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GCTM groundbreaking ceremony: Immediate need is to study decline of natural resources, says Bhutan PM

The “immediate need” is to “study the decline of naturally available resources” which is possibly linked with “climate change” said Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Tuesday, while advocating the exploration of technologies to restore the perishing flora. In pre-recorded video messages played at the groundbreaking ceremony of WHO’s Global Čentre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) […]

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20 killed in road accident in Nigeria

Twenty people were killed and one person was injured in a road accident in Nigeria’s theastern state of Bauchi, traffic police said. The accident, which involved a commercial bus and a Sharan Volkswagen vehicle, occurred at Huturu village on the Bauchi-Kano road, Yusuf Abdullahi, a sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Bauchi, […]

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Ukraine, Russia conduct fifth prisoner exchange

Ukraine and Russia conducted their fifth prisoner exchange since the start of the conflict, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said. As a result of the swap, 76 Ukrainian prisoners of-war, including 16 civilians, returned home following their release by Russian forces, Vereshchuk wrote on Telegram, Xinhua news agency reported. Of the 60 Ukrainian military […]

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Russia expels diplomats from Netherlands, Belgium, Austria

Russia has declared 15 diplomats from the Netherlands, an unspecified number of diplomats from Belgium, and four diplomats from Austria personae nongratae” in a tit-for-tat response, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ambassadors of the three countries were summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday in protest over their decisions to declare dozens of […]