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 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

Ugandan president thanks China for supporting Africa's development

While inspecting a Chinese-built industrial park here Tuesday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni expressed his gratitude to the Chinese people for continuously supporting African countries' pursuit for economic independence.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 18:10:54

Special committee appointed to decide on future of Sri Lanka's unity gov't

The Sri Lankan government said on Wednesday that it had appointed a special committee to decide on the future of the unity government after the ruling parties faced a defeat in recently concluded local elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 14:53:34

S. Korea prosecutors summon ex-Samsung vice chief for alleged corruption linked to ex-president

South Korean prosecutors summoned former Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Hak-soo for an alleged corruption linked to former President Lee Myung-bak, Yonhap news agency and YTN reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 14:24:21

Husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark dies at 83

Denmark's Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe II, died on late Tuesday night, the palace announced early Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 13:45:23

10 schoolchildren in San Francisco hospitalized for 'unknown substance'

At least 10 students from a high school in San Francisco were hospitalized for medical treatment Tuesday after they ingested an unknown substance, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 13:40:11

Myanmar expects more armed groups to join ceasefire pact

Myanmar is expecting two or more ethnic armed groups to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) this year, an official said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 11:08:57

Myanmar's ceasefire signing with 2 more armed groups makes a step forward in peace process

Myanmar government and two more ethnic armed groups signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, making a step forward in the country's peace process.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 10:54:07

Egypt's former anti-graft chief to remain in custody over 'secret documents' claim

Egypt's military prosecution decided Tuesday to detain Hisham Geneina, the former anti-corruption chief, for 15 days pending investigation into his claim about the presence of classified documents overseas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:59:00

Cuba rejects OAS remarks on Cuba's democratic system

Cuba rejected on Tuesday recent statements made by Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the Organization of America States (OAS), on the island's democratic system, saying he had no "credibility" to speak about Cuba
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:58:10

Uganda to host world customs conference in March

Approximately 800 World Customs Organization (WCO) delegates are expected to take part in the fourth Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) conference next month in Uganda to discuss mutual recognition of AEOs and secure global trade.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:57:44

Mixed reactions over S. African president's recall

South African experts expressed mixed reactions to the recall of President Jacob Zuma by his party, the African National Congress (ANC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:56:27