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Spotlight: Explosions hit Dortmund team bus, one player injured

Three explosions hit the team bus of German soccer team Borussia Dortmund ahead of its first game of UEFA Champions League quarter-final against AS...

Trump says missile strikes against Syria in U.S. “vital interest”

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had ordered targeted missile strikes at a Syrian military airfield and called the strikes in the...
Pakistani soldiers transfer an injured woman after the severe earthquake in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, Oct. 27, 2015. Pakistani Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said on Tuesday that the country would not seek international aid for the people affected by the powerful earthquake that killed nearly 250 people and displaced thousands others. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

Death toll rises to 11 in Northwest Pakistan market blast, 54 injured

At least 11 people were killed and 54 others injured when a blast hit a market area in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Parachinar...
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Chinese courts conclude 45,000 graft cases in 2016, implicating 63,000 people

China's court system concluded 45,000 graft cases in 2016, implicating 63,000 people, a work report of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Sunday. ...
A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017. North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles

DPRK fired 4 banned ballistic missiles into east waters

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) test-fired four ballistic missiles into east waters early Monday as combined forces of South Korea and the...
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China sets 2017 GDP growth target at around 6.5 percent

China has set its GDP growth target at around 6.5 percent for 2017, compared with a target range of 6.5-7 percent last year, a...
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DPRK test-fires ballistic missile into eastern waters

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile into its eastern waters early Sunday, South Korea's...
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister's questions at the House of parliament in London, Britain, Feb. 8, 2017. The British House of Commons on Wednesday night passed the Brexit Bill which gives the British government the power to begin the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

British lawmakers back Brexit bill to trigger Article 50

The parliamentary bill empowering the British government to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union completed its passage Wednesday night in the...
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European Parliament elects EPP candidate Antonio Tajani President

Antonio Tajani of the European People's Party Group has been elected President of the European Parliament on Tuesday. Tajani led the first...

Mogadishu car bombing death toll now at 22

Abdulkadir Andirahman Haji Aden, head of the city's Amiin ambulance service, said some security officers including five women were among those who were killed...
Juno's mission to dip into Jupiter’s polar orbit and study the forces at work beneath the planet's dense clouds will put Juno into the most intense radiation environment in our solar system.

Juno spacecraft belonging to NASA makes entry into orbit of Jupiter

"Engine burn complete and orbit obtained. I'm ready to unlock all your secrets, Jupiter," Juno mission posted on Twitter. The probe fired...
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Indonesian Army Helicopter crash in Sulawesi kills 12

"12 have been found, all of them dead. Another is still missing," the spokesman told Xinhua by phone. The Bell 412 EP...
Jamaica

Jamaica’s opposition wins parliamentary elections

Poll results show the JLP, led by Andrew Holness, garnered 33 seats in the 63-seat House of Representatives, while the ruling People's National Party...

All 23 passengers onboard missing aircraft killed Nepal

Laxmi Prasad Dhakal, spokesperson of the Home Ministry, told Xinhua, "A team of Nepal police and Nepal Army deployed at the site have claimed...
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Uganda’s Museveni gets re-elected as president

by Ronald Ssekandi and Samuel Egadu Results released by Uganda's Electoral Commission on Saturday showed that incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has won the country's...
A video grab taken on Feb. 7, 2016 from South Korean TV shows the news report on the launch of a long-range rocket by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Seoul, South Korea. The DPRK on Sunday launched a long-range rocket as planned, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea's defense authorities. (Xinhua/Jiang Ye)

S.Korea reports DPRK’s rocket launch

A Defense Ministry official told Xinhua on the phone that the DPRK fired a rocket at 9:30 a.m. (0030 GMT) from its Tongchang-ri launch...

NW Pakistan suicide blast kills 10 whilst injuring 40

Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, spokesman of the government of Balochistan Province with Quetta as its capital, confirmed that six paramilitary forces Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were...
Photo taken on Nov. 20, 2015 shows a freed hostage leaves with the help of the police in Bamako, Mali. At least 80 people taken hostage by unidentified gunmen in Radisson Hotel in the Malian capital Bamako have been freed, according to the Malian security ministry. (Xinhua)

Mali hotel siege : 20 Indians rescued safely

The Indians were among 150 other guests in the Radisson Blu Hotel which was attacked by alleged Islamists earlier in the day. ...
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Mali Attack: 80 Hostages Gain Freedom

The Mali special forces have also started clearing the hotel as sporadic gunshots were heard, witnesses said. The hotel chain said earlier two gunmen had...
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As China?s manufacturing PMI Falls Pro-Growth Policies Buildup

China's factory activity continued to lose steam in August, suggesting the world's second-largest economy faces prolonged downward pressure, official data showed Tuesday. ...
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Wreckage of missing plane situated in eastern Indonesia

A search team has located the wreckage of a missing passenger plane with 54 people aboard near the city of Oksibil in Indonesia's easternmost...

Missing plane discovered hit mountain in Indonesia

Indonesian transport ministry said on Sunday that local resident have reported that they have seen the missing plane hit a mountain. "According to the...
Rescuers transfer the body of a victim to a hospital following suicide bomb attacks on churches in eastern Pakistan's Lahore on March 15, 2015. At least 14 people were killed and 78 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance of churches in Pakistan's east city of Lahore on Sunday, hospital sources said. (Xinhua/Jamil Ahmed)

Senior official among 15 murdered in Pakistan’s suicide impact

At least 15 people were killed including the home minister of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province and over 10 others injured in a suicide attack...
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With diplomatic ties restored Cuban embassy in US reopens

Cubans on Monday raised Cuba's national flag over the country's newly opened embassy in Washington D.C., the U.S. capital, as diplomatic relations between two...

68th cannes film festival opens

The 68th Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) officially kicked off Wednesday evening in the southern French sea resort of Cannes. ...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

Derailed Cyprus bail-out program back on track

Cyprus's Parliament approved crucial legislation on Saturday hopefully putting back on track its bail-out program after a suspension of almost 7 months. The legislation...