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Pentagon chief vows 'unshakeable commitment' to NATO

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reassured NATO allies on Monday that Washington had an "unshakeable commitment" to the military alliance, despite President Donald Trump previously deriding the organization as "obsolete."

China becoming the soaring dragon of e-commerce

The number of internet users in China - already the world's highest - reached 731million last month, the authorities said, as e-commerce drives consumer demand across the Asian giant.

Australia police probe firearms death during making of hip hop video

Australian police are investigating the death of an actor who suffered chest wounds from firearms used on the set of a music video on Monday, as media said the man was accidentally shot.

Baby dead, 4 injured in Myanmar family suicide attempt

A baby has been killed and two children left hospitalised in Myanmar on Monday after their parents attempted a mass suicide on learning they had developed drug-resistant tuberculosis.
A photo taken from a video shows firefighters work at Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola

Avalanche survivors ate snow to stay alive

Survivors of Italy's avalanche disaster ate snow to stay hydrated and sang to keep their spirits up as they huddled in the mangled wreckage of the Hotel Rigopiano.