Foreign journos explore China’s Guangxi province

GUANGXI, China – Some 45 foreign journalists from over 20 countries around the world participated in a three-day Overseas Media Tour organized by the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the People's Daily Online in the capital city, Nanning, on June 25.The foreign journalists, who were... Read More

47 die after bus plunges into deep gorge in India

NEW DELHI -- As many as 47 people have been killed after a passenger bus skidded off a steep mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand Sunday, police said.The accident occurred on the Pipali-Bhoan motorway in Pauri Garhwal district, some 200 km from the... Read More

5 dead, multiple injured in US newspaper shooting

WASHINGTON -- Five people were killed on Thursday afternoon with several "gravely injured" in a mass shooting at a local daily newspaper Capital Gazette in Annapolis, the capital city of eastern US state Maryland, police said.The shooter is in custody and is interviewed, local police said, but is... Read More

Malaysian police seize haul of cash, luxury items from Ex-PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian police said on Wednesday they have seized cash and luxury items from premises related to former Prime Minister Najib Razak totalling between 910 million ringgit (USD226 million) and 1.1 billion ringgit (USD273 million).The counted items include cash in 26 currencies, 25... Read More

9 police killed in suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan

ASADABAD, Afghanistan -- Some nine police personnel were killed and three others wounded in a suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar Monday night, a local official said Tuesday."A terrorist tried to make his way in an Afghan Local Police (ALP) camp in Babar Tangai area of... Read More

Flood, landslide fatalities increase to 7 in northern Vietnam

HANOI -- Flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rains during the weekend in Vietnam's northern mountainous region left seven people dead and 12 others missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Fight said on Monday.The dead people consisted of five in... Read More

Erdogan, alliance win Turkish presidential, parliamentary polls

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his alliance at the parliament won in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, state-run Anadolu Agency announced.Erdogan had 52.5 percent, with 98 percent of the votes counted in his bid for a presidency with... Read More

At least 3 killed, 176 missing as boat capsizes in western Indonesia

JAKARTA -- Rescuers have recovered three corpses and are searching for a total of 177 others, who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba of North Sumatra province in western Indonesia two days ago, a police officer and an official disclosed on Wednesday.Kapal Motor Sinar Bangun boat... Read More

Trump signs executive order to end family separations at border

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump, facing domestic and international backlash, signed an executive order Wednesday to end the administration's controversial practice of separating migrant children from parents crossing the US border illegally.The move comes as the practice, as a result of the... Read More

100 journos across world convene in Belt and Road forum

BEIJING, CHINA —Some100 delegates representing various media groups from 50 different countries spanning 3 continents on Wednesday (June 20) formally convened at the International Convention Center of the Communication University of China (CUC), for the second round of the ‘Belt and Road... Read More

US announces withdrawal from Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON -- The United States on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, marking the latest departure by the Trump administration from an international institution.US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the council had failed to conduct the... Read More

Mexico slams US border policy as 'cruel, inhumane'

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico on Tuesday condemned US immigration policy that separates undocumented migrant children from their families as "cruel and inhumane."Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray also called on the United States "to reconsider" the policy that has separated about 2,000 Mexican and... Read More

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive unaccompanied to Bahrain June 24

DOHA -- Women from Saudi Arabia will be able to drive cars and cross into neighboring Bahrain by car without men on June 24, when the permission to drive cars for Saudi women officially comes into force, Saudi Ambassador to Bahrain Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh said."Saudi women have the right... Read More

Trump eyes US dominance in space with 6th branch of armed forces

WASHINGTON -- United States President Donald Trump announced Monday that he was moving to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the US armed forces.Trump, at a meeting with the National Space Council, has "directed the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process... Read More

SoKor, US suspend major military exercise

SEOUL -- South Korea and the United States have decided to suspend the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise slated for August, Seoul and Washington officials said Tuesday, amid dialogue efforts to denuclearize North Korea.Shortly after his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last... Read More

3 dead, over 10 injured as 6.1-magnitude quake rocks western Japan

TOKYO -- Three people have been confirmed dead, including a nine-year-old girl, and more than 10 others have been injured as a result of a powerful earthquake that struck Osaka prefecture in western Japan on Monday morning, local rescue officials said.Japan's disaster management minister Hachiro... Read More

Kunming Fair bats for robust cooperation, win-win growth in Asia

KUNMING, China — Asian economic leaders called for a strong cooperation, further integration and win-win development as they gathered here for two investment extravaganzas, the 25th Kunming Import and Export Fair and the 5th China-South Asia Exhibition.Speaking during the opening of the... Read More

US, Russia exploring opportunity of Trump-Putin meeting

WASHINGTON -- Moscow and Washington are exploring the opportunity of a meeting between US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, Richard Hooker, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia in US National Security Council, told TASS on Wednesday."I... Read More

S. Korea, US, Japan to discuss post-summit strategy over N. Korea

SEOUL -- The top diplomats of South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold talks in Seoul on Thursday on ways to keep the momentum of the Pyongyang-Washington summit talks, Seoul's foreign ministry said.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the capital Wednesday for a bilateral meeting... Read More

Trump says OPEC to blame for high oil prices

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Wednesday the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is to blame for high oil prices."Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!" Trump said in a Twitter message.In April-May, oil prices reached their four-year... Read More