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World 28 May 2022 | 2:05 AM

Some U.S. universities, schools reimposing indoor mask mandates: report

NEW YORK, May 27 (Xinhua) -- As coronavirus cases have increased across the United States, some universities and public school systems have reimposed indoor mask mandates on their campuses, a sign that while the academic year may be coming to a close, the pandemic is still not, reported The New York Times on Wednesday.

World 28 May 2022 | 1:15 AM

New York City to add Asian American history to public school curriculum

NEW YORK, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Officials of New York City, the largest city in the United States, have announced that public schools in the city would teach Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) heritage starting from this fall, with an eye on reducing injustice against the minority group.

World 28 May 2022 | 1:15 AM

China-built road creates good fortune for Malagasy poultry farmers

ANTANANARIVO, May 27 (Xinhua) -- In the rural commune of Antanetibe-Mahazaza, 50 km north of Antananarivo, the Malagasy capital, Anja, 29, supported by his wife Seheno, has been investing in the poultry sector for five years. Their farm now includes 40,000 hens, which lay tens of thousands of eggs per week sold to the capital's egg market.

World 28 May 2022 | 1:06 AM

Iran seizes two Greek tankers amid row over U.S oil grab

DUBAI/ATHENS (Reuters) -Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf on Friday, shortly after Tehran warned it would take "punitive action" against Athens over the confiscation of Iranian oil by the United States from a tanker held off the Greek coast.

World 28 May 2022 | 12:55 AM

Houston braces for protests crying for gun control as gun lobby group kicks off convention

HOUSTON, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Houston, the largest city of the southwestern U.S. state of Texas, is bracing for multiple protests crying for gun control, as the National Rifle Association (NRA) kicks off its annual convention in the city center on Friday, just days after the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting claiming 21 lives.

World 28 May 2022 | 12:30 AM

Myanmar's anti-narcotics task force seizes 5 mln stimulant tablets

YANGON, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Anti-Narcotics Task Force has seized 5 million stimulant tablets worth K5 billion (over 2.7 million U.S. dollars) in Yangon, according to a police statement on Thursday.