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Hundreds of scientists call on Australia to urgently reduce carbon emissions

Australia needs to pull its weight when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to 274 of the country's leading climate, fire and weather scientists who penned an open letter to the nation's policy makers on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 12:02:24

Modi addresses campaign rally ahead of Delhi state elections

Modi addresses campaign rally ahead of Delhi state elections
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 11:48:56

Social media giants move against misinformation on novel coronavirus outbreak

Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus, waves of rumors have surged on social media to fan fear, misunderstanding and hatred. World major social media companies have vowed to take actions to contain the viral spread of misinformation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 11:03:29

Dozens of koalas killed, injured by logging

Dozens of koalas have been euthanized and some 80 more are being treated for injuries and starvation after their habitat was logged, prompting an Australian government investigation Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/3 17:48:40

Lebanese launch "Innovative Day" in protest against political class: report

Thousands of Lebanese from all over Lebanon on Sunday took part in the "Lebanon's Innovative Day" in Beirut's downtown in protest against the ruling political class, local Al Jadeed TV channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/3 14:35:54

Coronavirus won't turn you into a 'zombie,' says Malaysian government

The deadly coronavirus will not cause victims to act like zombies, Malaysia's government said on social media, as ­officials act to correct the spread of misinformation surrounding the outbreak.
Source: Agencies | 2020/2/2 18:13:41

Australian drunk driver hits a group of pedestrians, kills 4 children

A drunk driver slammed his pickup truck into a group of children in Sydney, killing two sisters, their brother and a cousin and seriously injuring three others, police alleged on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/2 17:33:40

Bushfires reach ACT, Canberra on high alert

Australia's capital, Canberra, was on high alert on Sunday as bushfires burned nearby, while smoke and dust covered large parts of the country's east, prompting warnings from health authorities.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/2 17:18:48

Ethnics culture festival kicks off in Myanmar

An ethnics culture festival kicked off in Yangon on Saturday, with the participation of varieties of ethnic groups from across Myanmar.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/2 10:17:12

State of emergency declared amid bushfire threat to Australian capital

Authorities have declared a bushfire state of emergency in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/31 20:15:02

South Australia commits to climate action following bushfire crisis

The Premier of the South Australia State of Australia has promised to tackle climate change in 2020 in order to mitigate the impact of future bushfires.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/31 13:42:52

Shot fired at protest against citizenship law; one wounded

An unidentified man fired at a protest against India's new citizenship law near a university in Delhi on Thursday, wounding one person, witnesses said, the first such incident in the capital city during more than a month of demonstrations.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/30 23:53:40

Japan's former emperor Akihito recovers from brief loss of consciousness

Japan's former emperor Akihito, who stepped down last year, has recovered after a brief loss of consciousness on Wednesday, a palace spokesman said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/30 23:48:41

Injured in bushfires, Australian koalas rest and heal at a temporary home

Alice was sitting in a shed while enjoying the mist that could cool her down in Australia's hot summer. You could still see her injuries left by the bushfire that has killed at least 33 people, but Alice is much healthier now.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/30 13:38:20

National science body to aid Australian recovery from bushfire crisis

Australia's national science body will be called up to help the nation recover from devastating bushfires.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/30 12:04:22

Myanmar receives over 4 mln foreign tourists in 2019

Myanmar received over 4.36 million foreign visitors in 2019, said the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/29 18:31:59

S.Korea's population mobility rate hits 47-year low in 2019

South Korea's population mobility rate hit the lowest in 47 years last year due to the fast population aging and the government's measures to tighten loan standard for home purchases, statistical agency data showed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/29 18:28:05

Bushfire poses "most serious" fire threat since 2003 to Australian capital

A bushfire south of Canberra is recognized as the most serious bushfire threat since 2003 and has engulfed more than 10,000 hectares in the remote Orroral Valley.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/29 15:31:39