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Plane crashes in Kazakhstan shortly after takeoff, at least 14 dead

Reuters December 27, 2019 10:48:26

A Bek Air plane with 93 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday shortly after taking off, killing at least 14 people, authorities in the Centr...

Muslim fury grows after protest deaths in India

REUTERS December 27, 2019 10:30:24

Zaheer Ahmed had just returned home from work in northern India last Friday afternoon and stepped out for a smoke before lunch. Minutes later, he was dead, shot in the head. His death, and the killi...

China adds 8,000 km of railways in 2019

-- December 26, 2019 17:02:43

China is expected to add about 8,000 km of railways this year, with its investment in fixed assets in the transport sector estimated at over 3.2 trillion yuan (about 457.5 billion US dollars) in 2019....

Nuclear risks in Marshall Islands expose US moral flaw

Global Times December 26, 2019 16:52:29

The Los Angeles Times recently published a lengthy investigative report revealing that the US conducted several nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958. The damage inflicted on the...

High-speed railway to "cradle of Chinese revolution" opens

Xinhua December 26, 2019 16:41:16

A high-speed railway opened on Thursday threading Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, Jinggangshan, the "cradle of the Chinese revolution," and China's rare earth base of Ganzhou. The...

Asia remembers 2004 tsunami victims

Reuters December 26, 2019 13:09:01

Communities across Asia commemorated the 0.23 million (230,000) victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world’s most deadly disasters. On the morning...

Indian citizenship protests: Modi, BJP misread the mood

Reuters December 26, 2019 12:28:34

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government did not anticipate the protests against a new citizenship law that have raged across the country and is now scrambling to control the damage, mem...

Christmas typhoon kills at least 13 in Philippines

Reuters December 26, 2019 11:24:35

A typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 13 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday. Typhoon Phanfone hit the Philippines late on Tuesday with winds...

Modi launches $842m plan to deal with India's water shortages

-- December 25, 2019 17:55:38

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a 60-billion-rupee ($842 million) plan to tackle water shortages in the country's seven heartland states where agriculture is a mainstay, repo...

Philippine typhoon Phanfone ruins Christmas for travelers

-- December 25, 2019 14:14:21

Christmas turned to chaos for many holiday observers in the central Philippines as a typhoon with strong winds and heavy rains destroyed homes, cut off power and stranded travelers, disaster officials...

0.1m Sri Lankan refugees missing from India’s citizenship law

Thomson Reuters Foundation December 25, 2019 11:52:42

Nearly 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees living in India are not eligible for citizenship under a new law, sparking concerns they may be forced to return to the island nation they fled during a decades-long...

Turkey, Russia talk Syria as thousands flee bombing

REUTERS December 24, 2019 14:14:55

A Turkish delegation was in Russia on Monday for talks on Syria, following reports that Russian-backed attacks there were forcing tens of thousands more Syrians to flee towards Turkey. Turkey already...

Australian PM faces resignation calls as bushfires fuel climate debate

Reuters December 24, 2019 13:29:05

Calls for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to resign have littered social media platforms after it was revealed he was holidaying in Hawaii while the country battled a bushfire emergency and h...

Nepal detains 122 Chinese for suspected cyber crime

-- December 24, 2019 12:58:09

Police in Nepal have detained 122 Chinese nationals in its biggest crackdown on crime by foreigners entering the country on tourist visa, officials said on Tuesday. The chief of police in the capital...

Why India's new citizenship plans stirring protests

REUTERS December 24, 2019 12:52:43

Thousands of Indians have been protesting against a new citizenship law as well as possible plans for a National Register of Citizens (NRC), alleging the measures are an attack on a secular constituti...

25 die as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

-- December 24, 2019 12:07:34

Twenty-five people were killed when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia’s Sumatra island after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, police said Tuesday. At least 14 other people...

Saudi sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder

REUTERS December 24, 2019 11:08:48

Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three to jail over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but a UN investigator accused it of making a “mockery” of justi...

CPC, Chinese govt to pursue friendly ties with all nations

S M Jahangir From Beijing, China December 24, 2019 10:32:17

The major policies of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its government are to pursue shared mutual understanding and friendly relations with all nations, a senior international committee leader o...

BJP concedes defeat in Jharkhand in state polls

Reuters December 23, 2019 18:58:38

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to lose control of the state of Jharkhand in state poll results out on Monday. That means more political troubles for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi....

Five get death sentence over Khashoggi killing

Reuters December 23, 2019 16:31:18

Five people were sentenced to death and three more to jail terms totalling 24 years in Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that occurred in Istanbul in October last...

11 dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in Philippines

-- December 23, 2019 10:50:16

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 300 treated in hospital after drinking coconut wine in the Philippines, including some who were celebrating at a Christmas party, health and local aut...

Delhi building fire claims lives of nine

-- December 23, 2019 10:20:32

At least nine people, including four women and three children, died in Delhi in a fire that broke out in a residential building early on Monday, confirmed an official in the city's Fire Department. T...

Violence threatens livelihood of Hong Kong families

Xinhua December 22, 2019 18:02:02

Continued violent activities targeting shops and passersby have disrupted business order and led to job losses, threatening the livelihood of numerous families in Hong Kong, the financial chief said o...

'Citizenship law not anti-Muslim'

Reuters December 22, 2019 16:56:07

Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a rally on Sunday for...

Modi to address rally as protests rage across India

Reuters December 22, 2019 14:11:27

Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a rally later today (S...

North Korea threat looms as China, Japan, South Korea leaders meet

REUTERS December 22, 2019 11:26:34

The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detent...

Australia PM sorry for Hawaii holiday during bushfire crisis

-- December 22, 2019 10:50:54

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for going on holiday while the country struggled with a mounting wildfire crisis. Mr Morrison cut short his trip to Hawaii as criticism of him...

'China emerges stronger from trade war with US'

Global Times December 21, 2019 18:14:31

China has manifested growing strength in China-US competition, and that the essence of the trade war initiated by the US is targeted toward the economy and high technology, a Global Times' survey show...

Phase-one China-US trade deal benefits whole world: Xi Jinping

XINHUA December 21, 2019 18:04:10

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said the phase-one economic and trade deal between China and the United States benefits both sides and the whole world. In a phone conversation on Friday with his US...

'Saudi threatened to send back Pakistanis, reemploy Bangladeshis instead'

-- December 21, 2019 17:45:41

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alleged that Pakistan skipped Kuala Lumpur summit as Saudi Arabia threatened to recruit Bangladeshi people after sending back Pakistanis. Erdogan made the a...