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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. ...


Red alert cyclone warning issued for Western Australia state

Authorities have issued a red alert cyclone warning for Western Australia (WA) state.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:15:12

Drone strike kills 8 militants, destroys Taliban drug factory in W. Afghanistan

An unmanned plane has targeted a drug lab of Taliban in the western Farah province, killing eight militants and destroying a drug lab of the outfit, the official media outlet Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:12:14

Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated in Netherlands

An artist performs to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival in the city hall of the Hague, the Netherlands, Feb. 17, 2018. Chinese and Dutch people celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year in the Hague on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:10:46

Elephant Festival held in Laos

Photo taken on Feb. 17, 2018 shows elephants at the Elephant Festival in Xayaboury, Laos. The Elephant Festival was held in north Lao province of Sayabuly with 69 elephants attending the activities during the festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 15:49:54

Iran, India sign major agreements to expand economic ties

Iran and India signed nine agreements on Saturday to expand bilateral economic ties, with focus on the development and utilization of Iran's strategic Chabahar Port.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:53:51

US Alaska state seeks more collaboration with China

The Chinese community in Alaska state in the US northwesternmost region is well prepared for an opportunity of marking the Chinese Lunar New Year with Alaska Governor Bill Walker, who is seeking more collaboration between his state and China, a leader of an overseas Chinese association said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:52:58

42 million Mexicans feel 7.2-magnitude quake off southern coast

As many as 42 million people living in southern and central Mexico felt the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the region late Friday afternoon, Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:50:56

Police cadets display skills during passing out parade in Quetta

Police cadets display their skills during the passing out parade of 7th Batch of Balochistan police in southwest Pakistan's Quetta on Feb. 17, 2018. About 220 police cadets completed their anti-terrorist training on Saturday in Quetta.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:30:52

Latest pyrotechnics works showcased in Philippines

Fireworks from the Philippines light up the night sky during the 9th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition in Pasay City, the Philippines, Feb. 17, 2018. Ten countries from around the world will showcase their latest pyrotechnics works until March 24.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:24:25

Multilateralism, cooperation the only way for sustainable security

As state leaders, officials and experts are discussing the world's major political issues at the ongoing Munich Security Conference (MSC), it is of great importance to stress the role of multilateralism in addressing security issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:51:57

Juncker urges to simplify EU defense, security policy decision-making process

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Saturday urged to simplify processes of decision-making in the European Union (EU) defense and security policy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:49:30

Death toll in helicopter crash in southern Mexico rises to 13

Thirteen people were killed after a military helicopter crashed in southern Mexico following an earthquake in the region, prosecutors in the state of Oaxaca said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:05:47

Britain's UKIP leader loses no-confidence vote

Henry Bolton, leader of the British political party UKIP, was fired Saturday after losing a vote of no confidence at a special meeting of members in Birmingham.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:03:57