About 300 families have been forced to leave their houses due to fighting between security forces and the Taliban militants in Dasht-e-Qala district of Takhar province over the past two weeks, district governor Abdul Manaf Faizy told Xinhua. Majority of the displaced families have migrated to provincial capital Taluqan city and settled there, Faizy added. However, he noted that the security forces had been fighting to evict militants and ensure lasting peace in the beleaguered Dasht-e-Qala district in order to pave the way for returning the displaced families to their houses. Dozens of militants as well as security personnel lost their lives in the clash for control of Dasht-e-Qala district over the past few weeks. Similarly, fighting for control of Kuran-o-Manjan district in the northern Badakhshan province have forced 220 families to leave their houses for safer places, head of Natural Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Badakhshan province Abdullah Hamayon Dehqan told Xinhua. … [Read more...] about Roundup: Over 500 families leave for safer places amid ongoing fighting in N. Afghanistan in past weeks
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The Hanoitimes - The summit leaves mixed impacts on big stakeholders of the denuclearization process. Trump-Kim second summit ends with no agreement What does the world expect from second Trump-Kim summit? The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to yield any written agreement, sparking concerns over the denuclearization that has been a big issue bothering the whole world for years. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the second summit in Hanoi on February 27. Photo: AP The outcome of the summit was a blow to some big involvers namely China, South Korea, and Japan with a stake in that progress. Let’s see their next moves. Beijing Foreign affairs experts say that China is not altogether displeased with the outcome, since it is keen to continue playing a pivotal role in East Asia. Analysts said that Beijing, as Pyongyang’s main backer and only … [Read more...] about How will China, North Korea, Japan act after Trump-Kim deal-less summit?
Three members of an Australian family used a broom and a shovel to fight off a rare attack by a large kangaroo that left all of them injured, one seriously. A six-foot (1.8 metres) tall male kangaroo attacked the family members at their property in Queensland AFP/MARCEL MOCHET Linda Smith, 64, suffered a collapsed lung, broken ribs, cuts and other internal injuries, and underwent surgery in hospital on Sunday (Oct 14) after the Saturday evening attack at her property in the Darling Downs region of Queensland state. The wildlife carer and her husband Jim had been feeding 30 kangaroos and wallabies at their property every night amid a severe drought that has depleted their food sources. One of the large males - at least 1.8 metres tall - turned on her husband as he fed it, she told Queensland Ambulance Service. "Jim was on the ground and the kangaroo just kept at him. I went outside to try and help him and took a broom and a piece of bread but he knocked the broom out of my … [Read more...] about Australia kangaroo attack leaves three hurt
Families welcome at new InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach ResortThe Saigon Times Daily Guided by professional chefs, “Kids Can Cook” cooking school at the new InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort offers participating children a chance to not only learn and practice preparing their favorite treats but also gain knowledge of local ingredients - PHOTO: COURTESY OF INTERCONTINENTAL PHU QUOC LONG BEACH RESORT The new InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, which was opened on June 28, is offering plenty of activities, services and amenities tailored especially for those traveling with children. The resort sits along the tail end of Phu Quoc Island’s Long Beach, a 15 minutes’ drive from the island’s international airport. This spot along the 20-kilometer stretch of beach is the perfect place for families to experience picturesque tropical beaches, pristine waters, magnificent ocean sunsets and local cultural charm. The resort has a … [Read more...] about Families welcome at new InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort
Democratic lawmakers joined hundreds of protesters outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father’s Day demonstration against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. “This must not be who we are as a nation,” said Representative Jerrold Nadler, one of seven members of Congress from New York and New Jersey who met with five detainees inside the facility, including three who said they had young relatives removed from their care after seeking asylum at the border. The event in the city of Elizabeth came as news stories highlighting the family separations intensified political pressure on the White House, even from some of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans. U.S. officials said on Friday that nearly 2,000 children were separated from adults at the border between mid-April and the end of May. In May, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a … [Read more...] about Democrats, activists rally against Trump’s family separation policy