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  • TGUATEMALA CITY: Twenty-five people have been killed and 296 others injured in Guatemala as a highly active volcano near the country's capital erupted for the second time this year, authorities said Sunday. About 1.7 million people have been affected by the eruption and more than 3,000 evacuated, ...

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  • TCHANGSHA - A research team with Hunan University has successfully developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can swiftly detect diabetic retinopathy. The algorithm enables doctors to find signs of diabetic retinopathy from pictures with the help of a supercomputer ...

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  • TCHICAGO - Brain exercises like reading and playing card games could help lower the risk of developing dementia, according to a recent study. Published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, the study followed up the lives of 15,582 healthy Chinese individuals at 65 or older who live in Hong Kong. The ...

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  • TBEIJING - Morgan Stanley is seeking a stronger presence in China due to wider opening in financial sector and a growing middle income group. "Morgan Stanley is very focused on the Chinese market which has been a very stable and important part of our global franchise," James Gorman, chairman ...

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  • TBEIJING - Trade between China and Central Eastern Europe (CEE) countries grew steadily in 2017, the Ministry of Commerce said over the weekend. Trade volume between China and 16 CEE countries reached 68 billion US dollars last year, up 15.9 percent year on year. China's export to CEE countries grew ...

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  • TBEIJING  -  A four-day international counter-terrorism forum hosted by China’s armed police force concluded in Beijing Thursday. Themed “Mountain Counter-terrorism Strategy,” the Great Wall-2018 International Forum on Counter-terrorism event attracted more than 180 ...

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  • TJapanese engineers have developed a dexterous cyborg by integrating living muscle tissue into robots, according to a study published in the journal Science Robotics. Researchers at The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science developed a new method that could turn individual muscle ...

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  • TCANBERRA-An Australian study has shed new light on the mystery of how the solar system formed in a cloud of gas and dust in space billions of years ago. The joint study, led by The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Crete in Greece, unravelled the mystery when examining a ...

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  • TBEIJING:-China's carbon dioxide monitoring satellite TanSat has 75 data users worldwide, according to the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The 620-kg satellite received 11,000 data orders and 27,478 GB of data downloads. TanSat, launched last December, was China's first satellite to ...

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  • TNASEERABAD:- At least 10 people including four policemen were injured as a bomb went off in Balochistan city of Naseerabad. A police vehicle, which was on its routine patrolling across the city, was targeted by a roadside planted bomb on the outskirts of Naseerabad district, Dunya News ...

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  • T   KABUL:- At least 19 militants were killed in airstrikes in four Afghan provinces within the past 24 hours as Afghan and coalition forces continued with the mopping-up operations, the command of Afghan special forces said on Sunday. “The Afghan Special Operations Forces-led airstrikes ...

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  • TMAIMANA - A key Taliban commander and his deputy have been killed in the northern Afghan province of Faryab on Saturday, police said. “Acting on tip-off the security forces organized ambush on the enemies in an area of Shirin Tagab district early this morning, killing Mawlawi Gulistan the ...

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  • TKABUL - The US forces in Afghanistan targeted a meeting of Taliban leaders in Musa Qala district of the restive southern Helmand province on Thursday, said a statement of US Forces-Afghanistan released here. “Task Force-Southwest, under US Forces-Afghanistan authorities, confirmed a ...

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  • TNew Delhi - A protester was killed by a rubber bullet in southern India Wednesday, a day after 10 were shot dead when police opened fire on a rally demanding the closure of a copper plant, officials said. Tuesday’s police firing, which also left about 80 people injured, sparked intense ...

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  • TBEIJING - Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met here on Wednesday with Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua. Yang, who is also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central ...

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  • TTHE HAGUE - Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki submitted a referral on Tuesday to the International Criminal Court (ICC) asking prosecutors to immediately open a formal investigation into accusations of Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. "The State of ...

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  • TBEIJING - Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi on Tuesday called on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries to enhance political mutual trust and jointly safeguard regional stability and development. Zhao made the remarks in a keynote speech at the 13th ...

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  • TBEIJING-‘Avengers: Infinity War’ continued to lead the Chinese box office in the week ending May 20, earning about 600 million yuan (94 million US dollars), China Film News reported Tuesday. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the superhero movie has pocketed a total of 1.87 billion ...

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  • TBEIJING - Chinese State Councilor Zhao Kezhi Monday met  with leading officials from six other member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), respectively, pledging to enhance practical cooperation on law enforcement security. They are in Beijing for the 13th meeting of SCO ...

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  • TMOSCOW - The United States continues testing its missile defense systems and producing missiles which are prohibited by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty aimed at limiting strategic weapons, said a Russian military official on Monday. In an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, the ...

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  • TWashington/MAIMANA - Upbeat assessments of an improving security situation in Afghanistan do not line up with the facts on the ground, the Pentagon watchdog said Monday, pointing to “few signs of progress” in the war-torn nation. Top US officials and military commanders insist Afghan ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday chastised Iran for its nuke and missile programs, vowing to issue Tehran the toughest sanctions in history if it does not change course. In a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a US-based conservative think tank, the US top diplomat rolled ...

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  • T ADDIS ABABA : The Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday 690 Ethiopians imprisoned in Saudi Arabia have returned home. In a press statement, the Office of Spokesperson Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), said the Ethiopians were released on Sunday morning after discussions ...

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  • TTEHRAN - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that European efforts to save the nuclear deal after the exit of the United States were not sufficient. "With the exit of the United States from the nuclear agreement, expectations from the European Union (EU) to preserve the ...

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  • TKABUL - A number of members of the Afghanistan’s Meshrano Jirga (the Upper House of Parliament) on Sunday said the United States and NATO have not supported the Afghan forces in the war against insurgents as well as they should have based on their security agreements with Afghanistan. The ...

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  • TBEIJING-China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope, will have with a new receiver installed to boost its efficiency in surveying the sky. The 19-beam L-band receiver, first of its kind  worldwide, is ...

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  • TCANBERRA-Ancient DNA has proved to archaeologists that the first farmers in Southeast Asia were migrants from South China. Researchers extracted DNA from the bones of 18 human bodies found in modern-day Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar to estimate when new genes started flowing into the ...

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  • TKATHMANDU-  Nepali photojournalist Purnima Shrestha has scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Qomolangma, becoming the first photojournalist from Nepal to stand atop, authorities confirmed. This is the first ascent of 27-year-old Shrestha to the 8,848-meter high Qomolangma, known as ...

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  • TGAZA  - Three Palestinians died Saturday of their wounds sustained during May 14 clashes with Israeli soldiers near the border, medics said, making the rallies' death toll increase to 114. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of Gaza health ministry, said around 12,000 were injured and some 50 are ...

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  • T WASHINGTON : One person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting attack near a high school in the US state of Georgia Friday night, local authorities said. The shooting reportedly occurred in the parking lot of Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, a city about 24 km south of ...

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