WORLD News List

WHO launches probe into alleged internal misconduct

GENEVA, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has ordered an internal inquiry after receiving anonymous emails that alleged racism, sexism and misspending within the UN health agency, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported, quoting a statement released on the WHO website recently.

UNESCO names Rio as World Capital of Architecture for 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Friday announced that the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.

Philippines' richest man, retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr. passes away at 94

MANILA, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- Filipino-Chinese Taipan Henry Sy Sr., the Philippine's wealthiest man and also a philanthropist, passed away at the age of 94 on Saturday, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported his family as saying.

Colombia arrests first person involved in car bombing

BOGOTA, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia said Friday that it had captured Ricardo Carvajal, who is accused of participating in the car bomb attack at a police academy in southern Bogota that killed at least 21 people, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.

UN Sec-Gen laments underpaid US share of UN peacekeeping budget

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- A three per cent gap in the UN peacekeeping budget as a result of the United States (US) withholding part of its assigned share of payment is unsustainable, China's Xinhua News Agency reported UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying on Friday.

Two Russian Su-34 fighter jets collide in training flight

MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Two Russian Su-34 fighter bombers collided midair during a training flight this morning, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting Russia's Defence Ministry Friday.

90 Argentine satellites to be launched in China

BEIJING, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- China will send 90 satellites on its Long March-6 carrier rocket into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center for an Argentine company, according to the China Great Wall Industry Corporation.