Vancouverites celebrate multiculturalism as they welcome Year of the Dog

Vancouverites celebrate multiculturalism as they welcome Year of the Dog

2018-02-19 09:19

Thousands of Vancouver residents lined the streets of the city's historic Chinatown to welcome the Year of the Dog at the annual Chinese Lunar New Year Parade.

U.S. urges Ethiopia to "rethink" martial law

2018-02-18 22:15

The U.S. embassy in Ethiopia on Saturday urged Addis Ababa to reconsider its decision to institute martial law.

Former bank employee arrested in India's billion dollar PNB scam, key accused billionaire flees

Former bank employee arrested in India's billion dollar PNB scam, key accused billionaire flees

2018-02-18 22:15

India's premier investigating agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday arrested a former deputy general manager and two others in fraudulent transition cases worth about 1.77 billion U.S. dollars at India's state-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB), officials said.

FBI says U.S. man stole thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior statue

FBI says U.S. man stole thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior statue

2018-02-18 08:05

Federal authorities have said that a U.S. man stole late last year a thumb of a Chinese terracotta warrior statue being displayed at a Philadelphia museum in state of Pennsylvania.

Israeli fighter jets strike six Hamas military targets in Gaza

Israeli fighter jets strike six Hamas military targets in Gaza

2018-02-18 08:05

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets targeted a total of six military targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the border fence in southern Gaza.

Moscow urges OSCE to react to attack on Russian cultural center in Kiev

Moscow urges OSCE to react to attack on Russian cultural center in Kiev

2018-02-18 08:05

The Russian authorities expected the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to respond quickly to the latest attack on the building of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, Russia's Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said Saturday.

Six lions poisoned to death in southern Tanzania

Six lions poisoned to death in southern Tanzania

2018-02-17 21:46

Six lions and 74 vultures were found dead near a national park in southern Tanzania this week after they were poisoned to death, authorities said on Friday.

FBI admits it fails to act on tip on Florida school shooter

FBI admits it fails to act on tip on Florida school shooter

2018-02-17 09:18

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) admitted Friday that it received a tip in January on Nikolas Cruz, the Florida school shooter who killed 17 people earlier this week, but failed to follow up.

Spotlight: President Trump stresses safer schools, mental health as Florida shooting sparks debates over gun control

Spotlight: President Trump stresses safer schools, mental health as Florida shooting sparks debates over gun control

2018-02-16 16:32

U.S. President Donald Trump stressed Thursday making schools more secured and tackling mental health in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school with 17 fatalities, as it has sparked debates on gun control in the country long plagued by gun violence.

Ukraine's "cultural capital" thrives on Spring Festival

Ukraine's "cultural capital" thrives on Spring Festival

2018-02-16 16:47

Grand Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off here on Thursday.

Feature: How Mongolians celebrate Lunar New Year

Feature: How Mongolians celebrate Lunar New Year

2018-02-16 16:36

Mongolians are set to celebrate the Lunar New Year to welcome the Year of the Dog, a traditional festival known as the "White Moon" in the country.

Kremlin rejects UK accusations of cyber attack

Kremlin rejects UK accusations of cyber attack

2018-02-16 16:58

The Kremlin on Thursday flatly rejected accusations by the British Foreign Office that the Russian government was behind the NotPetya cyber attack of June 2017.

Ethiopian PM submits resignation letter: report

Ethiopian PM submits resignation letter: report

2018-02-15 21:55

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a resignation letter, state-affiliated media outlet Radio Fana said on Thursday.

Interview: B&R Initiative brings "positive changes to lives of millions in Pakistan": minister

Interview: B&R Initiative brings "positive changes to lives of millions in Pakistan": minister

2018-02-15 21:55

Close cooperation between Pakistan and China is bringing the Belt and Road Initiative into reality in the South Asian country, a senior Pakistani government official told Xinhua, saying it "brings positive changes to the lives of millions of people in Pakistan".

Kenya's flower farmers decry unreliable power supply

Kenya's flower farmers decry unreliable power supply

2018-02-14 19:59

Kenya's flower farmers have decried unreliable power supply in Naivasha area noting that this was adversely affecting production.

Feature: 1st female taxi driver in Syria's Aleppo shows self-reliance in times of hardship

Feature: 1st female taxi driver in Syria's Aleppo shows self-reliance in times of hardship

2018-02-14 19:59

Um al-Noor, the first female taxi driver in Syria's Aleppo, shows self-reliance in times of war and hardship.

U.S. may seek to undermine Syria's territorial integrity: Russian FM

U.S. may seek to undermine Syria's territorial integrity: Russian FM

2018-02-14 10:44

The United States' actions in Syria indicate that Washington might be seeking to undermine Syria's territorial integrity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Russian plane crash may be caused by avionics' icing: aviation committee

Russian plane crash may be caused by avionics' icing: aviation committee

2018-02-14 10:46

The crash of a Russian airplane resulting in the death of 71 people on board could have been caused by the icing of its avionics, the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) said in a statement Tuesday.

Bill, Melinda Gates voice concerns over Trump's "America First" view

Bill, Melinda Gates voice concerns over Trump's "America First" view

2018-02-14 10:42

Bill and Melinda Gates Tuesday expressed their concerns over U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" philosophy in their annual letter to the world.

Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery

Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery

2018-02-14 10:15

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases.

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