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 2018-08-20 04:54 

Deutsche Welle

Australia ditches greenhouse gas emissions target...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's decision to drop the emissions target has been seen as an attempt to keep his job. It comes as some lawmakers are urging another minister to challenge the leadership....

 2018-08-20 04:52 

Reuters Africa

Gunshots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkey, no casualties - CNN Turk...

Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday, hitting a window in a security post but causing no casualties, broadcaster CNN Turk reported....

 2018-08-20 04:28 

Sydney Morning Herald

Gay wedding in royal family turns focus to 'favourites' of the past...

A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II is expected to wed this summer in what has been heralded as the "first-ever" same-sex marriage in Britain's royal family....

 2018-08-20 04:27 

Washington Post

Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj's pinnacle...

Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj....

 2018-08-20 04:24 

AP

Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj's pinnacle...

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj....

 2018-08-20 04:10 

Reuters Africa

Thailand's Queen Mother admitted to hospital...

Thailand's 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated for influenza at a Bangkok hospital, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement on Monday in a rare statement on her health....

 2018-08-20 04:09 

ABC Australia

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Ekka adopts cattle surveillance for new accommodation facility...

Queensland's peak agricultural show, the Brisbane Exhibition, has started using surveillance cameras for exhibitors to keep an eye on cattle....

 2018-08-20 04:07 

Washington Post

Despite deadly explosions, Mexican fireworks capital endures...

Luis Enrique Urban Gomez was tidying up at his family's fireworks storage shed like any other day when an explosion ripped through the warehouse next door, killing its owner, leaving Urban with second- and third-degree burns and wounding seven others....

 2018-08-20 04:06 

Reuters Africa

China envoy says no accurate figure on Uighurs fighting in Syria...

There is no accurate figure of the number of ethnic Uighurs who have gone to fight with militant groups in Syria, China's special envoy for the Syrian issue said on Monday, adding he hoped to return to Syria to gain a clearer picture....

 2018-08-20 04:05 

Euronews

Live: Terror accused in court, Taliban ceasefire, families reunite decades after Koran War...

Euronews brings you the latest news and updates as they happen this morning....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

AP

Despite deadly explosions, Mexican fireworks capital endures...

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Luis Enrique Urban Gomez was tidying up at his family's fireworks storage shed like any other day when an explosion ripped through the warehouse next door, killing its owner......

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

China releases guideline on winning battle against poverty...

China released a guideline Sunday on winning the battle against poverty in the next three years to prepare the nation for eradicating poverty by 2020....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

9 dead after Typhoon Rumbia hits China...

Nine people have been confirmed dead after Typhoon Rumbia, the 18th this year, wreaked havoc across central and eastern China....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Xi's special envoy meets Indonesian minister...

Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy and Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Sunday met with Puan Maharani, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Guideline backs rights of doctors...

China is working to secure sufficient rest and higher salaries for its medical workers, according to a new guideline issued by the country's top health regulator....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Mexican firms eye CIIE to help expansion in China...

Mexico, a major global food and beverage exporter, will showcase 28 food brands and 10 companies from the service sector at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held in Shanghai in November, Mexican trade officers have said....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Job prospects bring more students home...

The number of Chinese students returning from abroad has grown by leaps and bounds due to better job prospects at home and tightening work and migration policies overseas, according to a new report....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Japan's cultural envoys make strong bid to boost China ties...

When Mansaku Nomura was just 3 years old, he made his stage debut playing a monkey. That was in Tokyo in 1931....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

US Secretary of State to visit DPRK soon...

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will leave for a trip to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the fourth visit since he assumed the current office....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

China's Sanya to host 2020 Asian Beach Games...

China's coastal heaven of Sanya will host the 6th Asian Beach Games in 2020 as approved by a general assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia on Sunday....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Xi requires strengthening CPC leadership, Party building in military...

President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to comprehensively strengthen the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Party building in the country's armed forces to ensure a solid political guarantee for the building of a strong mili...

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

China celebrates first Medical Workers' Day...

Activities were held and promotion videos released for the celebrations of China's first Medical Workers' Day, which falls on Sunday, to call for respect from society for the country's 11.7 million medical and health workers....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Malaysia PM expects China business boost...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad hopes more Chinese companies will invest in his country and more business cooperation between the two countries will drive economic growth, he said during a speech to local entrepreneurs on Sunday in Beijing....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Inadequate parental care likely to increase internet addiction...

A survey by Chinese researchers has found that children who do not receive adequate care from their parents are more likely to become addicted to the internet....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Aguero bags treble as City demolishes Town...

Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick as Manchester City's record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on yesterday....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

US security advisor meets Netanyahu over Iran...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton in Jerusalem on Sunday to discuss issue of Iran....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Charity helps inmates' children...

Lin Minming trains prison officers at work and runs a charity organization helping inmates' children in his spare time....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

10 Chinese cities listed world's most livable cities...

Ten Chinese cities have been listed on the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2018 ranking of the 100 best cities to live in the world....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

China beat UAE to complete group campaign...

China's U23 team rallied to beat the United Arab Emirates 2-1 to reach the final 16 of the men's soccer competition at the Asian Games on Sunday....

 2018-08-20 04:00 

China.org.cn

Russia's Mi-26T2V helicopter makes maiden flight...

The upgraded heavy Mi-26T2V helicopter developed for the Russian Aerospace Forces has performed its first flight, Russian Helicopters affiliated with Russia's Rostec said Sunday....

 2018-08-20 03:31 

Reuters Africa

China, Malaysia sign MOU on bilateral currency swap agreement - Reuters witness...

China and Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding on a bilateral currency swap agreement on Monday, as part of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's visit to China....

 2018-08-20 03:31 

dpa

Greece emerges from final bailout programme...

Top Stories from around the globe brought to you by dpa International....

 2018-08-20 03:23 

ABC Australia

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As battle for power heats up, Victoria Labor pledges more for solar...

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews follows billion-dollar commitment to rooftop solar panels with pledge of discounted solar hot water systems....

 2018-08-20 03:21 

News24

WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today...

Watch the top 5 most talked about videos today, August 20, 2018....

 2018-08-20 02:57 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

NSW Government directs $72m to homes and businesses to reduce energy costs...

The NSW Government is taking $72 million from its Climate Change Fund to help some businesses and low-income renters reduce their energy costs, but an environmental group says the state is "buying water pistols" to douse a fire....

 2018-08-20 02:55 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Kevin Spacey's latest film tanks at US box office — taking just $425...

The actor's fall from public favour has been confirmed after his latest film brought in a measly $US425 at the US box office in its opening weekend....

 2018-08-20 02:50 

CBS News

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Hundreds of South Koreans travel to border ahead of reuniting with relatives in North Korea...

Most of those taking part are elderly people eager to see family once more before they die -- some of whom were driven apart by the Korean War...

 2018-08-20 02:45 

The Times of India

Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rains...

Worshippers arrived in the kingdom last week for the five-day ritual - a once-in-a-lifetime religious duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it, which retraces the route Prophet Mohammad took 14 centuries ago....

 2018-08-20 02:34 

dpa

Two killed, homes damaged after new quake hits Indonesia's Lombok...

Top Stories from around the globe brought to you by dpa International....

 2018-08-20 02:34 

dpa

South Koreans travel to North Korea for family reunions...

Top Stories from around the globe brought to you by dpa International....

 2018-08-20 02:34 

dpa

Turkey allows German journalist held on terrorism charges to leave...

Top Stories from around the globe brought to you by dpa International....

 2018-08-20 02:15 

CBC

U.K. woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia...

A British woman was rescued Sunday after falling from a cruise ship and spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night, Croatia's coast guard said....

 2018-08-20 02:08 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

White House Adviser Bolton, Netanyahu Discuss Iran 'Aggression'...

White House national-security adviser John Bolton says Iran's weapons programs will be a main topic of conversation as he meets in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

 2018-08-20 01:54 

Deutsche Welle

Turkey removes travel ban for German journalist Mesale Tolu...

Mesale Tolu is now free to leave Turkey, but the trial against her will continue. Her husband must remain in the country to face similar charges....

 2018-08-20 01:43 

The Times of India

Korean families separated by war to reunite briefly after 65 years...

Some 180 families torn apart by the 1950-53 Korean War will be temporarily reunited in North Korea starting Monday after the two Koreas renewed exchanges this year following a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. The reunions, the...

 2018-08-20 01:42 

Washington Post

%headline(Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano...

Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano....

 2018-08-20 01:39 

AP

%headline(Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano...

MOUNT PAEKTU, North Korea (AP) — Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano....

 2018-08-20 01:35 

Washington Post

Australian prime minister abandons greenhouse gas target...

Australia's prime minister has abandoned plans to legislate to limit greenhouse gas emissions to head off a revolt by conservative lawmakers....

 2018-08-20 01:33 

Deutsche Welle

Greece ends EU aid dependency as bailout formally ends...

Germany's Finance Minister Olaf Scholz called the Greek bailout a success and a sign of EU solidarity. But the country still faces decades of debt repayment and economic recovery....

 2018-08-20 01:25 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Sydney light rail delay examined in NSW parliamentary inquiry...

A NSW parliamentary inquiry into the impact of the CBD and South East Light Rail project hears there are no direct contracts between the project's builders, Acciona, and the State Government....

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