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Focus of humanitarian aid after Beirut blasts shifts to mid-term: UN

The United Nations and partners on Friday issued a report card on aid following the Beirut blasts and said the focus is changing to...
Palestinian fishermen go fishing on their boat at a seaport in Gaza, Feb. 5, 2020. The Israeli army decided on Wednesday to reduce the allowed fishing zone off the Gaza Strip coast from 15 to 10 nautical miles, said Israeli and Palestinian sources. (Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua)

10 missing after boat sinks in northeast China

A total of 10 people went missing after a fishing boat was hit and sank off the southwest coast of Dalian, northeast China's...
Fans react during the match corresponding to the first division championship of the Argentine soccer, between San Lorenzo and Huracan, in the Pedro Bidegain stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 15, 2015.(Xinhua/Victor Carreira/TELAM) (da)

Battaglia seeking Argentina recall after Alaves move

Argentinian midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia has expressed hope that his move to Deportivo Alaves will jumpstart a stalled international career. Battaglia made...
Alphonso Davies(Front) of Bayern Munich runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between Olympique Lyonnais and Bayern Munich at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal on Aug. 19, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan/UEFA via Xinhua)

Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv reach Champions League’s playoffs after win over Dynamo Brest

Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv reached the playoff round of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday after beating Belarusian champions FC Dynamo Brest...
The first flight of the Xi'an-Istanbul direct air route arrives at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 30, 2019. Three round trips operated by Turkish Airlines are expected to be made between Xi'an and Istanbul, with inbound flights on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and outbound ones on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (Xinhua/Shao Rui)

Namibia flagship airport welcomes 1st international passenger flight after 6-month stoppage

Namibia's flagship airport, Hosea Kutako International Airport began operations on Friday with the first international arrival to Windhoek being the Ethiopian Airlines, which...
Syrian refugees stand as they gather during the visit of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to al-Dalhamiyeh camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Europe should not turn a blind eye to Moria, Greek president says after refugee...

Europe should not turn a blind eye to Moria, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Thursday after the country's largest refugee and migrant camp...
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3 dead, 4 wounded after train hits car in Indonesia’s East Java

Three people were killed and four others sustained injuries after a train hit a minivan in Indonesia's western province of East Java on Thursday,...
Libya oil blocked over Turkish deployment of troops (Photo by Oil Price)

Oil prices rebound after massive losses

Oil prices climbed on Wednesday as the market tried to recover from considerable losses in the prior session. The West Texas Intermediate...
Maritime police search for missing passengers near capsized South Korean ferry "Sewol" at the sea off Jindo

At least 10 killed after boat capsizes in Bangladesh

At least 10 bodies were recovered after a boat carrying dozens of people sank in the river of Gumai in Bangladesh's Netrokona district, some...

Zimbabwe’s nurses return to work after nearly three months of industrial action

Nurses working in Zimbabwe government health institutions began returning to work on Wednesday after nearly three months of industrial action, following a call by...
Cars ride on a road submerged by water in Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province, July 11, 2015. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

Export, local crops hit as unusual weather persists in Kenya

Frostbite, heavy rains, and dry spell are some of the hostile weather conditions that farmers in Kenya have experienced in recent months. ...

Libyan interior minister resumes work after suspension

Fat'hi Bashagha, interior minister of Libya's UN-backed government of National Accord, resumed work on Thursday after five days of suspension. The UN-backed...
Flares light up the sky as the search for missing passengers continues through the night

1 crew member missing after fishing boat fire, explosion in Japan’s northeast

A crew member of a squid fishing boat that caught fire in a port in northeastern Japan was missing, the Japan Coast Guard was...
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South African government suspends senior officials after AG audit

South African Employment and Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi on Wednesday said Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Teboho Maruping, along with senior management of the...
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Colombia’s capital reopens bus terminals after five-month lockdown

Colombia's capital Bogota on Tuesday reopened its two main bus terminals to the public after more than five months of lockdown to contain the...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Zimbabwean schools to reopen on Sept. 14 after nearly six months of closure due...

Zimbabwean schools will reopen for examination classes from Sept. 14 after nearly six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
(From L to R)Uruguay's soccer player Diego Forlan, Italian coach Fabio Cannavaro and former soccer player Ronaldo of Brazil attend the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia July 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Penarol sack coach Forlan after 11 games

Former Manchester United and Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan has been sacked as head coach of Penarol after just 11 matches in charge...
Photo taken on March 18, 2020 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivering a video speech on COVID-19, in Berlin, capital of Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged solidarity among citizens in a speech on Wednesday evening, calling the COVID-19 the nation's biggest challenge since World War II. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Labor demand in Germany continues to recover slightly after COVID-19 slump

The indicator for the demand for labor in Germany rose "slightly" by two points to 94 points from July to August, the Federal Employment...
GSMA okays Huawei equipment after security test

GSMA okays Huawei equipment, 3 others, after security assurance test

The GSM Association (GSMA) has announced that the world’s leading mobile network equipment vendors, Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson and Nokia have successfully completed an assessment...
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More banks turn to entertainers as brand ambassadors, after SCB blazed the trail

Until recently, banks steered clear of using stars in the arts and entertainment industry as their brand ambassadors. But now some banks are beginning to...
Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump hits campaign trail after accepting renomination

U.S. President Donald Trump hit the campaign trail on Friday by holding a rally in Londonderry in the northeastern state of New Hampshire, a...

Israel postpones Europa League match after positive COVID-19 tests

Thursday's UEFA Europa League match between Israel's Maccabi Haifa and FK Zeljeznicar Sarajevo of Bosnia has been postponed after the intervention of Israel's Ministry...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

Syrian constitutional talks resume in Geneva after 4 delegates test positive for COVID-19

The latest session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee Small Body, which was suspended Monday after four of its members had tested positive for COVID-19,...

Uganda puts refugee settlement under lockdown after aid workers test positive for COVID-19

Uganda has put Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in the western district of Kikuube under lockdown after aid workers tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson of...

Ronaldinho returns to Brazil after house arrest in Paraguay

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho returned to Brazil on Tuesday after almost six months in custody in neighboring Paraguay for allegedly using a fake...

Czech MPs in quarantine after one colleague tests positive for COVID-19

Eleven members of the Czech Republic's Chamber of Deputies (lower house of the parliament) are in quarantine after coming into contact with Member of...
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7 still missing after Beirut’s blasts – Red Cross

Georges Kettaneh, secretary general of the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC), said on Tuesday that seven people are still missing after the explosions that rocked...
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Attorney General William Barr stand by at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Trump gives rally-style speech at GOP convention after renomination

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a rally-style speech in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday afternoon after delegates formally nominated him for reelection at the...
KAMPALA, April 21, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Health workers fumigate a market in Kampala, capital of Uganda, April, 17, 2020. Ugandan government on Friday started fumigating areas around city markets as well as distribution of mosquito nets to vendors sleeping in those areas. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda closes police HQ after senior officer tests positive for COVID-19

Uganda temporarily closed its police national headquarters on Monday after a senior police officer tested positive for COVID-19. The headquarters building...
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Lebanon receives more foreign donations after Beirut’s blasts

Lebanon continued on Monday to receive foreign donations after the massive explosions that rocked the capital Beirut, the National News Agency reported. ...