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The early arrival of monsoon rains in central and northern India will help farmers accelerate sowing of summer-sown crops such as paddy rice, cotton, soybean and pulses, and may boost crop yields too. Monsoon arrived in the southern state of Kerala on June 3 against the usual June 1, but has advanced quickly since. Since the start of the season, the monsoon has delivered 25% more-than-normal rainfall, boosted by higher rainfall in the central India region, data compiled by IMD showed. Monsoon is crucial for India's $2.7-trillion economy, as it delivers nearly 70% of the rain needed by farms, besides replenishing reservoirs and aquifers. India is the world's biggest exporter of rice and top importer of edible oils such as palm oil, soyoil and sunflower oil.
Persons: Stringer, Monsoon Organizations: REUTERS, India Meteorological Department, IMD, Farmers, Thomson Locations: Indian, Bhubaneswar, India, Punjab, Kerala, Mumbai
Jailed Belarus journalist attends news conference in Minsk
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Opposition blogger and activist Roman Protasevich, who is accused of participating in an unsanctioned protest at the Kuropaty preserve, arrives for a court hearing in Minsk, Belarus April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer/File PhotoJailed Belarus journalist Roman Protasevich appeared in front of reporters in Minsk on Monday at a press conference by local officials about the forced landing in Minsk of the Ryanair passenger plane on which he was travelling. He was shown on a Youtube live broadcast entering a conference hall without any obvious escort and taking a seat. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Roman Protasevich, Stringer Organizations: REUTERS, Ryanair, Thomson Locations: Minsk, Belarus
Jailed Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich appeared at a news conference in Minsk on Monday saying he felt fine and had not been beaten, in what the opposition said was another public appearance made under duress. Protasevich has made several appearances since his plane was forced to land in Minsk while on a May 23 flight from Greece to Lithuania via Belarusian air space. And the regime is using him as a trophy," Franak Viacorka, a senior adviser to exiled Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, wrote on Twitter. 1/4 Opposition blogger and activist Roman Protasevich, who is accused of participating in an unsanctioned protest at the Kuropaty preserve, arrives for a court hearing in Minsk, Belarus April 10, 2017. Protasevich's arrest and the forced diversion of the Ryanair plane sparked uproar in the West, feeding calls for tougher sanctions to be put on Lukashenko's government.
Persons: Roman Protasevich, Protasevich, Alexander Lukashenko, let's, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Stringer, Kafka, Orwell, Lukashenko Organizations: Ryanair, Twitter, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Belarusian, Minsk, Greece, Lithuania, Belarus
Indonesia warns COVID-19 cases may not peak until July as hospitals fill
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Man reacts while receiving a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine inside a public bus, used as a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination venue, outside the Madani hospital in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, June 10, 2021. COVID-19 infections in the world's fourth most populous country have been on the rise in recent weeks since holidays at the end of the Muslim fasting month, when millions flouted restrictions to travel across the archipelago. At least 60 cases of the variant had been detected in Kudus, Central Java, where hospitals were more than 90% full, said Wiku Adisasmito, spokesperson for the country's COVID-19 task force. Indonesia has officially reported more than 1.9 million coronavirus infections and 53,116 deaths although recent seroprevalance studies show the true scale of the spread could be 30 times higher. read moreOn Sunday, Indonesia recorded almost 10,000 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number since February.
Persons: Stringer Indonesia, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Wiku Adisasmito, Anies Baswedan, Anies, Airlangga Hartarto Organizations: REUTERS, Health, Facebook, Authorities, Thomson Locations: Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, Jakarta, Java, Kudus, Central Java
COVID-19 shots to the people: Indonesia city revs up vaccine buses
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Public buses, used as a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination venue, are seen parked outside the Madani hospital in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/StringerAn Indonesian city is bringing COVID-19 vaccines to its people with a growing fleet of inoculation buses, as the country faces a spike in infections after a major religious festival. The government of Pekanbaru, capital of Riau province, says the buses have administered 12,000 doses of China's Sinovac vaccine and are giving more than 1,000 shots a day. "We saw some people had doubts about getting vaccinated because of fake news," said district chief Said Ahmad Zamzami. Only 11.57 million Indonesians have received two shots of the vaccines in use there: Sinovac, China's Sinopharm, or the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.
Persons: Stringer, Delvi, Said Ahmad Zamzami, China's Organizations: REUTERS, Authorities, Oxford AstraZeneca, Thomson Locations: Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, Indonesian, Sumatra, Riau, Oxford
China's watchdog tightens rules for $1 trillion cash management market
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
People film the new sign of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), the newly merged regulatory body, at its office in Beijing, China April 8, 2018. REUTERS/StringerChina's banking and insurance regulator issued rules on Tuesday on wealth management products for cash, tightening oversight of the $1 trillion market. The regulator also asked commercial banks and wealth management companies to conduct stress tests on such products to make sure they could deal with urgent redemptions. The products regulated are those investing in monetary market instruments only and open for purchases and redemption on every trading day, the statement said. The size of wealth management products for cash totalled 7.34 trillion yuan ($1.15 trillion) as of the end of March, according to China Banking Wealth Management Registration and Depository Center.
Persons: Stringer China's Organizations: China Banking, Insurance, Commission, REUTERS, China Banking Wealth Management, Depository Center, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China
China's auto sales fell 3% in May, first drop in 14 months
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.92   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/StringerBEIJING (Reuters) - Vehicle sales in China fell 3% in May from the same month a year earlier, snapping a streak of 13 consecutive months of gains since April 2020, industry data showed on Friday. Overall sales in the world’s biggest car market totaled 2.13 million vehicles in May, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed. China sold 10.88 million vehicles between January and May, up 36% from the same period a year earlier. The industry body earlier expected China’s overall vehicle sales to grow 6.5% this year. Automakers including Honda Motor , Geely , and General Motors Co’s China joint venture reported lower sales in May.
Persons: Stringer BEIJING, Chen Shihua, Chen, CAAM Organizations: REUTERS, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc, Xpeng Inc, Tesla Inc, Honda, General Motors Locations: Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China
Employees work next to tanks for liquefied natural gas (LNG) at a factory in Xian, Shaanxi province, China June 3, 2019. Higher oil and coal prices have also helped lift global gas prices with spot Asian LNG prices doubling in just three months. South Korea's newest and biggest nuclear reactor, Shin Kori-4, shut last month after a fire, which is expected to boost LNG demand. An official at operator Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co said it was not clear when the reactor would resume operations. Utilities in Japan, the world's top LNG importer, faced a power crisis last winter which caused LNG prices to spike to record highs.
Persons: Stringer, Goldman Sachs, Shin Kori, Hirofumi Sato, Manoj Jain, Kieran Clancy Organizations: REUTERS, India LNG, Fitch Solutions, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co, Tokyo Gas, Reuters, Utilities, Capital Economics, Thomson Locations: Xian, Shaanxi, China, India, Korea, Japan, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, South Korea, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, Asia
Chinese Official’s Death Draws New Attention to Fatal Ultramarathon
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Wenxin Fan | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
The 56-year-old official’s death came after he was visited by Communist Party’s discipline officials earlier that day, the people said. A state-run magazine, Western China Development, in a social media post Thursday cited local officials in reporting that Mr. Li’s death had been a suicide. Photo: Stringer/ReutersUsers of China’s Twitter -like Weibo social media service forwarded reports of Mr. Li’s death alongside a hashtag associated with the ultramarathon. An unofficial list of the deceased published by local media and confirmed by the Journal includes Liang Jing, one of China’s best-known professional marathoners. They said they don’t know,” she said in an interview Wednesday, before news of Mr. Li’s death became public.
Persons: Li Zuobi, Li’s, Li, China’s, Xi Jinping, Stringer, ” Wang Fan, hasn’t, didn’t, Liang Jing, Lu Zhengyi, couldn’t, , — Qianwei Zhang Organizations: Communist Party, Western, Western China Development, Wall Street, Gansu Shengjing, Reuters, Twitter, Authorities, Journal, Liang Locations: HONG KONG, China, Jingtai County, Gansu province, Baiyin, Communist, Western China, Jingtai, Gansu, Weibo, Chongqing, Xinjiang, Guizhou
Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor Maya Wiley speaks to voters and media while campaigning at the Co-op City housing complex in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoFor months, a trio of liberal Democratic candidates in New York City's mayoral race has vied for the mantle of progressive standard-bearer in a crowded field. "New York is not a progressive city," said Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University. "We know there are a lot of Democratic voters who call themselves progressive and support progressive values but think AOC is a little too far left." "She's clearly the progressive candidate that can win in this race," said Gabby Seay, the political director for the union, which represents healthcare workers.
Persons: New York City Mayor Maya Wiley, Mike Segar, Maya Wiley, Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Elizabeth Warren of, Jumaane Williams, , Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Wiley, Adams, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio, Christina Greer, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales, Stringer, Morales, Sochie Nnaemeka, Gabby Seay Organizations: Democratic, New York City Mayor, REUTERS, MSNBC, U.S, Representative, Working Families Party, Brooklyn Borough, New York Police, NYPD, Republican, Democrat, Fordham University, City Hall, Service Employees International Union, Thomson Locations: Bronx, New York City , New York, U.S, New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Brooklyn, York
TOKYO (Reuters) - Despite growing local opposition amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Olympic Games that were postponed last year will get under way in less than two months - barring “Armageddon”, as one International Olympic Committee member said. Local ticket sales have typically accounted for 70-80% of the total at past Olympic Games. Analysts with the financial services firm Jefferies estimate the insured cost of the 2020 Olympics at $2 billion, including TV rights and sponsorship, plus $600 million for hospitality. In 2019, Japan hosted 31.9 million foreign visitors, who spent nearly 4.81 trillion yen ($44 bln). “If the (Olympic Games) trigger the spread of infections and necessitates another emergency declaration, then the economic loss would be much greater,” Kiuchi said.
Persons: Miraitowa, Stringer, NBCUniversal, Takahide Kiuchi, ” Kiuchi Organizations: Tokyo Olympic Games, Olympic, REUTERS, Tokyo, Local, Olympic Games, Olympics, Toyota, Bridgestone, Panasonic, Samsung, International Olympic Committee, IOC, Summer, Jefferies, Games, Variety, Comcast, Discovery Communications, Eurosport, HIT, Nomura Research Institute, Nomura Research Locations: TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan, Europe
New York City Mayoral Candidates to Debate Ahead of Early Voting
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Katie Honan | ) sentiment -0.77   time to read: +1 min
The top five Democratic candidates in the race to be the next mayor of New York City will face off Thursday night in a televised debate two days before early voting begins. Ms. Wiley was ranked as the top choice by 17% of the voters, the poll showed. The primary will take place on June 22 but early voting begins at select polling locations on Saturday. The primary will be the first time ranked-choice voting will be used in a citywide race. With Democrats vastly outnumbering Republicans in New York City, the winner of the Democratic primary is considered the favorite to be the next mayor.
Persons: Eric Adams, Maya Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Alexandria Ocasio, Adams, Wiley, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Scott Stringer Organizations: Democratic, Brooklyn Borough, U.S . Rep, Emerson College, PIX11, Sanitation, WCBS Locations: New York City, Alexandria, Cortez
Eric Adams, the former NYPD captain and president of the Borough of Brooklyn, answered questions about his residency status on Wednesday, allowing local reporters to tour his Central Brooklyn home. "If I'm not at Borough Hall, I'm here," Adams, a Democrat, told reporters inside his ground-floor, red-brick home. The tour came after a Politico New York report raised serious questions about Adams' main residency, which is a requirement to be mayor of the city. Adams said he has used the New Jersey property occasionally but said the Brooklyn home is his main residence. Adams, who has criticized Yang, saying he left the city during the pandemic, was joined by his 25-year-old son, Jordan, during the tour.
Persons: Eric Adams, Adams, Tracey Collins, , ” Adams, Maya Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Scott Stringer, Shaun Donovan, Raymond McGuire, Dianne Morales, Yang, Jordan, I've, ” McGuire, , Garcia, Wiley Organizations: NYPD, Central Brooklyn, Borough Hall, Politico, Brooklyn Borough, Democratic, GOP, Rep, Bronx ., Former City, New York Daily News Locations: Borough, Brooklyn, York, New Jersey, City of New York, New York City, Alexandria, Queens, Bronx
How to Watch New York’s Next Democratic Mayoral Debate
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( The New York Times | ) sentiment -0.95   time to read: 1 min
The third official debate among major Democratic candidates for mayor of New York City takes place Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Unlike the two previous debates, only four of the leading candidates are set to attend: Kathryn Garcia, Scott M. Stringer, Maya Wiley and Andrew Yang. Another front-runner, Eric Adams, also was invited, but said he would attend a vigil for a 10-year-old who was fatally shot in Queens instead. The event is the last televised debate before the start of early voting on Saturday ahead of the June 22 primary. Here are some of the ways you can watch and follow the debate:
Persons: Kathryn Garcia, Scott M, Stringer, Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang, Eric Adams Organizations: Democratic Locations: New York, Queens
Over the past week, a number of leaked photos of China's third aircraft carrier have surfaced online. China's third aircraft carrier, which is expected to be the country's first modern flattop, is starting to take shape at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, leaked images show. Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning. "This design will enable it to support additional fighter aircraft, fixed-wing early-warning aircraft, and more rapid flight operations," the department report said. REUTERS/Bobby YipThe first two Chinese aircraft carriers both use ski-jump-assisted short-takeoff-but-arrested-recovery (STOBAR) launch systems to sortie aircraft.
Persons: Stringer China's, Andreas Rupprecht, Matthew Funaiole, They're, Funaiole, China's, Bobby Yip, Kuznetsov, Queen Elizabeth, Russian Sukhoi Su, Kin Cheung, Bobby Yip Timothy Heath, Stringer China Organizations: Jiangnan Shipyard, REUTERS, Liberation Army Navy, Twitter, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Ford, Department of Defense, Pentagon, Liaoning, RAND Corporation, FC Locations: China, Shanghai, Liaoning, Shandong, Soviet, Jiangnan, Shenyang, Russian, Ukraine, Wuhan, Dalian, flattops
Mayor Debate Live Updates: Candidates Respond to Eric Adams Residency Controversy The other leading Democratic candidates took on Eric Adams, who has faced questions about whether he lives in New York or New Jersey. Credit... Jordan Gale for The New York Times Scott M. Stringer, the city comptroller, has worked in and around politics and government for decades. Mr. Adams had initially said he would not attend the debate, but changed his mind on Thursday. Here are some of the ways you can watch and follow the debate: The New York Times will carry a stream of the debate on its live blog. Reporters from The New York Times will provide commentary and analysis throughout the hour.
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Top Mayoral Rivals Attack Adams and Clash on Policing and Ethics
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Katie Glueck | ) + 0.61   time to read: +2 min
More than any other candidate, Mr. Adams has discussed issues of rising gun violence and other crime, at a time when polls show public safety to be a top priority for New York Democratic voters. At the debate, the contenders focused on issues of gun violence as well as hate crimes. She went on to sketch out plans for confronting mental illness and homelessness as part of the solution. And as in previous debates, some of the clearest distinctions in the field emerged over issues of public safety, as Ms. Wiley staked out some of the most left-leaning positions on the stage. Asked about the idea of taking guns away from New York Police Department officers, every candidate except for Ms. Wiley said no.
Persons: Adams’s, Adams, we’ve, , Kathryn Garcia, Wiley, Scott M, Stringer, “ We’re, ” Mr Organizations: New York Democratic, New York Police Department, Yorkers Locations: New York
China’s Evergrande headache turns into a migraine
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Yawen Chen | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
A visitor looks at a model of a new apartment complex at a showroom of Evergrande Real Estate Group in Wuhan, Hubei province, November 9, 2013. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - S1AETZIGQLAADeleveraging Evergrande (3333.HK) is turning into a real migraine. In focus is troubled Shengjing Bank (2066.HK), but larger institutions are involved too. A $1.3 billion Evergrande bond maturing in June 2023 now yields nearly 20%. - China Evergrande announced on June 7 that it bought back 29.1 million shares worth a total of HK$336 million ($43 million), according to a Hong Kong Stock Exchange filing.
Persons: Stringer, Evergrande, Hui Ka, Huarong, China Evergrande Organizations: Evergrande Real, Group, REUTERS, Bloomberg, Shengjing Bank, HK, Baoshang Bank, Commercial Bank of China, Financial, Industrial & Commercial Bank of, Hong Kong Stock Exchange Locations: Evergrande, Wuhan, Hubei province, CHINA, HK, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, China
Gunmen kill at least 10 Afghans working for mine-clearing agency
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Gunmen shot dead 10 Afghans working for the international demining organisation the Halo Trust in an attack on their camp in the north of the country, Halo said on Wednesday. Reuters had earlier erroneously reported that Halo had said the Taliban were responsible for the killings. The Halo Trust, the largest demining organisation in Afghanistan, said in a statement that unidentified gunmen attacked the camp and killed 10 of its staff. 1/2 A wounded worker from Halo Trust, a de-mining organisation, receives treatment at a hospital in Baghlan province, Afghanistan June 9, 2021. The Taliban often attack demining workers because, government officials say, the workers often help to defuse roadside bombs that the insurgents have planted.
Persons: Halo, Jawed Basharat, U.N, Stephane Dujarric, Stringer Read, Dujarric Organizations: Halo Trust, Reuters, United Nations, Trust, REUTERS, United States, United, Aid, Thomson Locations: Baghlan, New York, Afghanistan, Baghlan province, Kabul, United, United Nations, Afghan, Wardak
Myanmar junta defends response to crisis amid Southeast Asian criticism
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Anti-coup protesters flash the three-finger salute during a flash mob protest in Yangon, Myanmar June 3, 2021. REUTERS/StringerThe Myanmar junta's foreign minister had defended its plan for restoring democracy, state media reported on Tuesday, after a meeting at which Southeast Asian counterparts pressed the army to implement a regional agreement meant to end turmoil. China's state-run Global Times newspaper has quoted junta leader Min Aung Hlaing as telling the Chinese ambassador that Myanmar was willing to coordinate implementation of the consensus. After Monday's meeting, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Chinese help would be "highly appreciated as this will contribute to achieving a peaceful solution". A shadow government formed by anti-coup opponents criticised China's embassy in Myanmar for calling the junta chief the "leader" of Myanmar on a posting on its website.
Persons: Stringer, Aung San, Aung San Suu Kyi, Wunna Maung, Suu Kyi's, Suu Kyi, Min Aung, Retno Marsudi Organizations: REUTERS, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, China, Global Times, Indonesia's, China's, Thomson Locations: Yangon, Myanmar, China, Aung San Suu, ASEAN, China's
Death toll in Pakistan train crash rises to 56
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Asif Shahzad | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Paramilitary soldiers and rescue workers search for the victims in the wreckage following a collision between two trains in Ghotki, Pakistan June 7, 2021. REUTERS/StringerThe death toll in a train crash in southern Pakistan rose to 56 on Tuesday, a railway spokeswoman said, the latest accident to highlight a broken railway system that dates back to the 19th century. A train smashed into derailed carriages of another train on Monday, killing at least 36 people and injuring over 100. read moreThe toll rose to 56 after bodies were retrieved overnight from mangled coaches strewn across the tracks, Pakistan Railways spokeswoman Nazia Jabeen told Reuters. One side of the two rail tracks have been cleared and work was in progress to clear the other one to help restore traffic. Accidents on the decaying rail system are common.
Persons: Stringer, Nazia Jabeen, Sher Mohammad Organizations: REUTERS, Pakistan Railways, Reuters, Initiative, Thomson Locations: Ghotki, Pakistan
New York’s Second Chance
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Jonathan Mahler | ) + 0.00   time to read: +73 min
I didn’t even feel it when Dr. Chester pierced my arm.”New York was about to get a second chance. Wall Street boomed and property values soared, drawing foreign investors who parked their fortunes in constantly appreciating New York City real estate. Mayor Bill de Blasio, now in his second and final term, has proposed the biggest budget in New York City history. Of the 100 biggest school districts in America, New York City’s school system already spends the most per capita. The mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia, formerly the commissioner for the New York City Sanitation Department, pulled ahead in the polls in late May.
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Imports of major commodities crude oil, iron ore, copper and coal all dropped in May from the prior month, according to customs data released on Monday. Crude oil imports were 40.97 million tonnes, equivalent to about 9.65 million barrels per day (bpd), down from 9.82 million bpd in April and 14.6% below the 11.3 million bpd in May last year. IRON ORE, COALIron ore imports in May dropped to 89.79 million tonnes, down from 98.57 million in April, and the weakest monthly figure since 87.03 million in May 2020. Coal imports were 21.04 million tonnes in May, down from 21.73 million in April and 22.06 million in the same month in 2020. In the first five months of the year coal imports were 111 million tonnes, down 25.2% from the same period last year.
Persons: Stringer, it's, Brent Organizations: REUTERS, China, London, Argus, Thomson Locations: Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Brazil, Beijing, Australia, Indonesia, United States, Japan, South Korea
Regional envoys urged Myanmar junta to free prisoners, follow agreement
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Anti-coup protesters flash the three-finger salute during a flash mob protest in Yangon, Myanmar June 3, 2021. Envoys from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called on Myanmar's junta to free all political prisoners and discussed implementing a regional "consensus" to end turmoil since the Feb. 1 coup, the regional bloc said. Myanmar's junta has shown little sign of heeding April's five-point agreement among the 10 ASEAN countries, including Myanmar, which calls for an end to violence, political talks and the naming of a regional special envoy. The ASEAN envoys met junta leader Min Aung Hlaing in Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, on Friday. China's state-run Global Times newspaper quoted the junta leader as saying Myanmar was willing to coordinate implementation of the consensus.
Persons: Stringer, Min Aung, Suu Kyi, Wunna Maung, Min Aung Hlaing, Suu Kyi's Organizations: REUTERS, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Reuters, Global, Thomson Locations: Yangon, Myanmar, Myanmar's, Naypyidaw, Suu, ASEAN, Chongqing, China's, China
Afghan schoolgirl determined to return to school after deadly blast
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
"When I first entered the school (after the blast) to attend the psychotherapy class, I was very scared and worried that the same incident might happen again," 15-year-old Fatima told Reuters last month. But Fatima said her resolve had grown since then and she was determined to return to school, even with the potential threat of another explosion. The May 8 attack targeted the second shift, which is for female students, Najiba Arian, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education, told Reuters. Fatima was in the school corridor getting ready to go home when the first bomb exploded outside the school gate. The United States and many other Western nations have touted girls' education as one of the key successes of years of foreign presence in Afghanistan.
Persons: Fatima Noori, Stringer, Sayed, Fatima, Najiba Arian, Fatima's, Taqi Noori Organizations: REUTERS, Shuhada, School, Ministry of Public Health, Reuters, Ministry of Education, USAID, UNICEF, Security, Thomson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, Hazara, United States
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