Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn accepted invitation from parliament president to ascend to the throne and thus formally proclaimed King Rama X in a televised ceremony broadcast late Thursday.
The last minutes tensions in preparing the climate action plan at Marrakech make it evident that consensus eludes many critical issues concerning climate protection.
Thursday was the 29th world aids day. Long feared and stigmatized, the disease is less likely to cause as much panic and confusion among people as it used to.
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday said he will not seek a second mandate in 2017 presidential election due to broken promise on unemployment and long sliding approval rating.
China will help Sierra Leone improve its industrialization and public health system, President Xi Jinping said Thursday.
China expressed concern Monday over the detention of a large number of Chinese citizens in the Philippines during a crackdown on online gambling, and urged the Philippine government to handle the matter fairly and in accordance with the law.