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Officials say 15 confirmed dead in landslide

Officials say 15 confirmed dead in landslide

Only five bodies have been found so far, according to the Associated Press , citing China Central Television. Zhang Liancheng, who lives across the river from Xinmo village, told West China City Daily that eight of his relatives had been buried in the landslide.



US says Russia not behaving in threatening way in Syria

Russia's decision came after the USA confirmed it shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter bomber Sunday. "From now on, in areas where Russian aviation performs combat missions in the skies of Syria , any airborne objects found west of the Euphrates River, including aircraft and unmanned vehicles belonging to the global coalition, tracked by means of Russian land and air anti-aircraft defense, will be considered air targets ", CNN reported citing the Defense Ministry statement.



Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

KCNA said Pyongyang dealt with Warmbier according to domestic law and worldwide standards in spite serving a sentence of hard labour. In contrary, USA doctors said he had suffered "respiratory distress", as the oxygen supply to the brain was cut off.



Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticise St Petersburg pitch

During the early stages of the second half, Portugal were dealt a blow when Pepe picked up a booking which will sideline him for the semi-finals, and they were given a reminder that New Zealand were still active in the game when Wood saw a goalbound effort cleared off the line.


Docs: Dems Urged Obama to Act on Russia Before Election

Docs: Dems Urged Obama to Act on Russia Before Election

Officials suspected the Russian operation included the potential of hacking USA voting machines. The president encouraged greater scrutiny of the Obama administration, tweeting Thursday: "By the way, if Russian Federation was working so hard on the 2016 Election , it all took place during the Obama Admin".



Reaction to court's decision to hear redistricting case

Yet Democrats are more supportive of having courts rein in extreme districting plans, mainly because Republicans control more legislatures and drew districts after the 2010 census that enhanced their advantage in those states and in the House of Representatives .