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Coal mine accident in southwestern China kills seven: Xinhua

48 min 26 sec ago
A coal mine accident in China's southwestern city of Chongqing killed seven workers and injured three, state-owned Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Sri Lanka's Wickremesinghe sworn in as PM before president: local media

58 min 58 sec ago
Sri Lanka's Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as prime minister before President Maithripala Sirisena, local media said on Sunday, likely ending a political crisis that began in late October when he was ousted in a surprise decision.

Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka's prime minister on Sunday: spokesman

2 hours 33 min ago
Ranil Wickremesinghe will return as Sri Lankan prime minister on Sunday, a lawmaker from his party and an official at the president's office said, likely ending a political crisis that began in late October when he was surprisingly ousted.

Sri Lanka's former PM Wickremesinghe to return to post on Sunday: lawmaker, source

3 hours 16 min ago
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will return to the post on Sunday, a lawmaker from his party and a source at the president's office said, likely ending a political crisis that began in late October when he was ousted in a surprise decision.

China's Xi to address key reform anniversary on Tuesday: Xinhua

4 hours 55 min ago
President Xi Jinping will make a major speech on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Guatemalan girl's dad: she was healthy, well-hydrated before death at border

5 hours 11 min ago
A young Guatemalan girl who died after she and her father were detained by U.S. border agents was in no medical distress when they arrived and had received adequate food and water on their journey, relatives said on Saturday through representatives in Texas.

Australia appoints military leader as next governor general

7 hours 4 min ago
Australia has named a distinguished military leader as its next governor general, who represents Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the country’s head of state, ahead of an election in May.

Rescue helicopter crashes in Portugal, four feared dead

7 hours 11 min ago
A medical helicopter crashed in a mountainous area near Porto, Portugal's second biggest city, with all four onboard feared dead, local media and the country's INEM emergency service reported on Saturday.

Deep in the red: Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 23:17
In the heart of an impoverished village in southern China, a life-sized statue of Mao Zedong sits on a platform adorned with intricate stonework, flanked by a diorama of Red Army soldiers and traditional brick-and-tile homes with curved roofs.

Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 23:15
Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 23:14
The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died in U.S. custody this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family, relatives said on Saturday.

Nations agree global climate pact rules after overcoming impasse

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 21:22
Nearly 200 nations overcame political divisions on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.

Kosovo approves team for talks with former adversary Serbia

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 20:55
Kosovo's parliament voted on Saturday to form a negotiating team to try to resolve outstanding disputes with Serbia, amid growing tensions between the two neighbors.

Dead Guatemalan girl part of 'endless' migrant exodus from poor village

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 20:49
Grinding poverty in their Guatemalan village drove the father of a 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody to leave with her for the United States, the girl's mother said on Saturday.

U.S.-led coalition destroys Syrian mosque used as ISIS command center

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 20:09
The U.S.-led coalition in Syria destroyed on Saturday a mosque in the town of Hajin which had been used as an Islamic State command and control center, the U.S. military said.

French 'yellow vests' protest in their thousands for fifth Saturday

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 19:00
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, ignoring calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg this week.

Kremlin should take the lead on rap music, not shut it down, Putin says

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 18:24
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday the Kremlin should play a leading role in Russian rap music and in youth culture, rather than trying to shut it down.

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yet

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 18:10
Australia formally recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

Brazil faith healer accused of sexual abuse ruled a fugitive

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 17:47
A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women is now considered a fugitive after failing to report to authorities on Saturday.

Ukraine Su-27 fighter crashes, pilot killed - statement

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 17:04
A Ukrainian Su-27 fighter aircraft crashed while attempting to land on Saturday afternoon during a scheduled flight, killing the pilot, the Ukrainian military said.

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