Thursday, 20 June 2019

Xinhua

China earthquake kills 12, injures 134

BEIJING: The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. More than 4,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures were damaged or collapsed following late Monday’s earthquake outside Yibin in ...

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Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world

LIMA/SHANGHAI: China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a U.N. body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model. The move comes after the ...

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Four people shot in US drive-by shooting

TEXAS: Four people were shot during a drive-by shooting in the United States (US) – Houston in the of Texas state – on evening, according to the local police. The victims were then taken to a local hospital with their conditions unknown, the Houston police tweeted. Police did not release ...

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G20 ministers issue joint statement on trade, digital economy

FUKUOKA: Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 economies on Sunday issued a joint statement in the Japanese city of Fukuoka after a two-day meeting on trade and digital economy. The statement said, “global growth appears to be stabilizing and is generally projected to pick up ...

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Measles continues to spread in US, 764 cases reported

WASHINGTON: A total of at least 764 measles cases have been confirmed in 23 states of the United States since the beginning of this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. This is an increase of 60 cases from the previous week, and the greatest number ...

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Five miners killed as landslides hit central Indonesia

AKARTA: Five bodies have been retrieved from the affected areas and two others sustained injuries after landslides hit a pearl mining in South Kalimantan province of central Indonesia, a disaster agency official said here on Wednesday. The disaster took place when miners were mining pearl at the traditional mine in ...

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Egyptian court sentences 7 defendants to death

CAIRO: An Egyptian court issued on Saturday preliminary death sentences against seven defendants involved in attacking a hotel in Giza near the capital Cairo in 2016, official MENA news agency reported. The defendants are among 26 others who are accused of leading an outlawed group, supplying it with firearms and ...

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India records 2.15m new TB patients in 2018

MUMBAI: India notified 2.15 million new tuberculosis patients in 2018, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has said. The ministry said in a release on Sunday, the World TB Day, that the initiatives taken by the public and private sector have resulted in an increase from 25 percent to ...

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Chinese manufacturer to build advanced solar module plant

NANJING: Chinese solar panel manufacturer Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System will launch a 1GW half-cell solar module factory in May. The company, based in east China’s Jiangsu Province, has more than 6GW of PV products applied in over 40 countries. Seraphim’s new plant is built in northern China’s Shanxi Province, in ...

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Malaysia vows greater efforts against tiger

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s government announced the launching of a campaign to provide greater protection for the country’s tiger amid an alarming increase of poaching. Speaking at the launch of the Save Our Malayan Tiger campaign, as part of events to mark the International World Wildlife Day, Minister of Water, Land ...

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