President Xi Jinping inspects Tianjin

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected north China's Tianjin Municipality on Thursday morning. During his inspection, President Xi went to Nankai University, one of China's top universities.

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China's Geely to make British Lotus cars in Wuhan

Reuters reports that the automaker Geely will set up a factory to manufacture Lotus cars in Wuhan at a new 1.3 billion U.S. dollar factory.

Dog hogs the limelight at fashion show in Mumbai

A dog stole the show at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour in Mumbai on Wednesday. While the models were showcasing a spring summer collection called Gul-Dastah by the designer Rohit Bal,it wandered onto the runway.

Russian fighter jets collide; crews eject

The Russian Defense Ministry says that two fighter jets have collided in midair in the Far East. 

4 former Audi managers charged in U.S. over emissions case

A federal grand jury in the U.S. city of Detroit indicted four former Audi employees for involving in the Volkswagen emissions scandal on Thursday.
 

Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison on Thursday in the murder 16 years ago of a journalist.
 

Russian diplomat dismisses U.S. claim on missile technology transfer to DPRK

Russian Ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora on Friday dismissed as unfounded the U.S. allegation that Pyongyang acquired Russian missile defense technology, Sputnik reported.

Death toll from Bogota car bomb blast climbs to 21

The death toll from a car bomb blast outside a police academy here on Thursday morning has climbed to 21, Colombian police said late Thursday.

Film trailer highlighting family bonds wins praise online

A Peppa Pig-themed film's trailer has gone viral for its surprising yet touching story. A grandfather in a rural area tries to figure out who Peppa is and creates a Peppa Pig model for his grandson as a gift.

Top North Korea official en route to Washington: reports

A top North Korean official left for Washington on Thursday, reports said, for talks with his US counterpart ahead of an expected summit between President Donald Trump and Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83.

Trump unveils plan to expand U.S. missile defense

U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled Thursday at Pentagon this year's Missile Defense Review which contain's the country's intention to expand its missile defense capabilities.

UK PM May to skip Davos amid Brexit uncertainty

Theresa May's office says the British prime minister will skip the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week to focus on resolving the Brexit crisis.

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