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At least 40 killed in China construction accident- Xinhua

At least 40 killed in China construction accident- Xinhua

At least 40 people were killed in a scaffolding collapse Thursday morning at a construction site in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported. A work platform at a power plant cooling tower being built in the city of Fengcheng came tumbling down at about 7:30 a.m., an official with the local Work […]

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Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Nov 20, – A U.S.-Myanmar mountaineering team trekked through jungles crawling with cobras, made a brief, illegal detour through Chinese-controlled Tibet and survived a terrifying 600-foot drop into a crevice on their way to the top of what has long been thought to be the country’s second-highest peak, Mount Gamlang. Myanmar may have a new […]

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6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand

6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand

Nov 04, – The double-decker ferry, carrying Thai and foreign tourists, left Lan island for the 30-minute trip to the resort town of Pattaya on Sunday evening, said police Col. Suwan Cheawnavinthavat. Shortly after the boat departed, an engine problem sent the passengers on the first deck rushing to the second floor, causing the ferry […]

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EU environment ministers call for action on climate

EU environment ministers call for action on climate

Oct 29, – In a 40-page document released in Brussels, they also called on the 28-nation bloc to reform the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) and said environmental action need not clash with efforts to limit energy prices. Thirteen European environment ministers urged the European Union on Monday to adopt ambitious energy and climate goals […]

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Competitiveness of educational excellence

Competitiveness of educational excellence

Oct 28, – Some of the richest, most competitive, most fashionable parents on the planet leave no stone unturned in the fight to provide their children with the upper hand. Babies who cannot even form sentences in their native English are signed up to “baby and me” lessons in Chinese or French in the ultra-trendy […]

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Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

Oct 17, – Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said search teams had recovered the bodies of 15 crash victims by the time their operations ended Thursday because of the strong current and darkness. He said they were unable to immediately identify them or their nationalities. Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy […]

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Mass evacuation before Indian cyclone limited toll

Mass evacuation before Indian cyclone limited toll

Oct 14, – Cyclone Phailin, the strongest tropical storm to hit India in more than a decade, destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of crops, but a day after it made landfall in Orissa state on the country’s east coast, authorities said they knew of only 17 fatalities. Mass evacuations spared India the widespread […]

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Kenya minister says 59 killed in mall attack

Kenya minister says 59 killed in mall attack

Sep 22, –  The attack by al-Qaida-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya’s interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using […]

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Chinese, Indian leaders played down border dispute, calls for cooperation

Chinese, Indian leaders played down border dispute, calls for cooperation

May 20, NEW DELHI (AP) — Friction has been building between the Asian giants in recent years as they vie for regional influence and access to fuel needed to feed their growing economies. Li Keqiang’s trip to India, his first visit abroad since becoming Chinese premier, seems intended to minimize those tensions. The leaders of […]

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Chinese incursion put India in tight corner

Chinese incursion put India in tight corner

May 3, AP – NEW DELHI — They finally reached their destination and pitched a tent in the barren Depsang Valley in the Ladakh region, a symbolic claim of sovereignty deep inside Indian-held territory. So stealthy was the operation that India did not discover the incursion until a day later, Indian officials said. The platoon […]

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