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In Letter to UN Chief, Indonesia Takes Stand on South China Sea

Indonesia added its weight to recent diplomatic moves by ASEAN members opposing Beijing's claims in the South China Sea, sending ...


Democratic Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over TikTok Privacy Regulations

Fourteen Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee are requesting that Federal Trade Commission regulators ...


Live COVID-19 updates: India to enter Lockdown 5.0 on Monday

BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - ...


Singapore reports 506 new COVID-19 cases

SINGAPORE, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 506 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total ...


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Man who knelt on neck of handcuffed African American man charged

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - A white police officer in the U.S. city of Minneapolis seen kneeling on the neck of a ...

Africa, then Asia to be invaded by locusts, says United Nations

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The Horn of Africa region will experience another swarm of locust invasion in June ...

Russia's most prominent conman left wave of death and deception

This is the story of how the mastermind behind MMM, Russia's biggest financial pyramid scheme, managed to get elected to ...

Chinese government rejects White House report on China's intentions

BEIJING, China May 29 (Xinhua) - A spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense on Friday criticized a report recently ...

U.S. sanctioning two Iranian nuclear scientists futile, says Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) dismissed as "a futile attempt" the U.S.' new decision to ...

News Corp shuts down 112 historic Australian newspapers

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - The largest publisher of newspapers in Australia, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has closed 112 suburban and ...

Asia Pacific

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Chinese government rejects White House report on China's intentions

BEIJING, China May 29 (Xinhua) - A spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense on Friday criticized a report recently ...

Demand for cobalt, nickel, copper, manganese boosting deep-sea mining

PHENOM PENH, Cambodia - Scientists and environmentalists are urging an international moratorium on deep-sea mining after releasing a report indicating ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping leads at National People's Congress

BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) - China convened the "two sessions" after an over two-month postponement due to COVID-19 as the ...

News Corp shuts down 112 historic Australian newspapers

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - The largest publisher of newspapers in Australia, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has closed 112 suburban and ...

Body of man found on balcony after fire is extinguished at Penrith

PENRITH, NSW, Australia - A man has perished in a fire at an apartment complex in Penrith, at the foot ...

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Quarterly GDP in Macau drops by nearly half, services exports drop 60%

MACAU, May 30 (Xinhua) - The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Macau dropped by 48.7 percent year-on-year in real terms ...


China's top Internet firms record near 5% rise in business

BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- China's Internet and related services sectors have maintained expansion in the first four months, displaying ...


Trump unsettles U.S., global markets,

NEW YORK, New York - More rhetoric from U.S. President Donald Trump unsettled Wall Street on Friday, and undermined confidence ...


Chinese platform dedicated to content influencer campaigns launches

HANGZHOU, May 29 (Xinhua) -- AliExpress, a global online retail marketplace and part of Alibaba Group, announced on Thursday that ...


Stocks slide in Asia, greenback slumps

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia skidded on Friday, and the U.S. dollar dived, as the relationship between the ...


Demand for cobalt, nickel, copper, manganese boosting deep-sea mining

PHENOM PENH, Cambodia - Scientists and environmentalists are urging an international moratorium on deep-sea mining after releasing a report indicating ...


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