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Bus and tanker truck collide in Brazil killing 20
SAO PAULO (AP) — Officials say a bus and a tanker truck filled with milk burst into flames when they collided in southern Brazil, killing 20 people and injuring at least 10.
Fire department official Fernando Cesar Bettaro says the accident occurred early Monday near Cafezal do Sul in Parana state.
He says the truck driver and 18 passengers on the bus burned to death. One passenger died of a heart attack shortly after the accident.
Most of the 30 passengers were headed to a public hospital for cataract surgeries.
Bettaro says the cause of the accident is being investigated.
The Latest: Spain probes if boy's body from migrant drowning
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant influx (all times local):1:30 p.m.Authorities in southern Spain are investigating whether a boy's body that washed up on a beach last week is linked to a group of sub-Saharan migrants that drowned in mid-January as they tried to cross the Strait of Gibraltar.The corpse of a boy that appeared to be around 6 years old was found by a local villager on Friday on a beach in Cadiz, said Agustin Munoz, a representative of the central government in the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Agriculture – fertile land for start-ups: Prime Minister
The “Start-up Youth” programme aims to encourage young people to develop start-up enterprises and mobilise financial, personnel and infrastructure resources to support their start-ups. Under the programme, students at universities and junior colleges will be supported to realise their initiatives and start-up ideas. Young people in rural areas will be assisted in deploying their projects in agriculture-related innovation and technological application. Meanwhile, young entrepreneurs will receive… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Five million lack toilets in Vietnam
Only about 65 per cent of rural households in Vietnam have standard toilets, said associate professor Nguyễn Thị Liên Hương, director of the Health Environment Management Agency under the Ministry of Health (MoH), addressing the challenges related to rural hygiene. More than 3,000 students and representatives of various agencies and international organisations joined a race to call for hygienic toilets for children. — Photo Courtesy of the T&A Ogilvy Speaking in Hanoi on Saturday, Hương… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Israel arrests after protests against soldier's conviction
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli police made seven arrests overnight following an unruly protest against the manslaughter conviction of a soldier for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant, police said on Sunday.Those detained are accused of public order offences during a demonstration outside the Jerusalem residence of President Reuven Rivlin following a reconciliation rally in Tel Aviv.An eighth person was arrested on charges of seeking to disrupt Saturday's rally in the commercial… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Tourism sector sees positive changes in 2016
The tourism sector has recorded positive changes in 2016 thanks to close coordination between ministries, sectors and localities. Trang An tourism complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made the assessment at a working session with members of the State Steering Committee for Tourism in Hanoi on December 22. So far this year, Vietnam has welcomed over 10 million international tourists and 62 million domestic ones and fetched nearly 400 trillion VND… chat_bubble_outline Read More...