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  • New Zealand increases climate finance commitment to Pacific

    WELLINGTON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — New Zealand will increase its global climate finance commitment to 300 million NZ dollars (199 million U.S. dollars) over four years, with most of this going to the Pacific, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday in New York, according to a government statement. The prime minister is in New York attending the United Nations Leaders Week, and action on climate change is high on her agenda. The increased investment is being made from...

    China’s Guangxi greets tea harvest season

    Kathmandu,Sept 21:A villager airs tea leaves he just picked in Liuduan Village of Jinxiu Township in the Yao Autonomous County of Jinxiu, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 20, 2018. As autumn comes, the tea plantations in Jinxiu Township have entered the harvest season. Villagers here are busy in collecting tea leaves for the market supply. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

    Top DPRK leader Kim greets South Korea’s Moon at airport

    Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2018 at the press center for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit in Seoul, South Korea, shows a live broadcast showing Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un (L) welcoming South Korean President Moon Jae-in upon his arrival at Pyongyang International Airport. Kim Jong Un on Tuesday welcomed Moon Jae-in at Pyongyang International Airport. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

    Why al-Qaida is still strong 17 years after 9/11

    Tricia Bacon 11 September 2001 – New York – A fireball erupts from the south tower of the World Trade Center as the second of two hijacked airlines crash into the building in the morning of September 11, 2001. The buildings later collapsed. PHOTO CREDIT: DAN DOANE JR. / SIPA PRESS Seventeen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida conducted the most destructive terrorist attack in history. An unprecedented onslaught from the U.S. followed. One-third of al-Qaida’s leadership was killed or...

    Scott Morrison selected as Australia’s 30th Prime Minister

    Scott Morrison has been chosen by the Liberal party room as Australia’s 30th prime minister. Mr Morrison defeated Peter Dutton 45 votes to 40 in the secret ballot. Leadership candidate Julie Bishop was knocked out in the first round. The decision capped off a week of turmoil in Canberra that began after Mr Dutton declared his intention to force Malcolm Turnbull from the prime ministership, saying the party needed to make a change if it was to win the...

    Insurers give Nepal ultimatum to end tourist rescue fraud

    Kathmandu (AFP) – International insurance companies have set a September 1 deadline for Nepal to clamp down on fraudulent helicopter rescues of tourists or they will stop giving cover, industry sources say. An AFP investigation earlier this year revealed a lucrative insurance racket around pressuring hikers in the Himalayas into unnecessary rescues. Multiple tourists are crammed into a single chopper, but each insurance company gets billed for the flight. The trekking operators, lodge owners, helicopter companies, and even hospitals...

    Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve braids nature with culture as tourism expands

    The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve In Sikkim, Surrounding The World’s Third Highest Peak Mount Khangchendzonga, Has Been Added To UNESCO’s World Network Of Biosphere Reserves, Making It The 11th Biosphere In India To Be Included In The Network.Its Location – Bordering Nepal, Tibet (China) And In Close Proximity Of Bhutan – Offers Unique Opportunities For Joint Collaboration And Conservation Of Biodiversity With Neighbouring Countries.The Landscape Is A Testament To How Religion, Culture And Environment Protection Can Coexist Harmoniously.Increasing Unregulated Tourism,...

    Pakistan’s Independence Day observed

    Kathmandu, August 14 : A special ceremony was organised here today to mark the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan. The national flag of Pakistan was hoisted on the occasion where Pakistani Ambassador for Nepal, Mazhar Javed read out messages of congratulations sent separately by Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nasir Ul Mulk on the occasion of the independence day.  SAARC Secretary General Amjad Hussain B Sial, Pakistani nationals currently in Kathmandu and the Embassy employees joined the...

    New job market for Nepalis: Seychelles interested to recruit guards for jail security

      Kathmandu, August 3:   The smallest country in Africa, Seychelles, has expressed its interest to recruit Nepali guards to employ them for prison security. The country says it wants to recruit the works through a government-to-government agreement. Spokesperson at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Deepak Dahal, informs that the country has already sent a draft of the memorandum of understanding to begin the recruitment process. Dahal says the Ministry will take an appropriate decision after conducting...

    Football finally came home… to France

    Kathmandu,July 16: When England hosted the 1996 European Championships, a song by Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds inspired the popular chant: “football’s coming home”. Ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia, many fans were again talking about football coming home. But were they right to do so? After all, there is a chance that football will still be coming home – despite England’s elimination. Given their team’s recent performances and their country’s role in...

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