Daily Archive: December 23, 2017

Dec
23

Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37

MANILA (Reuters) – Fire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers at a call center, city government officials said on Sunday.

Dec
23

Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

MANILA (Reuters) – Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.

Dec
23

Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 with emergency rule decree

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey said on Sunday that 2,756 people were dismissed from their jobs in public institutions including soldiers, teachers and ministry personnel over links to “terror” organizations.

Dec
23

World’s largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea, the latest step in a military modernization program.

Dec
23

In ‘China’s Jerusalem’, Christians say faith trumps official Sunday School ban

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) – When authorities in China’s southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday School earlier this year, Christian parents determined their children must still learn about Jesus and the Bible.

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