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China Daily | Updated: 2017-09-14 07:34

Singapore

5 missing after boats collide

Four Chinese citizens and a Malaysian were missing after a Dominican-registered dredger collided with an Indonesian-registered tanker on Wednesday morning. The dredger with 11 Chinese crew members and one Malaysian on board was transiting the westbound lane while the tanker was joining the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme in Singapore Strait when the incident occurred.

United States

Trump urged to denounce groups

The Congress passed a resolution on Tuesday calling on President Donald Trump to condemn hate groups after Trump was criticized for his response to the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a month ago. The joint resolution, passed with the support of both Republicans and Democrats, will go to Trump for his signature. Representatives for the White House did not respond immediately to an email seeking comment.

France

12 terror attacks foiled this year

Twelve terror plots have been thwarted in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Tuesday, warning that the threat remains "strong". Among the previously unpublicized cases was a planned attack, foiled in May, on an air force training school in Salon-de-Provence, the minister said, without giving details. Another plot targeting "a barracks, a police station or a supermarket with hostage-taking", was averted in January.

Canada

Wildfire forces hundreds to flee

A wildfire raged out of control in Canada's western province of Alberta, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people, according to CTV on Tuesday. The wildfire burned through about 20,000 hectares overnight in southwestern Alberta. About 200 firefighters have been battling in Waterton for days against the wildfire, which started nearly two weeks ago in British Columbia province.

United Kingdom

9 jailed for enslaving 18 men

Nine members of a British family who enslaved vulnerable adults while enjoying a lavish lifestyle have been sentenced to a total of almost 80 years in prison following one of the largest investigations of its kind in the country. The Rooneys, a traveler family, exploited 18 men at their driveway resurfacing company and other businesses, forcing them to work for little or no pay and accommodating them in "truly shocking" conditions, police said.

The Philippines

Big infrastructure projects approved

A panel chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte has approved four major infrastructure projects worth $7.6 billion, including bridges, roads and the country's first subway. The Philippines, one of the world's fastest growing economies, is overhauling its aging infrastructure to boost its competitiveness, create jobs and attract foreign firms hesitant about power costs, logistics headaches and supply chains challenges.

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(China Daily 09/14/2017 page11)

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