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Nations responsible for much of the world’s ocean plastic pollution have promised to start cleaning up their act.
At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines said they would work to keep plastics out of the seas.
Some of the promises are not yet formalised and environmentalists say the measures proposed are not nearly urgent ...
Vicky Holland won bronze in the triathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Mixed-gender events in athletics, swimming, table tennis and triathlon have been approved for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the IOC has announced.
The Games will include a 4x400m mixed relay in athletics and a 4x100m medley mixed relay in swimming.
IOC president Thomas Bach said the Games will be “more ...
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Image captionDutch artists Alfons and Adrie Kennis created an Oetzi lookalike
High in a remote area of the Oetztaler Alps in northern Italy, 5,300 years ago, Oetzi the Iceman was shot in the back with an arrow.
It hit a main artery and he probably bled to death within minutes.
His body was preserved in the ice, making ...
Kathmandu, June 2: In a bid to give message to the world market that Nepal is the gateway to Himalayas, the Himalayan Travel Mart, 2017 kicked off in the capital on Friday.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the conference being organized with the theme of ‘Nepal Gateway to the Himalayas’.
Addressing the conference, President Bhandari expressed the confidence that the mart would ...
Kathmandu, June 2: Nikita Chandak has lifted the title of Miss Nepal-2017 organized by the Hidden Treasure Nepal. Chandak was declared the title winner after the final talents show event organized in the capital city this evening.
Likewise, Rojina Shrestha has bagged the title of ‘Miss Earth Nepal’.
Similarly, Niti Shah has won the title of the ‘Miss International Nepal’. A total ...
Phalebash (Parbat), June 3: A trek route will be developed from Ratamata area to Karkineta Bazaar in Phalebash Municipality – 1.
The route is being built with an aim to facilitate the domestic and external tourists that visit Karkineta, which is the old gateway to Dhaulagiri zone.
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has extended one million rupees in support ...
Kathmandu, June 3: As part of the ‘Clean the City’ campaign launched by the newly elected mayor and deputy mayor, Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s wards will be kept clean in a consistent manner.
The newly elected mayor and deputy mayor launched the campaign on Thursday as part of which the road stretches from Bansbari to Chakrapath, TIA to Gaushala, Balkhu to Kuleshwor ...
A Russian innovation in armoured warfare has pushed Norway to replace many of its current anti-tank systems.
Active protection systems (APS) are being built into Russia’s new Armata T-14 tank, posing a problem for a whole generation of anti-armour weapons, not least the US-supplied Javelin guided missile, used by the Norwegian Army.
The warning comes from Brig Ben Barry of the International ...
Image captionGuode (L) after the funeral in April 2015 of the children who died
A mother who killed three of her children by deliberately driving them into a lake in Australia has been jailed for at least 20 years.
Akon Guode, 37, killed one-year-old Bol and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit in Melbourne in 2015.
Another child, six-year-old Alual, was also in ...
North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile, the third apparently successful test in as many weeks.
The Scud flew about 450km (280 miles) before landing in Japanese waters, prompting Japan to lodge a protest.
Observers say the tests indicate the North is making progress towards missiles capable of carrying warheads.
The North has repeatedly defied a UN resolution banning all nuclear and ...