Thursday, 18 July 2019

Xinhua

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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Jordan to train Saudis in uranium mining

AMMAN: The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission said that Saudi Arabia has started a programme to train its staff and cadres in Jordan in uranium mining. Under the one-year programme, which is conducted in cooperation with the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission and Jordanian Uranium Mining Company, Saudis will be trained in ...

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Japan’s service sector sentiment improves in February

TOKYO: Sentiment in Japan’s service sector improved in February from a month earlier, owing to warmer weather encouraging spending, a Cabinet Office survey showed Friday. The monthly Economy Watchers survey’s diffusion index, in which a score of more than 50 means people view current economic conditions in a positive light, ...

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Over 30 wildfires still active in northern Spain

MADRID: Emergency Services in Spain’s northern region of Asturias confirmed that they are still fighting 37 wildfires centered on 20 different localities Tuesday morning. The reports came after firemen and members of the Spanish Military’s Emergency Response Unit (UME) spent Monday working to extinguish what remained from the 139 fires ...

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Bernie Sanders starts 2020 presidential bid

NEW YORK: US Senator Bernie Sanders kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign as a second-time runner on Saturday in his hometown borough of Brooklyn, New York, reiterating his Democratic socialist views that have been reshaping the Democratic Party. On the snow-covered campus of Brooklyn College, Sanders, 77, expressed his determination ...

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China’s Xinhua unveils worlds first AI female news anchor

Beijing: China continues to make remarkable strides in making human journalists obsolete. On Tuesday, state news Xinhua announced that in collaboration with Sogou (search engine) has created the world’s first female AI news anchor, known as Xin Xiaomeng. The anchor will be making “her” debut during the upcoming Two Sessions ...

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