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BBC admits to faking scenes in documentary series, fans shocked
World2018-04-12 20:10August 15 2018 22:48:01

BBC admits to faking scenes in documentary series, fans shocked

Fans of BBC expressed their shock and anger on social media after the broadcasting corporation admitted in a statement last week that scenes from its documentary series "Human Planet" were staged by the camera crew.

Soft drinks sugar tax comes into force in the UK
World2018-04-11 19:44August 15 2018 22:48:01

Soft drinks sugar tax comes into force in the UK

The UK is now levying a tax on high-sugar drinks in a bid to reduce obesity.

Trump's homeland security adviser resigns: White House
World2018-04-11 10:57August 15 2018 22:48:01

Trump's homeland security adviser resigns: White House

US President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, has resigned, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

President's message on trade well received
World2018-04-11 10:55August 15 2018 22:48:01

President's message on trade well received

President Xi Jinping has sent China's clear messages it is safeguarding globalization by rolling out "very specific measures and a timetable" in opening the country's door wider to the rest of the world, said veteran politicians, business leaders and scholars.

SpaceX launches spacecraft in resupply mission to Int'l Space Station
World2018-04-03 09:00August 15 2018 22:48:01

SpaceX launches spacecraft in resupply mission to Int'l Space Station

The United States space agency NASA's cargo provider SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft Monday afternoon, starting its resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rally in the U.S. for gun control, school safety
World2018-03-25 08:53August 15 2018 22:48:01

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rally in the U.S. for gun control, school safety

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied in Washington D.C. on Saturday, calling for stricter control on guns, more secured schools, and an end to gun violence.

African countries sign agreement establishing continental free trade area
World2018-03-22 09:12August 15 2018 22:48:01

African countries sign agreement establishing continental free trade area

The new tunnel, with a length of 265 meters and a diameter of 2.5 meters, is targeting flight simulations from Mach 10 to 25(12,250 to 30,625 kp/h), 10 to 25 times the speed of sound, as Han Guilai, a researcher with China's State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), told China Central Television.

Putin set to win election after 70 pct of ballots counted
World2018-03-19 09:03August 15 2018 22:48:01

Putin set to win election after 70 pct of ballots counted

Incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to win Sunday's presidential election as he got 75.91 percent of the vote after 70 percent of the ballots were counted, preliminary data from the Central Election Commission (CEC) showed.

City of London delegation visits China
World2018-03-19 08:54August 15 2018 22:48:01

City of London delegation visits China

A business delegation lead by the Lord Mayor of the City of London is visiting China this week to promote trade ties.

Russia says UK accusations of nerve agent attack “unacceptable”
World2018-03-15 08:57August 15 2018 22:48:01

Russia says UK accusations of nerve agent attack “unacceptable”

Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said Wednesday that Britain's allegations that Moscow was responsible for a nerve attack were "completely unacceptable."

Trump replaces Tillerson with CIA chief
World2018-03-14 10:35August 15 2018 22:48:01

Trump replaces Tillerson with CIA chief

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he was replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, chief of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Japan pauses to mark 7th anniversary of tsunami
World2018-03-12 09:53August 15 2018 22:48:01

Japan pauses to mark 7th anniversary of tsunami

They bowed their heads, hands clasped or palms firmly pressed together. They stood in grassy areas or roadsides overlooking the choppy sea. In Japan's capital, they lit candles and offered flowers. Some dabbed at tears.

Gary Cohn resigns as top White House economic advise
World2018-03-07 10:35August 15 2018 22:48:01

Gary Cohn resigns as top White House economic advise

White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said on Tuesday that he was resigning, as President Donald Trump's administration prepares to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

China's aid offered with no imposition
World2018-03-02 10:02August 15 2018 22:48:01

China's aid offered with no imposition

China would like to continue offering economic and technological assistance to the Pacific island nation of Tonga without imposing political conditions, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday.

China, ASEAN to hold joint meeting on South China Sea in Vietnam
World2018-02-28 20:15August 15 2018 22:48:01

China, ASEAN to hold joint meeting on South China Sea in Vietnam

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will hold the 23rd Joint Working Group meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) from March 1-2 in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Chinese social media reacts to death of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor
World2018-02-27 14:10August 15 2018 22:48:01

Chinese social media reacts to death of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor

Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest figures in Hindi cinema

EU 'keen' to include Western Balkans: Juncker
World2018-02-27 10:22August 15 2018 22:48:01

EU 'keen' to include Western Balkans: Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU is "keen" to receive Serbia and other Western Balkans countries as members, given that they meet certain pre-conditions.

Algeria to ease visa procedures to attract more Chinese tourists
World2018-02-23 09:50August 15 2018 22:48:01

Algeria to ease visa procedures to attract more Chinese tourists

Algerian Minister of Tourism and Handcrafts Hassan Mermouri on Thursday said his country is seeking to attract more Chinese tourists by easing the visa issuing procedures.

Iran finds crashed plane, receives condolences from int'l community
World2018-02-19 21:41August 15 2018 22:48:01

Iran finds crashed plane, receives condolences from int'l community

Iran found the wreckage of the crashed Aseman Airlines ATR-72 plane on Monday and received condolences from Chinese, Russian and United Nations (UN) leaders for the victims of the incident and their families.

17 dead in mass shooting at Florida high school
World2018-02-15 10:29August 15 2018 22:48:01

17 dead in mass shooting at Florida high school

At least 17 people are dead and several others are reportedly injured after a mass shooting at a school in Florida, CNN reported.

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