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|BEIJING , June 23 (Xinhua) -- China's national weather observatory continued a yellow alert for rainstorms on Friday, as heavy rain is expected across the country.
On Friday and Saturday, heavy rain is expected in parts of Anhui , Hubei, Jiangxi and Zhejiang with precipitation of up to 160 millimeters, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).
Up to 60 millimeters of rain will hit parts of Hebei , Shandong and Tianjin.
Thunders, gales and hails were forecast for areas of above regions, said the NMC.
The center warned local authorities to reduce outdoor activities and to take precautions against flooding , landslide and mudslide.
China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red the most severe, followed by orange , yellow and blue.
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LA PAZ, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Authorities in Bolivia on Monday confirmed that four people were killed and 11 more injured in a clash happening in central Bolivia's El Abra prison over the weekend.
"There was a shooting," the Bolivian Information Agency (ABI) reported , quoting Denis Mejia, the director of prisons in Cochabamba department, as saying.
The fighting broke out around 10 p.m. Sunday at the El Abra prison , after a sudden blackout interrupted a feast held to mark the festival of the Virgin of Urcupina. El Abra prison is located five kilometers away from the department capital city, Cochabamba.
No other information concerning details of the prison clash is available.
The authorities are investigating the cause of the clash.
PARIS， Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- "I ask to be judged on employment ...，" French President Francois Hollande said during a recent prime-time interview， in response to growing critics and sliding popularity.
With his economic credibility already on the line， Hollande has set reversing jobless claims as condition to extend his stay at the Elysee Palace， betting on better business climate and various devices he implemented to encourage hiring.
Unfortunately， the end of gloom is not insight for the French top official.
The Labor Ministry's monthly report released on Monday showed that number of people out of work in France reached a record high in August to more than 3.556 million from a month earlier， the highest level since 2013.
The fresh labor data likely to pour cold water on his plan to fix the jobless headache and ignited critics over his failure to devote on pledges to bring down joblessness and promote national wealth as he promised five years ago.
"These are disastrous results which show the total failure of Francois Hollande's government. We need a radical change in economic policy，" Alain Juppe， former foreign minister and also the favorite to win right-wing parties primary， wrote on his tweeter account.
To ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy who is seeking to revenge a failure in 2012 presidential race， "French economy is in a situation of extreme emergency，" suggesting that a change in policies is the only alternative.
Most polls show that if Hollande runs as the left's candidate， he will come third to far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen and whoever heads the main center-right campaign.
With up to 16 percent of the votes， the French president will be eliminated in the first round of election scheduled for April 23， an Elabe poll for the business daily Le Echos showed on Sept. 22.
"Francois Hollande will most likely improve his falling popularity by improving significantly the national economic situation and mainly by decreasing unemployment，" Erwan Listrohan， director of studies at BVA pollster told Xinhua.
"People who are doubting about the efficiency of his policies will credit him only if they will notice a significant and lasting improvement in labor market，" said Listrohan.
"A strong distrust towards President Hollande let us consider a very limited potential for re-election，" he added.
Over the past four decades， the unemployment rate has been painting French political spectra.
In 1975， 1 million unemployed people forced Valey Giscard d'Estaing to quit the Elysee Palace. With 2 million jobseekers， socialist Francois Mitterrand accepted coalition with the right wing in 1986 to secure a second mandate. Defeated Edouard Balladur in 1995， Jacques Chirac left office as joblessness jumped in 2002.
"Unemployment figures are bad news for Francois Hollande as they weaken his eventual candidacy and strengthen the opposition，" said Laurent Neumann， political analyst at news channel BFMTV.
"Given that his promise to lower joblessness seemed to be broken， Hollande now is seeking to hold other pledges such as maintaining activities at Alstom's Belfort site and dismantling Calais camp in order to set conditions for a candidacy，" he added.
Hollande said he would announce by the end of 2016 if he will seek a second term.
However， he gave a clearest indication that he intends to re-elect next year during a meeting on "democracy and terrorism" held earlier this month .