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Koreas to hold talks this month on joint Olympic bid
World2018-10-16 10:20December 13 2018 19:52:41

Koreas to hold talks this month on joint Olympic bid

North and South Korea will discuss the details for their planned joint bid for the 2032 Olympics later this month to follow up on an ambitious agreement reached between their leaders in September.

Asian Americans rally in Boston to back lawsuit over Harvard admissions
World2018-10-15 10:47December 13 2018 19:52:41

Asian Americans rally in Boston to back lawsuit over Harvard admissions

Hundreds of Asian Americans on Sunday afternoon held demonstrations in central Boston to show support for a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants by using "de facto racial quotas, racial stereotypes and higher standards." Harvard has denied the charges. The lawsuit, launched by the Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), an anti-Affirmative Action advocacy group, will go to trial on Monday at a U.S. District Court in Boston.

Sprint legend Bolt hits first goals in football bid
World2018-10-14 16:04December 13 2018 19:52:41

Sprint legend Bolt hits first goals in football bid

Sprint legend Usain Bolt made his case for becoming a professional footballer Friday when he scored his first goals after starting up front in a preseason game for Australia's Central Coast Mariners.

Facebook admits 29 million users' accounts hacked by attackers
World2018-10-13 15:06December 13 2018 19:52:41

Facebook admits 29 million users' accounts hacked by attackers

U.S. top social media network Facebook admitted Friday that the accounts of 29 million users have been illegally accessed by attackers in the latest cyber attack it announced last month.

Bear Grylls teaches kids some survival skills on his China book tour
World2018-10-12 16:24December 13 2018 19:52:41

Bear Grylls teaches kids some survival skills on his China book tour

Britain's Bear Grylls, who is famous for the television series "Man vs. Wild" on The Discovery Channel, showed up at a bookstore in Beijing on Thursday, as children with a passion for the outdoors queued up to get his signature in their copy of his new book.

Facebook removes 559 pages for violating rules
World2018-10-12 09:28December 13 2018 19:52:41

Facebook removes 559 pages for violating rules

Facebook said Thursday it had taken down 559 pages and 251 accounts for violating its rules against spam and fake news in the latest move to fight misinformation on its platform.

Turkey identifies 8 suspects linked to missing Saudi journalist
World2018-10-11 09:52December 13 2018 19:52:41

Turkey identifies 8 suspects linked to missing Saudi journalist

Turkey has identified eight out of 15 suspects linked to the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Wednesday.

Mombasa–Nairobi railway built by China wins leading industry award
World2018-10-10 19:44December 13 2018 19:52:41

Mombasa–Nairobi railway built by China wins leading industry award

The Mombasa–Nairobi railway completed in May last year has been given the "Global Best Project Award" by Engineering News-Record (ENR), an international trade publication for the civil engineering sector.

Nobel Peace Prize honors the fight against sexual violence
World2018-10-05 18:33December 13 2018 19:52:41

Nobel Peace Prize honors the fight against sexual violence

The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Chinese satellite ship heads to Pacific
World2018-10-03 21:49December 13 2018 19:52:41

Chinese satellite ship heads to Pacific

Chinese research ship, "Yuan Wang 3" is now on its way to the Pacific Ocean to help with testing Chinese satellites.

WB releases 496 mln USD to help typhoon victims in Philippines
World2018-10-02 18:35December 13 2018 19:52:41

WB releases 496 mln USD to help typhoon victims in Philippines

The World Bank (WB) has released 496.25 million U.S. dollars to support the Philippine government's efforts to hasten recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction in areas battered by Typhoon Mangkhut last month, the bank announced on Tuesday.

Japan's Abe reshuffles cabinet, retains key ministers
World2018-10-02 18:34December 13 2018 19:52:41

Japan's Abe reshuffles cabinet, retains key ministers

According to the 19-member list announced by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the prime minister reappointed six current Cabinet members, including Suga, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who doubles as finance minister, and Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
World2018-10-02 09:25December 13 2018 19:52:41

Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been announced by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm, Sweden.

Iran's IRGC hits “terrorists'” bases with missiles, drones in Syria
World2018-10-01 21:54December 13 2018 19:52:41

Iran's IRGC hits “terrorists'” bases with missiles, drones in Syria

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that it has targeted "terrorists'" bases with surface-to-surface missiles and drones in Syria on Monday morning.

Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
World2018-10-01 21:53December 13 2018 19:52:41

Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Two scientists shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Nobel Committee announced here on Monday.

Elon Musk to step down as chairman of Tesla board, stays as CEO
World2018-09-30 08:34December 13 2018 19:52:41

Elon Musk to step down as chairman of Tesla board, stays as CEO

Elon Musk, CEO of U.S. electric automaker Tesla Inc., will step down as chairman of the Tesla Board of Directors, and he and the company will pay 40 million U.S. dollars in fine under a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the commission said Saturday.

Trump orders new FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee
World2018-09-29 08:35December 13 2018 19:52:41

Trump orders new FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a new probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

UN chief calls for more efforts to address non-communicable diseases
World2018-09-28 09:21December 13 2018 19:52:41

UN chief calls for more efforts to address non-communicable diseases

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday underscored the challenges non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose to global health, calling for more efforts to address them.

Pompeo hopes to travel to Pyongyang soon for Trump-Kim meeting
World2018-09-22 08:29December 13 2018 19:52:41

Pompeo hopes to travel to Pyongyang soon for Trump-Kim meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that he hopes to travel to Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) soon to prepare for the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and the DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Un.

S.Korea, DPRK to hold Pyongyang summit as agreed upon in Panmunjom summit
World2018-09-17 15:18December 13 2018 19:52:41

S.Korea, DPRK to hold Pyongyang summit as agreed upon in Panmunjom summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un will hold their third summit in Pyongyang from Tuesday to Thursday as agreed upon in their April summit at the border village of Panmunjom.

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