Saturday 29th February 2020

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    • South African President Zuma survives attempt to oust him

      Cape Town, South Africa (Global Times)-South Africa’s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has survived an ouster attempt in the country’s National Assembly. A motion of no-confidence in Zuma was defeated by 198 votes to 177. Even though the ballot was held in secret, the opposition was not able to persuade enough members of Zuma’s ruling African National Congress to side with them. Members of the ANC sang in celebration even before the result was formally announced. “I would like to thank you very much,” Zuma told supporters. “Once again, we prove that the ANC is the organization of the people.”...

    • 5 killed as 7.0-magnitude quake hits SW China earth quake china

      Five people were killed after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted a remote area in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Tuesday night, local authorities said. More than 60 were injured, including 30 in serious condition. Related report: 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Sichuan A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Jiuzhaigou county in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province Tuesday evening, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter was located 33.2 degrees north latitude and 103.82 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 20 km, the center said in a statement. Residents in Chengdu and Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province’s Weinan confirmed with the...

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    • US may boost interference as sea tension cools

      In the wake of the arbitration case, in which the Philippines’ claims prevailed over China’s regarding South China Sea, both countries are confronted with diplomatic difficulties on how to ease the tensions not only in terms of their bilateral ties, but also putting China-ASEAN cooperation back on track. It seems the Philippines has realized the strife with China over the maritime disputes in South China Sea could not be a game of chicken and negotiation is the only way to avoid extra losses, based on which a favorable turn is right around the corner. In spite of a possible détente...

    • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: ‘We’re prepared to do whatever it takes’ on North Korea

      (Globaltimes)US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called newly approved sanctions on North Korea “a gut punch” to that country Saturday and warned of possible military action should the regime continue its aggressions. “What I will tell you from the United States’ perspective, we’re prepared to do whatever it takes to defend ourselves and defend our allies,” Haley told CNN’s Ana Cabrera. “The ball is in North Korea’s court. They now have to decide where they want to go from here. We hope that they will go the route of peace and security.” Haley pushed back on the...

    • Three behaviors vital to people’s life expectancy: study

      If you want to have a longer life expectancy, advices from researchers are: keep weight down, don’t smoke and drink alcohol moderately. A study of the University of Michigan (UM) shows that people of fairly normal weight who never smoked and only drank moderately at age of 50 have a life expectancy that is seven years longer than the average American. These people can also delay disability up to six years. Using data from UM’s Health and Retirement Study of Americans aged 50 and older that began in 1992, and with research sample in 1998 including nearly 15,000 respondents...

    • Call transcript: Trump urged Mexican president to stop criticizing wall

      Washington (globaltimes)President Donald Trump boasted about his election victory, pressured his Mexican counterpart to remain quiet about a border wall and called New Hampshire a “drug-infested den” in a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, according to a transcript of the conversation revealed on Thursday by The Washington Post. he transcript of Trump’s conversation with Mexico’s leader was one of two phone calls revealed on Thursday, which provide a rare glimpse into the private conversations of a new US president testing his negotiating powers on foreign counterparts. The January 27 phone call with Peña Nieto came seven days...

    • Vidya Balan receives this special invitation from Hyderabad weavers

      n an industry where most actresses often opt for western outfits for appearances, Vidya Balandared to bring sarees back into the Indian fashion scene. Her traditionally draped six-yard elegant outfit often grabbed attention and even made a glamorous statement. A couple of years ago, the talented actress visited villages in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to observe weavers closely. Given her fondness for saree fabrics like cotton spun and hand woven silks, a popular group of Hyderabad weavers have invited Vidya Balan to launch their store. In fact, she is aware that Hyderabad is renowned for Pochampally sarees in cotton and silk...

    • WOW! Disha Patani sizzles on the cover of Grazia India

      Disha Patani, who made her Bollywood debut followed by an International debut, has become one of the most popular actresses for magazine photoshoots. From bikini to casuals, Disha has pulled off several outfits with aplomb on the cover of the magazine and now it is no different for Grazia India. Disha Patani, who bagged accolades for her Bollywood debut M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story, recently was seen posing for the cover of Grazia India for its August edition. Sporting a classy black lacy top and leopard print bottoms from the house of Louis Vuitton, the simple make-up and straight hair compliments...

    • Fuxing high speed trains restore confidence in Chinese tech at home and abroad

      Capable of running at 400km/hr, innovative train poses challenge to Western rivals ○ The debut of next-generation Fuxing bullet trains symbolizes that the shadow cast by the fatal 2011 Wenzhou crash has been dispelled. ○ The new trains, which were totally domestically developed, also mark a milestone in the country’s high speed rail exports and its companies’ competiveness with the West. ○ However political challenges still pose road blocks to Chinese technology being exported abroad. Passengers wait to board a Fuxing high-speed train in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on June 26. Photo: CFP Passengers on the brand-new high-speed Fuxing train...