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Cambodia not planning to host Chinese military base

Phnom Penh, Oct, 26, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday dismissed reports that the country is planning to host a Chinese military base. The destruction of two U.S. funded buildings at the country’s Ream Naval Base, as shown in satellite images in...

Thai protesters rally in Bangkok after PM ignores resignation demand

Bangkok, Oct. 25, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Thai anti-government protesters rallied on Sunday after Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha disregarded their deadline to resign. Prayuth said he won’t quit after attending a Buddhist ceremony on Saturday evening that focused on national unity after months of political tensions. Several hundred...

Thousands evacuated as Philippines braces for year’s 17th

Manila, Oct. 25, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) The Philippines on Sunday braced for a typhoon, barreling toward its eastern coast, forcing thousands to evacuate amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges. The weather bureau said typhoon Molave was packing maximum sustained winds of 130km per hour...

17 people die in South Korea after flu vaccination

Tokyo, Oct. 22, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) The number of people who died in South Korea after being vaccinated against seasonal flu has risen to 17, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday. In the earlier hours of the day, a 74-year-old resident of the northwestern city...

Indian govt relaxes visa, travel restrictions amid COVID-19

New Delhi, Oct. 22,2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) The Indian government on Thursday relaxed its visa restrictions to allow all categories of foreign nationals to enter India through air or sea for any purpose except for tourism. An official statement said that the Federal Government has decided to...

China extends deal with Vatican on bishops by 2 years

Rome/Beijing,Oct.22,2020 (dpa/Naija247news) The Vatican and China have agreed to extend their temporary deal on bishop appointments for two more years, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. “The two sides will remain in close communication and consultation to continuously improve our...

China to promote reading habit among public

Beijing, Oct. 22, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Chinese authorities have called for efforts to promote reading to substantially increase the number of people who read frequently by 2025. The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee has issued a circular on Thursday indicating efforts...

Myanmar sees gradual decline in daily COVID-19 positivity rate

Yangon, Oct. 22, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Myanmar has seen a gradual decline in daily testing positivity rate of COVID-19 so far, a public health expert and senior advisor of the Health and Sports Ministry told Xinhua on Thursday. “The per cent positive of the tests has...

China urges U.S. to stop discrimination against Chinese students

Beijing, Oct. 21, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday told the U.S. Government to stop discriminative actions against Chinese students and academics in the U.S. Zhao Lijian said at a daily news briefing for some time, the U.S. had been abusing judicial...

Raysut Maldives Cement JV Formed; Acquisition of LafargeHolcim Stake Completed

75% takeover of cement terminal at Thilafushi Island to increase market presence in the Indian Ocean country Oman’s largest cement manufacturer, Raysut Cement Company (RCC), said it has closed the deal of acquiring 75 per cent of LafargeHolcim’s cement terminal at Thilafushi Island in Maldives,...
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