Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Xinhua

Extreme Weather Kills 21 Ultramarathon Runners In China

Photo – Twitter BEIJING – Twenty-one people running a mountain ultra-marathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported on Sunday. After an all-night rescue operation in freezing temperatures involving more than 700 personnel, rescuers were able to ...

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China completes historic Mars spacecraft landing

An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, “leaving a Chinese ...

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Ford could produce its own EV battery cells by 2025

Xinhua via Getty Images DETROIT – Ford Motor should be selling enough electric vehicles in North America to produce its own battery cells domestically by 2025, an executive with the automaker told CNBC. The timeline is the most detailed Ford has given for EV battery production, which Wall Street is ...

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China shows off Covid-19 vaccines for first time

BEIJING: China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week – vaccine ...

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Pompeo insists China ‘tide is turning’ at contentious US Senate hearing

WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted the “tide is turning” in dealings with China, citing international support for Washington s policies even as he expressed “dismay” at the number of countries supporting Beijing s new security law for Hong Kong. Reflecting rising tensions between the world s two largest economies, Pompeo ...

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China invalidates Pompeo’s allegations on virus widespread

BEIJING: China refuted United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks in which he claimed China had not told the world the truth about COVID-19, saying the remarks had once again exposed Pompeo’s nature of lying and cheating. “Speaking of credibility, the United States, under the banner of ‘America first’, had repeatedly ...

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The Week in Pictures

A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO: REUTERS , A Covid-19 testing lab built with an air-inflated structure went into trial operation on Monday at a sports venue in Daxing District of Beijing to address the city’s rising demand for nucleic acid tests after ...

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Residents, police officers in Britain dance together amid lockdown

. PRESTATYN: Local residents and police officers take part in a workout and dance session aimed at helping people cope with the coronavirus outbreak in Prestatyn in north Wales, Britain. Local police officer Rich Fishlock (L) takes part in a workout and dance session with local residents organized by resident ...

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Sailor kills two civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

PEARL HARBOR: An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The commander of ...

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