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19:34, April 30, 2018

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9 dead in N China landslide


Nine people have died in a landslide in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said Monday.

The landslide happened at around 5 a.m. Monday in Caijiazhuang village of Lyuliang City, the local publicity department said.

More than 100 people were dispatched for rescue work, according to the department.


China's non-manufacturing sector expands quickly for second consecutive month in April


China's non-manufacturing sector expanded at a faster pace for a second consecutive month in April, official data showed Monday.

The sector's purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose from 54.6 in March to 54.8 this month, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in a statement.

The pace of expansion was also higher than 54 for April 2017.


S. Korea to remove propaganda loudspeakers along border with DPRK


South Korea's defense ministry said Monday that it will remove propaganda loudspeakers along the border with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in a bid to enforce the agreement reached after the inter-Korean summit last week.

As part of the follow-up measures to the Panmunjom Declaration, South Korea's military will pull back loudspeaker facilities in areas near the military demarcation line (MDL), which were used for anti-DPRK broadcasting, beginning May 1, according to the Ministry of National Defense.


Missiles kill 26 pro-government fighters in Syria: monitor


Missile strikes against pro-government forces in the central Syrian province of Hama overnight killed 26 fighters, mostly Iranians, a monitor said Monday.

The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) said the fighters had been killed in a raid, "probably" carried out by Israel, on the 47th Brigade base in Hama.

State media reported overnight that "enemy rockets" had struck government targets in Hama and Aleppo provinces, without mentioning any casualties or who may have been responsible.


Twin Kabul suicide blasts kill at least 25, including journalists


At least 25 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer Shah Marai and five other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul on Monday, police have confirmed.

The attacks, claimed by the Islamic State group, are the latest deadly assaults on the Afghan capital and have spurred an outpouring of grief among journalists, many of whom took to Twitter to post tributes to their colleagues.


Global giants sign up for import expo


Twenty-five foreign enterprises confirmed their attendance during a signing ceremony on Saturday, raising the curtain for China's first import fair.

New entrants include Fortune 500 companies like engineering and aerospace conglomerate Honeywell, semiconductor giant Qualcomm, automaker Fiat Chrysler and consumer goods provider Unilever.

"The expo sends the clear signal of China's opening-up," said Zhong Xiaomin, deputy-director of the China International Import Expo Bureau.


White House tree planted by Trump, Macron disappears


And a tree brought by French President Emmanuel Macron for his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump mysteriously disappeared over the weekend, according to local reports on Sunday.

One week ago, Washington media flocked to the South Lawn of the White House to snap photos and shout questions as the two heads of state ceremoniously shoveled dirt onto the oak sapling.

But the tree was gone from the lawn by the end of the week and news photographers took a shot of the pale patch of grass left in its place.


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

(Produced by Ni Tao and Wang Yi)

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