Saturday, 24 August 2019

Xinhua

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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Five parties likely to enter Ukrainian parliament: Poll

KIEV: Five political parties could reach the 5 percent barrier to enter Ukraine’s parliament following next month’s elections, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported. If parliamentary elections were held next Sunday, Servant of the People party would get 47.5 percent of the votes, Opposition Platform — For Life would get 11 percent, ...

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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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