Global News

Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, Dec. 28

MOGADISHU -- "As officials were checking cars passing the road, a car suddenly exploded, causing casualties and damage," an unnamed police officer at the scene said the huge blast was targeted at a tax office on the road.

Dec 28th 2019 ยท 1 min read

MOGADISHU -- "As officials were checking cars passing the road, a car suddenly exploded, causing casualties and damage," an unnamed police officer at the scene said the huge blast was targeted at a tax office on the road. At least 76 people have been killed and dozens of others injured at a busy security checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a medical charity confirmed. - - - - ALMATY -- "My husband and I sat in the 14th row. Our seats were the nearest to the emergency exit. My husband smashed the exit door open and dragged me outside," said Chinese passenger Nuerlan Maolina, 32. A Bek Air plane, with about 100 people on board, was en route from south Kazakhstan's Almaty to its capital Nur-Sultan when it crashed into a two-story building Friday morning shortly after take-off, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens of others. "He asked me to keep calm and I did. At that time, the plane had not yet fully stopped," she said. - - - - MONTEVIDEO -- "There is still one more container left to open," said Jorge Borgiani, the director of the national customs. The Uruguayan authorities have discovered the largest shipment of drugs in the country's history, the National Customs Directorate announced on Friday. Borgiani said at a press conference that at least 4,417 kilograms of cocaine was seized in the port of Montevideo. - - - - WASHINGTON -- "Addressing the national debt is critical to strengthening America's economic future, because it would enable the U.S. to invest in crucial areas of the federal budget," according to Peter G. Peterson Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the country's key fiscal challenges in a recent analysis. The U.S. government hit an annual record for selling long-term debt in 2019, local media reported on Friday. Enditem

last updated: 2019-12-29@03:12