Tianjin to open maritime museum, Sino-Singapore library

TIANJIN, China – The Tianjin Municipal People’s Government is set to officially open the National Maritime Museum and the China-Singapore Friendship Library located in New Binhai Area.The National Maritime Museum, which is positioned as the only national-level comprehensive marine museum... Read More

Indonesia's Widodo wins re-election

JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has won his re-election with 55.5 percent votes, defeating his arch rival, former army general Prabowo Subianto who obtained 44.5 percent votes, Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) announced on Tuesday.Joko Widodo's victory was confirmed at... Read More

11 killed in bar shooting in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO -- At least 11 people were killed in a bar shooting in Brazil's northern state of Para on Sunday, police said.The shooting took place Sunday afternoon in the neighborhood of Guama in the city of Belem, when seven gunmen arrived at the bar and began shooting. They killed six women,... Read More

PH journos take part in China’s seminar for media practitioners

BEIJING – Filipino journalists and government media workers from various attached agencies of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Friday participated in the training-seminar here on ways the Philippines’ and China’s radio, television and online industry can... Read More

Media bridges gaps among Asian nations: PNA exec

BEIJING, China – With more than a thousand ethnic groups in Asia, News and Information Bureau (NIB) Director Virginia Arcilla-Agtay on Thursday underscored the need to bridge the gaps and break boundaries among Asian nations towards a united and prosperous region.Arcilla-Agtay, also managing... Read More

Flights between US, Venezuela suspended

WASHINGTON -- US Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao on Wednesday said she has ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela.In a statement issued by the Department of Transportation on its website, Chao said she "has issued an... Read More

PH underscores upholding Eastern values at Asian Civilization forum

BEIJING – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday highlighted the capability of Asian countries to uphold their own values amid influences from the West.In a parallel forum during the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) here,... Read More

Strong earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea anew

SYDNEY -- An earthquake measuring 7.7-magnitude struck some 45 km northeast of Kokopo, in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).The shallow earthquake, which hit at a depth of around 10 km, had triggered a tsunami alert in the said... Read More

Moon shrinking causes quakes

WASHINGTON -- The US lunar orbiter observations and lunar seismic data showed that the Moon was shrinking like a raisin as its interior cooled, thus producing quakes along its fault lines.The study was published on Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience.A team of American researchers designed an... Read More

China seeks more cooperation on medical innovation

BEIJING – China seeks more cooperation with various countries in the field of medicine, as it will hold the International Medical Innovation and Cooperation Forum in the city of Fangchenggang in the country's southwestern Guangxi region on May 26-29.In a press conference here Friday,... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan's baby boy named Archie

LONDON -- Buckingham Palace announced Wednesday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.The couple presented the baby to the world, with Meghan declaring: "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm... Read More

1 student killed, 8 injured in US charter school shooting

LOS ANGELES -- An 18-year-old male student was killed and eight others were injured in a shooting that occurred at a charter school near Denver, capital of the US western state of Colorado, on Tuesday afternoon, local police confirmed."It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that 1 student at... Read More

7.2-magnitude quake rocks Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY -- A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck 33 km. northwest of Bulolo in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey.The earthquake, which occurred at 7:19 a.m. local time, was initially determined to be at 6.977 degrees south latitude and 146.440... Read More

Britain's Duchess of Sussex gives birth to a boy

LONDON -- Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy, the Duke of Sussex announced here on Monday.Prince Harry said the baby was delivered at 05:26 BST and both the mother and baby were doing "incredibly well."He added that they were "absolutely thrilled" and they were still thinking... Read More

41 confirmed dead as plane lands in flames in Moscow

MOSCOW -- Russia's Investigative Committee confirmed Monday that 41 people were killed after an SSJ-100 passenger plane en route to the northwestern Russian city of Murmansk caught fire before an emergency landing Sunday at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow."Forty-one people died,"... Read More

Japan ready to celebrate beginning of new imperial era

TOKYO -- Japanese people, immersed in a jubilant mood to welcome the beginning of a new era, planned on Tuesday to celebrate Reiwa in various activities, starting on May 1 with the ascent of Crown Prince Naruhito to the throne.Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final speech as a monarch on Tuesday,... Read More

Families of 737 Max crash victims file suit vs. Boeing in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Two families filed lawsuits against Boeing in Chicago on Monday over the 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people, the same day when Boeing held its shareholders meeting at the James Simpson Theatre in the Field Museum of Natural History in downtown Chicago.Manant Vaidya, the plaintiff,... Read More

Chinese media group to open Belt & Road news center in SEA

BEIJING – Chengdu Media Group’s Red Star News has launched Monday the Belt and Road International News Channel, and eyes to open a news center in Southeast Asia this year.Red Star News is a mobile news platform in China established by newspaper Chengdu Economic Daily.The Red Star News... Read More

Death toll from Indonesia's floods, landslides climbs to 31

JAKARTA -- The death toll from floods and landslides in Indonesia's western Bengkulu province and the capital of Jakarta jumped to 31 on Monday, while the search for 13 missing people was underway, disaster agency officials said.Floods and landslides have struck Bengkulu province since Friday,... Read More

2nd Belt and Road Forum produces more results: Xi

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping said the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) is more substantive and has produced more results.Xi made the statement during his press conference on Saturday at the Yanqi Lake Convention Center here.“This year’s Belt... Read More