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  • Two Giant Pandas Arrive in Snowy Finland
    on January 19, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Two giant pandas arrived in Finland Thursday. They are a gift from China to mark the small European nation’s 100 years of independence. The two are a four-year-old male panda, named […]

  • With Water Supply Nearly Dry, Cape Town Declares ‘Day Zero’
    on January 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The city of Cape Town, South Africa has announced new water restrictions as officials warn the water supply could run dry in three months.   The order – to take effect February 1 - will […]

  • Africa's Largest Animals Decrease in Wartime
    on January 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      War can be deadly for wildlife, too. A new study reports that war is the biggest threat to Africa's elephants, rhinoceroses, and other animals. Researchers examined how years of conflict […]

  • New Market to Serve as ‘Model’ for Cambodia-Vietnam Trade
    on January 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    A new market will open on the border of Cambodia and Vietnam next year. Construction of the market began this week in Tbong Khmum province. A Cambodia commerce ministry official said the Vietnamese […]

  • North, South Korea to March Together at Winter Olympics
    on January 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    North and South Korea have agreed to march together in the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Negotiators for the North and South announced the deal Wednesday after talks in […]

  • Bitcoin Loses Half of Its Value
    on January 17, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    The price of Bitcoin dropped below $10,000 on Wednesday. Bitcoin is the world’s best-known cryptocurrency. But, it has lost half of its value from the record price set last month. The […]

  • Bangladesh to Send Rohingya Back to Myanmar
    on January 16, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed on a plan to send refugees from Myanmar back to the country within the next two years. The refugees, Rohingya Muslims, fled across the border last year […]

  • Saudi Arabia Holds Car Show Just for Women
    on January 16, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Car manufacturers are wasting no time preparing for the day when Saudi Arabian women will be permitted to drive. The first car show just for women was recently held at a shopping center in […]

  • Japan Gets False Missile Warning, After Hawaii Incident
    on January 16, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    The Japanese public broadcaster NHK mistakenly sent out a message Tuesday warning of a likely North Korean missile launch. The false alarm for a missile attack was the second in the Pacific area […]

  • Erdogan: NATO Must Take Stance against US
    on January 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Turkey’s president has called on the country’s defense allies to take a stance against an American plan for a Kurdish-led border security force in Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan […]