Friday, 15 November 2019

Xinhua

Indian tea exports to Pakistan plunged 50% since clashes

NEW DELHI: Indian tea exports to Pakistan have plunged 50 per cent since the two countries clashed in February, according to a report published by Indian business news website Business Standard. Amid growing tensions over the illegal annexation of Indian-occupied Kashmir by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the tea trade ...

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Libya navy rescues 196 illegal immigrants off western coast

TRIPOLI: Libyan navy said it rescued 196 illegal immigrants in two separate operations off the country’s western coast. “A rubber boat with 89 illegal immigrants was rescued nearly 75 miles off the coast of Khoms city (some 120 km east of the capital Tripoli),” the navy’s spokesman Ayob Qassem told ...

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Moscow issues protest over FBI interrogation of Russian MP

MOSCOW: The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it had issued a strong protest to the United States with regard to the detention and interrogation of a Russian parliament member by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). “We declare a strong protest in connection with the actions of the U.S. authorities ...

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World Bank to allocate $120m for Lebanon’s

BEIRUT: Lebanese Health Minister Jamil Jabak said Sunday that the World Bank has decided to allocate 120 million U.S. dollars to equip primary care centers and finance people’s medical needs in Lebanon, the National News Agency reported. “The World Bank will offer 120 million U.S. dollars to equip centers and ...

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DR Congo to use second Ebola vaccine

KINSHASA: Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) planned to deploy a second Ebola vaccine to control an outbreak that has killed more than 2,100 people. he new vaccine made by U.S.-based firm Johnson & Johnson was safe, the DRC’s Ebola response team said in a statement on ...

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Iran announces increase of uranium enrichment concentration

TEHRAN: Iran announced Sunday that it is raising its uranium enrichment concentration beyond the limits set by the landmark 2015 international nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Earlier on the day, Ali Rabiee, the spokesman for Iranian government, said in a live broadcast from state ...

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Taiwan separatist attempts doomed to fail: spokesman

Any attempts to provoke and create confrontation between compatriots across the Taiwan Strait is doomed to failure, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said. An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks in response to questions related to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration’s attempts ...

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UNESCO approves Yimeng Mountain as Global Geopark

JINAN: The United Nations Educational, Scien­tific and Cultural Organiza­tion (UNESCO) has approved Yimeng Mountain in east Chi­na’s Shandong Province as a Global Geopark, according to local authorities. The moun­tain is the second UNESCO Global Geopark in the prov­ince after Mount Tai. The prov­ince has 13 national geoparks and 51 provincial ...

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44 killed as bus plunges into gorge in India

SHIMLA: At least 44 people were killed when a bus in India’s mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh plunged into a gorge, officials said. Another 28 were undergoing treatment, many of them for critical injuries, after the private, overcrowded vehicle veered off the road and fell into a 150-metre gorge in ...

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