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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. ...


Woman dies after hair gets stuck in go-kart wheel in India

A woman died in northern Indian state of Haryana after her hair got stuck in a go-kart wheel at an amusement park, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:35:38

Kremlin rejects UK accusations of cyber attack

The Kremlin on Thursday flatly rejected accusations by the British Foreign Office that the Russian government was behind the NotPetya cyber attack of June 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:25:14

Lion, dragon dance kicks off Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Myanmar's Yangon

A grand lion and dragon dance performed by more than two dozen groups of Myanmar-Chinese opened up the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration here on Thursday, the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:13:45

Palestinian receives 4 life terms for killing Israeli family in settlement

A Palestinian youth was granted four life sentences by an Israeli military court on Thursday for murdering three family members in a West Bank settlement last July.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:10:05

S. Africa's leadership urged to take right economic decisions to avoid universal junk status

There is still possibility for South Africa to avoid universal junk status if the right economic decisions are taken by the country's new leadership, a local senior economist said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:03:18

2 pilots killed as Indian Air Force plane crashes in NE state

An aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in northeastern state of Assam Thursday, killing two pilots, defense sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:02:07

Egypt's air forces destroy 10 vehicles loaded with weapons near Libya border

Egypt's air forces destroyed 10 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition near the country's western border with Libya, the Egyptian army said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 10:59:30

S. African parliament receives Zuma's resignation letter, new leader to be elected Thursday

The South African parliament said on Thursday that it has received the resignation letter of besieged President Jacob Zuma, and it is effective immediately.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/15 18:26:01

Aircraft crash-lands in Kenya's national park, two injured

Two people were injured after a light aircraft on training mission crash-landed within the Nairobi National Park on Thursday, the police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/15 18:24:27

Mass shooting at Florida school kills at least 17, suspect in custody

At least 17 people were killed and over a dozen others were wounded after a 19-year-old gunman opened fire Wednesday at a high school in the US state of Florida, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/15 16:40:06

17 killed in Florida high school shooting, expelled student held

Seventeen people were killed in a mass shooting in a high school in Florida in the United States Wednesday, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/15 9:56:58

US Democrats ramp up campaign financing for midterm elections

US Democratic fundraisers are feverishly pulling out all the stops as midterm elections come in less than nine months, to reverse the political tide that put Republican Donald Trump in the White House a year ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 18:16:23

India to spend 12 bln USD to overhaul railway signalling system

The Indian government said it would spend up to 12 billion US dollars over the next six years to overhaul the signalling system on its entire rail network.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 18:12:17