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265-yr-old stone tablet found in north China

An ancient stone tablet dating back 265 years ago was found in north China's Hebei Province, local authorities said. Archaeologists believe the stone tablet was erected in the Qing Dynasty...

  Asia / South Asia

265-yr-old stone tablet found in north China

An ancient stone tablet dating back 265 years ago was found in north China's Hebei Province, local authorities said. Archaeologists believe the stone tablet was erected in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) during the reign of Emperor Qianlong, according to the cultural relics protection department of Nanhe County. The tablet, which is 245 cm tall, 92 cm wide and 26 cm...

Several 'unaccounted for' after New Zealand volcano eruption

A volcano has erupted in New Zealand with about 50 people in the vicinity - leaving "a number of them" unaccounted for, police said. Tourists were seen walking inside the rim of the White Island crater just moments before the eruption. Police said at least one of those evacuated from the island volcano was critically injured. White Island, or Whakaari,...

  Americas

Peru arrests 27 army members for fuel theft

Peruvian authorities have arrested 27 members of the military, including high-ranking officials, on suspicion of stealing fuel between 2013 and 2018, local media reported Sunday. An investigation led to the preliminary 10-day arrests of generals Augusto Villarroel, Carlos Mayca and Moises Chavez, and 24 other officers and army men, state news agency Andina said. They...

  Europe

  Europe

58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania

Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania after one of the deadliest disasters this year among people making the perilous journey to Europe. The boat that left Gambia a week ago had been carrying at least 150 people, including women and...

Burkina Faso church attack kills 14

At least 14 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire inside a church in Burkina Faso. The victims were attending a service at a church in Hantoukoura, in the eastern part of the country on Sunday. The identity of the gunmen is not known and the motive is unclear. Hundreds of people have been killed in the country over...