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At least 17 killed in garbage dump landslide in Mozambique


At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured in a landslide in a garbage dump on the outskirts of the Mozambican capital Maputo due to heavy rain on early Monday morning.

2nd LD: S.Korean court sentences ousted president's confidante to 20 years in prison

A South Korean court on Tuesday sentenced Choi Soon-sil, a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye, to 20 years in prison for multiple charges including abuse of power and extortion.

Tragic aftermath

Soldiers wrap one of the five victims of a landslide in Maseng-Cijeruk-Bogor-West Java on Tuesday. The landslide was caused by heavy rain and the poor construction of the railway near houses built below. Photo: VCG


Lunar Fest kicks off in Canada to mark Chinese Lunar New Year

A group of dog statues are on display during the 2018 Lunar Fest at the Living Art Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 19, 2018. Featuring Chinese Kung Fu, lion ...

115th North American Int'l Toy Fair held in New York

A salesperson shows a boomerang at the 115th North American International Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, the United States, on Feb. 19, 2018. ...


India testfires nuclear-capable Agni II missile

India Tuesday testfired its medium-range, nuclear-capable Agni II missile from a military island off the coast of eastern state of Odisha, sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 18:58:15

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over killing of boy

Pakistan on Tuesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and lodged formal protest over the recent ceasefire violations, resulting in the killing of an eight-year-old boy along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 18:56:58

Greeks Orthodox Christians celebrate start of lent

Families across Greece celebrated the end of the carnival season and the start of Lent on Monday, exchanging wishes for health and prosperity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 16:19:19

DPRK official: Possible to co-host Asian Games with ROK

The DPRK is "possible" to jointly hold the 2021 Asian Winter Games with the Republic of Korea (ROK), a DPRK official said on Tuesday, according to ROK's Yonhap news agency.
Source: CGTN | 2018/2/20 13:46:10

US state of Pennsylvania's new electoral map sparks gerrymandering debate

The Supreme Court of the US State of Pennsylvania on Monday released a new congressional district map, which has generated a gerrymandering debate because it may sway results in the upcoming midterm elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 13:35:04

Libyan navy rescues 324 immigrants off western coast

The Libyan navy announced on Monday that 324 African and Arab migrants had been rescued after their two boats broke down off the coast of the western city of Zuwara, some 120 km west of the capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 12:39:31

US fighter jet dumps fuel tanks into lake after engine fire in N. Japan

An F-16 fighter jet belonging to the US Misawa Airbase in northern Japan caught fire shortly after taking off on Tuesday morning, the Japanese Defense Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 12:29:25

Italian couple arrested for forcing 9-year-old daughter into prostitution

An Italian married couple were detained and put under house arrest in Italy on Monday, for forcing their 9-year-old daughter into prostitution, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:53:32

10 dead in diarrhea outbreak in S. Philippines

Ten people, including an 11-month infant, have so far died in a diarrhea outbreak in Balabac, an island town in Palawan in southern Philippines, health authorities said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:52:31

Myanmar to implement 10-year elephant conservation action plan

Myanmar's government has planned to conduct a 10-year action plan on elephant conservation (2018-2027), which is aimed at preventing a decrease in the number of wildlife elephants and a reduction of their pasture land, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:51:42

One man killed in shooting with police in US northwest city

One man was killed in a shooting with police Monday morning after a chase and car crash in Seattle, Washington state, on the US northwest coast, police authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:51:12

Russia, Turkey to enhance cooperation in Syria under Astana format

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to strengthen cooperation under the Astana agreements to promote the Syrian peace process, the Kremlin said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:50:31

At least 17 killed in garbage dump landslide in Mozambique

At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured in a landslide in a garbage dump on the outskirts of the Mozambican capital Maputo due to heavy rain on early Monday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:03:57