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UN Security Council President Calls for Urgent Quartet Meeting on Mideast Peace

The president of the UN Security Council for the month of June and Estonia Permanent Representative to the United Nations Sven Jurgenson on Tuesday...
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Ghanaian statistician calls for urgent COVID-19 vaccination campaign amid increased mobility

A Ghanaian government statistician on Tuesday called for the reinforcement of a more urgent vaccination campaign across the country as people's mobility has been...
Ghana Health Service

Tema GHS: Urgent need to enhance Child Health Services

Dr Sally D. Quartey, Tema Metro Health Director Ghana Health Service, says there is an urgent need to enhance Child Health Services within the...
Members of a search and rescue team conduct operations near Lancang island on January 10, 2021, where a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 is suspected to have crashed shortly after the jet took off from Jakarta airport on January 9. (Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP)

Black box of Indonesia’s crashed plane retrieved

Divers on Tuesday retrieved a black box of of the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plane that plunged into the waters off the coast of...
African Union

AU council calls for urgent de-escalation of unrest in Nigeria

The Economic, Social and Cultural Council(ECOSOCC) of the African Union(AU) has called for an urgent de-escalation of the current unrest in parts of Nigeria...
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Casualties feared after tanker explosion in central Nigeria: witnesses

A petrol tanker exploded on Wednesday morning in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state in central Nigeria, with casualties feared, witnesses told Xinhua. ...
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General Debate of UN General Assembly opens

The General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday with the theme of "The future we want,...
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Five candidates remain in running for WTO chief

The list of candidates running to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was narrowed to five after 164 members...

UAE grants urgent use of China-developed coronavirus vaccine

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a China-developed COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, six weeks after human trials in the Gulf Arab state...
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5.7-magnitude quake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge — USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 jolted central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 03:00:15 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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TikTok confirms submitting proposal to U.S. authority

Video-sharing social networking company TikTok said on Monday that it had submitted a proposal to the U.S. administration to resolve its "security concerns." ...
Photo taken at China’s Antarctic research station, the Great Wall station, on Nov.24, 2019, shows a Chinese national flag fluttering in the wind.Photo by Sun Jianxin/People’s Daily Online

China imposes reciprocal restrictions on U.S. embassy and consulates

China has issued a diplomatic note announcing reciprocal restrictions on the activities of the U.S. embassy and consulates in China, including the U.S. consulate-general...
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)

UN chief calls for urgent funding for WHO-led mechanism to tackle COVID-19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for urgent funding for the "Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator" (ACT-Accelerator), a global collaboration led by the...

European Commission chief concerned about UK’s intention to breach Brexit agreement

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday she is "very concerned" about the United Kingdom's intention to breach the Brexit agreement. ...

U.S. unemployment rate falls to 8.4 percent in August as labor market slowly recovers

U.S. employers added 1.4 million jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.4 percent, indicating improvement in the pandemic-ravaged labor market, the...
MOGADISHU, Aug. 17, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2020 shows the blast site of the Elite hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. At least 16 people, including suspected attackers, were confirmed dead, and 28 others injured in the attack at a popular hotel in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Sunday. (Photo by Hassan Bashi/Xinhua)

6 killed in car bomb blast, gunfight in eastern Afghanistan

At least three Afghan police and three assailants were killed in a suicide car bomb blast and ensuing gunfight outside a police camp in...
Helicopter debris are seen near the site of the collision of two helicopters, in the Villa Castelli locality, in La Rioja, Argentina, on March 10, 2015. At least 10 people were killed Monday afternoon when two helicopters collided and crashed in Argentina's northwest province of La Rioja, local media reported. (Xinhua/Luis Lobos/TELAM) (rtg)

At least 2 killed in helicopter crash in Nigeria’s economic hub

At least two people were killed and another injured in a helicopter crash in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, on Friday, said Gboyega Akosile, a...
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13 civilians killed in improvised bomb blast in South Afghanistan

Thirteen civilians, including six children, were killed in an improvised bomb explosion in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Friday, a hospital source told...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, on Aug. 24, 2020 shows screens displaying U.S. President Donald Trump speaking during the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Trump was nominated for a second term on Monday at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, which has been scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump accepts Republican Party’s nomination for reelection

U.S. President Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party's nomination for reelection in a speech from the White House South Lawn on Thursday night.
Rescuers try to look for victims at the site where a building collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan City, southeast China's Taiwan, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit an area near Tainan of Taiwan at 03:57 a.m. Beijing Time on Saturday, damaging several buildings, leaving at least seven people dead and hundreds injured, according to the island's disaster response center. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun) (lfj)

Urgent: 5.3-magnitude quake hits Bouvet Island region – USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted Bouvet Island region at 0224 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Death toll of flash floods in eastern Afghanistan rises to 122

At least 122 people were killed, 147 others wounded and several others went missing in torrential floods in Afghanistan's 12 eastern provinces, the...

Flash floods kill 25, wounds 40 in Eastern Afghanistan

At least 25 people were killed and 40 others wounded in torrential floods in Afghanistan's eastern Parwan province during Tuesday night, a provincial government...
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Trump says to nominate Chad Wolf to formally lead Department of Homeland Security

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will nominate acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to formally lead the agency.
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

6.0-magnitude quake hits 3 km southeast of Jaco, Costa Rica — USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted 3 km southeast of Jaco, Costa Rica at 21:51:10 GMT on Monday, the...
CULVER CITY (U.S.), Aug. 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020 shows a logo of the video-sharing social networking company TikTok's Los Angeles Office in Culver City, Los Angeles County, the United States. TikTok confirmed Saturday that it will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order banning any U.S. transactions with its parent company ByteDance. (Xinhua)

TikTok files lawsuit against Trump administration’s executive order

Video-sharing social networking company TikTok on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order banning any U.S. transactions with its...
Covid Infections

3 members of Syrian delegation attending Geneva peace talks test positive for COVID-19 –...

Three members of the "small body" of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, who are currently attending the new round of peace talks here, have tested...
UNITED NATIONS, July 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (on the screen) briefs the Security Council on the situation in Yemen at the UN headquarters in New York, on July 28, 2020. The prolonged UN-brokered peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels might fail, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths warned on Tuesday. (Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo/Handout via Xinhua)

Latest Syrian Constitutional Committee meeting “on hold” over COVID-19 cases

The latest Syrian Constitutional Committee meeting kicked off here on Monday morning has been suspended after three members of the committee tested positive for...

5.0-magnitude quake hits 31 km NW of Rumonge, Burundi – USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 31 km NW of Rumonge, Burundi at 1413 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Many trapped as building collapses in south-west India

Around 60 to 70 people are trapped under the debris of a five-storey building that collapsed in India's south-western state of Maharashtra on Monday...
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Bayern lift sixth Champions League trophy after beating PSG

Kingsley Coman scored the lone goal in the UEFA Champions League final here on Sunday as Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich defeated French Ligue 1...