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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. ...


Looming contradictions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he has discussed legislation with the US that would annex settlements in the occupied West Bank, but the White House denied it in a rare show of disunity.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 22:13:39

S. African President Zuma agrees in principle to resign in 3 to 6 months

South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday agreed in principle to resign within a time frame of 3 to 6 months, said ANC secretary general on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 21:39:34

Japan's doping offender to leave Olympic Village

Japanese short track speedskater Kei Saito has tested positive in the first doping case of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Games and admitted that he will leave the Olympic Village.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 21:37:46

African ministers urge harnessing of space science to boost security, development

African ministers on Tuesday called for strategic application of space technology to provide durable solution to the continent's perennial challenges like poverty, conflicts, diseases and climatic shocks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 21:20:50

US pledges 200 million USD to support anti-IS efforts in Syria

The United States pledges 200 million US dollars in support of the anti-IS coalition efforts in Syria, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 20:02:56

1 killed, 5 injured in cargo ship explosion in Myanmar's Yangon

One worker has been killed with five others injured in a cargo ship explosion in Hlaing Thaya township in Myanmar's Yangon on Monday, according to the release from the Yangon Police Force on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 19:00:38

Thousands Afghan refugees return home within week: IOM

About 12,500 Afghan refugees had returned or been deported from neighboring Pakistan and Iran during the period of Feb. 4-10, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 18:58:54

New Zealand hosts conventional weapons conference

New Zealand is hosting 14 Pacific countries at the Pacific Conference on Conventional Weapons Treaties in Auckland from Feb. 12 to 14.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 17:47:57

Dubai leads as pioneer in transport, highrise building and commerce

The emirate of Dubai, home to the world's tallest mixed-use tower Burj Khalifa, delivered three new global firsts in the fields of commodities, real estate and autonomous vehicles at the start of this week, local sources said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 17:16:05

Gaza patients plea for better treatment with necessary medicines

After Israel's 11-year-long blockade on the Palestinian Gaza Strip, limited health care and lack of necessary medicines have made life worse and worse for people with chronic diseases in the coastal enclave.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 17:01:22

Pentagon asks for more defense budget after US congress raises cap

The US Department of Defense (DoD) on Monday rolled out a budget of 716 billion US dollars for fiscal year 2019, meeting the limit newly approved by Congress that roughly marks a 10-percent increase over current spending levels.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 16:59:28

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.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 16:15:01

S.Korean president says US shows intention to talk with DPRK

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the United States had shown its willingness to talk with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) amid growing signs of a thaw in inter-Korean relations, Moon's spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 16:02:43