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  • ‘Improving life standard of 330 m people of Asia ADB’s major goal’

    Yokohama (Japan), May 4: Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao has said to improve the living standard of 330 million people of Asia living under the absolute poverty line is the major goal and objective of ADB. During his talks with over 400 journalists looking after the economic beat gathered in an International Convention Venue based at Yokohama to collect news about the golden jubilee celebrations of the ADB, Mr Nakao said to build a prosperous Asia through...

    Thousands people battle forest fire in north China

    HOHHOT, May 3 (Xinhua) — More than 7,700 people are battling a forest fire that broke out Tuesday in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, authorities said Wednesday. The fire broke out in Beidahe forest in the Greater Hinggan Mountains. As of Wednesday morning, it had engulfed around 5,000 hectares of forest, according to the regional forest fire prevention headquarters. Dry vegetation, strong changeable winds and high temperatures are making it difficult to extinguish the blaze, according to the...

    Dozen tourist buses catch fire in China

    Beijing, May 1 (PTI) At least a dozen tourist buses mysteriously caught fire at a parking lot in eastern Beijing, officials said. Beijing fire prevention bureau received a report in the afternoon that several buses were ablaze at a parking lot outside Xiedao Holiday Resort in Chaoyang district. The bureau sent 12 teams of firemen and 50 fire engines to the scene. The flames were extinguished at 2:23 pm (local time) and no casualties were reported, the bureau said...

    UNFPA regrets U.S. Decision to withhold funding

    Kathmandu, April 4: UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has said it regrets the decision by the United States (US) to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. This decision is as the UNFPA called based on the erroneous claim that UNFPA “supports, or participates in the management of, a programme of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization'” in China. “The UNFPA refutes this claim, as all of its work promotes the human rights of individuals...

    1 dead, 14 injured in shooting incident at Cincinnati nightclub

    (CNN): One person was killed and 14 others injured when gunfire broke out at a nightclub in Cincinnati early Sunday, police said. The shooting occurred at Cameo Night Club just after 1 a.m. ET, CNN affiliate WLWT reported. Several people are currently in surgery, Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Franz told CNN. Police do not have any suspects in custody, but are interviewing witnesses. While the motive is unclear, there’s no reason to suspect terrorism at this point, Franz said. Assistant...

    U.S. Pacific Commander Harris calls on PM Dahal

    March 21, 2017: Admiral B. Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), today has called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at latter’s official residence at Baluwatar. On the occasion, PM Dahal said that US Army’s support to Nepal during aftermath of the April 2015 earthquake was an example of high level partnership. He paid tribute to six US Army personnel who had lost their lives while rescuing quake affected people in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal...

    Man droving suspicious car near White House detained

    March 19, 2017(AP): A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House in a car that was deemed suspicious has been detained by the U.S. Secret Service. The car was stopped Saturday night about a quarter-mile from the White House. The Secret Service says it’s investigating. It hasn’t said what caused the car to be considered suspicious. Republican President Donald Trump wasn’t at the White House because he and his family are spending the weekend at...

    Syrian children in state of ‘toxic stress’: Save the Children

    March 7, 2017 (BBC): Save the Children reported millions of Syrian children could be living in a state of “toxic stress” due to prolonged exposure to the horrors of war. The damage to an entire generation of children could soon become irreversible without immediate help, it adds. The stress of war has led to increased bedwetting, self-harm, suicide attempts and aggressive behaviour among many children, according to a new report. The findings are based on hundreds of interviews in...

    East China storm kills six, at least 20 injured

    March 2, 2017: (Xinhua) Six people died and more than 20 were injured after stormy weather hit east China’s Jiangsu Province Wednesday afternoon, local authorities said Thursday. Strong gales swept Wuxi and Yancheng cities, with a maximum speed of 110 km per hour, tearing off roofs and damaging billboards and power facilities, according to the meteorological observatory of Yancheng City. In Wuxi, a pedestrian was hit by a falling billboard and died. Similar gale-triggered accidents left five people dead...

    China’s first high level biosafety lab ready for service

    March 1, 2017: China’s first high level biosafety laboratory has been accredited and will be formally putinto service, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on 23rd February. The lab willenable Chinese scientists to research live Ebola virus and other highly contagious andinfectious diseases. The authorization certificate was issued by the China National Accreditation Service forConformity Assessment, according to CAS. The lab is based in Wuhan, capital city of Central China’s Hubei Province, and will be usedto study class...

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