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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. ...


US drone strike kills three al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

A US drone strike targeting a car killed three members of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch, including a leader in the central province of al-Bayda on Saturday, a military official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:03:30

FBI says US man stole thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior statue

Federal authorities have said that a US man stole late last year a thumb of a Chinese terracotta warrior statue being displayed at a Philadelphia museum in state of Pennsylvania.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:02:54

UN peacekeeping chief extends greetings for Chinese Lunar New Year

United Nations (UN) peacekeeping chief, missions and ambassadors on Friday extended Chinese Lunar New Year greetings on social media to peacekeepers celebrating the festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 15:54:15

2 killed in Mexico helicopter crash, senior officials on board survive

A helicopter carrying Mexico's interior minister and the governor of Oaxaca state crashed on Friday, killing at least two people on the ground, according to officials on board.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 15:48:35

Lithuania's free spirit not to be "stifled": president

Lithuania is growing stronger and its people are fully committed to the country's freedom whose spirit "will not be stifled by self-restraints or outsider demands," Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 14:49:27

US President Trump sends Chinese New Year greetings

US President Donald Trump issued a statement on Friday, sending greetings and best wishes for a Happy Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 12:57:18

Macron pledges more efforts for well-being of Asian community in France

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday pledged to step up efforts for the well-being of the entire Asian community in France.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 12:44:50

US national flags at half mast to mourn victims of Florida shooting

A US national flag flies at half mast near the Lincoln Memorial to mourn the victims of a mass shooting in a South Florida high school, Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 16, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 11:48:40

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

A powerful earthquake has shaken southern Mexico on Friday afternoon as people fled out of buildings in capital Mexico City when the ground was shaking.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 9:45:19

18 bank officials suspended as authorities probing scam at Indian bank

Indian authorities suspended more employees and were carrying out raids Friday as investigations into fraudulent transitions worth about 1.77 billion US dollars at a state-owned bank continued.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 16:27:01

Ship of Russia's Pacific Fleet catches fire, no casualties reported

A fire broke out on board a large anti-submarine ship of the Pacific Fleet here, local media reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 14:03:13

33 killed in traffic accidents over carnival holidays in Ecuador

A total of 33 people were killed and another 291 injured in 383 traffic accidents over the carnival holidays in Ecuador, the Ministry of Transport and Public Works said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:55:54

Two Belarusian ministers dismissed for failing to fight against corruption

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko dismissed the Forestry Minister Mikhail Amelyanovich and the Sports and Tourism Minister Alexander Shamko, the press service of the head of state said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:44:15