Houses damaged in Jilin's 5.1-magnitude quake

18.05.2019 [20:27]
As of Saturday noon, 476 people have been affected after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted northeast China's Jilin Province, local authorities said, according to Xinhua. Around 167 households were damaged due to the quake in Ningjiang District of the city of Songyuan ...

Electric 'flying taxi' prototype unveiled by German start-up

17.05.2019 [20:42]
A new “flying taxi” has been unveiled by German start-up Lilium, which claims the vertical take-off craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years, according to The Guardian. The electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft is designed to travel up to 300km ...

7 dead following factory wall collapse in Shanghai

16.05.2019 [20:27]
Seven workers, who were wounded after a factory wall accidentally collapsed in Shanghai Thursday, have died in hospital, authorities said, Xinhua reported. As of 6:10 p.m. Thursday, 21 people had been pulled out of the debris and rushed to hospital ...

Verkhovna Rada schedules Zelensky’s inauguration for May 20

16.05.2019 [16:58]
Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) has decided that President-elect Vladimir Zelensky will be sworn in on May 20, the decision was adopted on Thursday by 315 MPs out of 226 needed for the motion to pass, according to TASS. "Therefore, the inauguration will take place on May 20 at 10:00 considering the introduced ...

New supercomputer`s components unveiled

15.05.2019 [21:42]
Japanese researchers have unveiled key components of a next-generation supercomputer that will be one of the world`s fastest, according to NHK WORLD-JAPAN. Research institute RIKEN and electronics maker Fujitsu have been ...

Australia to import first wheat in 12 years as drought bites

15.05.2019 [16:22]
Australia will import its first shipment of wheat in more than a decade as a drought across the country’s east coast wilts supply in the world’s fourth largest exporter of the staple grain, Reuters reported. Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources said late on Tuesday ...

President Xi Jinping calls for co-existence of various civilizations

15.05.2019 [14:07]
President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, according to chinadaily.com.cn. With the theme of "Exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared future," the conference aims to deepen cooperation among Asian countries ...

The royal mint releases new 50p coin dedicated to Sherlock Holmes

14.05.2019 [21:45]
The royal mint has released a new 50p coin dedicated to Sherlock Holmes, according to BBC. It is to celebrate 160 years since the birth of the character's creator - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The coin has a picture of the famous detective surrounded by some of his most famous cases ...

World`s most expensive coffee sells for $75 a cup in San Francisco

14.05.2019 [16:34]
The world's most expensive cup of coffee was briefly available in the U.S. over the weekend, but only at one coffee retailer in San Francisco. The coffee, which was imported from Panama, costs $803 per pound ...

Former vice finance minister sentenced to 15 years in prison for graft

13.05.2019 [20:39]
Former vice minister of finance Zhang Shaochun was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for taking bribes worth 66.98 million yuan (about 9.8 million U.S. dollars), according to Xinhua. His illegal gains will be turned in to the national treasury. He was also fined 6 million yuan, according ...

Beijing's new airport completes 1st passenger plane test flight

13.05.2019 [13:40]
Beijing Daxing International Airport completed its first test flight of passenger planes as four aircraft landed safely on the runway Monday morning, according to Xinhua. China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China and Xiamen Airlines ...

Close all Roma camps to safeguard kids

12.05.2019 [15:50]
All Roma camps must be closed to safeguard children, Interior Minister and rightwing populist League leader Matteo Salvini said, ANSA reports. "I'm glad the pope met Roma and Sinti kids in the Vatican: to safeguard them it is my goal to close all the camps ...

Swing set in Japan recognized as world's longest

12.05.2019 [15:21]
A circular swing in Kitakyushu, measuring 163 meters in circumference, was recognized as the longest in the world, according to Kyodo News. The 100-seat swing set in Hibikinada Green Park was awarded the Guinness World Record after ...

Household gas explosion with fatality occurred in Rostov Region

12.05.2019 [12:51]
Two died and two others were injured as a result of the domestic gas explosion in a two-storey house in the Kamensky District of the Rostov Region, press service of the regional emergencies department said, TASS reports. "Information about the utility gas explosion in the two-storey residential house with sixteen apartments ...

Avalanche sweeps away Anadolu Agency reporter in Turkey

11.05.2019 [22:13]
An Anadolu Agency correspondent went missing after he was swept away by an avalanche in northeast Turkey on Friday, the agency reported. Abdulkadir Nisanci, the agency correspondent, was covering the road construction works on Mount Soganli ...

Britain`s most famous toy shop, Hamleys, bought by India`s richest man

11.05.2019 [16:23]
The 259-year-old toy seller­Hamleys has been acquired by India`s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, for an undisclosed sum.Mr Ambani`s conglomerate Reliance Industries confirmed yesterday that it had signed an agreement with the retailer`s Chinese owner ...

Global trade tensions a setback on sustainable development, UN chief

11.05.2019 [12:22]
“Current global tensions are a major setback for sustainable development,” the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres said at the World Trade Organization, according to China Daily. "Significant obstacles have emerged in our efforts to harness the positive ...

Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free

10.05.2019 [22:56]
Japan enacted legislation Friday making preschool education free as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to expand child care support and stem the country's falling birthrate, according to Kyodo news agency. The government will use revenue from the planned consumption ...

Seven tourists die in avalanche in Altai mountains

08.05.2019 [21:27]
A tourist group consisting of nine people got into an avalanche in the Altai mountains on May 6, seven people died, while two tourists survived, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry informed TASS on Wednesday."On May 6, an avalanche went down in the South Chuya Range area ...