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Japan urges economic cooperation on disputed islands with Russia

Japan urges economic cooperation on disputed islands with Russia

Russia says it wants to sign a peace treaty before resolving the Kuril Islands dispute.

Beijing’s environmental police force to begin work

Beijing’s environmental police force to begin work

Acts of non-compliance with regulations are actually the result of lax supervision and weak law enforcement, said Beijing's mayor.

Xi calls for more intrusive anti-graft efforts

Xi calls for more intrusive anti-graft efforts

Go deeper to remove corruption, Xi tells Communist Party anti-graft monitor.

South Africa on high alert against typhoid

South Africa on high alert against typhoid

The warning comes after dozens in neighboring Zimbabwe appear to have contracted the disease.

Scores killed in another Brazil jail riot

Scores killed in another Brazil jail riot

Police described the hearts of some inmates being removed from their bodies and burned in a bonfire.

Gas explosion at Chinese colliery kills 12

Gas explosion at Chinese colliery kills 12

This is the latest in mining accidents in China; similar accidents left over 50 miners dead just last December.

Thousands flee as fighting intensifies in Mosul

Thousands flee as fighting intensifies in Mosul

The UN says 132,000 people have been displaced since the start of the Mosul operation in October.

Ruble strengthens against dollar

Ruble strengthens against dollar

The Russian currency has gained about 24 per cent against the dollar in the past 12 months.

China’s aircraft carrier, J-15 jets conduct drills in S China Sea

China’s aircraft carrier, J-15 jets conduct drills in S China Sea

The Chinese military has been testing its latest fifth-generation aircraft for some weeks now.

Brazil: Turf war triggered deadly prison conflict

Brazil: Turf war triggered deadly prison conflict

Several bodies were beheaded, dismembered, and thrown over the fence of the prison in the city of Manaus.