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 ...

India lies about casualties in border clash with China

The PLA can launch a heavy counterattack at the Indian army's new provocation at any time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 22:37:02

Calls for easing China-Aussie economic disputes can't ignore political reconciliation

Despite the deteriorating China-Australia relationship, there have been calls and wishes for continued bilateral cooperation in economic and trade aspects. On Wednesday, John Howard, former Australian prime minister, said on the sidelines of the Singapore Summit that Australia and China need to find common ground despite their differences because the economic relationship between them is very important.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 22:03:42

The term 'new Non-Aligned Movement' is too simplistic in multilateral world

Under the momentum of great changes, we need to have a more detailed analysis of new problems emerging in international politics – rather than simply making up misleading narratives.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 20:18:40

Can a new life for the UN start at 75?

A true reform of the UN cannot start in New York; it should start in national capitals of member states.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 20:14:24

Why Suga might have trouble sweetening policies Abe pushed for

Abe left Suga two major problems: national security policies and the constitutional amendment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 19:43:40

Saudi Arabia uncovers ancient footprints

Saudi Arabia's Heritage Commission announced on Wednesday the discovery of ancient human and animal footprints dating back more than 120,000 years in Tabuk in northern Saudi Arabia.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 18:54:32

Tunisia reports 477 new COVID-19 cases, 8,100 in total

The Tunisian health ministry has reported 477 new positive cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths, according to an official statement released Wednesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 18:04:47

Invention captures harmful car tyre dust, wins UK award

A group of students in Britain have invented a way of capturing tyre dust - a major contributor to air and water pollution - as a car drives along, winning them 2020's James Dyson Award in the UK.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/17 17:58:40

Boeing MAX crashes 'horrific' result of lapses by company, regulator

US Congressional investigators blamed two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes on "repeated and serious failures" by the company and air safety officials, according to a report released Wednesday that called for an overhaul of the US aviation regulatory system.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 17:53:40

Turkish currency drops to new low against USD

The Turkish currency dropped to a record low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, raising concerns of high inflation and unemployment.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 17:52:44

WikiLeaks acted in public interest, 'Pentagon Papers' leaker tells hearing

The man who leaked the "Pentagon Papers" about the Vietnam War defended Julian Assange at his London extradition hearing on Wednesday, saying WikiLeaks had acted in the public interest and warning Assange would not get a fair trial in the US.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/17 17:48:40

219 prisoners escape

Prisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokeswoman said Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/17 17:28:40

New migrants' camp

Greek police began moving hundreds of migrants stranded on the island of Lesbos into a new temporary tent camp on Thursday, more than a week after a fire razed Greece's biggest migrant camp where they had been staying.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/17 17:23:40