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In Brief

Heaviest storms in 50 years hit PRC
The heaviest rainstorms in 50 years drenched parts of Guangdong province over the past two days, killing at least 1 student and causing widespread flooding, local media reported yesterday. The Guangzhou Daily newspaper reported that one primary school student died after being swept away by a flood on Saturday in Maoming in the west of Guangdong province. The newspaper said more than 6,500 people had to be evacuated from their homes.
Baghdad raid
The U.S. military says it has captured a Shiite militia leader and one of his aides during a raid in Baghdad. A military statement issued yesterday says the man allegedly commands an "assassination squad" in the southern city of Basra, counterfeits documents and is also an arms dealer with connections to Iran.
Bomb explosion
An explosion damaged the printing facilities of a Basque newspaper as people worked inside early yesterday, but no one was injured, Spain's Interior Ministry said. An apparent bomb detonated at the presses of El Correo near the northern port city of Bilbao at about 3 a.m. (0100 GMT) yesterday.


Updated : 2021-05-19 08:48 GMT+08:00