Antarctic ice crumbling faster than thought

Antarctica's coastal glaciers are shedding icebergs far more rapidly than nature can replenish the crumbling ice, doubling previous estimates of losses from the world's largest ice sheet over the past 25 years, a satellite analysis showed Wednesday.

Three troopers die in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least three Indian army troopers and two militants were killed on Thursday and two troopers wounded during an attack on a stationed camp in the restive India-controlled Kashmir, police said.

  • Agricultural technology to help protect Australia's reefs: foundation

    Australia's Great Barrier Reef Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving the reef, has partnered up with an agricultural technology company to greatly reduce the use of fertilizers and chemicals which cause damage to the world heritage site.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/11 21:40:06
  • Brazilian farmers bet on environmentally friendly cotton

    The road through Cristalina, Brazil is in the middle of the tropics, but the fields on either side look like they are covered in snow with little white puffs of cotton stretching to the horizon.

    By AFP | 2022/8/11 21:38:06
  • Brazilian woman arrested for stealing mother's artwork

    Brazilian woman Sabine Coll Boghici, 48, was arrested on Wednesday on allegations she was part of a bizarre scheme to defraud her 82-year-old mother, Genevieve Boghici, the wife of the late art collector Jean Boghici, out of money, artwork and jewelry totaling some 724 million reais ($142.42 million).

    By Reuters | 2022/8/11 21:33:31
  • Giant meteorites created Earth's continents: study

    Australian scientists are confident they have unearthed strong evidence that the Earth's continents were formed by the impact of massive meteorites more than 3 billion years ago.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/11 21:26:41
  • 12 vessels authorized to depart Ukrainian ports for grain export: UN official

    Under the Black Sea Initiative, 12 vessels have been authorized to depart the Ukrainian ports, a United Nations official coordinating the grain export deal said Wednesday.

    By Xinhua – Reuters | 2022/8/11 21:19:37
  • IS 'Beatle' appears in London court

    A British man accused of being part of an Islamic State (IS) ­kidnap-and-murder cell known as the “Beatles” appeared in court in London on Thursday on terrorism charges after returning to the UK.

    By AFP | 2022/8/11 21:13:17
  • UN trade body urges actions to curb cryptocurrencies in developing countries

    The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) called for actions to curb cryptocurrencies in developing countries in three policy briefs published on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/11 21:04:59
  • NYC mulls congestion charge in 2023

    New York City (NYC) could introduce a traffic congestion charge of up to $23 a day late in 2023, which a study released on Wednesday projected would reduce the number of cars entering Manhattan by 15 percent to 20 percent.

    By Reuters | 2022/8/11 21:03:29
  • Venezuelans protest US-led sanctions, illegal seizures of nation's assets

    Thousands of Venezuelans marched through the streets of the capital Caracas on Tuesday to protest US-led sanctions and illegal seizures of the nation's financial and nonfinancial assets.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/10 21:41:14
  • Torrential rain lessens in Seoul amid heavy damage

    Torrential rains that have slammed South Korea's capital, Seoul, diminished Wednesday after killing at least nine people and damaging about 2,800 homes and other buildings.

    By Agencies – Global Times | 2022/8/10 21:40:06
  • Europe to consider 'dose-sparing' to increase monkeypox vaccine

    Health officials in Europe are discussing whether to follow a move by the United States to stretch out scarce monkeypox vaccine supplies, with the World Health Organization (WHO) calling for more data.

    By Reuters | 2022/8/10 21:37:30
  • Cuba brings days-old fuel depot fire under control

    Firefighters on Tuesday finally overcame what officials described as the worst fire in Cuba's history that over five days destroyed 40 percent of the Caribbean island's main fuel storage facility and caused massive blackouts.

    By Reuters | 2022/8/10 21:32:32
  • Britain plans for organized blackouts in Jan

    Britain is making plans for organized blackouts for industry and households over winter when cold weather may coincide with gas shortages, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.

    By Agencies | 2022/8/10 21:31:11
  • Man charged over Muslim murders in US

    US police hunting the killer of four Muslim men in a New Mexico city said Tuesday they have arrested their “primary suspect” and charged him with two of the murders.

    By AFP | 2022/8/10 21:29:48
  • Salt substitutes may reduce risks of early death from cardiovascular diseases

    Eating salt substitutes could lower the risks of early death from cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study by an international research team including Australian and Chinese experts.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/10 21:24:22
  • Swiss mark 175 years since its first rail service

    Switzerland – famous for its punctual railways – celebrated the 175th anniversary of passenger train services in the country on Tuesday with a recreation of the first journey featuring a steam locomotive.

    By AFP | 2022/8/10 21:23:27
  • Ailing beluga dies during rescue

    An ailing beluga whale that strayed into France's River Seine has died during a last-ditch rescue attempt, experts having decided to put the animal down to prevent further suffering, local officials said Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2022/8/10 21:22:06
  • Cats eating New Zealand's critically endangered bats: research

    New Zealand's long-tailed bat is seen as a tasty snack by cats. New research confirms what has long been suspected: Feral and domestic cats are repeatedly hunting and eating the country's native bats.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/10 21:21:12
  • Billboards get Poles talking about low birthrate amid sharp drop

    The billboards are hard to miss: Large and plastered all over Poland, they show two blonde girls in immaculate white posing in a wheat field.

    By AFP | 2022/8/10 21:17:55
  • River chief guarding longest branch of the Yangtze River appreciates policies, governance support in last decade

    In this installment, a river chief - hezhang in Chinese - on the Yangtze River's longest branch shares her impressions of the improvement in governmental policy support and people's awareness in water environmental protection.

    By Shan Jie | 2022/8/10 19:18:38
  • Third fuel tank collapses as helicopters battle days-old Cuban blaze

    Helicopters scrambled Monday to contain a days-old blaze that felled a third tank at a fuel depot in Cuba, as the search continued for 16 missing firefighters.

    By Agencies | 2022/8/9 21:14:38
  • Nagasaki marks 77 years since atomic bombing

    Japan's Nagasaki City on Tuesday commemorated the 77th anniversary of the US atomic bombing, with the international community urging Japan to see itself not as merely a victim.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/9 21:05:09
  • US to give Ukraine $1b in weapons

    The administration of US President Joe Biden announced Monday that the US will provide Ukraine with $1 billion worth of additional security assistance, the largest one-time weapons package since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/9 21:03:50
  • French experts ponder plan to transport whale back to sea from Seine

    Experts are looking at a plan to transport a malnourished beluga whale that has swum up France's River Seine back to sea before its health deteriorates any further, officials said Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/8/9 20:55:01
  • Britons in Portugal left in limbo

    Britons living in Portugal are struggling to work, travel or even get healthcare because the authorities there have not issued the biometric document they need post-Brexit, a group representing them told AFP on Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/8/9 20:46:24
  • Seoul rain leaves at least 8 dead

    At least eight people died in Seoul overnight, South Korean authorities said Tuesday, after torrential rain knocked out power, caused landslides and left roads and subways submerged.

    By Reuters – Xinhua | 2022/8/9 20:44:16
  • New Zealand's endangered kakapo parrot gets a big population boost

    The population of New Zealand's kakapo, an endangered flightless parrot, has increased by 25 percent in the last year to 252 birds following a good breeding season and success in artificial insemination, the New Zealand conservation department said Tuesday.

    By Reuters | 2022/8/9 20:25:54
  • NYC renters desperate as soaring rents exacerbate housing crisis

    In mid-May, Paula Sevilla and her roommates joined the many New Yorkers suffering under the city's crushing housing crisis, which has seen rents soar in the pandemic's wake.

    By AFP | 2022/8/9 20:16:33
  • US returns 30 stolen antique artworks to Cambodia

    The US on Monday returned 30 stolen works of art and antiquities to Cambodia that had been looted from the Southeast Asian nation, including from an ancient Khmer city, and illegally trafficked around the world for decades.

    By AFP | 2022/8/9 20:14:48
  • Study seeks to help consumers to shop more sustainably

    Eating fruits and vegetables is better for the planet than eating meat and cheese, but a new study by scientists released Monday showed chips and sugary drinks also have a very low environmental impact.

    By Reuters | 2022/8/9 19:54:36
  • Earth overdue for volcanic super eruption

    Large-scale volcanic eruptions started 100 kilometers underground over millions of years, a new research published in the latest edition of Nature has revealed.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/9 19:52:36
  • Biden authorizes largest weapons assistance to Ukraine

    The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced Monday that the United States will provide Ukraine with 1 billion U.S. dollars worth of additional security assistance, the largest one-time weapons package since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/9 7:33:17
  • Iran does not seek nuclear weapons, foreign minister tells UN chief

    Iran does not seek possession of nuclear weapons, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in a phone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/8 23:18:34
  • US Senate passes climate and tax bill

    US Senate on Sunday approved the Democratic spending bill on tax policy, healthcare and climate change, which is scaled down from what President Joe Biden and many Democrats envisioned in 2021.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/8 23:16:31
  • UN chief hails Gaza-Israel truce

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday welcomed the announcement of a cease-fire in Gaza and Israel, said his spokesperson.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2022/8/8 23:14:43
  • Attacker injures Japanese sailor at WWII ceremony

    A man described as “mentally affected” injured a Japanese sailor during a World War II memorial ceremony in Solomon Islands Monday before bystanders, including military personnel, overpowered him.

    By AFP | 2022/8/8 23:10:19
  • Mexico president urges increased effort to save trapped miners

    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called Sunday for intensified efforts to save 10 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine, during a visit to see firsthand the rescue operation.

    By AFP | 2022/8/8 23:05:55
  • China to help Cuba after fuel tank explosion

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, sent a message of condolence on Monday to Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel over explosions at a fuel storage facility in Cuba.

    By Global Times – Agencies | 2022/8/8 23:04:16
  • Statue reunited with its feet after New Zealand cop takes icy dip in river

    A stolen statue of Lord Ernest Rutherford, a pioneer of nuclear physics, will be reunited with its feet after a quick-thinking police officer dived into an icy New Zealand river to arrest the suspected thief on Sunday.

    By AFP | 2022/8/8 23:00:31
  • Research shows low mRNA vaccine risk for teens

    Researchers from Australia's Monash University have completed a study of vaccine-associated myocarditis risk in adolescents, showing that risks are “mild” and outweighed by the long-term risks of COVID-19.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/8 22:58:49
  • N.Mexico police seek public's help

    Police in the US state of New Mexico on Sunday asked for the public's help in locating a "vehicle of interest" in their probe of four fatal shootings of Muslim men whose slayings in Albuquerque over the past nine months are believed by investigators to be related.

    By Reuters | 2022/8/8 22:57:54
  • Political will of the LAC region is safeguarding cooperation with China: Suriname envoy

    China has achieved great success and the Chinese government's governance capability is just what China needs, Patty Chen, Suriname Ambassador to China, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Xie Wenting | 2022/8/8 21:24:24
  • COVID crisis shows China as a reliable ally, refuting Western mistrust narrative: Dominica Republic politician

    Editor's Note: 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 a 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. In this installment, Global Times reporters interviewed Manolo Pichardo, secretary of international relations of Fuerza del Pueblo (People's Force Party) of Dominican Republic, and Suriname Ambassador to China Patty Chen.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2022/8/8 21:18:21
  • Seeking water, Brazilian indigenous group finds new home

    Clutching a machete and a cell phone, indigenous leader Vanderlei Weraxunu tours his community's future home, a swathe of tropical forest land north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where his people will finally have water.

    By AFP | 2022/8/8 19:56:43
  • Spain rethinks water use amid historic drought

    Faced with a historic drought and threatened by desertification, Spain is rethinking how it spends its water resources, which are used mainly to irrigate crops.

    By AFP | 2022/8/8 19:55:07
  • Giant tortoise on track halts trains in England

    A large tortoise on the track caused trains to come to a halt in southeastern England, a rail company informed frazzled travellers Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/8/8 17:51:33
  • Senators advance Biden's $430 billion bill

    The US Senate on Sunday repelled attempts to amend a $430 billion measure sought by President Joe Biden, as Democrats forged ahead with their bill to control climate change and cut prescription drug costs for the elderly, while tightening enforcement on tax payments from corporations and the wealthy.

    By Reuters | 2022/8/7 22:58:06
  • Leftist Petro takes office in Colombia amid challenges

    Gustavo Petro became Colombia's first leftist president on Sunday, elected by voters who hope he can carry out social and economic reforms meant to reduce violence and deep inequality in the country.

    By Agencies | 2022/8/7 22:42:23
  • Israel agrees on Egyptian-proposed cease-fire: media

    Israel agreed on an Egyptian-proposed humanitarian cease-fire with Gaza that would take effect at 10 pm (19:00 GMT) on Sunday, an Egyptian security source reportedly said.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/7 22:13:37
  • US police say killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico may be linked

    Police in the US state of New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the murders of four Muslim men to determine if the killings, the latest of which happened on Friday evening, were linked while the state's governor described them as "targeted killings."

    By Reuters | 2022/8/7 22:07:05
  • Brazil arrests five more in Amazon double murder

    Police in Brazil said they ­arrested five new suspects on Saturday in the murder of a British journalist and a Brazilian indigenous expert in the Amazon, accusing all nine people detained so far of involvement in an illegal fishing ring.

    By AFP | 2022/8/7 22:05:03
  • 'Decisive day' for trapped miners

    A major operation to rescue 10 trapped Mexican coal miners was approaching a crucial moment on Saturday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, raising the hopes of desperate relatives.

    By AFP | 2022/8/7 22:02:35
  • France to give vitamins to beluga stranded in the Seine

    French authorities were preparing Saturday to give vitamins to a beluga whale that swam way up the Seine river, as they raced to save the malnourished creature, which has so far refused food.

    By AFP | 2022/8/7 21:31:22
  • Thai nightclub owner detained

    Thai police have detained the owner of a nightclub in connection with a fire at the venue that killed 15 people, officers confirmed Sunday.

    By AFP | 2022/8/7 21:29:44
  • Musk-Twitter buyout battle escalates

    Elon Musk on Saturday challenged Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal to a public debate about the percentage of bots on the social media platform.

    By Agencies | 2022/8/7 21:28:42
  • Tons of fruit stranded in European Union-S.Africa battle of oranges

    Millions of boxes of oranges are spoiling in containers stranded at European ports as South Africa and the European Union lock horns in a dispute over import rules, citrus growers have said.

    By AFP | 2022/8/7 21:23:46
  • Scientists race to reveal melting glaciers' secrets

    Jumping from rock to rock over a creek formed off Austria's Jamtal glacier, scientist Andrea Fischer worries that precious scientific data will be irreversibly lost as the snow and ice melt faster than ever.

    By AFP | 2022/8/7 21:22:24
  • US must follow the Five NOs

    The whole world knows that there is but one China on planet earth and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory with the Government of the People's Republic of China being the sole legal government to represent the whole of China. This solid fact was crystal clearly recognized by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via its Resolution number 2758 back in 1971.

    By Makhdoom Babar | Pakistani Daily Mail | 2022/8/6 22:12:02
  • India's daily COVID-19 caseload inches to 20,000 mark, with 53 related deaths

    India's daily COVID-19 caseload has inched closer to the 20,000 mark after remaining below it for the past three days, officials said on Thursday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/4 22:51:50
  • Liz Truss gains further heavyweight endorsement

    Former Conservative health minister Sajid Javid announced Wednesday his support for Liz Truss as the UK's next ­Conservative prime minister, adding to the roster of senior Tories backing her leadership bid.

    By AFP | 2022/8/4 22:50:30
  • Texas jury begins deliberation in Alex Jones defamation case

    A Texas jury on Wednesday began weighing how much in damages a prominent far-right US conspiracy theorist should pay for claiming that the massacre of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a "hoax."

    By AFP | 2022/8/4 22:49:21
  • Euro court refuses to hear life-support case

    European judges on Wednesday refused to issue an emergency ruling on maintaining life support for a British boy at his parents' request, as they fight a desperate legal battle to keep him alive against the advice of medics.

    By AFP | 2022/8/4 22:45:15
  • 10 Mexican workers remain trapped in coal mine after 3 rescued

    Rescuers battled Wednesday to free 10 workers believed to be trapped in a coal mine in northern Mexico, while three others were found alive, authorities said.

    By AFP | 2022/8/4 22:38:15
  • Heavy rain hits north Japan, 200,000 urged to evacuate

    Bridges collapsed and rivers burst their banks as heavy rain lashed northern Japan on Thursday, with 200,000 residents urged to evacuate as authorities warned of dangerous flooding.

    By Agencies | 2022/8/4 22:36:14
  • Large fire breaks out in Berlin forest after blast in munitions store

    A huge fire broke out Thursday in a popular forest in western Berlin next to a police munitions storage site, sending plumes of smoke into the skies and setting off intermittent explosions.

    By AFP | 2022/8/4 22:24:04
  • Canadian company seeks Chief Candy Officer

    The chance to earn an annual salary of C$100,000 ($78,000) by tasting more than 3,500 candies, all from the comfort of your couch, sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

    By AFP | 2022/8/4 22:22:33
  • Spark of hope at Great Barrier Reef

    Parts of Australia's beleaguered Great Barrier Reef now have the highest levels of coral cover seen in decades, a government report said Thursday, suggesting the aquatic wonder could survive given the chance.

    By AFP | 2022/8/4 22:18:50
  • Survey shows Australians overwhelmingly trust in science

    To mark the launch of the National Science week in Australia, the nation's peak body for science and technology, ­Science and Technology Australia (STA), has revealed the public's high rates of trust in science.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/4 21:42:59
  • Deja vu as volcano erupts again near Iceland capital

    A volcano erupted in Iceland on Wednesday near the capital Reykjavik, spewing red hot lava and plumes of smoke out of a fissure in an uninhabited valley after several days of intense seismic activity.

    By AFP | 2022/8/4 21:41:25
  • DR Congo to reassess withdrawal of UN mission amid violent protests

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) decided late Tuesday to reassess the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Nations stabilization mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) amid escalating protests against the MONUSCO in the eastern part of the country, government spokesman Patrick Muyaya said.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/3 22:00:47
  • Cambodian PM proposes special office to oversee RCEP

    Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday proposed the establishment of a stand-alone secretariat for coordinating implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement, which entered into force in January.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/3 21:59:28
  • Kansas voters back abortion rights

    Abortion rights advocates celebrated Tuesday as the ­midwestern US state of Kansas voted to maintain the right to the procedure, the first major poll on the flashpoint issue since the Supreme Court overturned nationwide access in June.

    By AFP | 2022/8/3 21:56:39
  • Lawyers decry prison's ban on 'menacing' spectacles

    A Japanese prison that banned a convict from wearing his glasses because they made him look “menacing” has come under fire from lawyers who call the decision a rights violation.

    By AFP | 2022/8/3 21:46:36
  • At least 112 women hospitalized after gas leak in India apparel manufacturing plant

    At least 112 women have been hospitalized after a gas leak at an apparel manufacturing plant in India, local media reports said Wednesday.

    By Agencies | 2022/8/3 21:43:29
  • NZ industries face lack of workers

    New Zealand video game developer PikPok found a solution to prolonged difficulty in finding experienced workers: Colombia.

    By Reuters | 2022/8/3 21:42:23
  • Novelist Stephen King star witness in anti-trust trial

    Best-selling author Stephen King is horrified by an upcoming merger of major book publishers.

    By AFP | 2022/8/3 21:38:24
  • Young noses better at blocking COVID-19 variants: researchers

    Australian researchers believe that they may have found a reason why children generally did much better than adults throughout the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is all to do with their young noses.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/3 21:36:04
  • World health experts vow to end AIDS

    World health experts have vowed to act with courage to end AIDS at the just-concluded 24th International AIDS Conference.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/3 21:30:33
  • Dutch farmer protests reap populist support

    Dutch farmers' rowdy protests against government climate plans have caused a stir at home and abroad, with populists worldwide jumping on the bandwagon and even former US president Donald Trump backing them.

    By AFP | 2022/8/3 20:59:55
  • Thailand eagerly awaits Putin's participation in APEC summit in November, envoy says

    Thailand is looking forward to the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which will be held in November this year in Bangkok, an official invitation will be sent soon, Thailand's Ambassador to Russia Sasivat Wongsinsawat told Sputnik.

    By | 2022/8/3 19:43:52
  • Russia and Cambodia eyeing switching to national currencies in mutual settlements, Ambassador says

    Russia and Cambodia are considering a possibility to switch to national currencies in mutual settlements, Russian Ambassador to Cambodia Anatoly Borovik said in an interview with Sputnik.

    By | 2022/8/3 19:39:56
  • An eye on the ugly face of the US Justice System

    The US, for the past many decades has been claiming to be the custodian of justice across the world and the Champion of Human Rights. The American government, in connivance with their media and intelligence agencies, has been exporting a fake narrative across the world that the US justice system is the best in the world and thus it gives Washington the right to ensure dispensing of justice across the world and by virtue of that, to safeguard the human rights with their version of 'Human Rights' in every part of the world.

    By | 2022/8/3 19:13:56
  • British PM hopeful Truss sparks anger with jibe at Scottish leader

    Sotland's ruling nationalists on Tuesday angrily rounded on British Conservative front-runner Liz Truss, after she accused their leader Nicola Sturgeon of being a pro-independence “attention seeker.”

    By AFP | 2022/8/2 21:15:49
  • Iraqi PM calls for national dialogue to settle deadlock

    Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday called for a national dialogue to settle the current political deadlock amid protests by supporters of rival Shiite parties in Baghdad.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/2 21:13:35
  • Capitol rioter gets 7 years in jail

    A Texas militia member was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Monday, the longest jail term yet for a participant in the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former president Donald Trump.

    By AFP | 2022/8/2 21:11:21
  • Somalia to create breastfeeding-friendly environments

    Somalia and two United Nations agencies on Monday vowed to step up efforts to ensure breastfeeding-friendly environments for mothers and babies in all health facilities and workplaces in the country.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/2 20:57:45
  • Madagascar massacre village deserted after bandits killed dozens

    A village in Madagascar where a criminal gang killed dozens of people has been left deserted after survivors fled fearing fresh attacks, a rights group said Monday, as police made the first arrests.

    By AFP | 2022/8/2 20:55:45
  • France, parts of England hit by driest July

    France and parts of England saw their driest July on record, the countries' weather agencies said on Monday, exacerbating stretched water resources that have forced restrictions on both sides of the Channel.

    By AFP | 2022/8/2 20:53:16
  • Israel limits cash payments to fight financial crimes, tax evasion

    An Israeli law that goes into effect on Monday limits cash payments in one business transaction to 6,000 new shekels ($1,785), as the country works to combat organized crime, money laundering and tax evasion.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/2 20:40:06
  • Land iguanas born again on island in Galapagos

    A land iguana that disappeared more than a century ago from one of the Galapagos Islands is reproducing naturally following its reintroduction there, Ecuador announced Monday.

    By Agencies | 2022/8/2 20:30:14
  • VR helps separate conjoined twins

    Conjoined twins born in Brazil with a fused head and brain have been separated in what doctors described Monday as the most complex surgery of its kind, which they prepared for using virtual reality.

    By AFP | 2022/8/2 20:26:51
  • 2 dead in California's largest wildfire of 2022

    Firefighters faced "extremely dangerous" conditions on Monday as they battled to save a community of 8,000 residents, with lightning strikes threatening to worsen a blaze that has already killed at least two people and become California's biggest fire of the year.

    By Agencies | 2022/8/2 20:23:35
  • UN chief welcomes 1st sailing of vessel from Ukraine's Odesa under grain export deal

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the first commercial vessel sailing from Ukraine's Odesa under the Black Sea Grain Initiative brokered by the United Nations and Türkiye.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/2 8:20:01
  • Biden says US killed al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in drone strike

    U.S. President Joe Biden announced Monday evening that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had been killed in a drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/2 8:06:35
  • Ukraine gets 500-mln-euro financial aid from EU: PM

    Ukraine has received 500 million euros (about $512 million) as the first tranche of financial assistance from the European Union (EU), Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/1 23:34:53
  • Young Ghanaian Much in Favor of China -- Interview with Dr Winfred Nii Okai Hammond, Ambassador of Ghana to China

    "I got to know China at a very young age. I remember it was 1964 when then Premier Zhou Enlai visited Ghana. At that time, many Ghanaian kids know how to pronounce the three words of "Zhou Enlai." When receiving the special interview from Haiwainet the other day, Dr. Winfred Nii Okai Hammond, Ambassador of Ghana to China started with a clip of memory. "I know a lot about the beginning of the China-Ghana friendship and I've been following China's development ever since." Hammond commented, "I've always hoped that one day I could come to China to work. And now my wish has come true."

    By Zhang Liulu | 2022/8/1 21:08:04
  • 'Saddened and dismayed' UN chief outraged after peacekeepers kill 2 in DRC

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed outrage after UN peacekeepers opened fire and killed two residents in a border town between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/1 21:05:40
  • Voting begins in UK PM contest

    British Conservative front-runner Liz Truss won another heavyweight endorsement on Monday as Tory members began a month of voting to decide the next occupant of 10 Downing Street.

    By AFP | 2022/8/1 21:02:45
  • 1st ship with grain leaves Ukraine's Black Sea port

    The first cargo ship carrying grain has left the Black Sea port of Odesa in southern Ukraine, Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/8/1 21:01:01
  • 8 security personnel killed in central Nigeria ambush: spokesperson

    Gunmen killed eight Nigerian security personnel, including three policemen and five vigilantes, in an ambush in a central state, a local government spokesperson said Sunday.

    By AFP | 2022/8/1 20:51:31