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WORLD News List


UN Chief welcomes intra-Yemeni talks in Sweden

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the launch of intra-Yemeni consultations in Sweden and urged the parties to make progress by exercising flexibility and engaging in good faith and without preconditions, Xinhua news agency reported.


Brazil court suspends boeing-embraer tie-up

A Brazilian federal court suspended a proposed US$4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane manufacturer Embraer pending the government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro taking office.


South Korea: fire at animal shelter kills 260 abandoned dogs, cats

Around 260 animals died Friday in a fire at an animal shelter in Anseong, south of Seoul, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported fire department officials as saying.


Cuba finally rolls out mobile 3G, though too costly for most

Cuba became one of the last countries in the world to get 3G mobile internet services, though most citizens on the communist-run island won't be able to afford it.


VinTech to invest US$4.5 million in decoding Vietnamese genome

The VinTech technology development company’s big data research institute announced Thursday that it will start a US$4.5-million project on building Vietnamese genome data next year.


South Korea to lower child-rearing expenses to tackle low birthrate

South Korea on Friday announced a set of measures to remove the fundamental causes cited for drop in country's birthrate, including the high cost of child-rearing and an increasing number of people opting not to have children, Yonhap news agency reported.


More than 1,000 Syrian refugees return to homeland from Lebanon

Over 1,000 Syrian refugees Thursday returned to their homeland from different areas in Lebanon including Nabatieh, Bekaa, Tripoli and Shabaa, Elnashra, Xinhua news agency reported, citing an online independent newspaper.