Lights go out in Venezuela, Maduro accuses opposition of sabotage

Caracas, July 23 : The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation’s hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after 4 p.m. (2000 GMT) Monday and immediately backed up traffic as stop lights and the subway stopped working during rush hour. As night fell in Caracas many were wondering how...

India Launches Second Moon Mission

Kathmandu,July 22 : India has successfully launched its second lunar mission a week after it halted the scheduled blast-off due to a technical snag. Chandrayaan-2 was launched at 14:43 local time (09:13 GMT) on Monday from the Sriharikota space station. India’s space chief said his agency had “bounced back with flying colours” after the aborted first attempt. India hopes the $150m (£120m) mission will be the first to land on the Moon’s south pole. The spacecraft has entered the...

Did we mishear Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the Moon?

Kathmandu,July 21 : On July 20, 1969, an estimated 650 million people watched in suspense as Neil Armstrong descended a ladder towards the surface of the Moon. As he took his first steps, he uttered words that would be written into history books for generations to come: “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” Or at least that’s how the media reported his words. But Armstrong insisted that he actually said, “That’s one small step for a man.” In fact, in...

33 confirmed dead, dozens suffer severe burns in animation studio fire in Japan’s Kyoto

 Kathmandu,July 19 : The death toll of an anime studio blaze in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday has risen to 33, with 36 others injured, some suffering from severe burns or bleeding, local police and rescuers said. The fire at the three-story building of Kyoto Animation Co., ignited by a man with flammable liquid, is the country’s worst case of arson in decades. Witnesses said that they saw victims who were badly bleeding were rushed to hospital in the incident...

US House condemns Trump’s attacks on four congresswomen

WASHINGTON, JULY 17 : The US House of Representatives has voted to symbolically condemn President Donald Trump for his series of attacks against four congresswomen. The resolution denounced Mr Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimized fear and hatred of New Americans and people of color”. Mr Trump had been accused of racism and xenophobia for telling the members of congress to leave the country. The president has since tweeted: “I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” Tuesday’s...

Classical music featuring cultural uniqueness marks

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Xinhua) — Musicians from China and Malaysia jointly put on a classical music performance here on Tuesday, playing out melody featuring cultural uniqueness to mark the 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The “Maritime Silk Road Legend Concert 2019” was held in conjunction with marking the 45 years of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, as well-known conductor Tang Muhai guiding the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra conveyed the meaning of Chinese traditional...

Two Dead, 40 Trapped As 100-Year-old Structure Collapsed In Dongri

Mumbai,July 16 : Mumbai Dongri Building Collapse live updates: Officials from the Mumbai Police, Mumbai Fire Brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are conducting rescue operations with the help of locals in the area. Mumbai Dongri Building Collapse live updates: Several people are feared trapped under the debris. Mumbai Dongri Building Collapse Live Updates: At least two people were killed after a four-storey building came crashing down in Mumbai’s Dongri area on Tuesday. Over 40 others are feared...

WHO warns of too sugary baby foods

Kathmandu,July 16 : Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new guidelines Monday to improve infant diets. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500 stores in Austria, Bulgaria, Israel and Hungary between November 2017 and January 2018. “In around half of products examined… more than 30 percent of calories were from total sugars and around a third of products contained...

Trump, Kim hopeful of striking deal in next summit

Seoul,July 02 : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to resume dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. This is what a North Korean state media said on Monday. Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met Kim in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas (South and North). Two leaders...

A Photo From The Rio Grande Captures The Tragic End For Father And Daughter

Kathmandu,June 27 Sometimes an image is so powerful, it cuts through almost any noise. That has happened with a graphic photograph of a dead man and child taken this week along the U.S.-Mexico border by journalist Julia Le Duc. The photo, which was originally published Monday by the Mexican newspaper La Jornada and went viral on social media, shows a migrant and his less than 2-year-old daughter lying face down in the murky waters on the Mexican side of...

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