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China's GDP grows 3.9% in third quarter, faster than expectations

China's third-quarter GDP grew by 3.9 percent compared with a year earlier, official data showed on Monday.Economic growth between July and September accelerated from t

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National Day holiday data shows yet another consumption boom in China

The National Day holiday, which lasted from October 1 to 7, marks a peak consumption season in the country.Some 422 million domestic trips were made in China during thi

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China's national college entrance examination begins

Gaokao, China's national college entrance examination, kicked off on Tuesday.The number of applicants for this year's Gaokao has reached a record high, with 11.93 milli

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State Media: Eight people killed in southern Iran floods

At least eight people have been killed in flash flooding in Iran's south due to heavy rains expected to last until later this week, state media has reported."Following the floods and rains of the

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Brazilian biologist creates mangrove garden to combat global warming

02:25 While deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon Forest is at record highs, the mangrove forest ecosystem in Rio de Janeiro is on the mend. Biologist and environmentalist Mario Moscate

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U.S. assessing possibilities of civilian casualties in Kabul airstrike

U.S. military forces on Sunday said they are assessing the possibilities of civilian casualties after an airstrike on a vehicle in Kabul, in which they eliminated an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamad K

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UN: 118 civilians injured, 40 killed in S. Afghanistan

A total of 118 civilians were injured and 40 killed within the last 24 hours as the Taliban and the Afghan Army clashed in southern Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah, the United Nations Assistance Mission in

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