Xi calls for bolstering confidence, jointly addressing global challenges

China Economic Net Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping this week proposed a Global Development Initiative, calling for bolstering confidence and jointly addressing global threats and challenges to build a better world for all. Xi made the remarks at the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via video, as […]

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Pakistan in contact with Chinese and Korean investors consortium to discuss investment: Privatisation Minister

China Economic Net Islamabad: Federal Minister for Privatisation Mohammed Mian Soomro said this week that meetings with renowned investors consortium from China and Korea had been held to discuss investment. “So far leading investors consortium from China, Korea and Russia have been interacted with, who have shown keen interest in the investment potential of Pakistan […]

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China’s Tianjin Municipality named sister-city to Karachi, Islamabad

Gwadar Pro Beijing: China’s Tianjin Municipality was declared as sister cities to Karachi and Islamabad respectively and sister-province to Punjab to further enhance the bond of friendship between China and Pakistan. Pakistani Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque and Mayor of Tianjin Municipality, Liao Guoxun, signed a ‘Letters of Intent’ for establishment of sister-city and […]

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Australian wildfires triggered massive algal blooms in Southern Ocean

Clouds of smoke and ash from wildfires that ravaged Australia in 2019 and 2020 triggered widespread algal blooms in the Southern Ocean thousands of miles downwind to the east, a new Duke University-led study by an international team of scientists finds. The peer-reviewed study, published September 15 in Nature, is the first to conclusively link […]

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Reforestation could help save coral reefs from catastrophe

Increasing reforestation efforts in coastal regions could substantially reduce the amount of sediment run-off reaching coral reefs and improve their resilience, a University of Queensland-led study has found. The study analysed more than 5,500 coastal areas from around the world and found that nearly 85 per cent of them leached sediment to coral reefs, the […]

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A possible new pathway for treating epileptic seizures in patients with autism

Autism affects about 2% of children in the United States, and about 30% of these children have seizures. Recent large-scale genetic studies revealed that genetic variants in a sodium channel, called voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.2, is a leading cause of autism. Overactive sodium channels in the neuron cause seizures. Doctors often treat seizures by giving […]

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Italy supports Pakistan’s efforts on health: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that health was an important component of social life and his country supported Pakistan’s efforts in this regard. “Italy had initiated health diplomacy with Pakistan by assisting the country in the health sector. He underscored the importance of global health collaboration and knowledge-sharing,” he […]

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Study rewrites understanding of modern Japan’s genetic ancestry

Tokyo: An analysis of ancient DNA is transforming the understanding of the genetic ancestry of Japan’s modern-day population, identifying a crucial contribution from people who arrived about 1,700 years ago and helped revolutionize Japanese culture. Research published this week showed that the people of Japan bear genetic signatures from three ancient populations rather than just […]

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British govt didn’t advise against Pakistan tour: Christian Turner

Newswire Islamabad: The British High Commission did not advise against England cricket’s tour of Pakistan next month on security grounds, the top British diplomat in Pakistan said this week. In a video message, British High Commissioner Christian Turner said the BHC had supported the tour and “our travel advice for Pakistan has not changed.” He […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo’s childhood in Kabul and 60 years later!

Newswire For two crucial weeks in August, Stefano Pontecorvo was the world’s eyes and ears inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. And although it wasn’t visible to the global public, the Italian diplomat was also the nerve center of the airlift that took place during those frantic weeks. As NATO’s senior civilian representative in […]

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Pakistan and Australia are close friends: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Canberra: Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said that Pakistan and Australia are close friends and there is a lot of potential to enhance the cooperation further. Speaking to Covert from Canberra, the senior diplomat said Pakistan gives a special importance to its ties with Australia. “Our relationship has traditionally been good […]

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Let’s jointly build BRI: Xi Jinping

Xu Wei President Xi Jinping reiterated this week China’s commitment to championing the principles of equality, mutual learning, dialogue and inclusiveness in exchanges between civilizations and working with different nations to jointly build the Belt and Road. Xi made the remark in a congratulatory letter to the 2021 Belt and Road-The Great Wall International Folk […]

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Pakistan following China to achieve 100 percent vaccination target against the Covid-19: Planning Minister

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that Pakistan was following Iron Brother China to achieve 100 percent vaccination target against the Covid-19. Speaking to Gwadar Pro here, he said that China had been helpful in both providing the vaccines and guidelines.“We are following China. The way they […]

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Top Karachi universities to get Chinese hybrid buses

Gwadar Pro Karachi: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said this week that Port Qasim will gift Chinese hybrid buses to the University of Karachi, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Sindh Medical College (SMC) and NED University. Speaking to journalists here, he remarked that the government wanted to facilitate the top educational […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese hosts former PM Yusuf Raza Gilani

Newswire Islamabad: Italian Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese this week invited Senator Yusuf Raza Gilani, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Leader of the Opposition in Senate at his residence.Both the sides discussed historical linkages between the two countries and shared perception on broad range of regional and international issues. Italian Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese said that he […]

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Japan’s New Richest Person Builds $38 Billion Automation Fortune

Heesu Lee and Min Jeong Lee Tokyo: Takemitsu Takizaki, the founder of electronic-sensor maker Keyence Corp., has overtaken Uniqlo billionaire Tadashi Yanai to become Japan’s richest person.Takizaki is worth $38.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after his company’s shares almost doubled since the start of last year. Fast Retailing Co.’s Yanai, who lost […]

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Kate Middleton, Prince William attend her brother James Middleton’s wedding

Washington: Prince William and Kate Middleton jetted to France recently for the intimate wedding of her brother James Middleton to his French love, Alizee Thevenet. According to Fox News, the royals of Cambridge with their three young children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, were all on hand to witness James and Thevenet finally […]

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