5.5-magnitude quake hits 171 km southwest of Nadi

January 14, 2017 10:30 PM
5.5-magnitude quake hits 171 km southwest of Nadi

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted 171 km southwest of Nadi, Fiji on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 10 kilometers, was initially determined to be at 18.6661 degrees south latitude and 176.0729 degrees east […]

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Beijing to cap population at 22 mln in 2017

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Beijing to cap population at 22 mln in 2017

BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — Beijing is on course to cap its population at 22 million in 2017 as the capital saw its population growth rate slow last year, said acting mayor Cai Qi. Beijing plans to remove non-essential functions and improve urban management, said Cai while delivering the city’s […]

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Serbia asks France to extradite former Kosovo paramilitary leader

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Serbia asks France to extradite former Kosovo paramilitary leader

BELGRADE, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — The Serbian government on Friday asked France to extradite former Kosovo paramilitary commander and politician Ramush Haradinaj to face war crime charges. Marko Djuric, director of the Serbian government’s office for Kosovo and Metohija, told reporters that Serbia appealed all countries to adhere to international […]

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Space station astronauts conduct 2nd spacewalk

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Space station astronauts conduct 2nd spacewalk

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Friday conducted their second spacewalk in a week to complete a battery upgrade to the outpost’s power system. American astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, a first-time spacewalker, switched their spacesuits to battery […]

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Greece receives 481 mln euros from EU for refugee crisis

January 13, 2017 10:20 PM
Greece receives 481 mln euros from EU for refugee crisis

ATHENS, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Greece has received 481.9 million euros (513.3 million U.S. dollars) in aid from the European Union (EU) over the past two years to deal with the refugee crisis, local media reported on Thursday. The beneficiaries of the emergency funds are the Greek authorities (ministries, police, […]

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NATO report shows over 10 pct of women in armed forces

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NATO report shows over 10 pct of women in armed forces

BRUSSELS, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — NATO on Friday said in a report that the representation of women in armed forces of NATO members has increased to 10.8 percent in 2015, reaching the highest since 1999. The organization on Friday published an annual review on gender in a military. The report shows […]

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