CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (8/20/2018 Mon.)

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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (8/20/2018 Mon.)

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16:52, August 20, 2018

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This is People’s Daily Tonight, your news source from China.

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Gunshots fired at US embassy in Turkey, no casualties

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Several gunshots are fired from a vehicle at the US embassy in Ankara, on Monday.

Reports say the gunshots hit a window at a security post.

No casualties were reported.

Police teams are searching for the suspects who fled in a white car after the attack.

The attack coincides with a deepening row between Ankara and Washington over the trial of a US pastor in Turkey. (People's Daily app)

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2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation to be held on Sept. 3 and 4

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The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation will be held on September 3 and 4.

This year’s summit is one of China's four major events in 2018.

Its theme is win-win cooperation and joining hands to build a closer community with a shared future for China and Africa.

Founded 18 years ago, FOCAC serves as the key platform for the collective dialogue and cooperation between China and African countries. (CGTN)

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Search for survivors in Italy bridge disaster ends

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43 is the final death toll from the fatal bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy.

This, as search operations ended.

The last three bodies from a list of those missing were found Saturday night.

A section of a motorway bridge in Genoa gave way on August 14, plunging vehicles and concrete to the ground.

Four other victims remain in critical condition. (People's Daily app)

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S.Korean war-separated families go to DPRK for reunions with long-lost relatives

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Dozens of elderly South Koreans travel to the border with the North and reunite with relatives they were separated from during the Korean War.

It comes as the two Koreas boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve a standoff over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons. (People's Daily app)

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Canada's Trudeau to run again in 2019

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will run for re-election in the 2019 legislative polls.

The Liberal Party leader was officially nominated by his party in a Montreal district.

That’s a centrist stronghold he has represented since 2008.

Trudeau promises to reduce the gap between rich and poor, and to lift indigenous populations. (Xinhua)

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Taliban kidnap 3 passenger buses in Afghan northern Kunduz province

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Taliban militants hold up three passenger buses with more than 150 passengers in Khan Abad district of Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province.

An Afghan official says the Taliban rebels forcibly took the buses to the villages under their control.

He says security forces had launched operations to ensure the safe release of the abducted passengers.

A senior Kunduz police official confirms the abduction of the passenger buses, saying efforts are underway to free the hostages. (People's Daily app)

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Greece emerges from bailouts relieved, but not euphoric

And the third and last of Greece's international bailouts comes to an end.

While Greece is faring better, it still bears the scars of eight years of austerity.

After Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Cyprus, Greece was the last eurozone member to benefit from an international bailout program in the fallout from the eurozone crisis.

The European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund loaned Greece a total of $330 billion.

A quarter of Greece’s gross domestic product evaporated over eight years, and unemployment soared to more than 27 percent. (China Daily)

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And that’s People’s Daily Tonight.  Thanks for joining us.

(Produced by David Nye, Wang Yi and Qiao Wai)

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