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Chinese state media promote rap song glorifying Karl Marx
Sat, 28 May 2016 02:49:00 GMTThe latest hot topic for Chinese rappers is a bearded 19th century German philosopher who wrote a book called "The Communist Manifesto." Chinese state media are promoting a new rap song praising Karl Marx, in the latest attempt to leverage popular culture ...

China to replace treacherous 2,625-foot ladder to school with stairs
Sat, 28 May 2016 00:19:00 GMTA series of dramatic photos showing kids putting their lives on the line by climbing a 2,625-foot bamboo ladder to and from school forced embarassed officials in western China to propose a quick remedy on Friday: a set of stairs. The 15 children ages 6-15 ...

Iran's New Parliament Sworn In
Sat, 28 May 2016 02:09:00 GMTThe new Iranian parliament that was formed from elections held in February and April has been sworn in at its opening session in Tehran. The 290-member Islamic Consultative Assembly held its first meeting on May 28 with a fresh crop of reformist lawmakers ...

Kim Jong Un's aunt and uncle share details of life after defection to U.S.
Sat, 28 May 2016 00:32:00 GMTNorth Korea’s regime is known for making its enemies disappear, though two relatives of the Supreme Leader are now revealing themselves and their hiding place — the United States. Ko Yung Suk is dictator Kim Jong Un’s aunt, and helped raise her ...

Temporary shelter for 500 Syrian migrants by year's end - Ahmad Zahid
Sat, 28 May 2016 02:39:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is aiming to give temporary shelter to 500 Syrian migrants by the end of this year, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said to date, 79 migrants from the troubled country have arrived in Malaysia as part ...

Thousands of Migrants Arrive at Hungarian Border
Sat, 28 May 2016 02:35:00 GMTThousands of migrants have arrived at the border of Hungary and Serbia in recent weeks leading to the formation of new makeshift migrant camps. As the notorious Idomeni camp in Greece is cleared there are fears a similar camp could be well on it way to ...

President Maithripala Sirisena Holds Bilateral Talks with Japanese Premier
Sat, 28 May 2016 02:34:00 GMTPresident Maithripala Sirisena who left for Japan to participate in the G7 state leaders’ summit, held bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today. President Sirisena first met with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during which ...

Korean Air Jet Catches Fire at Tokyo's Haneda Airport
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:35:00 GMTTOKYO — An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo on Friday, authorities said. The incident prompted authorities to temporarily close down Japan's busiest aviation hub. Firefighters put out the blaze within the hour.

Inside Israel's Mossad: Efraim Halevy on UpFront
Sat, 28 May 2016 02:38:00 GMTWe speak to the ex-Mossad chief about the prospect of a two-state solution, Israeli politics and his time in the Mossad. Last week, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon resigned, warning the country had been taken over by "dangerous and extreme elements".

Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa
Sat, 28 May 2016 01:10:00 GMTNAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries. The bilateral summit meetings ...

Japan extends Yen 38 million ODA assistance to Sri Lanka
Sat, 28 May 2016 02:46:00 GMTJapanese Prime Minister offered a Yen 38 million ODA loan to Sri Lanka for water purification projects for Kidney diseases and establishment of electricity transmission lines connecting the entire country. The President’s office quoted a joint statement ...

Ukraine violence ramps up as efforts to end separatist rebellion stall
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:39:00 GMTUkrainian students play in a fountain as they celebrate the end of their school term on Independence Square in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, May 27, 2016. The square was the scene of battles with security forces in 2014. (Photo: ROMAN PILIPEY, EPA) Ukraine is ...

Missing journalists in Colombia are in militants' hands, official says
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:44:00 GMT(CNN)The three journalists who went missing in Colombia within the past week are in the hands of the ELN, or National Liberation Army, a Marxist guerrilla group with a heavy presence in the Catatumbo region, according to a top Colombian official.

Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist, 2 others
Sat, 28 May 2016 00:55:00 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish journalist who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the most-volatile days of a long-running conflict that many in the country had thought ...



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