GWANGJU … eau-jersey , South Korea, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China is expected to win the first gold of Gwangju Summer University Games though host South Korea is aiming at a good start of the games which will be officially declared open later on Friday.

Though preliminary group matches in football, volleyball and water polo were played on Thursday, Saturday will be the first day to produce medals after the opening ceremony, with 11 gold up for grabs.

The first gold medal will come from diving on Saturday afternoon. The women's 1-meter springboard final is scheduled to start at 1:15 p.m (local time). China is favored to win the event.

China, a diving powerhouse, took lion's share of diving titles in recent Olympic Games and FINA World Swimming Championships.

"We have some top divers here, and each of our divers in each of the 13 events has the capabilities of winning the gold," said Zhang Lei, an official of the Chinese delegation.

Host South Korea, eyeing a top-three finish with at least 25 gold medals, will try to get a good start through judo at Yeomju Bitgoeul Gymnasium.

Cho Gu-ham of the men's under-100kg is favored to give South Korea the first gold medal, just like he did two years ago at the Kazan Universiade.

Kim Min-jeong in the women's over-78kg class is also a favorite as she finished runner-up at the recent Asian championships.

LAGOS, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Monday said it has intercepted 1,100 rifles which were imported into the country from Turkey under false declaration.

The seizure was the third interception of ammunition at Lagos ports within nine months, the Custom's Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, told journalists in Lagos, the nation's economic hub.

The 20 ft container was intercepted on Sept. 7 during examination, he said, noting that the Bill of Lading falsely indicated wash hand basins and water closets.

He said the NCS would meet with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and Foreign Affairs Ministry to stop illegal importation of ammunition.

He said the service would not only pursue the agents but would also go after the shippers and terminal operators who took custody of the consignments.

The comptroller-general commended operatives of the Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU) for discovering the rifles in spite of the false declaration.

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Chicago on Thursday released video footage of a fatal Chicago police shooting of a black teenager in 2013 after a court ruling, as protesters renewed criticism of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the handling of police killings.

Images from neighborhood surveillance cameras showing the killing of Cedrick Chatman, 17, in January 2013 had been sealed under a protective order. The city also released audio recordings.

One 10-second segment of video shows two officers chasing Chatman, who then runs around a corner out of sight. It next shows an officer drawing his gun, followed by an image of Chatman on the ground. An officer stands with one foot on Chatman before emergency crews arrive.

Another video appears to show Chatman hit while running.

The decision allowing the videos' release comes with Emanuel and the police department already under pressure over a fatal 2014 police shooting of another teenager. The video of that killing was not released until November.

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman said at a hearing on Thursday that releasing the Chatman videos would not interfere with finding impartial jurors for a civil lawsuit by the teenager's family. The city had withdrawn its opposition to the videos' release.

Activists at the courthouse after Thursday's hearing demanded reform of the police department. For weeks protesters have been demanding Emanuel step down over his handling of the 2014 police killing of Laquan McDonald, 17.

Black pastors and community leaders said they would boycott Emanuel's annual Martin Luther King prayer breakfast on Friday to protest the city's handling of police shootings.

Lawyers for Chatman's mother, who is suing the city over her son's death, say the videos contradict police statements that Chatman, a carjacking suspect, had a dark object that he pointed at them. The object turned out to be a cell phone box.

An attorney for the officers said the videos support their story.

Also on Thursday, the Cook County Medical Examiner released autopsy reports in the Dec. 26 police shooting of black college student Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and his neighbor Bettie Jones, 55.

The reports showed LeGrier was shot six times, including twice in the back. Jones, who police say was shot accidentally, was hit once in the chest.

Emanuel fired his police chief in December. He is seeking a new superintendent for the 12,000-strong force, which has a history of abuse allegations and is being investigated by the Justice Department.


ISLAMABAD, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The ethnic policies adopted by the Chinese central government has helped the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in north China to achieve economic prosperity and unity, a Paskistani expert has commented.

China's ""Inner Mongolia has been achieving great and speedy economic achievements,"" Wiqar Ali Shah, a professor of social sciences at the Islambad-based Quaid-i-Azam University, told Xinhua in a recent interview.

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