Publication: Xinhua News Agency

First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Two killed, 8 injured in Beijing explosion

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and another eight injured in an explosion in a Beijing residential building early on Friday.The city's government has provided temporary homes for a dozen households after the blast, which detonated ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 6 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Turkey's presidential takeover ceremony held at Presidential Palace in Ankara

Turkey's new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd, L) and outgoing president Abdullah Gul (2nd, R) attend the presidential takeover ceremony in the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. (Xinhua/Presidential Palace of Turkey) ANKARA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 11 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Supporters of religious leader take part in anti-gov't protest in Pakistan

Supporters of religious leader Tahir-ul-Qadri gather in an anti-government protest in front of the parliament building in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on Aug. 28, 2014. Two opposition leaders, whose supporters have staged sit-ins against the government ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

China hosts SCO live fire drill

ZHURIHE, Inner Mongolia, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Five Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states on Friday carried out a massive live fire drill involving more than 7,000 troops in north China's Inner Mongolia.Troops from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 6 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Singapore welcomes agreement for open-ended ceasefire in Gaza: MFA

SINGAPORE, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Thursday said it welcomes the open-ended ceasefire in Gaza, and urges "all sides to comply fully with the ceasefire agreement so as to stop the cycle of violence."In response ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Death toll climbs to 15 after SW China landslide

GUIYANG, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has climbed to 15 with eight others remain missing after a landslide destroyed a village in southwest China's Guizhou Province, said local authorities on Friday.The landslide struck Yingping Village in Fuquan ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Landslide, China, Guiyang
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Australia, Malaysia sign MoU for MH370 search

SYDNEY, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysia on Thursday to strengthen their collaboration in the search of Flight MH370.Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai signed the MOU with Australian ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Anti-Japanese War documentary covers Yanmen Pass ambush

BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The fourth episode of an ongoing documentary series on the Anti-Japanese War has told the story of the Battle of Yanmenguan, in which Chinese troops successfully cut off a key Japanese supply line.Starting on Monday, the series ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Thai PM meets with head of Japanese high-tech corporation

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha (5th R) meets with Shigenobu Nagamor, head of Nidec, a Japanese high-tech corporation, in Bangkok Aug. 27, 2014. (Xinhua/Pool photo by Thai Government) 1 2 1 2 ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

SW China landslide death toll rises to 6

Rescuers work at the site of landslide in Yingping Village in Fuquan City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, on Aug. 28, 2014. One person was killed, and eleven remain missing after a landslide struck a village in southwest China's Guizhou Province ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Afghan battle leaves 9 policemen, 36 insurgents dead

CHEGHCHERAN, Afghanistan, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Nine policemen and 36 militants have been killed as clashes flared up in Pasawand district of the central Ghor province Tuesday night, provincial governor said on Wednesday."Unfortunately nine of our police ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 4 reports

Palestinians celebrate ceasefire in Gaza City

Palestinians celebrate the ceasefire between Palestinians and Israelis in Gaza City, on Aug. 26, 2014. A new Gaza ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. local time, after an agreement, brokered by Egypt, reached between Israel and the Palestinian ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 27 2014]

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"There are no facts to support the claims about invasion (to Ukraine)," the Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying. "There were earlier reports about the satellite images showing Russian troops movement. As it turned out, these were snaps of computer games. The latest accusations are of that kind" Lavrov said
"The interests of various parties concerned posed great difficulties for court judges, but however difficult the cases are, the courts will handle them in accordance with the law" Wang said
"In those times if you were unmarried or childless or sometimes simply owned a cat you were regarded with suspicion" she added
Coronel-Ferrer aired optimism that the "implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), which includes a normalization process, can contribute to enhancing collective security in Mindanao and in the country, as well as security cooperation with neighboring countries."

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