Ukrainian plane hit by two short-range TOR-M1 missiles, Iran says

Beijing (China) Jan 21: The Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in the Iranian capital on Jan. 8 was hit by two short-range...

Moody's predicts impressive growth for Sri Lanka in 2020 despite Easter bombings

Beijing (China) Jan 21: Sri Lanka's economy will continue to recover from the April 21 Easter Sunday terror attacks last year and will also record...

2 killed in fire in eastern India

Beijing (China) Jan 21: At least two people were killed in India's eastern state of Bihar when a fire broke out in a shop on...

From homecoming to outing: more Chinese celebrate Spring Festival with traveling

Beijing (China) Jan 21: Zhang Yan, whose family resides in Beijing, joined the crowds returning home at the Beijing Capital International Airport three days ahead...

29 officials punished for underreported fatal explosion in China

Beijing (China) Jan 21: A total of 29 officials have been punished as the death toll in a factory blast was intentionally underreported in central...

Wang Qiang progresses at Australian open, Peng Shuai felled by cramp

Beijing (China) Jan 21: China's Wang Qiang progressed to the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday after beating French wildcard Pauline Parmentier, 7-6...

Australian, Chinese youth celebrate Lunar New Year in Sydney with inspiring performances

Beijing (China) Jan 21: Teenagers from China and Australia have celebrated the Lunar New Year Down Under on Monday evening, at an inspiring event which...

Chongqing holds "long banquet" as Spring Festival nears0

Beijing (China) Jan 21: Locals and have participated in a traditional "1,000-meter-long banquet" in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality as they welcome the coming...

India, Brazil to ink over 15 agreements during Bolsonaro's visit: Ambassador

New Delhi [India], Jan 21 (ANI): India and Brazil will ink over 15 agreements and launch a plan of action for the strategic partnership between...

Xi stresses environmental protection to benefit humanity

Beijing (China) Jan 21: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has stressed the importance of environmental protection to benefit...

Xi extends Chinese New Year greetings to all Chinese

Beijing (China) Jan 21: Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended Chinese New Year greetings to all Chinese people.

Justice minister mulls ways to prevent escapes

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: Japan's Justice Minister Masako Mori is planning to ask her advisory panel to debate legal revisions to prevent bail-jumping.

Subaru: EVs, hybrids to be 40% of sales by 2030

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: Japanese automaker Subaru says it aims to make at least 40 percent of its global sales from electric and hybrid cars...

Tokyo to get major e-sports hub in Akihabara

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: Tokyo's electronics mecca of Akihabara is set to become Japan's e-sports hub when a new video gaming facility opens there this...

Public vote on constitutional amendments will be held on the law as...

Moscow (Russia), Jan 21: The public vote on the draft law on amending the Russian Constitution will be held on the bill as a whole,...

WHO's Emergency Committee to convene on novel coronavirus on January 22

Moscow (Russia), Jan 21: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will hold an Emergency Committee session on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)...

Syrian government forces repel terrorists' attacks near Palmyra - media

Moscow (Russia), Jan 21: Syrian servicemen with support of the National Defense Forces have repelled attacks staged by terrorists from the Islamic State terrorist organization...

8 Indian tourists die after falling unconscious at resort in central Nepal

Kathmandu [Nepal], Jan 21 : Eight Indian tourists, who were found unconscious at a resort in central Nepal, died while undergoing treatment at a hospital...

Japan stepping up campaign against swine disease

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: Japan is calling on visitors not to bring in meat products as part of preventive measures against African swine fever.

IMF revises down global growth forecast

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: The International Monetary Fund has slightly revised down its global growth forecast for 2020, amid the ongoing trade disputes between the...

Thunberg calls for action ahead of forum in Davos

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has called on global business and political leaders to take steps to address global warming.

ILO: Shortage of paid work impacts 470 mil. People

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: The International Labour Organization says nearly 500 million people around the world are not working or working fewer paid hours than...

Putin outlines constitutional reform plan

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to Parliament a constitutional amendment bill that would reform the country's power structure.

Toshiba planning to sell quantum cryptography

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: Japan's Toshiba Corporation plans to start offering customers a next-generation encryption technology by March next year.

Democratic candidates march on King Day

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: Leading Democratic presidential candidates gathered in the southern US state of South Carolina on Monday to honor the late civil rights...

Opposition criticizes Putin's amendment plan

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: Russian opposition party members are criticizing President Vladimir Putin for submitting a constitutional amendment bill before a task force set up...

Fewer shoppers at Hong Kong flower fairs

Tokyo (Japan) Jan 21: The number of shoppers visiting Lunar New Year flower fairs in Hong Kong has declined sharply as anti-government protests continue.