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Tibetan vocabulary takes over 1,500 new words, expressions

More than 1,500 new words and expressions have been added to Tibetan vocabulary since 2018, authorities from southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region said. The list includes frequently used expressions in politics, finance, the internet, over 500 terms related to electric power and 150-plus terms involving Tibetan Opera and traditional Tibetan dances, according to the regional committee on the standardization of ... Read More »

Boris Johnson takes over as UK PM

London, Jul 24 (AP/UNB) — Boris Johnson became Britain’s new prime minister Wednesday, vowing to lead the U.K. out of the European Union, “no ifs, ands or buts.” Standing outside the shiny black door of 10 Downing St., Johnson said that “after three years of unfounded self-doubt, it is time to change the record.” Read More »

Canada takes new steps to protect endangered right whales

Canada implements further measures on Tuesday to protect the North Atlantic right whale, a critically endangered species, after six of the mammals died since June in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At least three of these deaths have been tentatively blamed on their being hit by ships, said Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport. In response to the “extremely troubling” ... Read More »

Mashrafe takes liability for Tigers’ failure in World Cup

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Bangladesh National Cricket team returned home on Sunday afternoon after their poor show in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. The Tigers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 5:18pm by an Emirates Airlines flight. However, four players — Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Liton Das – ... Read More »

UN’s mandate to protect human rights takes another hit

By Thalif Deen UN, May 20, 2019 (IPS) – The UN’s longstanding mandate to promote and protect human rights worldwide –- undermined recently by right-wing nationalist governments and authoritarian regimes – has taken another hit. The Geneva-based Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says six of the UN’s 10 treaty bodies are being forced to cancel ... Read More »

India’s ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal

India, May 17 (AP/UNB) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party’s fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections concluding this week. The battle pits Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party’s divisive Hindu nationalism against the Trinamool Congress Party, headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the top elected ... Read More »

Mexican filmmaker takes Oscars

Alfonso Cuaron’s big Oscars night — three golden statuettes for his personal film “Roma,” including his second for best director — once again highlights the major success in Hollywood for Mexican filmmakers. Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won Oscars for film ‘Roma’ on personal film category. This time, though, is a bit different. When Cuaron won the first time, it was ... Read More »

Microchip technology takes another leap forward

A new tiny silicon microchip has been developed by electrical engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) which can generate high-frequency electromagnetic waves capable of penetrating a host of materials without the ionizing damage of x-rays. The practical applications for such a technology are numerous, particularly for building and airport security, as well as in medicine. Read More »