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Turkey, Britain agree to speed up fighter jet project

Turkey and Britain have agreed to speed up work on a project to build fighter jets, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told broadcaster A Haber on Wednesday. The two countries...

  Asia / South Asia

Politics causes human rights frictions

Human Rights Day fell on Tuesday this year, in which the US-led Western world has unprecedentedly attacked China on its human rights record. They have let values dominate their perceptions of China, which are devoid of reality and China's voice. Western media outlets have preset their narrative in reports about the vocational education and training centers in Northwest China's Xinjiang...

China's CPI up in November

China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 4.5 per cent year on year in November, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday. The growth rate, which was up from 3.8 per cent in October, was the highest so far this year. Food prices grew 19.1 per cent year on year last month, up from 15.5...

  Americas

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg, the teen activist from Sweden who has urged immediate action to address a global climate crisis, was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019 on Wednesday. Thunberg, 16, was lauded by Time for starting an environmental campaign in August 2018 which became a global movement, initially skipping school and camping out...

  Europe

  Europe

Somali forces kill five al Shaabab fighters to end hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, police said early on Wednesday. Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked Islamist militant group, frequently launches bombing and gun raids in Mogadishu in a bid to topple Somalia’s...

At least 24 die in Tunisia bus crash

At least 24 Tunisians were killed on Sunday after a bus crashed during an excursion in the northern town of Amdoun, the health ministry said. The bus veered off a winding road when the driver failed to negotiate a sharp turn and crashed to the bottom of a ravine, the interior ministry said. The bus was carrying 43 people, officials...