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The 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum Focuses on Energy Transformation in China

December 10, 2017 | Legal & Politics

SANYA, China, Dec. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Themed on “Green Energy and Low Carbon Economy”, the 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum (SEIF) was held in Sanya, Hainan on December 7-8. The experts present at the forum expected that China’s energy industry would develop towards organic integration of various energy sources as well as integrated and […]

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The 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum Focuses on Energy Transformation in China

December 10, 2017 | General

SANYA, China, Dec. 10, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Themed on “Green Energy and Low Carbon Economy”, the 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum (SEIF) was held in Sanya, Hainan on December 7-8. The experts present at the forum expected that China’s energy industry would develop towards organic integration of various energy sources as well as integrated and complementary […]

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Govt taking steps for provision of housing facilities to masses

December 10, 2017 | Business, Company News

Balochistan Provincial Minister for planning and Development Dr Hamid Khan Achakzai has said that Provincial Government is taking concrete steps for provision of housing facilities to the masses.He said this while inaugurating a grid station of Zarghoo…

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Anti-India rallies held across AJK

December 10, 2017 | Entertainment

In connection with International Human Rights Day, anti-India demonstrations and rallies were held across AJK like other parts of the country.A sit-in and rally arranged by International Forum for Justice and Pasban-e-Hurriayat was taken out in Muzaffa…

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Urge Nuclear Powers to Sign UN Treaty

December 10, 2017 | Business

MOSCOW Winners of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize warned that the world was “one impulsive tantrum” away from destruction, urging nuclear nations to adopt a U.N. treaty banning atomic weapons.

“Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?” Beatrice Fihn, who accepted the award on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), asked in her speech following the group’s acceptance of the award.

Fihn warned that in particular, warlike threats exchanged between North Korea and the United States amid nuclear tests by Pyongyang were forcing the world to live “under the conditions where our mutual destruction is only one impulsive tantrum away.”

The Geneva-based group, which received the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year, consists of about 500 organizations in more than 100 countries that are working toward global nuclear disarmament.

The Nobel committee praised ICAN’s efforts toward securing the 2017 U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. A total of 122 nations adopted the deal � but none of the nine known nuclear powers signed up.

In a break from tradition, the three western nuclear powers � the U.S., France and Britain � sent second-ranking diplomats rather than their ambassadors to Sunday’s ceremony.

Receiving the award with Fihn was 85-year-old Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and now an ICAN campaigner, who described horrible scenes in the aftermath of the atomic bomb in 1945 when she was 13 years old.

“Listen to our testimony. Heed our warning. And know that your actions are consequential,” Thurlow said during her speech at the ceremony.

The nine nations that have nuclear weapons boycotted the U.N. treaty negotiations, which began in February. They are Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel.

Nearly three decades after the end of the Cold War, the debate between disarmament versus deterrence is still being fought.

Source: Voice of America

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Federal govt to construct dam in Khyber Agency

December 10, 2017 | General, Sports

The federal government has decided to construct a dam in Bara Area of Khyber Agency.In an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent, Manager Planning and Development, FATA Development Authority Ghousur Rehman said feasibility study…

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Sindh Home Department constitutes social media team

December 10, 2017 | Medical

Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal says the Home Department has constituted a social media team to address complaints of the people.Talking to media during a visit to Sea View area of Karachi on Sunday, he said the step has been taken as registrati…

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New Protests Erupt in Muslim, Arab World Against Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

December 10, 2017 | Education

A new wave of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital erupted Sunday in parts of the Muslim and Arab world.Lebanese security forces outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut fired water cannons and…

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GBLA to meet on Wednesday

December 10, 2017 | Legal & Politics

The 23rd session of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) will be held in Assembly Hall in Gilgit on Wednesday.Speaker Fida Muhammad Nashad will preside.In the session legislation will be made on different matters besides deliberation on public …

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