Explosion occurs in northern Nigeria gas plant

LAGOS, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- An explosion took place Saturday at a workshop of a gas plant in the city of Kaduna, northern Nigeria, causing deaths and multiple injuries, a state official said.


Finland attains Kyoto Protocol 2020 goals: report

HELSINKI, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Finland has already attained the Kyoto Protocol goal of reducing emissions by 20 percent from the 1990 level by the year 2020, local media reported on Saturday. Based on


5.5-magnitude quake jolts off north island of New Zealand

WELLINGTON, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the Coromandel, north part of north island of New Zealand on Saturday. The quake jolted 105 km northeast of Whangamata,


Airstrike hit vehicle convoy of Iraq's paramilitary group in N. Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- A vehicle convoy of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces has been attacked early Saturday near Taji stadium in northern Baghdad, the paramilitary group confirmed in a statem

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