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Shangri-La thangka exhibition sets world record

SHANGRI-LA, Yunnan, June 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — A Tibetan Buddhist shrine in Shangri-La of southwest China’s Yunnan Province set a Guinness World Record on Sunday for the biggest exhibition of thangka…

IS to bomb Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra: monitor

DAMASCUS, June 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Islamic State (IS) militants have rigged the millennia-old city of Palmyra in central Syria with explosives, a monitor group reported on Sunday. The IS…

Again? US destroyer to enter Black Sea Sunday to support Atlantic resolve

MOSCOW, June 21 (PNA/Sputnik) — The Arleigh-Burke class destroyer will enter the sea in support of the so-called Operation Atlantic Resolve designed to reassure US allies of Washington’s support amid…

Obama: Gun control reforms unlikely in America

MOSCOW, June 21 (PNA/Sputnik) — Tighter gun control is unlikely to be introduced in the United States in the near future, as lobby groups such as the National Rifle Association…

Japan, S. Korea foreign ministers to meet amid rows over WWII issues

TOKYO, June 21 (PNA/Kyodo) — Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will hold talks Sunday in Tokyo with his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung Se, who is making the first visit…

Tens of thousands protest austerity across Britain

LONDON, June 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — Tens of thousands of people took part in anti-austerity demonstrations in cities across Britain on Saturday. Joined by some union leaders and celebrities, the largest…

UN chief calls for “open hearts” for refugees

UNITED NATIONS, June 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on the international community to recall common humanity and open hearts to refugees in the world. Ban…

Asia GDP grows 6 %: ADB

QINGDAO, Shandong Province, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Asian Development Bank estimates the overall GDP growth of Asian countries for 2015 will be around 6 percent, making it once again the fastest-growing…

ASEAN Economic Community set to emerge this year

HANOI, June 17 (PNA/VNS) — Scrutinizing the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a pillar of the ASEAN Community that will be formed by the end of this year,…

Clinton calls for prosperity for all at first campaign rally

NEW YORK, June 14 (PNA/PTI) — Hillary Clinton formally launched her second bid to become the first woman president of the US by promising to reverse the gaping gulf between…

ASEAN moves in right direction in forming AEC

NUSAJAYA, June 9 (PNA/Bernama) — ASEAN is heading in the right direction in forming the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by year-end as it would provide a massive marketplace for companies…

G-7 ‘strongly opposes’ China’s land reclamation

By Ko Hirano MUNICH, June 8 (PNA/Kyodo) — Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations on Sunday expressed “strong opposition” to massive land reclamation in disputed waters in the…

Obama sets out to enforce sanctions as Europe Wavers

MOSCOW, June 7 (PNA/Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama set out to enforce the EU’s sanctions against Russia on Sunday, at a speech prior to the opening of the G7…

Abe seeks G-7 opposition to China’s muscle-flexing at sea

By Ko Hirano MUNICH, June 7 (PNA/Kyodo) — Group of Seven leaders will start a two-day meeting Sunday in Germany at which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek to…

UN chief calls for better protection of Earth

UNITED NATIONS, June 6 (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday made a special appeal, calling for better protection of the Earth on the World Environment Day which fell…