Hindus in Nepal celebrate Bhai Tika festival to honor brother-sister bonding

Video PlayerClose People attend a group celebration during Bhai Tika, the major and last day of five-day long Tihar festival, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 9, 2018. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma) KATHMANDU, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — Nepalese Hindus across the country observed Bhai Tika, the major and last day of five-day long Tihar festival, on Friday. The day, …

Chinese envoy urges end to US embargo against Cuba

Video PlayerClose Ma Zhaoxu, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, addresses a UN General Assembly meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, Oct. 31, 2018. Ma Zhaoxu said Wednesday that the United States should end its embargo against Cuba. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) — A Chinese envoy said Wednesday that …

China beats Netherlands to claim bronze at Volleyball World Championship

Video PlayerClose Yuan Xinyue (C) of China celebrates with teammates after scoring during the final 3-4 match against the Netherlands at the 2018 Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Yokohama, Japan, Oct. 20, 2018. China won 3-0. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi) YOKOHAMA, Japan, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — China claimed bronze at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship after …

Cuba rejects "defamatory" campaign at UN on human rights

Video PlayerClose Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo (2nd L) reacts during the “Jailed for What?” campaign, at the UN headquarters in New York, Oct. 16, 2018. A United States-sponsored campaign aimed at criticizing the human rights situation in Cuba on Tuesday encountered strong and fierce protest at the UN. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) …

US-led campaign against Cuba encounters fierce protest at UN

A Cuban diplomat chants slogans during the “Jailed for What?” campaign, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Oct. 16, 2018. A United States-sponsored campaign aimed at criticizing the human rights situation in Cuba on Tuesday encountered strong and fierce protest at the UN. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) — A United …

Iran reaffirms Saudis unable to replace Iranian oil share in global market

A man holds in his hand Euro banknotes at a petrol station on Sept. 25, 2018, in Lille, north of France. (AFP photo) TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump “mistakenly” thought Saudi Arabia would be able to replace the lost share of Iran’s crude supply to the global market, Iran’s First Vice …

Soft material hardens with carbon dioxide in air: study

Video PlayerClose WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) — The gel-like polymer incorporates carbon dioxide from the air, to grow, strengthen and even repair itself, according to a study published in the latest journal Advanced Materials. The new material might be made into panels of a lightweight matrix that could be shipped to a construction site, where …