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3,000 killed in Syria in deadliest month of 2017: monitor access_time2017/10/1

BEIRUT (AFP) - Syria's war killed at least 3,000 people including 955 civilians in September, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Sunday, in the deadliest month of the conflict this year.  "More than 70 percent of the ...

Bangladesh to move 15,000 Rohingya from tribal district access_time2017/10/1

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AFP) - Bangladesh is to move to a camp at least 15,000 Rohingya refugees who have settled in a restive hill district near the border with Myanmar, a local official said Sunday.  Most of the estimated half a million ...

Trump calls Puerto Rican officials after lashing out at pleading mayor access_time2017/10/1

SAN JUAN (AFP) - President Donald Trump spoke by phone with senior officials in hurricane- devastated Puerto Rico late Saturday, hours after lashing out at the mayor of San Juan who had pleaded for help and criticized the slow federal response.  ...

China marks 68th National Day access_time2017/10/1

BEIJING (Xinhua) - At day break, more than 115,000 people from across China gathered at the Tian'anmen Square at the heart of Beijing to watch the raising of the National Flag.  Sunday marked the 68th anniversary of the founding of People&#...

Air France plane forced to land in Canada after engine blowout access_time2017/10/1

OTTAWA (Xinhua) - An Air France plane en route to Los Angeles from Paris made an emergency landing Saturday in Canada after one of its engines blew out over the Atlantic Ocean, CTV reported.  The Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane in the ...

3rd LD-Writethru: U.S. health chief resigns over private jet trips access_time2017/9/30

WASHINGTON (Xinhua) - U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday amid increasing fire over his frequent and expensive private jet trips, becoming the first cabinet secretary to leave the Donald Trump administration.&nbs...

US in contact with N.Korea, probing willingness to talk: Tillerson access_time2017/9/30

BEIJING (AFP) - The United State has open channels of communication with North Korea and is investigating whether the regime is ready to enter talks on giving up its nuclear weapons programme, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saturday.  ...

Congo army cargo plane crashes near Kinshasa, no surviors access_time2017/9/30

KINSHASA (Xinhua) - An army cargo plane of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) crashed near the capital Kinshasa on Saturday morning, and there was no survivor, an anonymous source told Xinhua.  According to the same source, the arm...

73 Syrian soldiers, allied fighters killed by IS near Deir al-Zour access_time2017/9/30

DAMASCUS (Xinhua) - As many as 73 Syrian soldiers and allied fighters were killed within the past 24 hours in battles with the Islamic State (IS), a monitor group reported on Friday.  The soldiers lost their lives during the battles that have f...

Cuba calls U.S. reduction of embassy staff "hasty decision" access_time2017/9/30

HAVANA - Cuba said on Friday that the U.S. decision to withdraw up to 60 percent of its diplomatic personnel in Cuba is a "hasty decision" that will affect bilateral relations between the former Cold War enemies.  Josefina Vidal, dire...

DPRK military experts leave Uganda over nuclear sanctions access_timeभदौ २४, २०७४

KAMPALA - Military experts from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) completed this week their withdrawal from Uganda where they have been training troops.  Brig. Richard Karemire, Uganda military spokesman told Xinhua on Friday t...

Spain's unemployment rises by 46,400 people in August access_time2017/9/5

MADRID, (Xinhua) - The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by 46,400 people from July to August, according to data published on Monday by the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security.  The total number of unemploye...

4 terrorists killed in Pakistan's Karachi: police access_time2017/9/5

ISLAMABAD (Xinhua) - Police in the Pakistani port city of Karachi said on Monday that four terrorists were killed in an encounter during a police raid operation.  Those killed belonged to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and were behi...

BRICS countries urge UN reform, cooperation on terrorism access_time2017/9/5

XIAMEN, China (AP) - The BRICS group of five major emerging economies called Monday for comprehensive reform of the United Nations and its Security Council to better represent developing countries, as it held a summit seeking to expand its presenc...

Specialized farmers' cooperatives to promote modern agriculture access_time2017/9/5

BEIJING, (Xinhua) - China has 1.93 million specialized farmers' cooperatives with over 100 million rural households participating, according to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.  The specialized cooperatives have gained po...

Libya, France discuss future of political agreement access_time2017/9/5

TRIPOLI (Xinhua) - Libyan and French foreign ministers on Monday discussed the current political situation in Libya and the future of the political agreement.  Libya's UN-backed foreign minister Mohamed Sayala on Monday met with French fore...

Kenya's extended presidential polls expected to hamper real estate growth access_time2017/9/5

By Ronald Njoroge   NAIROBI, (Xinhua) - Growth in Kenya's real estate sector is likely to be affected by the extended electioneering period of the presidential polls this year, a Nairobi-based investment firm said on Monday.  Cyton...

Ukrainian parliament to focus on reform laws at upcoming session: speaker access_time2017/9/5

KIEV  - The Ukrainian parliament will focus on laws on reforms during its 7th session, which is to start this week, Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy said on Monday.  "Last spring, the parliament worked out the basis for many importan...

Thai princess to visit China access_time2017/9/5

BEIJING - Thai Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol will visit China from Sept. 7 to 9 at the invitation of the Chinese government, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Monday.  "China treasures the traditional friendship with the Tha...

Korea launches missile drill after North's nuclear test access_time2017/9/5

SEOUL - South Korea's military launched a volley of ballistic missiles simulating an attack on the North's nuclear test site Monday, Seoul said, in an exercise responding to a test of what Pyongyang says was a hydrogen bomb.  Pictures s...