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Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missile strike in southern region
World2019-01-20 20:21January 21 2019 03:14:47

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missile strike in southern region

The Syrian air defenses intercepted a fresh Israeli missile strike targeting the areas in southern Syria on Sunday, state news agency SANA reported.

Chinese-African coproduced dating show a hit in Africa
World2019-01-20 09:39January 21 2019 03:14:47

Chinese-African coproduced dating show a hit in Africa

A blind date television show called "Hello Mr. Right" has become a hit in Africa.

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women's March returns
World2019-01-20 08:50January 21 2019 03:14:47

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women's March returns

Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women's March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump's White House.

WHO launches probe into alleged internal misconduct
World2019-01-19 16:04January 21 2019 03:14:47

WHO launches probe into alleged internal misconduct

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has ordered an internal inquiry after receiving anonymous emails that alleged racism, sexism and misspending within the UN health agency, according to a statement released on the WHO website recently.

European Commission proposes elimination of tariffs on industrial goods with U.S.
World2019-01-19 09:46January 21 2019 03:14:47

European Commission proposes elimination of tariffs on industrial goods with U.S.

The European Commission proposed on Friday the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods with the United States in future trade talks. The proposal will need approval from European Union member states.

Japan launches satellite to create artificial meteor showers
World2019-01-19 09:45January 21 2019 03:14:47

Japan launches satellite to create artificial meteor showers

A satellite launched by Japan on Friday is designed to produce a look-alike meteor shower that's due to streak across the sky in the spring of 2020.

Dog hogs the limelight at fashion show in Mumbai
World2019-01-18 20:01January 21 2019 03:14:47

Dog hogs the limelight at fashion show in Mumbai

A dog stole the show at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour in Mumbai on Wednesday. While the models were showcasing a spring summer collection called Gul-Dastah by the designer Rohit Bal,it wandered onto the runway.

Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at age 89
World2019-01-17 09:19January 21 2019 03:14:47

Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at age 89

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group and creator of index mutual fund, died on Wednesday in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, at the age of 89, according to a statement from Vanguard.

Palestine takes over chairmanship of Group of 77 and China from Egypt
World2019-01-16 12:54January 21 2019 03:14:47

Palestine takes over chairmanship of Group of 77 and China from Egypt

Palestine on Tuesday took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China from Egypt at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Wildfire-scorched regions in S. California evacuated for mudslide fear
World2019-01-16 08:53January 21 2019 03:14:47

Wildfire-scorched regions in S. California evacuated for mudslide fear

Evacuation orders to residents living in areas scorched by the wildfire last year in Southern California, such as Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Riverside, were issued on Tuesday to avoid casualties from potential mudslide.

Millions in India gather for world's largest religious event
World2019-01-15 14:10January 21 2019 03:14:47

Millions in India gather for world's largest religious event

The largest religious gathering anywhere on earth gets under way Tuesday, with tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims congregating in India to bathe in sacred rivers for the Kumbh Mela.

The world's first plastic ship is about to sail
World2019-01-15 14:06January 21 2019 03:14:47

The world's first plastic ship is about to sail

"Flip-Flopi", the world's first ship made of plastic, will usher in its maiden sail by the end of January. It will depart from Lamu Island in Kenya and arrive at Zanzibar Island in Tanzania after sailing for 500 kilometers.

Antarctica ice melts 6 times faster than 40 years ago: study
World2019-01-15 09:16January 21 2019 03:14:47

Antarctica ice melts 6 times faster than 40 years ago: study

American and Dutch scientists found that yearly ice mass loss in Antarctica increased sixfold in the past 40 years.

Polish city mayor stabbed on stage during charity event
World2019-01-14 09:50January 21 2019 03:14:47

Polish city mayor stabbed on stage during charity event

The mayor of northern Polish city of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz, was stabbed by a man while he was on stage of a charity event held in the Baltic city of Gdansk on Sunday evening, local media reported.

Traditional Chinese medicine adopted for depression treatment in San Francisco
World2019-01-13 15:26January 21 2019 03:14:47

Traditional Chinese medicine adopted for depression treatment in San Francisco

A new approach combing Western psychiatric care with traditional Chinese medicine is expected to treat depression in U.S. San Francisco Bay Area.

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record
World2019-01-13 15:24January 21 2019 03:14:47

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void.

U.S. top diplomat seeks Arab coalition force to face threats
World2019-01-13 08:38January 21 2019 03:14:47

U.S. top diplomat seeks Arab coalition force to face threats

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Saturday the formation of an Arab force and alliance capable of encountering regional challenges, Al Arabiya TV reported.

Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history
World2019-01-12 19:56January 21 2019 03:14:47

Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.

Wisconsin town rejoices after missing teen found alive
World2019-01-11 19:33January 21 2019 03:14:47

Wisconsin town rejoices after missing teen found alive

A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour's drive away.

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