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At least 40 dead in China construction accident

At least 40 people have died after a platform under construction at a power plants cooling tower in eastern Chinas Jiangxi province collapsed on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said. The accident happened in Fengcheng at around 7 a.m. (2300GMT), and rescuers are on the scene Xinhua said, without giving other details. Deadly accidents are relatively common at industrial sites in China, an...


Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly disrupted
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Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly disrupted

A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011. The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, had a magnitude of 7.4, the Japan Meteorological Service said, and was centered off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a de...


Vehicle pile-up in China leaves 17 people dead, 37 injured

Dozens of vehicles collided amid snowy weather in northern China, leaving 17 dead and 37 injured, state media reported Tuesday. A total of 56 vehicles were involved in the accident on a major expressway in Shanxi province on Monday under cold, slick conditions, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. It cited local authorities as saying the injured were in stable condition. A rescue o...


German Chancellor Merkel's to seek fourth term

German news agency dpa says Angela Merkel will seek a fourth term as Germanys chancellor in general elections next year. Dpa, citing sources at the Berlin headquarters of Merkels Christian Democrat party, reported Sunday that she would seek re-election. If Merkel wins in 2017 and serves the entire four-year term, she would match her one-time mentor Helmut Kohls post-war record of 16 years in...


World’s shortest married couple gets Guinness verification

In London, Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Lie Hoshino were crowned the new title holders for shortest married couple. The couple met on social media and finally tied the knot eight years ago. Both have dwarfism and come in at a combined height of 181.4cm. He is 35.54 inches tall; she is 35.88 inches. We hope our new record will encourage the world to look past the physical dif...


Train derails in India, more than 30 people dead - railway official
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Train derails in India, more than 30 people dead - railway official

More than 30 people were killed after an Indian train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh, the nations biggest state, in the early hours of Sunday, local media reported. The train was travelling between the northeastern city of Patna and the central city of Indore when the incident happened, throwing several carriages off the track, according to railway officials. No confirmed casualty figure...


Malawi man convicted over 'cleansing' sex ritual

A Malawian man accused of sleeping with more than 100 girls and women in a series of traditional cleansing rituals was on Friday convicted by a court of engaging in harmful practices. Eric Aniva -- who has said he is infected with the HIV virus -- was prosecuted after publicly speaking about his role as a hyena in a BBC documentary. Custom in some parts of southern Malawi demands that a man,...


Trump’s daughter sits in on landmark Japan PM talks
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Trump’s daughter sits in on landmark Japan PM talks

Photos of US President-elect Donald Trumps landmark first talks with a foreign leader show his daughter Ivanka was present, underscoring the familys influence as he readies to take power. In the meeting with Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the moguls Trump Plaza residence, Ivanka a model-turned-business executive was seen seated as the group conversed in the opulent reception room. Med...


Humans will not survive another 1,000 years on Earth: Stephen Hawking
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Humans will not survive another 1,000 years on Earth: Stephen Hawking

Humans will not survive another 1,000 years on fragile Earth, according to Professor Stephen Hawking, Mail Online reported. The renowned theoretical physicist believes that life on Earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as a sudden nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus, or the rising threat of artificial intelligence. He urged people to take more int...


Clinton finally opens up about how she felt after election loss
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Clinton finally opens up about how she felt after election loss

Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Wednesday for a renewed fight for a more-inclusive United States despite disappointment over an election loss that laid bare national divisions. In her first public remarks since conceding to Republican Donald Trump last week, Clinton said that many Americans were asking whether his victory meant the United States was still th...


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