Iraq's federal court nullifies two controversial parliament ...
The court decision came after each of the two sides of the divided parliament lawmakers presented appeals to the federal court about the parliament session of the other side. Both complained that the session of the other side was marred
by constitutional violations.
During the past few months,...
10 pct teenagers in Western Pacific region use tobacoo: repo...
..." said Shin Youngsoo, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific.
Shin stressed the need to "remain vigilant to ensure the future of our youth won't be marred
by tobacco's deplorable harms."
"To use the youth as today's tobacco customers is unacceptable," Shin said.
Globally, the statement said 6 million people died from smoking.
Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2400 GMT, June 27
...s northeastern border town alQaa Monday night,
hours after four suicide bombings had killed five people in the
same place, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.
The two bombers were on a motorcycle and blown themselves up
Elias Church near the Municipality building, the report
said. (LebanonSuicide bomb)...
15 injured in fresh suicide attack in Lebanon's border town
...s northeastern border town alQaa Monday night, hours after four suicide bombings had killed five people in the same place, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.
The two bombers were on a motorcycle and blown themselves up outside Mar
Elias Church near the Municipality building, the report said.
Meanwhile, media outlets reported more blasts in the town, but no confirmation is made by far.
The blasts only caused injuries according to preliminary information,...
Lebanon's bomb-hit town under fresh suicide bomb attacks
Lebanon's bombhit town under fresh suicide bomb attacks
BEIRUT, June 27 (Xinhua) At least two explosion occurred
Monday night near the municipality building of the northeastern
border town of alQaa causing many casualties, the LBCI TV
Upgraded "space shuttle bus" aboard new carrier rocket
... compared with the old model that unloads only once and starts its engine twice.
If the mission succeeds, it will be a landmark for China's space transport and lay a solid foundation for future moon and Mars
exploration as well as orbital transfer and space debris clearing, Wang said....
Chine Exclusive: China plans mega rocket for manned lunar mi...
...s first space walk.
China's lunar rover Jade Rabbit is currently on the surface of the moon. The craft was launched as part of the Chang'e3 lunar mission in 2013.
In April, the country also announced plans to orbit Mars
, land and deploy a rover around 2020....
Xinhua Insight: China's new generation rocket Long March-7
... The Long March5 will be China's largest carrier rocket, designed to carry 25 tonnes into low Earth orbit. It is expected to carry lunar probe Chang'e5, the core module for China's space station and the Mars
The developer says that in the next 15 years, China will develop and launch a heavy lift rocket that will be nearly 10 meters in diameter, with five times the carrying capacity of current rockets, to enable future deep space exploration....
S. Africa's local election campaigns marred by violence, int...
Africa's local election campaigns marred
by violence, intimidation
CAPE TOWN, June 22 (Xinhua) Rising levels of violence and
intimidation are characterising political and campaign activities
ahead of the 2016 local elections, the Independent Electoral
Zambia's electoral body threatens to suspend campaigns due t...
The electoral body has also said it will disqualify any
political party or candidate in breach of the electoral code of
Clashes between supporters of incumbent President Edgar Lungu
and main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has marred
ahead of the August 11 polls.
"The ECZ has noted with dismay the rising violence and
intolerance that has characterized the campaigns. The ECZ is
warning all parties to refrain from violence or it will suspend all
China preparing for new era of space economy
China has announced it will complete aerospace projects currently underway by around 2020, including manned space programs, lunar probes, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and the Gaofen observation satellite program. A Mars
exploration program is scheduled to begin around 2020.
Satellite applications should be central to space economic development in China at present,...
French riot police arrest 323 soccer fans on violence charge...
... They were accused of committing violent acts which left 35 wounded people on the sidelines of the game between England and Russia on June 11.
Amid rising risk of violence that could mar
the "big sport event," the interior ministry pledged full determination to continue "these security actions throughout the competition."...
Interview: Mexican Senate mulls sweeping corruption reform
... told Xinhua in
Morales said that the General Law on Administrative
Responsibilities for Public Servants seeks to establish new
prevention, investigation and penalty mechanisms for corrupt acts,
to fight corruption that mar
the country and cause increased social
The Mexican Senate began debate about the law Tuesday after the
expertsdesigned text gained the signatures of over 634,000 people
It has also become known as the "...
S. African fire-fighters arrive home from Canada following w...
African firefighters arrive home from Canada following wage dispute
CAPE TOWN, June 14 (Xinhua) Hundreds of South African firefighters arrived home on Tuesday from Canada after a mission marred
by a wage dispute.
The 301 firefighters ended their mission apparently after negotiations failed to resolve a pay dispute between them and the Working on Fire (WOF), which disptached the firefighters.
The firefighters, deployed to Alberta,...
England fans jailed for Euro 2016 violence
June 14 (Xinhua) A French court has sentenced six English soccer fans to jail for their involvement in the violent clashes that marred
Saturday's EnglandRussia game at the Euro 2016 tournament.
The men were convicted on Monday after appearing at a Marseille court during a fivehour session....
Philippines strongly condemns beheading of Canadian hostage ...
...s determined efforts to end the decadesold problem.
"We truly regret that our people's cherished tradition of extending gracious hospitality toward foreign nationals has been marred
by a small band of criminals whose despicable actions have been abetted by the extortion of ransom from their previous victims," Coloma said.
Hall was beheaded after the deadline of 3:00 p.m....
Commentary: Top-level design will further expand China-Germa...
It should be noted that only 7.6 percent of China's total steel exports go to the EU market, accounting for 14 percent of the latter's steel imports. Exaggerating China's steel overcapacity issue and trade frictions or differences will mar
the ChinaGermany and ChinaEuropean relations.
EU should stop basing its antidumping investigations into Chinese goods on its "surrogate country system" in 2016 under the agreement signed when China joined the World Trade Organization....
Football friendly in Australia spoiled by "disgusting" fan b...
disgusting" fan behaviour
MELBOURNE, June 8 (Xinhua) An international football friendly game between Australia and Greece has been marred
by the lighting of flares by fans, police said on Wednesday.
A handful of fans attending the game on Monday night, at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium, set off a number of flares in Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD)...
Spotlight: Philipines' arbitration initiative abuses int'l l...
It's evident that the Philippines has abused the legal procedure to initiate the unilateral arbitration and the international tribunal's jurisdiction over the case was marred
with nomological bias, said Luo Gang, a doctoral student specialized in international law in Germany.
The SCS international arbitration tribunal in The Hague announced its jurisdiction over the case in October 2015,...
News Analysis: Elections in 14 states to gauge Mexico's poli...
"We cannot allow for a splintered opposition vote to allow corrupt and incompetent governments to remain in place," said Anaya.
As the electoral campaign has been marred
by accusations between parties and candidates of votebuying and electoral fraud,...