TEL AVIV, Dec. 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Senior Likud member Gideon Saar arrives (2nd R, front) at a voting station to cast his vote in the Likud party primaries for the Likud leadership, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Dec. 26, 2019. Voting in the Israeli governing Likud partys primaries began on Thursday morning as a veteran politician attempts to unseat the countrys longest-serving prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some 116,048 Likud members would vote who they want to lead the party in Israels next elections: Netanyahu or Gideon Saar, a Likud lawmaker and the first significant challenger of Netanyahus more than decade-long rule.
BEIJING, Dec. 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers work near the capsized boat in Lake Van in Turkey, Dec. 26, 2019. Seven people were killed as a migrant boat capsized in eastern Turkeys Lake Van, the state-owned Anadolu news agency reported Thursday. The boat carrying migrants capsized at around 3 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) as it sailed close to Adilcevaz district in the eastern Turkish city of Bitlis, on the northern shores of Lake Van.
KIGALI, Dec. 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- People cross a swollen river after heavy rains in Kigali, Rwanda, Dec. 26, 2019. Heavy rains that hit Rwanda on Wednesday night killed at least 12 people, a senior government official said here on Thursday.
ZAWIYA (LIBYA), Dec. 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Dec. 26, 2019 shows a damaged vehicle after an airstrike in Zawiya, Libya. The UN-backed Libyan government on Thursday condemned an airstrike carried out by the rival eastern-based army on the city of Zawiya. The airstrike on Zawiya, some 45 km west of the capital Tripoli, killed and injured a number of civilians, the UN-backed government said in a statement.
ZAGREB, Dec. 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- African lions look into Christmas gift packages at Zagreb Zoo in Zagreb, capital of Croatia, on Dec. 26, 2019.
SANAA, Dec. 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- A mother holds her malnourished child at an anti-malnutrition treating department in Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on Dec. 26, 2019. More than 24 million Yemenis, or 80 percent of its total population, need some form of humanitarian assistance. Some 7.4 million people need nutrition assistance, of whom 3.2 million people require treatment for acute malnutrition, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on Dec. 18.
PRAGUE, Dec. 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Swimmers participate in the 73rd edition of the oldest Czech winter swimming contest in the Vltava River in Prague, the Czech Republic, Dec. 26, 2019