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Chinese President Xi to meet Trump in Florida next week

Chinese President Xi to meet Trump in Florida next week

By: Reuters  BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to the United States to meet President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida on April 6-7, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, its first official confirmation of the highly anticipated summit. It will be Xi’s first meeting with Trump, whose presidency began on Jan. 20, […]

The girl who was ‘stolen’ by a soldier

The girl who was ‘stolen’ by a soldier

Image copyrightISABELINA PINTO FAMILY ARCHIVES Image captionIsabelina Pinto (second from right) is seen here as a child a few days before she was taken away When she was only five years old, Isabelina Pinto was taken from her family by an Indonesian soldier. She was one of thousands of children taken to Indonesia during its […]

Hong Kong election: Beijing-backed Lam first female leader

Hong Kong election: Beijing-backed Lam first female leader

Media captionHong Kong’s three candidate: the nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong’s new leader – the first woman to hold the top job. Mrs Lam, 59, had the backing of the Chinese government in Beijing and was widely expected to win. Hong Kong has a degree of […]

Where are the world’s happiest countries?

Where are the world’s happiest countries?

      9. Sweden — The World Happiness Report for 2017 ranked countries on seven main factors that support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, good governance, honesty, health and income. Sweden came in ninth place, tying with another country on the list. 9. Australia — This island nation had to share ninth place with Sweden […]

Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria’s Palmyra

Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria’s Palmyra

Russia’s force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed. Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Moscow’s allies, the Syrian government forces, have […]

South Korea’s Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe

South Korea’s Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe

Web Desk Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye left prosecutors’ offices early on Wednesday after being questioned in an investigation into a corruption scandal that brought an early end to her political career. Park did not respond to reporters’ questions as she emerged from the building after nearly 22 hours and got into a waiting […]

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

FILE PHOTO: Newly recruited Houthi fighters ride on the back or a truck during a parade before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen January 3, 2017. AGENCY/File Photo REUTERS Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi’ite ally […]

Pakistan claims 5 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

Pakistan claims 5 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

Pakistan bagged five medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games being held at Ramsau in Austria, Sabahat Tariq claimed the gold medal in the women’s 100 metre sprint, while Huzaifa Qazi and Pervaiz Ahmad took home silver in the men’s 100-metre sprint. Read more: Pakistan’s young special Olympians want to bring home gold Fatima […]

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut Web Desk Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub, in Cushing, Oklahoma, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Tuesday on expectations that an OPEC-led production cut to prop up the market could be […]

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes A huge fire at an apartment building under construction in suburban Kansas City sparked fires at several homes blocks away. The Overland Park, Kansas fire chief says he hopes to keep the fire contained to one area overnight. (March 21) AP

How often should you wash your bra?

How often should you wash your bra?

How often should you wash your bra?  Agency Your garden isn’t the only part of the house that needs tending to during spring. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story. Buzz60 (Photo: Comstock, Getty Images) 31201CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 45COMMENTEMAILMORE When it comes to washing undergarments, it’s a no-brainer that underwear should be washed after each use, but how often should […]

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human NEW DELHI – A court in northern India has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians. The Uttaranchal High Court in Uttarakhand state ruled Monday that the two rivers be accorded […]