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. ...

Moscow plane crash may have been caused by iced speed probes

Russian experts probing the weekend plane crash outside Moscow which killed 71 people said the accident may have been caused by ice on speed probes which led to faulty information on the craft's airspeed.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 23:03:40

Zuma triggers crisis by refusing exit order

South Africa braced Tuesday for a major political showdown as scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma reportedly rejected a direct order from the ruling ANC party to leave office.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 23:03:39

Confidante of S.Korea's Park sentenced to 20 years

Choi Soon-sil (in mask), the jailed confidante of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, arrives at Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on Tuesday to hear the verdict in her case involving 18 counts of abuse of power, coercion and bribery.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 22:58:39

Israeli court to try Palestinian teen behind closed doors

A Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers in a case that has gained global attention went on trial in military court on Tuesday in closed-door proceedings.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 22:53:40

Japanese speed skater vows to clear name in first Olympics drug case

Japanese short-track speed skater Kei Saito vowed to clear his name on Tuesday after testing positive for a banned substance in the first doping case to hit the Pyeongchang Olympic Games.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 22:53:39

US, North Korea need to talk: experts

A conversation between the US and North Korea would have significant meaning in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, Chinese observers said Tuesday after Washington on Monday expressed willingness to talk to North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 22:48:40

Hail to the artist

Former US president Barack Obama (left) and his wife Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC on Monday. Obama's portrait, painted by Kehinde Wiley, will be permanently installed in the gallery's American Presidents exhibition.
Source: IC | 2018/2/13 22:48:39

US Senate debates Dreamers

The US Senate began a major, free-for-all immigration debate, its first in nearly five years, on Monday evening that could decide the fate of at least 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, young people brought into the country illegally years ago as children.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/13 22:48:39

Lucky cow

Hermien (right), a dutch cow which escaped as she was being sent to be slaughtered and has become a social network star after a month on the run, eats hay in a home for cows in Zandhuizen on Tuesday, after being caught. Thanks to a crowd-funding campaign which has raised 48,000 euros ($59,270), the 3-and-a-half-year-old Limousin will get to live out her days in pasture.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 22:43:40

UK police investigating 'suspicious package' found in Parliament

British police on Tuesday closed off a section of the Parliament after the discovery of a "suspicious package" in the ministerial corridor.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 22:23:55

US warns Congo against using electronic voting system

The US warned the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday against using an electronic voting system for a long-delayed presidential election in December this year because it has the potential to undermine the credibility of the poll.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/13 22:23:40

Sea level is rising faster: scientific study

Sea level rise is accelerating and could reach 66 centimeters by century's end, in line with United Nations estimates and enough to cause significant problems for coastal cities, a study said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 22:23:39

Oxfam's deputy chief executive resigns

The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behavior in Chad.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 22:13:40