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Heavy casualties reported in military base attack in Ukraine

KIEV, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Heavy casualties have been reported from a clash between armed pro-Russian activists and Ukrainian servicemen at a military base in the country's eastern Donetsk region early Thursday.

Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on his Facebook account that at least thr...

Voting underway in Indian-controlled Kashmir's Udhampur constituency

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Voting for India's general elections in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir's second constituency began Thursday amid stringent security measures, officials said.

The voting in Udhampur parliamentary constituency started in the morning and wa...

Media: Iran, world powers to hold expert-level meeting in New York

TEHRAN, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Iran and six world powers will hold a fresh round of expert-level talks on Tehran's nuclear program in New York, Press TV reported on Thursday.

Experts from Iran and the P5+1 group, namely Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States plus Germany, will meet on Ma...

China donates to encourage Chinese language education at Cambodian schools

PHNOM PENH, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government on Thursday donated 203,000 U.S. dollars to the Chinese Association in Cambodia to support schools offering Chinese language courses in Cambodia.

Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo handed over the money to Duong Chhiv, the president of...

China Focus: Strike reveals loopholes, rising labor cost crunch

DONGGUAN, Guangdong, April 16 (Xinhua) -- A massive worker strike over social benefits in south China's Guangdong Province has exposed loopholes in the country's social security scheme and the growing pressure on manufacturers to keep up with rising labor costs.

The strike at Yue Yuen Industrial (...

China cancels fleet review for Western Pacific Naval Symposium

BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese navy announced on Tuesday that an international fleet review has been canceled for the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) to be held later this month in east China's Qingdao.

The search for missing Malaysian plane MH370 is still under way, with air fo...

China donates to encourage Chinese language education at Cambodian schools

17.04.14

PHNOM PENH, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government on Thursday donated 203,000 U.S. dollars to the Chinese Association in Cambodia to support schools offering Chinese language courses in Cambodia.

Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo handed over the money to Duong Chhiv, the president of...

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Landmine casualties in Cambodia up 90 pct in first two months

15.04.14

PHNOM PENH, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Casualties from landmines and unexploded ordnance have remarkably increased in the first two months of this year, a report of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority showed Tuesday.

The country reported 40 casualties, 6 people died and 34 injured,...

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About 14.9 pct of Vietnamese suffer from mental disorders: WHO

15.04.14

HANOI, April 14 (Xinhua) -- A total of 14.9 percent among Vietnamese population suffer from mental disorders, said a report by World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.

The report was released at a forum for international research and education network on mental health in Asia-Pacific co-held by ...

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Feature: Thailand indulges in Songkran joy disregarding political unrest

14.04.14

BANGKOK, April 13 (Xinhua) -- People across Thailand on Sunday kicked off their three-day merrymaking for the water-splashing Songkran festival, or the Thai New Year, under little, if any, shadow of the prolonged political tension.

Thousands of people in all age groups and from numerous countries ...

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Chinese tourists to Cambodia's Angkor world heritage site continue to grow

14.04.14

PHNOM PENH, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The number of Chinese visitors to Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple, one of the World Heritage Sites, has continued to grow in the first two months of this year, a tourism official said Sunday.

Some 71,100 Chinese had visited the 12th century temple during the January-...

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