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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. ...


Russian authorities don't rule out possibiliy of terrorism behind Dagestan church shooting

Authorities in Russia said Monday they didn't rule out the possibility that Sunday's fatal shooting incident in the country's predominantly Muslim Republic of Dagestan, was a terrorist attack.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:32:08

Germany sharply increases soldier numbers in NATO Eastern frontier exercises

Germany will significantly increase the number of its armed forces personnel participating in NATO exercises on the military alliance's so-called "Eastern frontier", German media reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:30:49

Iran finds crashed plane, receives condolences from int'l community

Iran found the wreckage of the crashed Aseman Airlines ATR-72 plane on Monday and received condolences from Chinese, Russian and United Nations (UN) leaders for the victims of the incident and their families.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:30:13

Bulgarian, Hungarian PMs call for infrastructural integration of Balkans into EU

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his visiting Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban on Monday said road and rail infrastructure of Balkan countries should be integrated into that of the European Union (EU).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:25:31

Trump convoy driver detained after firearm found in baggage

A driver for the White House press pool was briefly detained Monday after a firearm was found in his personal baggage as he tried to enter a secured area, the US Secret Service said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:24:35

Pakistani troops not to take part in Yemen conflict: defense minister

Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan told the Senate on Monday that a contingent of troops to be sent to Saudi Arabia will not take part in current conflicts in Yemen but will have advisory and training role.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:23:51

EU calls for inclusive dialogue to solve Ethiopia's political crisis

The European Union (EU) mission to Ethiopia on Monday called for the Ethiopian government to conduct dialogue among all stakeholders to resolve the political crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:22:30

Pakistan FM visits Russia on ties: ministry

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has left for Russia on an official visit at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov from Feb. 19 to 22, said the Foreign Ministry Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/19 18:16:55

Magnitude-6.0 quake strikes southern Mexico

A magnitude-6.0 quake struck 43 km east of Mexico's southern Oaxaca state at a depth of 10 km at 0656 GMT, the country's National Seismological Service reported early Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/19 18:14:02

China offers to send experts to repair vandalized terracotta warrior statue in US

The Chinese custodians of a 2,200-year-old statue of the world-renowned terracotta warriors on loan to a US museum are calling for the man accused of stealing the statue's thumb to be punished by the full extent of the law.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/19 16:14:59

Crackdown on human traffickers reveals 'Vietnamese bride' trade

A young girl is spotted by local police officers at a railway station in Kunming, the capital city of Southwest China's Yunnan Province, which borders Vietnam. When they question the girl and the Chinese man accompanying her, he explains that she is unable to answer in Chinese, even though she carries a Chinese identification card.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/19 13:46:43

Bad weather condition hinders Iran's search for wreckage of crashed plane

Bad weather hindered Iranian rescue teams' search for the wreckage of an Iranian passenger plane that crashed on Sunday in central Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/19 11:21:15

Vancouverites celebrate multiculturalism as they welcome Year of the Dog

Thousands of Vancouver residents lined the streets of the city's historic Chinatown to welcome the Year of the Dog at the annual Chinese Lunar New Year Parade.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/19 9:20:12