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Inner Mongolia to lift all poor counties out of poverty by year end

Northern China's inner Mongolia autonomous region will lift all of its poor banners and counties out of poverty by the end of this year, said the regional government Thursday. So...

  Asia / South Asia

Hunger prompts India to review Hindu nationalism

Indian dietary culture has kept its unique customs and traditions, some of which hinder its efforts in poverty relief. India ranked 102 among 117 countries in the Global Hunger Index in 2019, behind such economies as Nepal, North Korea and Pakistan. Although India has emerged as one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, many of its people still...

China sets air quality target for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei

Chinese authorities on Wednesday released an action plan for air pollution control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas, setting specific targets for the autumn and winter season. The average density of PM2.5, fine particulate matter that causes smog, should drop by 4.0 per cent from Oct 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, compared with the same period last year,...

Turkey, US agree on Syria ceasefire

Turkey has agreed to a five-day ceasefire in northeast Syria to allow for withdrawal of Kurdish forces, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. “Today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria,” Pence told a news conference after more than four hours...

  Europe

  Europe

Huge moment for Ethiopia as Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize

Ethiopia found itself in the global spotlight for all the right reasons after Abiy Ahmed, its young, dynamic prime minister. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Awarded since 1901 for outstanding contributions to peace, the 2019 prize recognised Abiy's "efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea",...

Rwanda kills 19 assailants after deadly national park attack

Rwandan security forces have killed 19 people who were part of a group that carried out a deadly attack in a tourist hub in the north of the country on Friday, a police spokesman said. The assailants, who mostly carried traditional weapons like knives, attacked the Kinigi sector in Musanze district, where the Volcanoes National Park offers tourists the chance...