For more than 20 years, Li Congshu has been ferrying his students by boat from their isolated village to the classroom in southwest China.
At the stroke of 1:00 pm, a group of Tokyo IT workers spring from their desks for a few minutes of rigorous bending, stretching and thrusting as a voice on the radio instructs them — “ichi, ni, san (one, two, three)”.
As Orlando commemorates the first anniversary of the attack on the Pulse gay nightclub this week, the LGBT community in the United States continues to feel threatened. But since the shooting, many have chosen to learn to defends themselves by joining the Pink Pistols.
Two chefs started cooking in West London to help those in need after a massive blaze engulfed a London tower block on Wednesday.
A rifle-wielding opponent of President Donald Trump opens fire on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, wounding a top Republican congressman and four others before he is fatally injured in a shootout with police.
The US Federal Reserve raises its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to 1.0-1.25% and signals another increase remains likely this year, despite the recent spate of weak economic data.
Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebels hand in rifles and grenade launchers in what were described as meaningful strides toward a deadline for a total surrender of arms within one week, with FARC members expressing sadness, relief and a feeling of “emptiness.”
Former US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says he is “sickened” by a shooting attack on Republican lawmakers after it emerged the gunman had campaigned on his behalf.
The global art market appears to let out a collective sigh of relief as deep-pocketed collectors descend on Art Basel, the world’s biggest contemporary art fair, after two years of dwindling sales.
United Nations war crimes investigators expressed alarm Wednesday at the “staggering” number of civilian deaths as US-backed forces battle to oust the Islamic State group from its Syrian stronghold Raqa.
US President Donald Trump hails ‘heroic’ acts of wounded Capitol police at baseball field shooting.
With the intensification of fighting in the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold Raqa, where US-backed fighters wage fierce battles against jihadists, residents are fleeing massively to seek shelter in Ain Issa camp, some 50 kilometres away.
Japanese machine makers show off their delicate food-making robots, from those that colour print cookies to ones that shapes sushi and makes skewers, at the FOOMA Japan 2017 exhibition, where a record of 789 companies are expected to showcase their state-of-the-art food processing machines.
Austria’s Muslim community gathers at the Vienna Islamic Centre to make a joint statement against extremism and terrorism following the London attack, after more than 300 imams sign a declaration online put out by the Islamic Faith Community of Austria (IGGiÖ).
As London’s terror-hit Borough Market reopens, a local poet’s words echo around the building: “Let them, the traders, appeal to your tastes, there is much to be gained from the wonderment of this place.
A Grenfell Tower resident describes seeing people jump from windows as a massive blaze ripped through the west London apartment block earlier in the day.
At least 12 people are confirmed dead in a major fire which ripped through a London tower block on Wednesday, police said. SOUNDBITE
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledges to “ensure the independence” required of an investigation into the massive fire at Grenfell Tower.
At least six people have been killed in major fire, that tore through a London apartment block in the middle of the night, with witnesses reporting terrified people had leapt from the 24-storey tower. IMAGES
Virtual reality employs technology to fully immerse users into a virtual world, cut off from reality. A short virtual reality flim will be shown in the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time this week. VIDEOGRAPHIC
A massive fire rips through a 27-storey apartment block in west London, killing several people and injuring dozens more after residents are left trapped inside. IMAGES of building
Hundreds of dolls, from Hello Kitty to Disney favourites, are packed to the ceiling at a funeral home near Tokyo. But they’re not here for show: the dolls destined for dumpsters are getting a final sendoff for the afterlife.
A massive fire rips through a 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, trapping residents inside as 200 firefighters battle the blaze. IMAGES
Snapping their heads from side to side, marching into the roads in close-fitting blue uniforms and black heels, the “traffic ladies” who marshal vehicles at the intersections of Pyongyang are an emblematic image of the North Korean capital.
A massive fire rips through a 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, trapping residents inside as 200 firefighters battle the blaze.