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[Graphic News] Border tensions in EU migrant crisis

Luxembourg, which holds the EU presidency, said Sunday that countries including Germany, France and Britain were to meet to discuss immediate action on the migrant crisis. Amid growing tension through...

Updated : 2015.09.01 18:09

China to show off new weapons at military parade

China will use this week's massive military parade marking the end of World War II to show off its new machines of war, a show of force amid Beijing's increasingly assertive military actions in territorial disputes with its neighbors.   About 12,000 Chinese troops, along with a long conv...

Updated : 2015.09.01 10:29

Blast Seen in Chemical Industry Zone in Shandong, Daily Reports

An explosion was seen and heard in a chemical-industry zone in eastern China’s Shandong province at 11:25 p.m. local time on Monday, People’s Daily reported via Twitter.The Communist Party-owned paper said the incident took place in Dongying city, without giving additional information.A ...

Updated : 2015.09.01 09:40

Six dead, dozens hurt in fire at Saudi oil giant housing complex

 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) - At least six people were killed and 206 injured in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco, authorities said.  The fire started in the basement of a tower in the eastern city of Khobar,...

Updated : 2015.08.30 21:25

[Graphic News] Son Heung-min joins Tottenham Hotspur

South Korean soccer player Son Heung-min joined Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League on Friday, becoming the 13th South Korean to play in Premier League. The 23-year-old wing forward from B...

Updated : 2015.08.30 16:18

Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage

YANGON, Myanmar (AFP) – Myanmar‘s government has approved the country’s first-ever national minimum wage, state media reported on Saturday, August 29, after months of bitter negotiations with labour groups and employers.  The wage has been set at 3,600 kyat ($2.80) “for a standard ei...

Updated : 2015.08.29 16:57

The Latest: Jamaica advances fastest in both 4x100 relays

The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): ———  12:40 p.m.  The Jamaican teams advanced fastest in both men‘s and women’s 4x100-meter relay heats at the world championships on Saturday.  Usain Bolt, who won the 100-200 sprint double, didn‘t run in the Jama...

Updated : 2015.08.29 14:01

Malaysia braces for protests against embattled PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AFP) – Malaysia‘s capital braced for possible confrontations Saturday, August 29 between demonstrators seeking the premier’s ouster over corruption allegations and police who have declared their planned two-day street rally illegal.  The country‘s leading civi...

Updated : 2015.08.29 13:57

7 killed, 2 injured in China paper mill accident

Authorities in central China authorities say seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill. A statement from the Anxiang county government in Hunan province say the accident occurred Friday after an employee fell into a pool filled with poiso...

Updated : 2015.08.29 13:55

Storm kills at least 20 in Dominica, menaces Haiti

ROSEAU, Dominica (AFP) - Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica, officials reported, as the system barreled through the Caribbean threatening Haiti.  While crews rushed to search for survivors and clean up scenes of chaos o...

Updated : 2015.08.29 13:52

China denies reports of mobilizing forces to border during Korean tensions

China's defense ministry on Thursday denied reports that it sent additional tanks to a border with North Korea when tensions surged on the Korean Peninsula last week. Some media reports said China might have sent additional tanks to the Chinese border city of Yanbian, citing pictures showi...

Updated : 2015.08.27 21:01

US reporter, cameraman killed on air; gunman dies

A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleein...

Updated : 2015.08.27 09:52

Amid jeers, Merkel vows ‘no tolerance’ of far-right hatred

Angela Merkel urged Germans to stand up against hatred and vowed zero tolerance for attacks against refugees, even as more than a hundred far-right protesters booed her visit to a shelter for asylum-seekers Wednesday.Merkel had traveled to Heidenau, a small town near Germany’s eastern bor...

Updated : 2015.08.26 21:56

Philippines seeks U.S. help to protect troops in disputed sea

The Philippine defense chief said he asked the visiting U.S. Pacific commander on Wednesday to help protect the transport of fresh Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the disputed South China Sea by deploying American patrol planes to discourage Chinese moves to bl...

Updated : 2015.08.26 21:26

[Graphic News] Oil picks up after rout, but U.S. crude still below $40

Due to China’s economic shock, international oil prices have dipped to the lowest point in 6 1/2 years. In Monday’s trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude oil for October delivery fell a...

Updated : 2015.08.26 16:38