Boy accused of being a witch in Nigeria rescued

Heartbreaking pictures of rescue of two-year-old boy accused of being a witch in Nigeria. (Courtesy

President Maithripala Sirisena in Berlin

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Berlin today on an official visit. Ambassador Jurgen Christian Mertens, Chief of Protcol of the German Government and the...

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...

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)

Light sculpture show for Valentine’s Day held in S. China

Visitors watch a light sculpture show to greet Valentine’s Day in Macao, south China. (Xinhua)

Pakistanis buy gifts before Valentine’s Day

LAHORE, Feb. 11, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani women buy gifts ahead of Valentine's Day in eastern Pakistan's Lahore, Feb. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Sajjad)

Wild elephant wanders on street of India’s Siliguri

SILIGURI, Feb. 11, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A wild elephant is hoisted by cranes after it was tranquilized in Siliguri, India, Feb. 10, 2016. The...

Dancers take part in Corrientes Carnival in Argentina

CORRIENTES, Feb. 9, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A dancer takes part in the Corrientes Carnival, in the Corsodromo Nolo Alias, in Corrientes city, capital of...

Chinese Lunar New Year at Manhattan’s Chinatown in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People take photos during the traditional lion dance in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, the United States...

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....

Temple fair kicks off in China’s Chengdu

CHENGDU, Feb. 6, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People look at a lantern show during a temple fair at Wuhouci Museum in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan...

Zeid begins Sri Lanka visit

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (Saturday) for a four-day official visit, at...


Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa taken to the remand prison from the Kaduwela Magistrates' court.

Maldives delegation briefs the media

A high-level Maldives Government delegation briefs the media in Colombo on the issue involving former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed.

Peacock Mansion swimming pool cleared

The swimming pool at the 'Peacock Mansion' owned by Sri Lanka Labour Party leader and businessman A.S.P. Liyanage, was cleared in the presence of...

Wuhan holds shopping fair for coming Spring Festival

WUHAN, Jan. 27, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Residents purchase goods at a shopping fair held for the coming Spring Festival in Wuhan, capital city of...

Destroyed to save lives

Sri Lanka Customs today began destroying more than 359 African elephant tusks (Blood Ivory) in their custody at Galle Face Green

Keeping fit

The inauguration ceremony of the Sports and Physical Health promotion program organized by the Ministry of Sports was held under the patronage of President...

Listening to their concerns

President Maithripala Sirisena listens to the concerns of employees of a new garment factory of the Hirdaramani group declared open in Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu

China gets ready for Lunar New Year

Yuyuan Garden is preparing to host the Lantern Festival for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.