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Chinese scientists develop flexible sodium-ion microcapacitors

Xinhua November 12, 2019 18:16:46

Chinese scientists have constructed a prototype of planar sodium-ion microcapacitors (NIMCs) with high power density, superior thermal stability and excellent mechanical flexibility. The prototype wa...

Netizens urge Japan to handle 41 cracks in grounds of Fukushima nuclear plant

Global Times November 12, 2019 17:26:30

Chinese and Korean netizens are calling on Japan to deal with dozens of cracks discovered in facilities containing radiation at the Fukushima nuclear plant as soon as possible. According to a report...

Fear grips Kashmiri village where Indian migrant workers killed

-- November 12, 2019 16:29:14

Locals in the Kashmiri village where five Indian migrant labourers were killed by gunmen last week say they are living in fear of militant groups as well as the subsequent crackdown by security forces...

54 injured after man sprays corrosive liquid in China kindergarten

-- November 12, 2019 12:36:43

Fifty-one children and three teachers were injured after a man sprayed a corrosive chemical in a kindergarten in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Tuesday. The incident happen...

Attack in Damascus kills two, wounds six

-- November 12, 2019 11:20:46

At least two people were killed and six wounded in an attack in the early hours of Tuesday that targeted a building in Damascus, the Syrian capital, state television said. The building, which state m...

Iran adds to breaches of nuclear deal with enrichment push: IAEA report

-- November 12, 2019 10:35:44

Iran is enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site and rapidly accelerating enrichment more broadly, a report by the UN atomic watchdog showed on Monday, outlining Tehran’s latest breaches...

Open market boon to spill over from China's import expo

Xinhua November 11, 2019 18:16:11

As the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) concluded Sunday, more overseas companies will share the benefits of China's large market that is opening wider to the world.Australian firm Freedo...

Chinese president arrives in Greece for state visit

-- November 11, 2019 15:20:32

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Greece Sunday for a three-day state visit to consolidate traditional friendship and strengthen cooperation between the two countries. It is the first visit by...

Haze wraps New Delhi again as air quality plummets

-- November 11, 2019 14:13:36

Haze shrouded India’s capital city again on Monday, with residents braving dangerous air quality to return to work after a weekend of clearer air and better weather. The air quality index of th...

Cyclone Bulbul kills nine in India

FE ONLINE DESK November 11, 2019 12:03:13

At least nine people were killed in the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha on Sunday before veering off towards Bangladesh. The toll could rise further, India media reported citing officials. T...

Malaysian court tells ex-PM Najib to defend himself in 1MDB-linked case

-- November 11, 2019 10:46:52

A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defence against seven counts of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power in a case linked to a...

Murder of Indonesia palm oil activists shows growing threat, rights groups say

-- November 10, 2019 20:14:42

The murder of two Indonesian activists, which police say was ordered by a palm oil businessman, highlights the escalating violence and threats faced by environmentalists who challenge the industry, ri...

Israeli farmers lament the end of Jordan land deal

-- November 10, 2019 19:27:34

It has been a bitter harvest for some Israeli farmers on the border with Jordan. On Sunday, a 25-year-old deal between the two countries that has allowed them to cultivate land there formally expires,...

Libya deports about 200 illegal immigrants

-- November 10, 2019 19:06:15

Libya’s Immigration Control Department in the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday announced the deportation of almost 200 illegal immigrants to Egypt. The Illegal Immigration Control Departmen...

HK protesters vandalise subway station

-- November 10, 2019 18:13:45

Protesters smashed windows in a subway station and a shopping mall Sunday and police made arrests in areas across Hong Kong amid anger over a demonstrator’s death and the arrest of pro-democracy...

Iran discovers oil field with 53b barrels of crude

-- November 10, 2019 18:04:25

A new oil field that would increase Iran’s proven reserves by about a third has been discovered, President Hassan Rouhani has said. The field, in the south-western province of Khuzestan and abo...

Russian professor kills lover during argument

-- November 10, 2019 17:28:20

A well-known Russian historian has confessed to murdering his lover - a former student - his lawyer says, after he was found in a river with a backpack containing a woman’s arms. Oleg Sokolov,...

Imperial couple of Japan rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

-- November 10, 2019 17:10:10

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday in a motorcade to mark this year’s imperial succession as well-wishers waved national flags and held up mobile p...

Indian Muslims won’t seek Ayodhya verdict review

-- November 10, 2019 17:05:05

The group of Muslims involved in the case over a disputed religious site at Ayodhya in India has welcomed the Supreme Court verdict favouring a Hindu temple on the land.  The UP Sunni Waqf Board...

Iran rejects reports of IAEA finding traces of uranium at unnamed site

-- November 10, 2019 16:24:29

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected as a “trap” reports that the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, found traces of uranium at an Iranian sit...

Maid flooded with job offers after her business card goes viral

-- November 10, 2019 16:12:49

Geeta Kale, a domestic help in Pune, has been flooded with job offers from all corners of India. The reason - a business card that one of her employers, Dhanashree Shinde, designed for her, according...

Airplane makes emergency landing in Manila as engine fails

-- November 10, 2019 16:06:13

An airplane operated by South Korea’s Asiana Airlines bound for Singapore made an emergency landing in Manila late on Saturday due to an engine problem, a company spokesman said, according to ND...

Ayodhya verdict: India detains dozens over social media posts, celebrations

-- November 10, 2019 15:22:51

LUCKNOW/AYODHYA, Nov 10 (Reuters): Dozens of people in India have been detained on suspicion of publishing inflammatory social media posts and setting off celebratory firecrackers after the Supreme Co...

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from house arrest

-- November 10, 2019 14:16:10

Cambodia has freed opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest more than two years after he was arrested and charged with treason, but he remains banned from politics and from leaving the country, a...

Australia bushfires kill three, force thousands from homes

-- November 10, 2019 13:34:37

At least three people are dead and thousands have been displaced by a weekend of bushfires in Australia, reports BBC. On Sunday, the fire emergency’s third day, more than 100 blazes were stil...

Australian firefighters battle blazes, brace for more

-- November 10, 2019 13:02:40

MELBOURNE, Nov 10 (Reuters): Australian firefighters raced on Sunday to contain widespread bushfires that have left three people dead, and braced for worse conditions in coming days as they warned the...

India pilgrims in historic visit to Pakistan temple

-- November 10, 2019 12:29:44

  A historic corridor to one of Sikhism's holiest shrines is now open, allowing Indian pilgrims rare visa-free access to the site in Pakistan, reports BBC. The Kartarpur corridor leads from the...

Two die as cyclone Bulbul hits Bangladesh, India

FE ONLINE DESK November 10, 2019 10:31:24

Two people have died as Cyclone Bulbul struck India and southern Bangladesh on Saturday. One of them was killed by an uprooted tree in West Bengal's Kolkata, and another by a wall collapse during the...

Xi stresses building world-class air force

-- November 09, 2019 17:33:58

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for efforts to fully build the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force into a world-class air force. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party o...

Xi's pledges manifestation of China's commitment to further opening up: Experts

Xinhua November 09, 2019 17:30:53

The pledges made by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the ongoing second China International Import Expo (CIIE) to promote higher-level opening up are a clear manifestation of China's commitment to hold...