2022/9/28 1:02:33
  • Ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday granting Russian citizenship to former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.

    By Agencies | 2022/9/27 20:42:57
  • Iran urges 'impartial, independent' verification

    The Iranian nuclear chief said on Monday that the verification of Iran's nuclear activities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should be “impartial and independent,” official IRNA news agency reported.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/27 20:42:01
  • Thousands march to demand justice for Mexico's missing students

    Thousands of Mexicans marched on Monday demanding justice on the eighth anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students, after investigators branded the atrocity a "state crime" involving the military and other institutions.

    By AFP | 2022/9/27 20:38:19
  • Canada to end all COVID-19 restrictions

    Canada will suspend COVID-19 border restrictions in October, the country's public health agency said on Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/27 20:37:22
  • Cancer S.Korea's top cause of death in 2021 despite spread of pandemic

    Cancer remained South Korea's top cause of death in 2021 despite the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, statistical office data showed on Tuesday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/27 20:34:24
  • New banknotes, coins, stamps, cipher for UK's King Charles III

    Britain will gradually see coins, banknotes and stamps bearing the image of King Charles, while the new monarch's cipher will also appear on government buildings and red mail pillar boxes, manufacturers and Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/27 20:33:09
  • Austria returns dozens of looted Indigenous remains to New Zealand

    The remains of scores of ­Indigenous Maori and Moriori people began a journey home to New Zealand on Tuesday, officials said, most of them stolen by a notorious 19th-century Austrian graverobber.

    By AFP | 2022/9/27 20:26:44
  • Senegal town remembers 1,863 victims of ferry disaster

    Twenty years after Le Joola ferry sank, the Senegalese town where half of the nearly 1,900 dead lived paid tribute on Monday to those killed in the disaster described as a "wound that never heals."

    By AFP | 2022/9/27 20:23:32
  • New Swiss ambassador hoping for further development of relations with China

    The new Swiss Ambassador to China Jürg Burri said on Sunday that he is very much looking forward to promoting the development of bilateral ties during his tenure.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2022/9/27 0:22:01
  • Potential of metals in fighting fungal infections shown in study

    Researchers from Australia's University of Queensland (UQ) found that metal compounds may be the answer to combating drug-resistant fungal infections.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/26 20:37:44
  • Swiss narrowly back hiking retirement age for women

    Swiss voters on Sunday accepted by a hair a divisive pension reform plan, which will raise women's retirement age to the same as men's, but snubbed a push to ban factory farming

    By AFP | 2022/9/26 20:35:58
  • Rare 'Fortune Pink' diamond to go under the hammer in Geneva

    The Fortune Pink, an exceptionally rare giant gemstone, will be auctioned in November in Geneva, Switzerland, where it is expected to go for up to $35 million, auctioneers said on Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/26 20:31:56
  • Interpol issues red notice for Terra crypto founder: Seoul

    Interpol has issued a red notice for a South Korean cryptocurrency founder who is accused of fraud over the company's $40 billion collapse, prosecutors said on Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/26 20:29:59
  • UN sides with Torres Strait Eight

    Indigenous campaigners from Australia's northern Torres Strait Islands said on Monday their fight is just beginning after a United Nations body found the government had failed to protect them from climate change.

    By AFP | 2022/9/26 20:28:10
  • S.Korea's Yoon says 'untrue' media reports damage alliance

    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Monday "untrue" media reports over his remarks threatened to damage relations with the US after he was caught cursing on a hot mic during his visit to New York last week.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/26 20:25:35
  • Russia school shooting leaves 13 people dead

    At least 13 people were killed, including seven children, in a shooting at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk on Monday, TASS news agency reported, citing the Russian Investigative Committee.

    By Agencies | 2022/9/26 20:24:47
  • Schiff would likely support criminal referrals

    US Representative Adam Schiff, a Democratic member of the special panel investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, on Sunday said he would likely support approving criminal referrals against those involved in the violence, but that it would take a unanimous decision by its nine members.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/26 20:22:29
  • Cholera has killed 29 in Syria as outbreak spreads: health ministry

    A cholera outbreak in several regions of Syria has killed 29 people, the Syrian health ministry said on Monday in what the UN has called the worst outbreak in the war-torn country for years.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/26 20:20:29
  • Bangladesh boat tragedy death count climbs to 40

    Rescue workers recovered 15 more bodies on Monday after a boat carrying religious pilgrims capsized in Bangladesh, taking the death toll to 40 with dozens still missing, police said.

    By AFP | 2022/9/26 20:19:32
  • 6 die in Philippine typhoon

    The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2022 left at least six people dead, authorities said on Monday, after heavy rain and fierce winds battered the country's most populous island.

    By AFP | 2022/9/26 20:18:16
  • Iran regrets Ukraine's decision to downgrade diplomatic ties, vows reaction

    Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanani on Saturday expressed regret for the decision of the Ukrainian government to downgrade diplomatic relations with the Islamic republic.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/25 20:36:44
  • UN envoy proposes to prolong truce in Yemen

    UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg said on Saturday that he has submitted a proposal to the Yemeni warring factions to prolong the ongoing truce for a long period.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/25 20:35:18
  • W.House blasts Arizona ruling

    The White House on Saturday blasted a court ruling in Arizona that imposes a near-complete ban on abortions in the southwestern US state as "catastrophic, dangerous and unacceptable."

    By AFP | 2022/9/25 20:33:51
  • Palestinian shot dead after losing control of vehicle

    A Palestinian driver who lost control of his car on a highway near the northern West Bank city of Nablus was killed, Palestinian security sources and the victim's families said.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/25 20:22:32
  • Typhoon Talas slams central Japan, killing 2

    Thousands were without running water and power in central Japan on Sunday after Typhoon Talas dumped record rains on the region, triggering floods and landslides, and leaving at least two dead.

    By AFP | 2022/9/25 20:21:47
  • Polls open as Italians vote in general election

    Polls opened in Italy on Sunday in an election that is forecast to return the country's most right-wing government since World War II and also herald its first woman prime minister.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/25 20:20:42
  • Young Aussies growing more anxious, distressed: mental health commission head

    Young Australians are more anxious and distressed than ever, according to the head of the National Mental Health Commission (NHMC) Christine Morgan.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/25 20:19:57
  • Lebanon migrant ship death toll rises to 94

    Seventeen bodies were recovered on Saturday after a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sank off Syria's coast, raising the overall toll to 94, Syrian state television said, in one of the eastern Mediterranean's deadliest such episodes.

    By AFP | 2022/9/25 20:19:10
  • NASA scraps Tuesday moon launch due to tropical storm

    NASA has called off the scheduled Tuesday launch of its historic uncrewed mission to the moon due to a tropical storm that is forecast to strengthen as it approaches Florida.

    By AFP | 2022/9/25 20:18:24
  • Balancing the scale

    Pakistan's catastrophic floods have led to renewed calls for rich polluting nations, which grew their economies through heavy use of fossil fuels, to compensate developing countries for the devastating impacts caused by the climate crisis.

    By AFP | 2022/9/25 19:33:21
  • Countries warned not to lose the guard as the COVID-19 unlikely to end this winter

    Despite positive signs, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, WHO warns. Chinese CDC expert said more efforts are needed in carrying on anti-epidemic measures as the world is highly likely to see the sixth wave this winter.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/24 14:56:18
  • China has made amazing efforts and achievements over past decade: Saudi Arabia Ambassador

    China has made amazing efforts in economic reform, infrastructure construction, and opening up trade among many other sectors and seen great achievements, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to China Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Harbi told the Global Times on the occasion of the 92nd anniversary of the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2022/9/23 20:22:43
  • US gambles on aggressive rate hikes, stoking fears of unbearable repercussions

    The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its policy interest rate by 75 basis points (bps) for a third time in a row this year, in a desperate and reckless battle against rampant inflation.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/9/22 22:50:56
  • SCO becoming more attractive to other countries for non-bloc status principle, mutual benefit: former Uzbek deputy PM

    The just concluded 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan attracted a great deal of attention with top leaders weighing in on important international agendas. How can China and Uzbekistan become an active force in actively developing bilateral cooperation and jointly exploring the implementation of regional development initiatives? What's the most important outcome from the summit? What important role does China play in the SCO and in the region? What development momentum has China brought to the region and the world?

    By Xie Wenting and Lin Xiaoyi | 2022/9/22 22:43:35
  • Serbian president questions double standards over territorial integrity

    Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday questioned double standards practiced by certain countries over the territorial integrity and sovereignty of states.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/22 20:44:52
  • Strong quake shakes Mexico, leaving 2 dead

    A strong earthquake jolted Mexico on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead as residents rushed into the streets of the capital in the middle of the night days after another powerful tremor.

    By AFP | 2022/9/22 20:42:11
  • Trump, children sued in New York

    Former US president Donald Trump and family members lied to tax collectors, lenders and insurers for years in a scheme that routinely misstated the value of his properties to enrich themselves, according to a suit filed by New York's ­attorney general on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/22 20:40:56
  • Almost 200 pilot whales perish on Australian beach

    Almost 200 whales have perished at an exposed, surf-swept beach on the rugged west coast of Tasmania, where Australian rescuers were only able to save a few dozen survivors on Thursday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/22 20:36:10
  • UK to halve business energy prices this winter

    The wholesale price of gas and electricity for all non-domestic customers in the United Kingdom (UK) will be cut by half their anticipated level during this winter under a government support plan that was unveiled on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/22 20:34:14
  • Hurricane Fiona heads to Bermuda

    Hurricane Fiona strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday as it headed toward Bermuda after carving a destructive path through the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where the storm left most people without power and up to eight dead.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/22 20:22:37
  • Spain grants personhood status to threatened saltwater lagoon

    Spain granted personhood status on Wednesday to a large saltwater lagoon to give its threatened ecosystem better protection, the first time such a measure has been taken in Europe.

    By AFP | 2022/9/22 20:18:59
  • Babies in the womb react differently to flavors: researchers

    Babies in the womb are big fans of ­carrots but not so much leafy green vegetables - and show it in their faces, scientists said in a new study published on Thursday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/22 20:17:48
  • Webb captures Neptune's rings

    The James Webb Space Telescope has turned its gaze away from the deep universe toward our home Solar System, capturing an image of a luminous Neptune and its delicate, dusty rings in detail not seen in decades, NASA said on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/22 20:14:40
  • Australians warned of increased mosquito-borne diseases threat

    Australian scientists have warned of an increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases amid forecast wet conditions during the upcoming spring and summer.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/22 20:09:21
  • Syria water woes peak in cholera outbreak

    In a Syria hospital crowded with women and wailing children, Ahmad al-Mohammad writhed in pain beside his wife after they contracted cholera, which is resurging for the first time in years.

    By AFP | 2022/9/22 20:08:17
  • US government should face up to its original historical sin on the 160th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation: Chinese FM

    ​The US government should face up to its original historical sin and take practical measures to truly improve the human rights situation of ethnic minorities in the country, instead of slandering and smearing other countries under the guise of human rights, spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2022/9/22 18:23:55
  • Unconventional military exchanges between Germany, Japan in Asia-Pacific spark concerns on regional security, while influence is limited: expert

    Do the military exchanges between Germany and Japan mean that Germany will be a regular presence in the Asia-Pacific region? Will it further upset the security situation in the region? Wide concerns have been triggered after Japan's Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) said it will conduct joint training with the German Air Force on September 28 in Japanese airspace for the first time. Also, in November 2021, a German navy frigate, the European country's first military vessel to make a port call in Japan in about 20 years, docked in Tokyo.

    By Guo Yuandan and Xu Keyue | 2022/9/21 23:01:57
  • Iranian president calls for nuclear deal guarantees, closure of IAEA inquiry

    Iran needs reassuring guarantees as well as the closure of the ongoing inquiry into the Islamic republic by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) before a nuclear deal can be reached, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Tuesday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/21 20:03:49
  • Sep dengue death toll reaches 27

    The spread of dengue fever in Pakistan continued to get severe as 27 patients have died in the country's southern Sindh so far in September.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/21 20:02:39
  • Japanese man sets himself on fire

    A man set himself on fire near the Japanese prime minister's office on Wednesday after expressing opposition to a state funeral for assassinated ex-premier Shinzo Abe, local media reported.

    By AFP | 2022/9/21 20:01:10
  • EU health watchdog urges Europe to prepare for new COVID-19 wave

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Tuesday that despite falling COVID-19 cases in Europe, the pandemic is not over yet and countries should prepare for a new wave.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/21 19:58:06
  • The Netherlands announces measures to tackle cost-of-living crisis

    King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the new parliamentary year on Tuesday. Addressing the joint session of the country's States-General (Senate and House of Representatives) from the throne, he acknowledged that the country is currently going through "a time of contradictions and uncertainty."

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/21 19:55:50
  • FBI facing 'flood' of threats

    US senators on Tuesday condemned threats of violence against the FBI, blaming former president Donald Trump for a barrage of abuse against federal agents in the month since a raid at his south Florida beach club.

    By AFP | 2022/9/21 19:54:16
  • Most pregnancy-related deaths in US are avoidable: CDC

    Four out of five pregnancy-related deaths in the US could be avoided, a new report by the nation's top public health agency says, as mothers in the country face a comparatively high mortality rate, especially among black women.

    By AFP | 2022/9/21 19:52:30
  • Half of stranded pilot whale pod feared dead

    A pod of 230 pilot whales was found stranded on the rugged west coast of Tasmania on Wednesday, with Australian officials saying only half appeared to be alive.

    By AFP | 2022/9/21 19:51:19
  • Rising obesity projected to hit global GDP

    Rising levels of obesity are set to cost the world economy 3.3 percent of GDP by 2060, slowing development in lower-­income countries and making it hard for people to lead healthy lives, according to a new study published on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/21 19:49:07
  • Looking for reasons to be cheerful about climate action

    With a sunny smile to the camera, Alaina Wood delivers a burst of “good climate news” to her young TikTok audience, trying to reassure them that it is not too late for action on global warming.

    By AFP | 2022/9/21 19:45:14
  • China to play important role in further development of SCO: former Uzbek deputy prime minister

    The role of China as a founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is enormous in its formation and further development and it continues to be the leading factor in facilitating economic and trade cooperation within the SCO, former Uzbek deputy prime minister and former minister of foreign affairs of Uzbekistan Saidmukhtara Saidkasimova told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Xie Wenting and Lin Xiaoyi | 2022/9/21 0:17:53
  • IMF staff approves second review of Argentina debt relief agreement

    Technical staff of the International ­Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved the second review of the organization's debt relief agreement with Argentina, paving the way for the South American country to access some $3.9 billion in the coming weeks, the IMF said.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/20 20:00:29
  • LDP to update list of members with church ties

    Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will release an updated list of members who have had connections with the controversial Unification Church, its Secretary-General Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/20 19:59:23
  • US Congress to review 1887 law

    A 135-year-old federal election law will start getting a makeover in Congress this week in response to the January 6, 2021 assault on the US Capitol by then president Donald Trump's supporters trying to stop ­certification of Joe Biden's victory.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/20 19:57:56
  • South Korea seeks Interpol red notice for Terra crypto founder

    South Korean prosecutors have asked Interpol to issue a red notice for Do Kwon, the founder of failed cryptocurrency Terra, saying he was refusing to cooperate with their probe into its $40 billion collapse.

    By AFP | 2022/9/20 19:49:08
  • Australian state to introduce new 'no body no parole' law

    Offenders in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) who refuse to provide information on the location of their victims' remains will be ineligible for parole under new laws.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/20 19:47:14
  • Quake hits Mexico on fateful anniversary

    A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating temblors, killing at least two people, damaging buildings, knocking out power and sending residents of Mexico City scrambling outside for safety.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/20 19:44:57
  • How many ants are on Earth? At least 20 quadrillion, new research says

    There are at least 20 quadrillion ants on Earth, according to a new study that says even that staggering figure likely underestimates the total population of the insects, which are an essential part of ecosystems around the world.

    By AFP | 2022/9/20 19:37:54
  • Uganda declares outbreak of rare Ebola strain

    Uganda's health ministry on Tuesday announced the country's first fatality from the highly contagious Ebola virus since 2019, declaring an outbreak in the central district of Mubende.

    By AFP | 2022/9/20 19:36:24
  • Study challenges farming norms

    Diverting grain and other feed for livestock to human consumption could boost food supply sufficiently to feed an additional billion people, according to research released on Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/20 19:31:42
  • Cuba boosts cigar exports to facilitate recovery amid pandemic, sanctions

    Cuba continues to promote cigar exports for economic recovery as the country braves the headwinds from the ­COVID-19 pandemic and the US trade embargo.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/20 19:19:28
  • Drought decimates key cotton crop in US state of Texas

    On Sutton Page's ravaged cotton fields, there is almost nothing left to pick. The Texas farmer managed to salvage maybe a fifth of his crop, but the rest was lost to the severe drought that has taken a steep toll across the region.

    By AFP | 2022/9/20 19:17:12
  • Inviting third parties to CPEC attests to transparency and openness: Pakistani Ambassador

    As the world grapples with unilateralism-induced crises that have threatened global peace, China continues to be a shining example on the international stage, injecting stable, developmental and cooperative momentum. Over the last decade, China, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has achieved great success in record time, hitherto unseen in world history, including lifting nearly 100 million people out of absolute poverty, the unreserved promotion of multilateralism, and the adoption of a win-win development strategy among countries. In this series, the Global Times will interview diplomats from various countries to get their views on China's development and what it means for the world as a whole. ​

    By Global Times | 2022/9/20 1:08:30
  • Death toll of Lassa fever rises to 171 in Nigeria, fatality rate at 18.6 percent

    The death toll of Lassa fever in Nigeria in 2022 has risen to 171, despite measures by the government to reduce infections across the country, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/19 23:04:25
  • Hungary committed to keep its promises in order to access EU funds: minister

    The Hungarian government is committed to fulfilling its promises made to the European Commission (EC) in order to gain access to billions of euros of European Union (EU) funds, Tibor Navracsics, Minister of Regional Development and Utilization of EU Funds, told a press conference on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/19 23:02:44
  • Africa 'unstoppable': Guterres

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for action to make Africa a success.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/19 22:58:56
  • Pilot dead in US jet plane crash

    A pilot was killed after a jet plane crashed on Sunday at the Reno Air Races in western US state of Nevada, authorities said.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/19 22:54:00
  • Bus plunges into 75-meter-deep Costa Rican ravine, death toll reaches 9

    At least nine people were killed and four left missing when a bus and two other vehicles plunged into a ravine in a mountainous part of Costa Rica, the Red Cross reported Sunday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/19 22:52:05
  • Typhoon Nanmadol batters Japan

    Typhoon Nanmadol brought ­ferocious winds and record rainfall to western Japan on Monday as one of the biggest storms to hit the country in years killed at least two people, disrupted transport and forced manufacturers to suspend operations.

    By Agencies | 2022/9/19 22:47:37
  • Researchers pin hopes on 'solar backpacks' for endangered birds

    Australian researchers are hoping to keep track of one of the world's rarest bird species - known as plains-wanderers - by attaching tiny solar-powered devices to the endangered birds' backs.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/19 22:39:27
  • Pakistan continues to see growth in dengue cases

    Pakistan continues to see an increase in dengue cases amid the recent outbreak due to the ongoing floods in the South Asian country.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/19 22:32:17
  • Swiss court sentences 'IS' knifewoman

    A Swiss woman was given a nine-year jail term on Monday for slashing two people in the name of the Islamic State (IS) group but her sentence was suspended so she can undergo psychiatric treatment.

    By Agencies | 2022/9/19 22:25:51
  • More New Zealanders fall victim to scams than ever: research

    More New Zealanders are falling victim to scams than ever, according to new research from the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) released on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/19 22:12:06
  • Bolsonaro's sign-language interpreter launches own campaign

    Few people know his name, but as President Jair Bolsonaro's ever-present sign-language interpreter, Fabiano Guimaraes is a familiar face to millions of Brazilians - fame he now hopes will help him win a seat in Congress.

    By AFP | 2022/9/19 22:07:28
  • Priests kidnapped, church burned 'by unknown armed men' in Cameroon

    Five priests, a nun and two churchgoers were kidnapped by attackers who set fire to a church in western Cameroon, the Catholic Church said on Sunday, the latest violence in an area hit by bloody conflict between anglophone separatists and the state.

    By Agencies | 2022/9/18 22:00:56
  • London protests over killing of black man

    Dozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police on Saturday, accusing the force of racism following the fatal shooting of 24-year-old black man, Chris Kaba.

    By AFP | 2022/9/18 21:58:33
  • Typhoon Nanmadol hits Japan

    Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in southwestern Japan on Sunday night, as authorities urged millions of people to take shelter from the powerful storm's high winds and torrential rain.

    By AFP | 2022/9/18 21:57:01
  • US envoy slammed for downplaying climate crisis in Africa

    Green campaigners from the Sub-Saharan African region on Saturday slammed the US ­Climate Envoy John Kerry for giving lip service to the continent's quest for a low-carbon and resilient future.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/18 21:45:55
  • Wanted crypto founder Do Kwon says 'not on the run'

    Do Kwon, the wanted South Korean founder of the failed cryptocurrency Terra, denied on Sunday he was on the run after the Singapore police said he was not in the city-state as had been believed.

    By AFP | 2022/9/18 21:44:41
  • William and Harry lead coffin vigil

    Queen Elizabeth II's eight grandchildren mounted a vigil around her coffin on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/18 21:43:31
  • Vietnamese authorities arrest owner of karaoke bar where blaze killed 32

    Vietnamese authorities have arrested the owner of a karaoke bar where a fire killed 32 people in earlier September, police said on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2022/9/18 21:36:55
  • Bird flu endangers penguin colony in South Africa: media

    Four cases of avian flu, or bird flu, were confirmed among the endangered penguins at Boulders Penguin Colony in South Africa's Cape Town, News24, a ­local news website reported on Saturday, citing a clinical veterinarian.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/18 21:26:27
  • UN launches education facility

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown, on Saturday launched the multibillion dollar International Finance Facility for Education (­IFFEd).

    By Agencies | 2022/9/18 21:25:11
  • 'Crowns of the forest': Indonesian helps orchids bloom again

    Orchids in hand and a bamboo ladder on his shoulder, farmer Musimin scans the forest at the foot of Indonesia's most active volcano to point out clusters of the indigenous flowers he has been salvaging for years.

    By AFP | 2022/9/18 21:02:13
  • Tunisian 'hanging garden' farms cling on despite drought

    High in the hills of northwestern Tunisia, farmers are tending thousands of fig trees with a unique system of terracing they hope will protect them from ever-harsher droughts.

    By AFP | 2022/9/18 21:00:56
  • Traffic, water shortages, now floods: the slow death of India's tech hub?

    Harish Pullanoor spent his weekends in the late 1980s tramping around the marshes and ponds of Yemalur, an area then on the eastern edge of the Indian metropolis of Bengaluru, where his cousins would join him catching small freshwater fish.

    By Reuters | 2022/9/15 22:02:12
  • S.Korea police arrest woman over dead children in suitcases in New Zealand

    South Korean police said on Thursday they have arrested a woman accused of murdering her two children, whose remains were found in suitcases in New Zealand in August.

    By AFP | 2022/9/15 21:37:56
  • Muslims in US still living under Islamophobia

    Although 21 years have passed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred, the Muslim community in the US is still suffering from continuous hate, bullying, discrimination and violence against them, US experts said.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/15 21:34:06
  • Girls lagging behind boys in math

    Around the world, girls are falling behind boys in mathematics, with sexism and gender stereotypes among the root causes, according to a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report published on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/15 21:31:57
  • Intl groups, LatAm govts address cooperation challenges in Chile

    Representatives from international organizations and Latin American government officials met to address the new cooperation challenges and the impact on the development of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) amid a complex external situation, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/15 21:23:35
  • Israel shuts West Bank checkpoints

    Israel on Wednesday closed two checkpoints in the northern occupied West Bank and warned it might impose more restrictions following a deadly shootout.

    By Xinhua | 2022/9/15 21:19:17
  • Papua New Guinea quake toll rises to 10

    The death toll from a massive earthquake in Papua New Guinea rose to 10 on Thursday, officials said, as communities in remote areas struggled to recover from widespread damage.

    By AFP | 2022/9/15 21:17:36