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Chinese president back home after Asian and African visits, BRICS summit
President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing Sunday after state visits to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Senegal, Rwanda and South Africa.
During his stay in South Africa, Xi attended the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg. He also paid a friendly visit to Mauritius during a stopover on his way back to Beijing.
When Xi left Port Louis for Beijing, Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, together with his wife and cabinet members, saw him off at the airport.
Xi thanked the Mauritian side for its warm reception and thoughtful arrangements. He said the friendly visit to Mauritius has been a successful conclusion to his trip to Asia and Africa.
Although the visit to Mauritius was brief, the results were fruitful and significant, which will surely consolidate and strengthen the friendly ties between China and Mauritius, said Xi.
Jugnauth congratulated Xi on the success of his visit to Mauritius. He thanked China for its long-term assistance and support to Mauritius and looked forward to meeting Xi again during the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in September. (Xinhua)
Chinese police request arrest warrants for 18 suspects in vaccine scandal
Police in Northeast China’s Changchun have filed for formal arrest warrants for 18 people suspected of producing and selling substandard medicine, according to a statement from local authorities on Sunday.
The suspects, including Gao Junfang, chairwoman of ChangSheng Life Sciences, were detained earlier this week.
ChangSheng Life Sciences, a major Chinese vaccine manufacturer is facing national outrage after China’s drug administrator uncovered falsified data regarding its vaccination production. (People’s Daily app)
Cambodian PM's ruling party wins majority vote in election
The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen won the majority vote in Sunday’s general election, according to the National Election Committee's preliminary results.
The election kicked off on Sunday with a total of 20 political parties taking part in the race, with a voter turnout of 80.49 percent out of some 8.38 million eligible voters. (Xinhua)
Spain rescues over 200 migrants at sea
Spain said it had plucked more than 200 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday as the country's interior minister headed to Mauritania to try to boost cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration.
Spain's maritime rescue service saved 211 migrants from 21 different boats in the Strait of Gibraltar which separates Spain from Morocco, a spokesman for the service said.
Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska will meet on Monday with his Mauritanian counterpart in Nouakchott, the capital of the West African country, to "strengthen cooperation in migration matters and the fight against terrorism,” Spain's interior ministry said in a statement.
More than 19,580 people have landed on Spanish shores so far this year, according to the International Organization for Migration. (AFP)
US government approves aid as California battles raging wildfires
The US federal government approved aid Saturday for California as thousands of firefighters battled to contain a series of deadly raging wildfires that have killed six people, including two young children and their great grandmother, and destroyed hundreds of buildings.
The largest of the fires menacing the state has nearly doubled in size, while another pushed thousands of people to flee and a third forced the partial closure of the popular Yosemite National Park.
Governor Jerry Brown on Friday asked for federal assistance "to save lives and to protect property," his office said in a statement. (AFP)
Death toll from Indonesia's earthquake rises to 14, tourists evacuated
The death toll from Indonesia's 6.4-magnitude quake rose to 14 people on Sunday, while 162 others were reported wounded.
Evacuation efforts for hundreds of foreign and local holiday makers climbing Mount Rinjani have been underway amid landslide concerns, officials said.
The earthquake jolted West Nusa Tenggara Province of central Indonesia earlier on Sunday at 5:47 a.m. local time and the epicenter, with a depth of 10 km below the surface, was located 28 km northwest of Lombok Timur.
Around 1,000 homes and buildings were damaged.
A total of 115 out of 826 tourists have been evacuated so far, according to the Mount Rinjani national park office. (Xinhua)
Bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in Turkey, 2 dead, 30 injured
The state-run Anadolu Agency says the accident occurred Sunday morning on the outskirts of Akseki, a town in the southern province of Antalya.
The Demiroren news agency said the bus, carrying 31 Chinese tourists plus two drivers, was on its way to Cappadocia. They also reported 30 people were injured, one critically.
Ambulances were dispatched and the injured were taken to nearby hospitals. (AP)
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What food comprises most of a giant panda’s diet?
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