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27 dead, 51 injured as Portugal suffers 500 forest fires

LISBON, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) — The death toll has risen to 27 in the deadly forest fires in the north and center of Portugal and is expected to climb further, Patricia Gaspar of the National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) said on Monday, as Portugal continued to battle multiple forest fires. ANPC spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar told …

Cruising Using Sun is the Future

By Beata Mordawska Touristic traffic increases each year in certain places. Many destinations need to take care of the environmental issues that tourists, apart from financial benefits, bring with themselves. With the numbers of people visiting the given place every day, each little saving in congestion may be calculated into thousands of tons of CO2 …

Nagma Shrestha to represent Nepal at Miss Universe 2017

Nagma Shrestha was crowned the first Miss Nepal Universe at a function held at Hotel Annapurna on Friday. The event marked the 22nd establishment of Hidden Treasure, the institution behind the annual beauty pageant Miss Nepal.  Shrestha will be representing Nepal at the 66th Miss Universe to be held in Las Vegas, USA, in November …

US Prez Trump extends best wishes on Nepal’s Constitution Day, hails local polls

Sep 17, 2017-US President Donald J. Trump has congratulated Nepali people and expressed best wishes on the occasion of Nepal’s Constitution Day that is marked on September 19. In a message sent to Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Saturday, President Trump said this is a great day for Nepali people and the people of …

IRAQ-KIRKUK-CAR BOMB EXPLOSION

(170916) — KIRKUK (IRAQ), Sept. 16, 2017 (Xinhua) — Security personnel check a destroyed car at the site of a car bomb explosion in the city of Kirkuk, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2017. Three people were killed and nine others wounded on Saturday in a suicide car bombing in the city of Kirkuk, a local police …

DHS Announces Implementation of Visa Sanctions on Four Countries

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone due to lack of cooperation in accepting their nationals ordered removed from the United States. Pursuant to her authority under Section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act …

Mayor Announces New IDNYC Benefits

IDNYC unveils new partnerships to make more entertainment and cultural activities available for family-friendly summer fun & online payment for lost or stolen cards NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio announced today new family-friendly benefit partners for IDNYC’s over 1 million cardholders to enjoy starting this summer. Additionally, cardholders will now be able to prepay for their …

TRANSCRIPT: MAYOR DE BLASIO APPEARS ON FOX5

Rosanna Scotto: Alright, so let’s talk about subways right away. You had a big announcement. You talked about funding, taxing the one percent for a little bit more to fund the MTA. Mayor Bill de Blasio: That’s right. Scotto: As you know, Albany is not so crazy about the idea. They’re talking about resurrecting congestion …

City Council Overwhelmingly Passes Member Rosenthal’s “Office of Tenant Advocate” & 17 Other Bills Targeting Tenant Harassment

NEW YORK — The City Council overwhelmingly passed 18 bills today that provide greater protections for tenants against harassment and unsafe conditions. Among the bills is Council Member Helen Rosenthal’s Intro. 1523, which would create an Office of the Tenant Advocate within the Department of Buildings. This office would be responsible for monitoring Tenant Protection …

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