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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. ...


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

Iran dismisses Macron's missile program remarks as "unrealistic"

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday dismissed French President Emmanuel Macron's latest comments on the country's missile program as "unrealistic."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:41:25

18 killed as gunmen attack village in NW Nigeria

At least 18 people have been killed following an attack by gunmen in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara, local police said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:40:03

PM May intervenes in Northern Ireland deadlock

Prime Minister Theresa May spoke Thursday night with the leaders of the two main political parties in Northern Ireland following the collapse of talks aimed at restoring self-rule to the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:39:06

Famous Cairo Tower wears red on Chinese New Year's Eve

Egypt's Cairo Tower, an outstanding landmark in the Arab capital, was lit up Thursday in red to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:38:09

Trump says making schools safer will be top priority after Florida shooting

US President Donald Trump said here that making schools and students safer will be a top priority during a national address on Thursday, after a mass shooting at a Florida high school killed 17 people and wounded 14 others one day ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:35:29

Moscow confirms 5 Russians killed in US-led coalition's strike in Syria

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday that five Russian nationals were preliminarily confirmed to have been killed in Syria in clashes with the US-led coalition last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:26:22

Landmarks wear red for Chinese New Year around globe

Global landmarks are celebrating the Chinese New Year by turning red, a color symbolizing good luck and happiness, as Chinese communities mark the Spring Festival around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:22:01

US tourism industry to attract more long-haul Chinese visitors: marketing expert

US tourism operators are building out programs for longer-staying Chinese visitors who, instead of just shopping, tend to have a deeper experience of American culture and society, said a senior marketing expert.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 12:25:44

S. Africa parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

Cyril Ramaphosa, leader of South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, was elected Thursday by the National Assembly to be the nation's new president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 12:03:44

UN agency rolls out mobile app to empower migrants in Horn of Africa

The UN agency said on Thursday that it has rolled out a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and Horn of Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 12:00:59

3 killed, several others feared trapped in under-construction building collapse in India

At least three people were killed and one injured Thursday after an under-construction building collapsed in southern Indian city of Bengaluru, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:46:18