Prime Minister takes oaths

Newly elected Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, took oaths today before President Maithripala Sirisena, at a ceremony attended by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other politicians. Pictures...

Notting Hill Carnival celebrated in London

Dancers parade at Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain, on Aug. 30, 2015. The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe...

Polls violence hits Colombo

Family members of the victims of the Kotahena shooting incident in tears at the Colombo National Hospital.

Cat cafe in Mexico

A man plays with a cat inside the cat cafe "La Gateria" in Mexico City, capital of Mexico. The coffee store aims to promote coexistence...

Holiday windows showed at Hudson’s Bay in Toronto

Visitors watch the holiday windows at the Hudson's Bay flagship store in Toronto, Canada, Dec. 17, 2015. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)

Remembering Lasantha

The seventh year death anniversary of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga was commemorated today at his grave-site in Colombo. Family members, journalists, politicians and others attended...

World’s highest snow sculpture displayed in NE China

HARBIN, Feb. 14, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 14, 2016 shows world's highest snow sculpture in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang...

Kunming Import and Export Fair attracts crowds

A Pakistan exhibitor presents his products at the 23rd Kunming Import and Export Fair in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 12,...

Conjoined twins successfully separated in China

Photo taken on June 9, 2015 shows the conjoined twins to be separated in east China's Shanghai Municipality. The conjoined twins, who were born...

A campaign against corruption

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery and Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe poses with others who took part in a...

President arrives in Thailand

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Thailand today on an official visit and was greeted by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak

Yoga enthusiasts in harmony with nature

A group of yoga enthusiasts practice at a park in Shiyan, Hubei province. (Source: Chinadaily.com.cn)

World’s oldest female Green Anaconda celebrates its birthday

  Staff members show the 32-year-old Green Anaconda "Annie" at Montecasino Birds Garden in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 31, 2015. The Green Anaconda "Annie"...

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr

Thousands of Charlotte-area Muslims gathered on Friday, July 17, 2015 to mark the end of Ramadan with prayer and greetings of "Eid Mubarak," which...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Pakistan

QUETTA, (Xinhua) -- A vendor arranges goods for Valentine's Day at a stall in southwest Pakistan's Quetta. (Xinhua/Asad)

The new Parliament meets

The new Parliament began meeting today with newly elected Parliamentarians greeting each other and looking for their seats. Picture courtesy Harsha de Silva

India pays tributes to ex-president

Indian Children pay tribute to former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who is well known as the father of India's missile program, in Kolkata,...

Demanding free higher education in Chile

  Demonstrators throw objects to carabiniers after the national march for education in Valparaiso, Chile, on May 14, 2015. Chilean government condemned on Thursday the...

Strengthening ties

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera greets visiting US Secretary of State Nisha Biswal and US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski...

First day of Lunar New Year in China

SANSHA, Feb. 8, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A national flag-raising ceremony is held on Yongxing Island in Sansha city, south China's Hainan Province, on Feb....