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16 killed in China rains

Beijing: Sixteen people were killed and 12 were reported missing after torrential rains caused havoc in China, authorities said on Tuesday. In Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, week-long downpours have triggered floods in six cities and 32 counties, killing nine and affecting over 360,000 people, reports Xinhua news agency. The floods have damaged more than 1,300 […]

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Xinhua's first female AI news anchor goes live

Beijing: Chinese news agency Xinhua has put its first female Artificial Intelligence (AI) news presenter on the job, signalling a clear threat to human journalists in the years to come. Sporting a short haircut and wearing a pink dress, the AI robot named “Xin Xiaomeng” made its debut in a short, one-minute video on Sunday […]

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5 missing as tsunami hits central Indonesia after strong quakes

Jakarta: A tsunami struck off coastal areas near the Talisa beach off Indonesia’s central province of Sulawesi, leaving at least five people missing and scores of houses destroyed, said officials today. “One family in one house, five people, were missing after tsunami swept the house. The tsunami also damaged scores of houses,” an official told […]

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China urges US to abide by WTO rules in aluminium foil trade

Beijing: China on Wednesday urged the US authorities to abide by World Trade Organisation rules in the ongoing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation concerning Chinese aluminium foil. The US Department of Commerce launched an investigation after the Aluminium Association Trade Enforcement Working Group accused Chinese aluminium foil producers of using improper subsidies and selling at unfair […]