Rise in global sea levels could have ‘profound consequences’

Kathmandu,May 21 : Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica. The long-held view has been that the world’s seas would rise by a maximum of just under a metre by 2100. This new study, based on expert opinions, projects that the real level may be around double that figure. This could lead to the displacement of hundreds of millions of people, the authors say. Antarctic instability ‘is...

International Museum Day marked in Iraq

Kathmandu,May 20 : A human head carved in an Assyrian marble slab is displayed in a heritage exhibition at the Assyrian hall of National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, May 19, 2019. The 30-day heritage exhibition kicked off on Sunday in accordance with International Museum Day. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)

China Tourism Day marked nationwide

Kathmandu,May 20 : Tourists watch sugar painting in Hejiayu Village in Zunhua City, north China’s Hebei Province, on May 19, 2019, China Tourism Day. (Xinhua/Liu Mancang)

Asian tourism market has great potentia: report

BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) — Asian countries are in an initial stage of mass tourism development and have huge market potential, according to a report released by the China Tourism Academy. Asia received 430 million inbound overnight visits in 2017, said the report released during the week-long Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations that started on May 15 in Beijing. Meanwhile, Asian travelers made 410 million outbound overnight trips and 7.59 billion domestic overnight tours in 2017, it added....

Preserving the pangolin

Kathmandu,May 17 : “We had information that a suspected smuggler was in the area, so we were checking all vehicles going to Myanmar,” said the customs department officer who used to be posted in Moreh at the India-Myanmar border. “We were looking for drugs. Imagine our surprise when we found these bags of shiny scales taped to the underside of a van. We didn’t even know what they were.” They were pangolin scales, part of the world’s largest wildlife...

Beijing’s new airport completes 1st passenger plane test flight

BEIJING, May 14(Xinhua) — Beijing Daxing International Airport completed its first test flight of passenger planes as four aircraft landed safely on the runway Monday morning. China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China and Xiamen Airlines sent their flagship models A380, A350-900, B747-8 and B787-9, respectively, for the test. “The test shows that the new airport has now turned its focus from infrastructure construction to operation preparations,” said Wan Xiangdong, chief pilot of Civil Aviation Administration of China....

Global warming is exacerbating global economic inequality: Study

Kathmandu,May 12 New research finds that global warming has exacerbated global economic inequality, making already-wealthy nations even richer while slowing economic growth in poorer countries. According to the study, published in PNAS late last month, between 1961 and 2010 rising temperatures led to a 17 to 30 percent decrease in per-capita wealth in the world’s poorest countries. Meanwhile, the wealthy countries that are the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters have seen their per-capita GDP grow about 10 percent higher...

Man Jailed Over Sex Attack On A Flight

Kathmandu,May 12 : A man who admitted inflicting a “despicable” and “prolonged” sexual attack on a woman on a flight from Mumbai to Manchester has been jailed. The victim woke up to find Hardeep Singh, 36, forcing his hands into her clothes and trying to kiss her as other passengers slept, police said. The woman eventually managed to break free and tell cabin crew, and Singh was arrested when the flight landed. He was jailed for 12 months at...

Nature exhibition to reopen in New Zealand’s national museum

WELLINGTON, May 10 (Xinhua) — A new nature exhibition, Te Taiao, is ready to open at Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand, in Wellington Thursday. With an investment of 12 million NZ dollars (around 8 million U.S. dollars), weaving together science and Maori culture in a uniquely New Zealand experience, the nature exhibition is the largest redevelopment at Te Papa since it opened 21 years ago. It replaces the old nature exhibitions which have been closed since...

18 injured after Bangladeshi plane skids off runway at Myanmar’s airport

YANGON, May 9 (Xinhua) — Some 18 people including five crew members were injured after a passenger plane of the Biman Bangladesh airlines skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport (YIA) on Wednesday, said the Department of Civil Aviation Myanmar. The Biman Flight No. BG-60 from Dhaka to Yangon carrying 28 passengers and six crew members skidded off the runway at around 6:50 p.m. local time (1220 GMT). “At least 16 people including a pilot with head...

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