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Death toll soars to 36 in eastern Turkey earthquake


The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday has risen to 36, with 1,607 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported on Sunday.

Think tank meets to promote BRICS cooperation

The association of BRICS has become one of the most important multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the world, during which think tanks from the five member countries have put forward many valuable and feasible policy suggestions, said participants attending a forum.

Japan media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn

The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the “cowardly” Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, after the tycoon jumped bail and fled to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan.


U.S. authorities issue emergency ordinance for Kobe Bryant crash site

An emergency ordinance has been issued for the crash site where former NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told a press conference on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/28 22:08:53

Visually impaired Palestinians establish radio station in Gaza

Sumaya al-Khattab, from the city of Dir Al Balah in the central Gaza Strip, welcomes her listeners in her pleasant and attractive voice, giving them advice on how to deal with daily problems facing them.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/28 22:00:10

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.1 mln children

The Afghan Public Health Ministry launched a nationwide campaign on Monday to give polio vaccination dose to 9.1 million children under the age of five, the ministry said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/28 21:54:13

Chinese embassy slams Danish newspaper over insulting cartoon

The Chinese embassy in Denmark lashed out at a Danish daily newspaper and a Danish editorial cartoonist over the publication of a satirical drawing which the embassy said is an insult to China and the Chinese people as the nation continues to fight a deadly novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/28 14:05:00

Six lions escape from Namibia's largest park

Six lions escaped from Namibia's largest game park the Etosha National Park on the night of January 25 and devoured a donkey and cattle in the nearby northern village of Oshivelo, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/27 23:28:07

UN urges rapid measures as desert locusts invade Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on Sunday urged rapid control measures as Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are invaded by enormous swarms of desert locusts in one of the worst infestation the three African countries have experienced in history.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/27 23:22:46

Flood hits Bandung, Indonesia

Houses were inundated and hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes as a flood hit Bandung on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/27 19:40:17

Death toll soars to 36 in eastern Turkey earthquake

The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday has risen to 36, with 1,607 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/27 18:38:16

Chile issues red alert over forest fire

Local authorities of Chile's southern region of Biobio issued a red alert on Saturday, after a forest fire burned 2.1 square km of vegetation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/26 13:56:56

Trump to raise tariffs on derivative steel, aluminum imports

US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation that will raise tariffs on derivative steel and aluminum imports to cover nails, staples and other downstream products, while studies show that tariffs have hurt the American manufacturing sector and the overall economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/26 10:57:02

Chinese New Year celebrated in Damascus

On the eve of the Chinese new year, some Syrians and their Chinese friends gathered at a Chinese restaurant in Damascus. They exchanged congratulations at tables where delicious Chinese food was served.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/26 10:44:14

Iran able to enrich uranium "at any level": official

Iran is capable to enrich uranium at "whatever level of purity," Ali Asghar Zarean, a special assistant to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), was quoted as saying by state TV on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/26 10:26:03

Malaysia confirms 3 cases of novel coronavirus

Malaysian authorities said on Saturday that first three cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed in the southern Johor state bordering Singapore.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 15:22:47