China's Xi calls for unity at former leader Jiang Zemin's memorial service

China’s Xi Jinping, pictured here, in Beijing on December 6 called on the country to unite around his leadership as he addressed a memorial service for former leader Jiang Zemin, following an unprecedented show of dissent over his zero-COVID policy and authoritarian rule. (CCTV/AP)

China’s Xi Jinping, pictured here, in Beijing on December 6 called on the country to unite around his leadership as he addressed a memorial service for former leader Jiang Zemin, following an unprecedented show of dissent over his zero-COVID policy and authoritarian rule. (CCTV/AP)

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At least 200 dead as powerful 7.8 earthquake hits Turkiye, Syria

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkiye and northern Syria early Monday, toppling buildings and triggering a frantic search for survivors in the rubble in cities and towns across the area. At least 207 were killed and hundreds injured, and the toll was expected to rise.

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