NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- The number of devastating earthquakes might increase sharply in 2018 due to the periodic slowdown of the Earth's rotation, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing a new study revealed.

CHANGSHA, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Six officials were removed from office Tuesday after more than 35 students were diagnosed with tuberculosis in Taojiang County, central China's Hunan Province, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

SEOUL, Nov 21 (Bernama) --South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday stressed the need to prepare for additional earthquakes in the future, saying the country can no longer be considered safe from the natural disaster, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

CANBERRA, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has flagged a tax cut for the nation's middle-income earners, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

LATAKIA, Syria, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- A total of 1,000 tonnes of rice donated by China has been delivered to Syria's northwestern city of Latakia, China's Xinhua news agency reported the Chinese Embassy in Damascus as saying in a statement Monday.

BEIRUT, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah denied Monday that his group had ever sent weapons to a host of conflict-ridden countries, including Yemen, Bahrain, and Kuwait, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

BRUSSELS, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- After hours of fierce bargaining and compromising, ministers of 27 European Union (EU) members voted on Monday to relocate Britain-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Amsterdam and Paris respectively, China's Xinhua news agency reported.