Death toll from east China landslide rises to 10

October 5, 2016 10:49 am· Comments Off on Death toll from east China landslide rises to 10 

HANGZHOU, Oct. 5 — Ten people have been confirmed dead by Tuesday after a landslide hit a village in eastern China's Zhejiang Province last Wednesday, local authorities said.

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Warring parties in Yemen must protect schools — UNICEF

October 5, 2016 10:49 am· Comments Off on Warring parties in Yemen must protect schools — UNICEF 

GENEVA, Oct. 5 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday urged all parties to the Yemeni conflict to protect schools, students and teachers as the war-torn country's schools open this week.

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UN peacekeeping chief calls on Sudanese parties to carry out political roadmap

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 5 — UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, on Tuesday called on all Sudanese parties to implement a political roadmap, which serves as the basis for the peace process, including ceasefire, in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur regions.

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European Parliament votes to crack down on trade in torture goods

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STRASBOURG, Oct. 5 — The European Parliament, gathered for its plenary session here on Tuesday, voted overwhelmingly to crack down on European Union (EU) trade of goods and services used for torture and capital punishment in third countries.

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Dialogue at root of civilizations can help deal with current crises – Greek expert

October 5, 2016 10:49 am· Comments Off on Dialogue at root of civilizations can help deal with current crises – Greek expert 

By Maria Spiliopoulou

ATHENS, Oct. 5 (PNA/Xinhua) — Cross-cultural dialogue in particular between Greece and China, the two cradles of the world's civilization, can help the governments and citizens across the globe to review their approach to current crises and find most effective solutions, an acclaimed Greek expert has said.

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Canadian environment commissioner slams mismanaged nuclear power plant safety inspections

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OTTAWA, Oct. 5 — A number of failings were found at Canada's nuclear regulator responsible for ensuring the country's nuclear plants are safe and secure, Canada's Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand said on Tuesday.

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Radiation detection system launched at Bulgaria's border checkpoints

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SOFIA, Oct. 5 — A radiation detection system that covers all of Bulgarian border checkpoints with non-European Union (EU) members was officially launched here on Tuesday.

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UN relief chief calls for humanitarian access in Yemen

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 5 — The UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Stephen O'Brien, on Tuesday concluded his three-day visit to Yemen, calling for all parties to grant humanitarian access and uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians in a conflict that has displaced three million people, injured and killed thousands of innocent civilians, a UN spokesman told reporters here.

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White House calls Trump not role model

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 — The White House on Tuesday doubled down its criticism of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling him not a role model for Americans in any way.

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Russia to continue cooperation with US on Syria despite strained ties – Kremlin

October 5, 2016 10:49 am· Comments Off on Russia to continue cooperation with US on Syria despite strained ties – Kremlin 

MOSCOW, Oct. 5 — Russia would continue cooperation with the United States despite Washington's suspension on the interaction with Moscow over the Syrian settlement, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

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