Video Player Close NAIROBI, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Elias Gebreselassie grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and he, like his peers, has long thought that skyscrapers, shopping malls and highways could only be scenes in Hollywood movies. The 34-year-old praised China's investment in modern infrastructure such as roads and social facilities, which made the capital a charming international metropolis and the headquarters of the African Union. Gebreselassie said his understanding of China has been greatly improved after witnessing its contribution to Africa's socio-economic development through the construction of industrial parks, skyscrapers and electrified railway lines. "This has inspired Ethiopian youths to know more about China and the Chinese people. Many young people, including one of my nieces, choose to study in China, and many others prefer to go to Ethiopian universities to study Chinese through Confucius Institutes," Gebreselassie said during a recent interview. He said … [Read more...] about African youth’s China perception improves amid blossoming ties
Police investigating the murder of PCSO Julia James have released an image of a man they want to speak to. Kent Police said the man "could be key" to the investigation and he is understood to have been in the Aylesham area the day after Ms James was murdered. The popular community support officer was found dead in Akholt Wood near her home in Snowdown, Kent, on 27 April. The 53-year-old died from serious head injuries while out walking her dog Toby, who was found unharmed by her side. Kent Police Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards said: "We are now in a position to release an image of a man we would like to speak to. Advertisement "We firmly believe he has information that could help this investigation and we urge him to come forward. "We are also appealing to the public or anyone who knows this individual to please come forward with his details. Perhaps he lives near you, perhaps you work with him or perhaps he visits your local shop … [Read more...] about Julia James: Police issue image of man ‘who could be key’ to PCSO murder investigation
Firefighters at the incident site at Alley 47, Lạc Long Quân Road, District 11, HCM City, Friday afternoon. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Eight people, including five children, died from smoke inhalation during a fire in HCM City late on Friday afternoon. The blaze started in a two-storey house in a small alley on Lạc Long Quân Road, District 11, at about 5pm. The building, reportedly both a candle shop and a private teaching centre, had only one main entrance, and its location in the alley made it difficult for firefighters to access and prevent the fire from spreading. The casualties were identified as Hồ Đình Thắng, 45-year-old man, owner of the house; five children – Hồ Đình Nam, nine years old, Lê Kim Tuyến, 18, Lê Ngân Tuyến, 13, Lê Tân Tuyến, nine, and Nguyễn Tấn Đạt, 15; and their female teacher (name not yet known). The eighth casualty has not yet been identified. A witness in the neighbourhood said they saw people waving hands to ask for help but the fire … [Read more...] about Five children among eight casualties in HCM City fire
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It’s been four years since Vinod Khanna passed away. Subhash K Jha remembers the actor who could have been a star. Vinod Khanna remained underrated throughout his career. He just didn’t care enough. Mid-way through his career, he chucked Bollywood to join Osho in Oregon (United States), where he worked as a gardener. When he returned, he was welcomed with Satyamev Jayate . Each time Vinod would show his indifference, Bollywood ran after him a little harder. But Vinod was much too fast for the entertainment business to catch him. Here is looking at his finest performances. Achanak (1973) Vinod Khanna was Gulzar’s favourite actor after Sanjeev Kumar. From Mere Apne in 1971 to Lekin… in 1990, VK did his best work in Gulzar’s cinema. Achanak remains unique, and not only because it had no songs. It was a flab-free plot about an army man who kills his unfaithful wife and best friend then flees captivity to immerse her mangalsutra in the … [Read more...] about 3 amazing Vinod Khanna performances you must watch!