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‘Panda-Kangaroo 2019’ Drill Concludes in China

HAIKOU (Xinhua) — The Chinese and Australian armies on Saturday concluded a joint military training exercise in south China's Hainan Province.

Chinese Tech Helps Cubans Shift to Solar Energy

PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba (Xinhua) — The sun shines on a gigantic sheet made of solar panels located in the outskirts of the Cuban city of Pinar del Rio, some 150 km west from Havana.

7-Billion USD ‘VR Town’ to Be Built in East China

NANCHANG (Xinhua) — Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, laid the cornerstone of a VR town on Sunday in a bid to seek new growth engines and lead China's VR boom with the arrival of the 5G era.
Newspapers display redacted copy on their front pages in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Australia's major newspapers have published redacted front pages in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds. Photo: Rick Rycroft / AP

Australian Papers Redact Front Pages to Expose Govt Secrecy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's major newspapers published redacted front pages on Monday in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often...
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, center, smiles as he speaks to the media upon arrival after his inauguration for his second term, at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions. Photo: Dita Alangkara / AP

Widodo Begins 2nd Term Pledging to Make Indonesia Developed

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with pledges to champion democracy...
Protesters attack a man who was trying to stop them for vandalizing near the Tsim She Tsui police station during a rally in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Hong Kong protesters again flooded streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands for accountability and political rights. Photo: Vincent Yu / AP

Hong Kong Descends Into Chaos Again as Protesters Defy Ban

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday, as protesters set up roadblocks and torched...

Gunfight Rages in Culiacan After Troops Locate Chapo’s Son

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges.

China Signs First FTA With an African Nation

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China and Mauritius signed free trade agreement (FTA) here Thursday, the first FTA between China and an African country, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

Chinese Consumers Turning to Plant-Based Meat

HANGZHOU (Xinhua) — Although still-nascent, plant-based meat with the familiar taste, texture and mouthfeel as people recognize from animal flesh is making its way into Chinese people's life, providing consumers with more choices.

US Hails Turkish Cease-Fire; Kurds Must Vacate Border Area

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks’ deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey’s position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional halt to American economic sanctions.

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