At least 42 drowned in Lake Victoria ferry sinking, death toll could top 200 - officials

At least 42 drowned in Lake Victoria ferry sinking, death toll could top 200 - officials

At least 42 people drowned when a ferry sank on September 20 in Tanzania's Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said. (7 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: September 21

  6 hours ago
China is evaluating the impact of the United States' decision to impose additional tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese products, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Thursday (September 20). 

World News in Brief: September 20

  Sep 20, 2018 11:16:26
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday (September 19) welcomed the outcome of the third summit this year between the leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK). 

US’s “fight and talk” strategy in trade war with China

  Sep 19, 2018 16:14:24
NDO – The trade war between the United States and China has been escalated to a new level after US President Donald Trump announced plans for tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The move came just days after the White House announced it had invited Chinese partners to join a new round of trade talks.  

6 people rushed to hospital, 24 treated at scene after chemical leak at Sydney hotel

  Sep 19, 2018 11:22:41
A chemical leak at a luxury Sydney hotel on Wednesday (September 19) has seen six people taken to nearby hospital and 24 others treated at the scene, a New South Wales State Ambulance spokesperson said. 

Leaders of two Koreas sign document after second face-to-face talks in Pyongyang

  Sep 19, 2018 11:06:54
Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and the Republic of Korea (RoK) President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday (September 19) signed a document after their second face-to-face dialogue in Pyongyang. 

World News in Brief: September 19

  Sep 19, 2018 07:40:29
The 74th joint patrol on the Mekong River by law enforcement from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand began on September 18. The patrols are targeting drug trafficking along the Mekong River and will conduct random inspections of ships in waters near key regions, including the Golden Triangle. 

Turkey, US top diplomats discuss Syria over phone

  Sep 19, 2018 07:40:09
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on September 18 discussed Syria situation over phone, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported. 

Cuba wraps up activities marking Fidel’s historic visit to Vietnam

  Sep 18, 2018 20:55:33
NDO/VNA – The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) and the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba held a ceremony on September 17 to conclude a series of activities held across the country to mark the 45th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s historic visit to Vietnam.  

Israeli missile attack on Syria's Latakia lasts for over 1 hour

  Sep 18, 2018 10:02:35
Syria's air defenses were triggered Monday (September 17) evening by an Israeli missile attack on the coastal city of Latakia, which lasted for an hour and a half, state TV reported. 

Backgrounder: Major developments on Korean Peninsula in 2018

  Sep 18, 2018 10:01:08
Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and Moon Jae-in, president of the Republic of Korea (RoK), are expected to meet in Pyongyang from September 18-20 for the third inter-Korean summit this year. The following are the major developments on the Korean Peninsula this year. 

Top DPRK leader Kim greets RoK's Moon at airport

  Sep 18, 2018 09:48:04
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday (September 18) morning and was received with a grand welcome ceremony led by Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). 

World News in Brief: September 18

  Sep 18, 2018 09:47:50
A Russian aircraft with 14 servicemen on board went off radar near Hmeymim airbase in Syria Monday (September 17) evening, the Russian defense ministry said in a statement. 

RoK president says to have frank talks with DPRK leader to build trust

  Sep 17, 2018 18:19:17
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s President Moon Jae-in said Monday (September 17) that he will have frank talks with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un during the upcoming inter-Korean summit set to last for three days from Tuesday (September 18) in Pyongyang. 

Cuba open to talk to US without political conditions, says president

  Sep 17, 2018 18:00:15
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on September 16 said his government is open to talks with the United States based on respect towards the island country's sovereignty, independence and its political system.