About 30,000 people have fled their homes as one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes spewed ash two kilometers into the sky, enveloping surrounding areas with a grey ash carpet.
2018-01-16 20:24 GMT+8
Colombian officials say 10 workers died after a bridge they were building outside the nation's capital collapsed. Nine people were killed at the scene and the 10th died after being taken to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. Authorities are still working to determine how many people were working on the bridge at the time of the collapse and if anyone is missing.
2018-01-16 18:28 GMT+8
Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46. The cause of death remains unclear. In response to the news, a number of Chinese fans have commented “Never grow old”, quoting one of her most famous songs.
2018-01-16 15:46 GMT+8
Gabon's Foreign Minister Noel Nelson Messone, who met visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Libreville on Monday, said his country is ready to join China's Belt and Road Initiative, help build a more open world economy and promote African development. He added Gabon is willing to continue mutually beneficial cooperation with China on trade, infrastructure, agriculture, education, health and defense. Wang said China and Gabon should continue to understand and support each other on core interests.
2018-01-16 15:27 GMT+8
Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' Mayon Volcano while lava flowed down its crater on Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. Lava flowed at least half a kilometer down a gulley from the crater and ash clouds appeared mid-slope.
2018-01-16 14:54 GMT+8
The Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba held a meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Libreville on Monday. He expressed hope that China will continue to support Gabon's development and cooperate in areas such as mining, fisheries, and agro-processing. He also expressed his gratitude to Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people for the warm reception he received during his visit to China in 2016.
2018-01-16 13:56 GMT+8
According to the State Oceanic Administration, a large amount of oil from the Sanchi tanker leaked into the sea since its collision on Jan.6th. Nearby monitoring stations have detected oil contaminating the water. The oil slick looks like a white scarf with black and brown outline. China is racing to clean the pollution and stop the environmental disaster.
2018-01-16 13:53 GMT+8
A baby Asian elephant stuck in an aqueduct was rescued in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, southwestern China’s Yunnan Province on January 13. Rescuers lifted the elephant out while risking an attack from its family. The elephant was transferred to the Asian Elephants Breeding and Rescue Center for treatment the next day.
2018-01-16 12:01 GMT+8
An eight-story residential building was burnt down in a fire caused by fireworks in a supermarket. A video, captured in Baise City in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on January 15, shows sparks fly out of the supermarket on the ground floor of the residential building, which was engulfed in flames and thick smoke. The fireworks stored in the supermarket were lit by sparks, reports say. The fire was put out and no casualties were reported.
2018-01-16 11:01 GMT+8
A blast ripped through a residential building, bringing it down in Belgium's northern port town of Antwerp on Monday evening. Up to 20 people were injured, police said, adding that terrorism has been ruled out.
2018-01-16 09:27 GMT+8
A 79-year-old woman came upon a piece of poetry from her late husband, written 20 years ago and the messages moved millions of people. From his first love letter to his deathbed, Ouyang’s husband wrote her poetry for 55 years.
2018-01-16 07:13 GMT+8
A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast on Sunday afternoon. Dozens of passengers and crew escaped by jumping into chilly waters near shore, authorities said.
2018-01-15 23:01 GMT+8