India Launches 31 Satellites In Single Space Mission

NEW DELHI, June 23 (Xinhua) — India successfully launched 31 satellites, including an earth observation satellite, in a single space mission Friday from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota. The state-owned Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) most trusted rocket Polas Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota with the Cartosat-2 [...]

EU Signals Will Take Tough Stance In Brexit Talks

BRUSSELS, April 28 (Xinhua) – The European Union (EU) has signalled it will take a tough stance in the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the UK. Guidelines setting out the EU’s formal negotiating position are expected to be agreed at a special summit of EU leaders in Brussels on Saturday. Speaking ahead of the meeting, a [...]

People Mourn Victims Of London Terror Attack

A police officer stands guard at Scotland Yard, headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police in London, Britain, on March 23, 2017.     - (Xinhua/Han Yan)     Experts On Terrorism Stress Need for ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ After London Attack LONDON, March 23 (Xinhua) — The re-opening of London’s famous Westminster Bridge less than 24 hours after Britain’s bad [...]

Closer China-U.S. Collaboration Boon For World

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had a very important telephone conversation They pledged to push China-U.S. relationship to greater heights Some U.S. politicians have accused China of stealing jobs from the United States  BEIJING, (Xinhua) — The world is watching closely whether China and the United States are able to open a new chapter [...]

British Gov’t Reveals Tax Rises For Strong Economy

The British economy is expected to grow 2 percent this year Public borrowing will be 16.4 billion pounds lower than expected The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR), expects the economy to be the same size in 2021 as before LONDON, (Xinhua) — British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on Wednesday unveiled his spring budget, raising taxes [...]

Indian Woman Seeks Ban On Porn Websites

NEW DELHI, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — An Indian woman has approached the country’s Supreme Court and sought an immediate ban on all pornographic websites, claiming that her husband has become a porn addict as a result of which her family life has been ruined. “My husband has become an addict of porn and spends alot [...]

New UN Chief Takes Office

António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder [...]

Putin And Trump May Decide Syria’s Future

Russians stepped in to help Assad on September 30, 2015 With the fall of Aleppo, Assad will control Syria’s five major cities The election of Donald Trump could result in an entirely different ball game The most horrendous tragedy in war since World War II was witnessed globally last week in the comfort of sitting [...]

Bamyan Recovers From Taliban Terror

by Abdul Haleem, Jawid Omid BAMYAN, Afghanistan (Xinhua) — “Its natural beauty, panoramic landscapes, historical monuments, hospitable people and, above all, its peaceful environment, has lured me to Bamyan,” tourist Mohammad Haroon told Xinhua recently. Visiting the site of the giant Buddha ruins and lambasting the Taliban for blowing up the cultural heritage with dynamite, [...]

Mass Rapes To Mass Protests: Violence Against Women In 2016

From historic convictions to impunity for gang rapes, 2016 has been a year of highs and lows when it comes to efforts to stem violence against women. November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It’s a day to reflect on the pain and resilience of survivors. And it’s a [...]

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