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António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, was in China as a special guest at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in 2018. Mr Guterres said the fo

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USA Nordic Combined athletes prepare for Beijing Olympics

02:31 It’s one of the original sports of the Winter Olympics but also one of the least well known.‘Nordic Combined’ attracts athletes with a special combination of skills who can both s

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3,000 liters of liquor poured, 3 dealers arrested in Afghan crackdown

A special operational team of Afghan intelligence agents arrested three liquor dealers in the Kart-e-Char area of Kabul and poured about 3,000 liters of alcohol into a canal in Kabul, the country's G

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A look at the winter sport Nordic Combined

01:43 It’s one of the originalsports of theWinterOlympicsbut also one of the least well-known.‘NordicCombined’ attracts athletes with a special combination of skills who can both ski-ju

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Chinese astronauts to talk with HK, Macao youths from space

The Chinese astronauts in the country's Tiangong space station will talk with youngsters from Beijing municipality, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Macao SAR on Saturday afternoon.C

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Former S. Korean President Park Geun-hye to be released at midnight

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was to be released from her sentence on Thursday midnight, according to Yonhap News Agency.Last week, current South Korean P

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China celebrates National Day with flag-raising ceremonies

Flag-raising ceremonies were held across the country, including the capital Beijing and the special administrative regions (SARs) of Hong Kong and Macao, on Friday morn

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IMF's largest SDR allocation in history takes effect

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that its new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) equivalent to $650 billion, the largest in the IMF's history, comes into effect, in an ef

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Quak, quak! Rubber ducks race in Chicago River

The 2021 Chicago Ducky Derby on Thursday dumped 70,000 rubber ducks into the Chicago River to raise funds for the Special Olympics Illinois. /CFP Donors sponsored ducks in the derby for

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IMF approves new SDR allocation to boost global liquidity

The board of governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a new general allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) equivalent to $650 billion, the largest allocation in the IMF's h

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Swimming with whale sharks

00:52 A female diver got a special treat during a session off the coast of Cebu City, in the Philippines – she ran into a herd of endangered whale sharks. Take a look. Check out The Chi

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Inside a vehicle under Taliban fire

00:30 See the moment a convoy of Afghan special forces takes fire from Taliban forces during a rescue mission. Check outThe China Report, our new weekly newsletter.Subscribe here!

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IMF board backs new SDR allocation to support pandemic recovery

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a proposal for a new general Special Drawing Rights (SDR) allocation of $650 billion, the largest allocation in IMF history,

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The Gist: One in a Billion

02:14 This week, we're marking the centenary of the Communist Party of China.Many strides have been made, from economic and social growth to science and innovation.It's remarkable what

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Afghan president meets with U.S. peace delegation in Kabul

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday met with the visiting U.S. inter-ministerial delegation led by Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, the presi

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UN special envoy for Yemen arrives in Sanaa

The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived on Sunday at Sanaa International Airport in Sanaa, capital of Yemen.In his first visit to the city in a year, Griffiths will meet Ho

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China sanctions U.S. individual over religious issues

China has decided to impose sanctions on Johnnie Moore, commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, barring him and his family from entering the Chinese mainland,