S. Africa police launches manhunt for killers of white famil...
... Police Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said.
Local reports identified the victims as businessman Martin van Breda, 54, his wife Teresa, 55, and their 22yearold son Rudi.
Their daughter Marli
, 16, is in a critical condition in hospital and son Henri, 20, was slightly injured.
The murderers were suspected to have used axes in the attack as Emergency Medical Services personnel found an axe wound in the head of Marli
NASA probe returns best-ever images of dwarf planet Ceres
... U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday its Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images of dwarf planet Ceres, revealing the possible presence of craters and other "tantalizing features" on the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars
The images, taken 147,000 miles (about 237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on Jan. 25, are more than 30 percent higher in resolution than those taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 and 2004, NASA said....
India, U.S. relationship can be this century's defining part...
..." saying that the relationship can be a defining partnership of this century.
"The relationship between the two countries can be one of the defining partnerships of the century. We are one of the few nations who have gone both to the moon and Mars
. America has the largest Indian diaspora in the world, they tie us together," President Obama said in an address at the Town Hall.
"India and the U.S. not just natural partners, I believe we can be best partners....
|Happy Chinese New Year: From China to the World
... The Ministry of Culture has launched the sixth Happy Chinese New Year in 2015, when over 800 programs will be staged in more than 320 cities in 118 countries and regions. Happy Chinese New Year will begin on Feb 4th, and end on Mar
5th, the Lantern Festival.
"With the popularity of Happy Chinese New Year, more overseas companies and arts institutes are willing to provide support in a partnership, including the Empire State Building, the British Museum,...
Two killed in doctor-patient brawl in central China
... deputy director with the health bureau of northwest China's Gansu Province.
Patients flood into big hospitals in search of quality medical equipment and good doctors, which puts considerable strain on the system and inevitably mars
A doctor in Henan told Xinhua that doctors and patients are mutually suspicious of one another these days following reports of medical disputes, causing "emotional resentment".
Zambia ruling party wins presidential election
..." he said.
The British envoy said his government was ready to work with the new leader to spur development in the southern African nation.
The election held on Jan. 20 was 11 candidates standing but was marred
by hiccups such as bad weather which affected the transportation of election materials and staff, forcing the electoral body to extend the election for another three days.
Zambia's opposition party disputes presidential election res...
The election, which were held on Jan. 20 to replace late President Michael Sata, have seen voting continuing until Friday in some areas due to rains which made transporting of materials and staff difficult. The election was also marred
Eleven candidates contested the presidential election....
Philippines eyes for centralized crime reporting system
... a senior government official said Thursday.
Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar
Roxas said that the Philippine National Police (PNP) officers must " spend less time calculating and more time analyzing" in approaching crimes.
Roxas, whose office has jurisdiction over the PNP,...
Chilean film festival to showcase Chinese cinemas
... and "Yi Dai Zong Shi" ("The Grandmaster") with the story of martial arts master Ip Man.
The Ficil Biobio, which began in 1999, is Chile's third largest film festival, after the festivals of Valdivia and Vina del Mar
This year, the Year of China in Chile, will see numerous cultural events featuring the Asian country throughout the South American nation....
Zambia's electoral body suspends announcement of election re...
The election was marred
by heavy rains which resulted in some polling station failing to vote because of lack of materials.
Fiftyone polling stations failed to vote on Tuesday and only voted on Wednesday. The polling stations have 21,...
Zambian presidential candidates responsible for violence in ...
... which is monitoring the election, said in a statement that it was a shame and embarrassment for a country that has prided itself as an oasis of peace and has a track record of peaceful transition to witness election campaigns marred
Violence between supporters of different candidates has characterized the campaigns since last November despite repeated calls for political leaders to curb their proponents from violent actions....
|Musicians take part in Gala Concert to celebrate Chinese New...
...Band of Butterfly Girls" during the Gala Concert organized by the Confucius Institute of the University of Santo Tomas to celebrate the Chinese New Year, in Vina del Mar
city, Chile, on Jan. 16, 2015. (Xinhua/Jorge Villegas)
Chinese musicians take part in the performance of the "Band of Butterfly Girls"...
Zambia's electoral body calls for large voter turnout
... and the country had more than 5.1 million registered voters as of Nov. 30, 2014, according to the electoral body.
The campaigns, which started on Nov. 19, 2014, will come to a close next Monday.
The campaigns so far have been marred
by pockets of violence, especially between supporters of the governing Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu and opposition United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema.
Les gens profitent du soleil sur la plage de Mar
del Plata, en Argentine, le 10 janvier 2015....
|People visit beach in Mar del plata, Argentina
People visit beach in Mar
del plata, Argentina
People visit the beach in Mar
del Plata, Argentina, on Jan. 10, 2015. (Xinhua/Jose Romero/TELAM)
A boy plays in the sea in the beach of Mar
del Plata, Argentina, on Jan. 10, 2015. (Xinhua/Jose Romero/TELAM)...
Confusion mars death of ICC witness in Kenya
death of ICC witness in Kenya
by Christine Lagat
NAIROBI, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) The death of a key witness in the case facing Kenyan Deputy President at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has triggered blame game and confusion....
Philippines rolls out plans to lower crime rate
... The Philippine government unveiled Monday the improvements that will be undertaken this year by the 150,000strong Philippine National Police to address criminal activities in the country.
Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar
Roxas said PNP will expand the intensified anticrime campaign to other regions.
Starting this month, the PNP will be installing closedcircuit television cameras (CCTVs) in every police station,...
Xinhua Insight: China wages "people's war" on terrorism
China wages "people's war" on terrorism
BEIJING, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) While China saw several successes in 2014, from the progress in the anticorruption drive to the successful hosting of APEC, the year was also marred
by deadly terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of scores and outraged the country.
Time and again, terrorism has taken its toll. To fight such crimes, China has waged a "people's war" on terrorism,...
EU restores duty-free access for Kenyan exports
...s main exports to the EU are fresh cut flowers, tea, coffee and vegetables.
On Nov. 14, 2014, the European Commission decided that Kenyan exports should again be exempted from all import duties on the basis of the "Market Access Regulation" (MAR
). The European Parliament and the Council thereafter accelerated their respective procedures and approved the Commission's decision, thereby enabling its implementation....