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US-UK-Japan trio win Nobel in Chemistry for lithium-ion batteries

By   /  October 10, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on US-UK-Japan trio win Nobel in Chemistry for lithium-ion batteries

Stockholm, Oct. 9 (AP): Three scientists on Wednesday were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to the development of lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices in an increasingly portable and electronic world. The prize went to John B Goodenough of the University […]

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins children’s award

By   /  October 4, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins children’s award

The Hague, Oct. 4 (AP): A Dutch children’s rights organisation has awarded its annual prize to 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg and a 14-year-old peace campaigner from Cameroon. KidsRights said Friday that it is awarding the International Children’s Peace Prize to Thunberg and peace activist Divina Maloum. South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the organization’s patron, […]

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Taliban reject direct talks with Afghan government

By   /  July 28, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Taliban reject direct talks with Afghan government

Kabul, July 28 (AP): An Afghan official said Sunday that the government would hold its first-ever direct talks with the Taliban within two weeks, but the insurgents quickly denied any such meeting was planned and reiterated their opposition to negotiating with government representatives in their official capacity.

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Facebook to invest $300 million in local news initiatives

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Facebook to invest $300 million in local news initiatives

New York, Jan. 15 (AP): Facebook says it is investing 300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook’s program to help local newsrooms with subscription business models and investing in nonprofits aimed at supporting local news. […]

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Powerful typhoon lashes Philippines, killing at least 12

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Powerful typhoon lashes Philippines, killing at least 12

Tuguegarao (Philippines), Sep. 15 (AP): Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead and six missing, as southern China braced for the powerful storm.

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Iran orders the closure of a pro-reform newspaper

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Iran orders the closure of a pro-reform newspaper

Tehran, Sep. 15 (AP): Iranian media are reporting that the country’s General Prosecutor has ordered the closure of a reformist newspaper on charges of insulting the Shiite religion.

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US marks 9/11 with sombre tributes, new monument to victims

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on US marks 9/11 with sombre tributes, new monument to victims

New York, Sep 11 (AP) Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city. Debra Sinodinos was among the thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others expected at Tuesday’s anniversary […]

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4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 left to go

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on 4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 left to go

Mae Sai, July 8 (AP): Rescuers in northern Thailand today extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an ongoing operation to rescue the 12 boys and their coach. The head of the operation said it was going “better than […]

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Pompeo appeals for NKorea to replicate Vietnam’s ‘miracle’

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Pompeo appeals for NKorea to replicate Vietnam’s ‘miracle’

Hanoi, July 8 (AP): Undeterred by a blistering rebuke of his efforts to forge a denuclearisation deal with North Korea, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today appealed for North Korea’s leadership to follow Vietnam’s path in overcoming past hostilities with the United States. Pompeo called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to replicate […]

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Suu Kyi visits Myanmar region torn by Rohingya conflict

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Suu Kyi visits Myanmar region torn by Rohingya conflict

Yangon, Nov. 2 (AP): Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar’s leader today to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades. Her visit to Rakhine state comes as Suu Kyi is under intense international […]

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