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Standard Chartered issues 1st international yuan-denominated letter of credit using blockchain

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Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) has recently facilitated the completion of the first international yuan-denominated Letter of Credit (LC) transaction using blockchain, signifying an important...
Coronavirus

Comoros reports 1st COVID-19 case

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President of the Comoros Azali Assoumani confirmed Thursday afternoon the first COVID-19 case during his address to the nation. According to Mr....
Malaria parasites - seen here infecting red blood cells - and mosquitoes do not like cold temperatures

China’s support toward Zambia’s fight against malaria commended

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China's support toward Zambia's malaria fight has contributed to the reduction in the number of cases of the disease in the country, a Zambian...
airstrike

U.S. forces conduct 1st airstrike against Taliban after peace deal

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The U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted a defensive airstrike in support of Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, the first raid...
covid 19 masks

Algeria confirms 1st COVID-19 case

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Algerian Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid on Tuesday announced that the first COVID-19 case was detected in the country. In a statement to...
first Artificial intelligence (AI) officer

New Zealand Police unveils 1st AI officer

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New Zealand Police is modernizing its services by unveiling its first Artificial intelligence (AI) officer on Wednesday. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike...
The Walmart store in Hayden

At least 3 people shot at Walmart in U.S. Arkansas

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Three people were shot Monday morning inside a Walmart in the U.S. state of Arkansas, and one suspect was killed by police. ...
Antonio Guterres

Cyber realm a “new frontier” of the fight against terrorism – UN Boss

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that a "new frontier" of the fight against terrorism is the cyber realm and called for complementing security...
5G technology

Hubei gets 1st 5G smart street-lamp

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Authorities in central China's Hubei Province have built the first 5G smart street-lamp in the provincial capital Wuhan. Appearing to be a...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) meets with Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov (L), in Khartoum, Sudan, March 16, 2019. Russia on Saturday reiterated commitment to enhancing cooperation with Sudan in the political, economic and trade fields. (Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir)

First Russian-African Summit Will Have Sudanese leader in Attendance

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday received an invitation from the Russian President Vladimir Putin to take part in the first Russian-African summit to...
online shopping

Kenya licenses 1st online forex trading money manager

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Kenya's capital market regulator said Tuesday it has licensed the country's first company to operate online foreign exchange trading. The Capital...
Afghanistan occupation by United States military coming up on 16 years

Gunfight: Afghan 11 policemen killed

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At least 11 Afghan police personnel have been killed and four police wounded in a gunfight and an ambush attack in western province of...
accident

Road accident in western Kenya claims thirty lives

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A road accident Sunday on a major highway in west Kenya killed 30 and injured dozens of others. The accident occurred at dawn when a...
Electoral campaign

Electoral campaign ends as Angola expects new president

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Angola's electoral campaign, which started on July 23, closed on Monday countrywide, a process that happened without major constraints. Angolans will go to the polls...

Accountancy And Finance Awards Opens Nomination 1st August

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The Ghana Accountancy and Finance Awards (GAFA) provides a platform to recognize individuals and companies that play a significant role in the practice and...
Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye, from 1st S.Korean female president to 1st ousted leader

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Impeached President Park Geun-hye of South Korea was permanently removed from office on Friday as the constitutional court upheld the impeachment motion. ...
baby

Facts surrounding the 1st baby of new three-parent technique found

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Scientists on Monday revealed technical details behind the world's first baby who was born one year ago using a new and controversial three-parent method,...
earthquake

5.6-magnitude quake strikes Japan’s northeast, no tsunami warning issued

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan's northeast on Tuesday, the weather agency here...

Saudi FM arrives in Baghdad on official visit

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Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister arrived on Saturday in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on an official visit, an Iraqi foreign minister official told Xinhua. ...
rocket bomb

DPRK test-fires 1st ballistic missile since U.S. President Trump takes office

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile into its eastern waters early Sunday, South Korea's...
rice

Myanmar earns over US$300 million from rice export in 1st 10 months of FY

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Myanmar exported over 1.2 million tons of rice in nearly 10 months of the current fiscal year 2016-17 as of January, earning 376 million...
Japan

Japan’s average monthly wages see 1st annual rise in 5 years in 2016

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Averages monthly wages in Japan on an inflation-adjusted basis increased 0.7 percent in 2016 from a year earlier, marking the first annual rise in...
South Korea flag

Lotte holds 1st board meeting to exchange THAAD site for military land

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Lotte International, a unit of South Korea's fifth-largest conglomerate Lotte Group, held the first board of directors meeting on Friday to discuss the land...
Asian Stocks

Singapore stocks end up 0.68 percent

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Singapore shares closed ni0.68 percent higher on Wednesday, as investors bought on price dips in the morning after U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany...
AFP/File / Robyn Beck A sign reading "No Trump Anytime" on April 27, 2016 in the hills above Hollywood, California

California moves to be 1st “sanctuary state” from Trump’s immigration policy

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The Public Safety Committee of the U.S. California State Senate approved a bill Tuesday which would make the state a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. ...
elections

Exit polls: Bulgaria to elect a new president in runoff

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According to Alpha Research agency, the Bulgarian Socialist Party-backed Major General Rumen Radev is expected to have 24.8 percent of the valid votes, against...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

4 killed, 3 hurt in Kabul truck attack – police

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"One militant rammed a truck bomb at the wall of North Gate camp which gives home to several foreign companies and logistic firms. Two...
ECOWAS

ECOWAS 1st industrial Summit ready for takeoff soon

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Speaking to the GNA on Thursday, he said, he is satisfied with the preparations so far as well as the encouraging response not only...
Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angolan president lays 1st stone for stadium rehabilitation

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The president was briefed by local officials on the latest development of the overall rehabilitation process of Sambizanga, which was the Angolan leader's home...
Food Prices

UAE unveils first eco-friendly center for food and fuel

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"Research and innovation underpin the UAE's ability to overcome environmental and social challenges, such as food and water security, while protecting our ecosystems," UAE...