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Russian consul in Athens found dead; no signs of foul play

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 09,2017

Yahoo News ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say the head of the consular section at the Russian Embassy in Athens has been found dead in his apartment in the Greek capital, but there are no immediate indications of foul play.

Image : At CES 2017, Faraday Future showed the car that could make or break it

At CES 2017, Faraday Future showed the car that could make or break it

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 04,2017

CES At CES 2017, Faraday Future showed the car that could make or break it Faraday Future has endured its share of criticism, beginning at last year's CES when the much-hyped company showed images of a Batmobile-esque vehicle that was not designed

Image : Aleppo Christians prepare war-ravaged church for Christmas

Aleppo Christians prepare war-ravaged church for Christmas

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 23,2016

Inside Aleppo's crumbling Saint Elias Cathedral, Nehme Badawi and his brother Bashir rummage through the snow-covered rubble for wood and scrap metal to make a crude Nativity scene for Christmas. The roof of the famed church in Aleppo's Old City had

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Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop

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Farmers in the northern highland province of Yen Bai are preparing their terraced fields for a new rice crop. An impressive palette of colors can be seen on Tu Le fields these days: the green patches, the silvery white water, the brown mud, and the farmers in colorful clothes.
Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop
Terraced fields in the northern highland province of Yen Bai. Photos: Giang Ken
Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop
All the fields are being filled with water.
Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop
Local farmers plant seedlings.
Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop
The terraced fields in Yen Bai only have one crop a year.
Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop
Seedlings are handled with care.
Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop
The sticky rice grown here is well-known across the country for its quality.
Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop
A happy farmer
Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop
An aerial shot of the terraced fields
Vietnam's rice terraces changing colors for new crop
A man and his buffalo plow his field.
19 Vietnamese individuals, businesses named in Panama Papers verified

VietNamNet Bridge – The authorities have found information related to 19 individuals and organizations in Vietnam named in the Panama Papers, which were unveiled in early May. Speaking to the media about the investigation of 189 Vietnamese people and firms in the Panama Papers on June 15, Nguyen Van Phung, from the Tax Administration of the Ministry of Finance, said investigators have found information relating to 19 individuals and organizations.The investigating group has identified 30… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

G20 urged to ditch fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, go green

OSLO (Reuters) - Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday called on the Group of 20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 despite U.S. doubts about climate change.G20 nations should work "to accelerate green investment and reduce climate risk", they wrote on the eve of a two-day meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Germany to prepare a summit in Hamburg in July.The summit should set a clear timeline "for the full and equitable… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Israeli court punishes American for son's divorce refusal

The headquarters of the chief rabbinate in Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov. 5, 2016. The rabbinate is a state-sanctioned institution that controls all matter of marriage and divorce in Israel. An American citizen has been holed up in a Jerusalem apartment for more than a year, unable to return to his home in the U.S. after an Israeli rabbinical court confiscated his passport and banned him from traveling, claiming he’s the reason his son won’t grant a divorce to his estranged wife for my than a decade.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Over 1,750 migrants rescued in Med as Italy, Libya ink deal

Rome (AFP) - More than 1,750 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean within 24 hours, Italy's coast guard said Thursday, as EU leaders prepared for a summit on stemming the flow of boats from North Africa to Europe.On the eve of the Malta meeting, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and his Libyan counterpart signed a deal in Rome on tackling people smugglers in the North African country.Italy pledged money, coastguard training and equipment to assist the UN-backed government and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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