Rocket attacks hit Ukraine’s Lviv as Biden visits PolandBy The Rising Nepal
Russian rockets struck the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday while President Joe Biden visited neighboring Poland, a reminder that Moscow is willing to strike anywhere in Ukraine despite its claim to be focusing its offensive on the country’s east.
No explosive components found at China plane crash siteBy TRN Online
No components of either common inorganic or organic explosives were present at the crash site of a China Eastern Airlines passenger plane, an official told a press briefing Saturday. A physics and chemistry laboratory of the public security authorities has tested 41 samples out of 66 from the crash site and found no major ion components of common inorganic explosives, said Zheng Xi, head of the fire brigade of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Thinning Antarctic ice shelf finally crumbles after heatwaveBy TRN Online
An East Antarctica ice shelf disintegrated this month following a period of extreme heat in the region, according to scientists. Satellite images show the 1,200 square-kilometre Conger Ice Shelf collapsed completely on or around March 15.
Russia claims first phase over, focus moves to eastern UkraineBy TRN Online
A top Russian general gave some of the most detailed public remarks to date on Russia's military strategy in Ukraine, claiming on Friday that the "first stage" of Russia's military plan is now complete, with their primary focus now centred on eastern Ukraine.
US and EU announce task force on reducing dependence on Russian oil and gasBy TRN Online
US President Joe Biden and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Friday announced a joint task force in an effort to wean Europe from its dependence on Russian oil and gas.
Ukraine says Moscow is forcibly taking civilians to RussiaBy The Rising Nepal
Ukraine accused Moscow on Thursday of forcibly taking hundreds of thousands of civilians from shattered Ukrainian cities to Russia, where some may be used as “hostages” to pressure Kyiv to give up.
Extreme weather warning systems for all 'in five years'By BBC
Early warning systems to protect the entire world from extreme weather and climate disasters should be rolled out within five years, according to the UN. Right now, around one-third of the global population has no cover while in Africa 60% of the population is unprotected.
7,000 to 15,000 Russian troops dead in UkraineBy The Rising Nepal
NATO estimated on Wednesday that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in four weeks of war in Ukraine, where fierce resistance from the country’s defenders has denied Moscow the lightning victory it sought.
Second live class held from China's space stationBy TRN Online
The class began at 3:40 p.m. (Beijing Time) and was attended by students from three classrooms across China. The main classroom was located in the China Science and Technology Museum, while others were respectively set up in Lhasa in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Search at China crash site suspended amid rainBy The Rising Nepal
The search for clues into why a Chinese commercial jetliner dove suddenly and crashed into a mountain in southern China was suspended Wednesday as rain slickened the debris field and filled the red-dirt gash formed by the plane’s fiery impact.
Ukraine thwarts Russian advances; fight rages for MariupolBy The Rising Nepal
Ukrainian forces battled continuing Russian efforts to occupy Mariupol and claimed to have retaken a strategic suburb of Kyiv on Tuesday, mounting a defense so dogged that it is stoking fears Russia’s Vladimir Putin will escalate the war to new heights.
Air disasters timeline since 1998By BBC
A chronology of major air disasters since 1998
No country met WHO air quality standards in 2021 - dataBy TRN Online
Not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization's (WHO) air quality standard in 2021, a survey of pollution data in 6,475 cities showed on Tuesday, and smog even rebounded in some regions after a COVID-related dip.
As Mariupol hangs on, the extent of the horror not yet knownBy RSS
As Mariupol’s defenders held out Monday against Russian demands that they surrender, the number of bodies in the rubble of the bombarded and encircled Ukrainian city remained shrouded in uncertainty, the full extent of the horror not yet known.
Chinese plane carrying 132 people crashes in hillsBy BBC
A China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 132 people has crashed in mountains in southern Guangxi province. There were 123 passengers and nine crew members on board the Boeing 737-800, said the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAA).
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi to visit Nepal from FridayBy TRN Online
At the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi is going to visit Nepal from 25 to 27 March.
UN climate panel to examine carbon removalBy BBC
UN scientists are likely to weigh up technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, as they gather to finalise a key report. This idea will be one of many solutions considered over the next two weeks by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Russia demands Mariupol lay down arms but Ukraine says noBy The Rising Nepal
As it continued its barrage of the besieged city of Mariupol, Russia demanded that Ukrainians put down their arms and raise white flags on Monday in exchange for safe passage out of town.
Six journalists killed in Ukraine: Swiss groupBy TRN Online
A Switzerland-based press freedom group says six journalists have been killed and eight others have been wounded during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.