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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. ...


Cuba, US hold talks on collaboration against money laundering

Representatives of Cuba and the United States met in Washington to discuss on the prevention and the fight against money laundering, Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:56:01

Dutch PM Rutte survives no-confidence vote after FM steps down

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday survived a vote of no confidence in Dutch parliament after Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra stepped down for lying about a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:55:30

Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:54:49

Police officer shot in downtown Chicago

A police officer was shot Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago in US state of Illinois, according to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:54:05

NATO and US air warnings over European defense cooperation

In a clear and rare warning, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday argued against the development of European Union defense cooperation in competition with NATO, while US officials also warned against protectionism in the European defense industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:51:43

Int'l coalition vows continued coordination to defeat IS

The international coalition against Islamic State (IS) on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to continuing coordination to permanently defeat the terror group
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:49:27

Martin Schulz resigns as German SPD chief

German Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz announced Tuesday to resign with immediate effect as Party chairman.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:46:29

UK police investigate after packet containing 'white powder' found in Parliament

A suspicious package delivered to an office in the Houses of Parliament contained "non-harmful" white powder, British police has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:45:46

Turkey takes tough stance against US ahead of Tillerson's visit

Turkey hardened its discourse against the United States ahead of a crucial visit by the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Ankara, which aims to restore bilateral ties between the NATO allies that deteriorated over their diverging interests in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:42:14

Jordan calls for more aid to provide services to Syrian refugees

Jordan on Tuesday called for more aid to provide services to the Syrian refugees in the Kingdom, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:40:38

France reiterates firm support for Iraqi reconstruction

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian affirmed Tuesday his country's commitment and support to Iraq until the country revives and prospers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:36:59

Dutch FM steps down for lying about meeting with Putin

Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra resigned on Tuesday over lying about a 2006 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, ahead of a debate on his position in the Dutch lower house of parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:13:10

EU eyes attracting growing number of Chinese visitors

The European Union officials on Tuesday called for efforts to bring growing numbers of Chinese visitors to EU countries to boost local economic growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:12:16