Friday, 23 March 2018


03/19/2018 - 22:49

Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a fervently nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power. Mr Xi said "achieving total unity" was the "collective hope of all Chinese people" and any attempts to divide it were "doomed to fail".

The speech was a strong warning against any attempt at separatism from places like Taiwan and Hong Kong.

03/19/2018 - 22:47

Police have detained the Roman Catholic bishop of the city of Formosa in central Brazil, on charges of corruption. Bishop José Ronaldo and six other priests are accused of diverting money from the coffers of churches in three cities around the capital Brasilia.

03/16/2018 - 05:50

At least six people have been killed and nine others hurt after a footbridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami.

Police announced the deaths after rescuers spent the night searching for victims trapped beneath the structure.

The 862-tonne, 174ft (53m) bridge fell over an eight-lane motorway on Thursday afternoon, crushing at least eight vehicles, police said.

03/15/2018 - 03:33

Moscow has vowed there will be a swift response to the expulsion of 23 of its diplomats by Britain. President Vladimir Putin would make a final decision and "won't take long" to respond, his spokesman said.

The UK took its action after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy and his daughter in the UK.

03/15/2018 - 03:29

Police in the US are investigating the death of the wife of a Japanese Nobel Prize-winning chemist in Illinois. The couple had been reported missing from their home in the state of Indiana on Monday.

Ei-ichi Negishi was found by police wandering along a road near Rockford early on Tuesday morning and was taken to hospital.

03/12/2018 - 04:54

White House proposals to tackle the threat of mass shootings in US schools fall short of a call by President Donald Trump himself to raise the age limit for buying assault rifles.

Mr Trump said he would work to raise the limit from 18 to 21 but his actual action plan passes the issue to a new federal commission on school safety.

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