Asia-Pacific

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Europe

  • Russia marks Navy Day

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks during a parade marking the Russian Navy Day in Murmansk, July 27, 2014.

  • The Sumo Run held in London

    Participants take part in The Sumo Run in Battersea Park, London July 27, 2014. The runners, wearing inflatable costumes, take part in the 5km run with the aim of raising money for a charity to help educate children in Africa.

  • Russian fighter jet crash kills pilot

    A Russian fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, Russian Air Force Commander Viktor Bondarev said.

Safety worries mount for Chinese overseas

A series of incidents involving Chinese citizens overseas has shocked the country and prompted public concern about the safety of Chinese people when traveling abroad.

China-Japan relations

Talks should take place between Beijing and Tokyo to forge a mechanism to manage the crisis over the overlapping air defense identification zones in the East China Sea.

Yearender: Girl power

A newly coined Chinese word nv han zi, meaning tough women, became one of the words of the year 2013.

Selfies of the year 2013

Selfie – "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website" – has been named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries editors.

More coffins of victims arrive in Netherlands

A second group of remains recovered from the crash site of Malaysia Airline Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday aboard two military aircraft.

Kiev launches offensive on Donetsk

Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by rebels.

Russian jet crash kills pilot

A Russian fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, Russian Air Force Commander Viktor Bondarev said.

DPRK top leader guides rocket firing drill

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un on Saturday guided a rocket firing drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army.

Middle East

Africa

  • PM says bad weather to blame for Air Algerie crash

    Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Saturday that bad weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight which killed all 118 people aboard.

  • 2nd black box of Air Algerie jet found

    Experts of UN peacekeeping mission in Mali Saturday found the second black box of the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated in remote northern Mali, killing all 118 onboard.

  • UN finds second black box at Air Algerie crash site

    The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week.