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Nepal celebrates National Plantation Day today

Planting a sapling in Kathmandu today Mr. Oli said Plantation Day is not limited to a Government programme but each and every citizen of the country has its role in it. Government of Nepal has decided to observe National Plantation Day on Asadh 14 of the Nepali calendar every year. ... Read More »

Coffee slump forces Central Americans to migrate

In the first eight months of the current U.S. fiscal year, which began in October, the number of migrants detained or refused entry at the U.S.-Mexico border exceeded 570,000 – more than the total for all of the previous year. The vast majority of those migrants were from Central America. ... Read More »

Bids to destroy WTO is counter-productive: Putin

“This is clear that it (global trade) needs to be adapted to the present-day developments,” Putin told a meeting of leaders from BRICS nations on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Japan’s western city of Osaka. “We consider counter-productive any attempts to destroy WTO or to lower its role.” ... Read More »

Chinese scientists sequence whole genome of 3,800-year-old wheat samples

Four Chinese institutes jointly conducted the research. The scientists extracted DNA from seven ancient wheat seeds dating back to 3,800 years ago discovered from Xiaohe and Gumugou cemeteries in northwest China’s Xinjiang, which is an essential geographic intersection between the East and the West. They then sequenced the whole genome ... Read More »

Cuba legalizes independent movie-making

Until now, Cuba’s independent filmmakers have had to scramble to get their projects made due to the lack of legal recognition. And while their works have sometimes won renown in film festivals abroad, they have lacked distribution at home. The government said, however, that as of Aug. 23, a new ... Read More »

Bjorn Again kick off music at sun-drenched Glastonbury Festival

The Friday morning crowd enthusiastically sang along to Abba hits “Waterloo”, “Super Trouper” and “Dancing Queen”. Other acts on the Pyramid Stage on Friday include Lauryn Hill and George Ezra before a highly anticipated performance by Stormzy, the first British rapper to take the prestigious headline slot. English indie rock ... Read More »

NASA to send drone to Saturn’s moon for clues on human origins

“Today I am proud to announce that our next New Frontiers mission, Dragonfly, will explore Saturn’s largest moon, Titan,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a video teleconference. Dragonfly, a golf-cart sized drone with four propellers, will embark on an eight-year mission in 2026 to Titan, a moon orbiting the ... Read More »

Ethan Lindenberger addresses the United Nations

Lindenberger addressed a high-level meeting about how to combat vaccine misinformation at the United Nations on Friday and said, “Young people especially have a great opportunity to be vocal leaders in a movement that collectively ruins anti-vaccine disinformation.” He also called for an end to online misinformation. While Lindenberger denounced ... Read More »

Dustbin man dubbed ‘a hero’ after saving hamster

The distressed animal poked its head out of a discarded coffee cup which fell out of a torn bin bag being removed by cleaner Ray Aichinson, 57. Thankfully Ray spotted the little pet, and called passersby to help. They ran to a nearby pet shop, in Filton Abbey Wood Retail Park, Bristol, ... Read More »

G20 Summit: ‘Digital Economy’ the focus on Day 1

The first day of the G20 summit 2019 saw digital economy taking the centre-stage, with world leaders expressing their willingness to expand on digital trade and open markets. China came out as a strong advocate of the issue. Addressing his G20 counterparts, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping called for the establishment ... Read More »