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An old woman is seen outside her mud-house in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Togo, Germany sign 9-mln-euro technical cooperation agreement

The agreement is part of a hunger-free world project of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It takes into account two...
Mozambique

Two die in clashes in central Mozambique

The state-owned Radio Mozambique reported that the clash happened when a Renamo armed group attacked a road block early Wednesday on a tertiary road...
elections

AU urges respect for election results in Central African Republic

In a statement released in Bangui, the country's capital, the AU electoral observer mission, led by former Senegalese prime minister Souleymane Ndiaye, said Sunday's...
ACCIDENT

Four killed, seven injured in S.Africa road accident

A taxi ploughed onto a pavement in Durban, eastern South Africa early Wednesday morning, killing four people and injuring seven others, paramedics said. ...
telecom

Burkina Faso urges telecom companies to aid war against insecurity

Compaore was speaking in Ouagadougou when he met with security chiefs and heads of mobile phone companies operating in the country such as TELMOB,...

Australia tramples upon the rights of ex-Gitmo Detainee

The Australian government violated the rights of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks by keeping him in jail for months following his return to...
Vodafone

India hits Vodafone with $ 2.1 billion tax notice

Indian tax authorities have also threatened to seize Vodafone's assets if it fails to pay the tax that is "due" in the notice which...
Boeing 737

China’s Okay Airways sign agreement with Boeing for 737 jets

The commitment includes eight 737 MAX 8s, three 737 MAX 9s and one next generation 737-900 extended range version, with the total deal...
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)

US Deploys F-22 stealth fighters as warning sign to DPRK

The nuclear-capable U.S. fighter jets flew low over Osan Air Base near Seoul at about noon time, according to local media reports. The F-22 stealth...
United States

U.S. struggles at rebalancing Asia-Pacific

by Xinhua Writer Luo Jun The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)'s neutral stance in the South China Sea should not be a disappointment...
terrorist

Expert warns Australia is likely to face another terrorist attack

David Kilcullen, an Australian who has advised Australian, American and British governments on counter-terrorism, said he was certain there will be another terrorist attack...
trade

Singapore’s documented a fall of 9.9% in external trade

The decrease was due to a contraction in both electronic and non-electronic NODX, said IE Singapore in a press release. ...
Somalia

Feb.17 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MOGADISHU -- At least seven people were killed and several others injured in heavy fighting between Somali National Army and Al-Qaida linked group in...

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