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Undersea gas fires Egypt's regional energy dreams

Published On: November 18, 2018 12:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

EGYPT, Nov 18: Egypt is looking to use its vast, newly tapped undersea gas reserves to establish itself as a key energy exporter and revive its flagging economy.

Somalia holds first boxing competition since civil war

Published On: November 18, 2018 10:30 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SOMALIA, Nov 18: Somalia has held its first boxing competition in more than three decades, with young fighters in the conflict-torn nation dreaming of a career in international rings.

US, China in feisty clash on trade, influence at APEC

Published On: November 17, 2018 10:09 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Nov 17 : China and the United States traded heated barbs Saturday ahead of an APEC summit, lashing out at each other over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" in the region.

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 mn children by 2030, study warns

Published On: November 12, 2018 03:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts warned Monday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide.

In China's Himalayas, a wine 'flying above the clouds'

Published On: November 12, 2018 12:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BEIJING, Nov 12: A $300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes.

Sri Lanka crisis deepens as president calls snap election

Published On: November 11, 2018 12:02 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

COLOMBO, Nov 10, 2018 (AFP) - Sri Lanka plunged deeper into crisis Saturday after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked parliament and called a snap election, leaving the country facing a further two months of damaging political paralysis.

China-backed trade deal centre stage at summit as US retreats

Published On: November 11, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

CHINA, Nov 11: World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.

Imran Khan urged by Engineer to restore India-Pakistan Test links

Published On: November 1, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

INDIA, Nov 1: India great Farokh Engineer has called on former Pakistan captain turned Prime Minister Imran Khan to use his political clout to help restore Test match links between the border rivals.

Pakistan overturns Christian woman's blasphemy death sentence: court

Published On: October 31, 2018 12:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PAKISTAN, Oct 31: Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Christian mother facing execution for blasphemy in a landmark case which has incited deadly violence and reached as far as the Vatican.

Solari takes first training sessison at Real Madrid

Published On: October 30, 2018 08:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Santiago Solari took charge of his first training session as interim Real Madrid coach on Tuesday.

World Cup ski meet called off with bad weather

Published On: October 28, 2018 04:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

AUSTRIA, Oct 28: Massive overnight snowfall was too much for the Solden giant slalom course and organisers decided to call off the two men's World Cup runs on Sunday.

Nationwide protests in India over police agency turmoil

Published On: October 27, 2018 10:35 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 : India's main opposition staged nationwide protests Friday, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of removing the head of the premier investigation agency in order to scuttle a probe into a controversial jet deal.

NATO to show military muscle in massive Norway exercises

Published On: October 23, 2018 01:18 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

OSLO, Oct 23 : Some 50,000 troops will kick off NATO's biggest military exercises since the Cold War on Thursday in Norway, a massive show of force that has already rankled neighbouring Russia.

Curfew declared in Nigerian city after deadly sectarian violence

Published On: October 22, 2018 12:49 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NIGERIA, Oct 22: Nigerian authorities declared a 24-hour curfew on Sunday in Kaduna after clashes between young Christians and Muslims left at least 55 people dead.

Honduras zoo struggles to replace the drug money that built it

Published On: October 7, 2018 01:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

HONDURAS, Oct 7: An imposingly tall giraffe, powerful African lions and proud Bengal tigers are among the many highlights of a zoo -- created by wealthy drug traffickers -- that is like a Garden of Eden in the green mountains of Honduras.

UN report confronts nations with tough choices on climate

Published On: September 30, 2018 12:10 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Sept 30: The world's nations will gather at a UN conference in South Korea on Monday to review and approve a 20-page bombshell -- distilled from more than 6,000 scientific studies -- laying out narrowing options for staving off climate catastrophe.

Typhoon Trami injures 50, readies direct hit on Japan mainland

Published On: September 30, 2018 11:45 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

JAPAN, Sept 30: A powerful typhoon hurtled toward Japan's mainland Sunday after injuring dozens on southern islands, as weather officials warned that fierce winds and torrential rain could trigger landslides and floods.

1,001 ways to lose a Nobel Prize

Published On: September 28, 2018 03:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

It's easier to lose a Nobel Prize than to win one.

Ford executive says may boost production in China to avoid tariffs

Published On: September 25, 2018 02:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

UNITED STATES, Sept 25: Ford is looking at speeding up plans to build more Lincoln models in Chinese plants amid the growing trade war with the United States that has made US exports less attractive, a senior executive said Monday.

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

Published On: September 25, 2018 01:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

CHINA, Sept 25: China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".