Japan PM wants basic policy on new digital agency by year-end - Media

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday he wanted to compile a basic policy on a new digital agency by the end of 2020 and submit the bills to 2021's ordinary session of parliament, local media reported.

Mongolia authorities confirms teenage boy died of plague

A suspected case of plague in western Mongolia has been confirmed by lab test results, the country's health ministry reported on Tuesday.

Filming locations of hit suspense show become popular tourist attractions

The filming locations of the Chinese hit crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids have become popular tourist attractions among its fans, with many Chinese netizens saying that the well-received TV series not only brings joy to audiences, but can also boost ...

Let's ride!

Saudi and expat members of the Hawks Riyadh MC club wave a Saudi national flag as they ride their motorcycles in a parade to mark Saudi national day in the ...

Big seizure

An Indonesian narcotics officer burns a pile of confiscated marijuana during a ceremony at the regional police headquarters in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on Wednesday. Some 372.6 kilograms of marijuana, 80.2 ...

US-born giant panda cub turns one month old

A giant panda cub born in the Smithsonian's National Zoo here turned one month old on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 13:44:42

COVID-19 cases rise to 5,562,663 in India, death toll reaches 88,935

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Tuesday morning rose to 5,562,663, India's federal health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 13:41:51

US announces Iran sanctions as its unilateral attempt at UN widely ignored

The United States on Monday announced fresh sanctions and measures against entities and individuals related to Iranian nuclear and conventional weapons programs, a move to support its self-claimed UN snapback sanctions widely ignored by the international community.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 10:24:51

Turkish preschoolers, first graders return to school with caution amid COVID-19 resurgence

Preschoolers and first graders in Turkey returned to school on Monday, though with limited in-class lessons given the resurgence in new COVID-19 infections.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 10:22:43

Multilateralism "not an option but a necessity": UNGA president

Volkan Bozkir, president of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on Monday stressed the importance of multilateralism, calling for collective efforts for a better future.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 10:12:19

Trump says considering five women for Supreme Court vacancy

US President Donald Trump said he would rather see a full Senate vote on his nominee before Election Day, a move intended to cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 10:07:22

UK COVID-19 alert level recommended to raise to level 4

Britain's chief medical officers (CMOs) have recommended moving the country's COVID-19 alert level from level 3 to level 4, according to a joint statement released on Monday from the CMOs.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 10:05:29

Canadian police investigate poison-laced letter sent to Trump

Canadian police have begun an investigation after a woman in Canada allegedly sent a letter containing the poison ricin to US President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 9:59:47

Wildfire near Los Angeles grows to over 100,000 acres

The Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Chinese communities continued scorching to 105,345 acres (426.3 square kilometers) with only 15 percent containment as of Monday noon, according to the latest update from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LAFD).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 9:45:59

ICJ president underscores UN's crucial role in safeguarding int'l rule of law

Head of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Abdulqawi Yusuf on Monday stressed the crucial role that the United Nations (UN) has been playing in safeguarding the international rule of law, urging nations to respect the system of rules.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 9:44:48

Western NGOs in Southeast Asia support anti-China campaigns

Southeast Asian countries have long been the focus for Western NGOs and many work hard to support women's rights and aid the underprivileged. But critics increasingly argue that some non-governmental organizations have become vehicles for Western propaganda and even engage in "China-bashing campaigns" that are far outside their purview of doing public good.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 2:20:38

US arms sales won't alter power imbalance between mainland and Taiwan

Whatever arms Taiwan buys, it will not be able to change the power imbalance between the mainland and Taiwan. The fact is that Taiwan's military capabilities are nowhere close to what the PLA can do.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 22:28:40

Mexico seizes ship, warehouse and trucks involved in hydrocarbon theft

Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had confiscated a vessel in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz and a warehouse in neighboring Tabasco along with storage tanks and trucks used by criminal groups to steal, transport and store hydrocarbons.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/21 18:28:40