Climate fund approves $1b for projects in poor countries

A U.N.-backed fund has approved more than $1 billion for 19 new projects to help developing countries tackle climate change, officials said Sunday. During a four-day meeting in Bahrain that ended late Saturday, officials overseeing the Green Climate Fund also agreed to start seeking fresh money next year as its initial capital of about $6.6
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Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as Chinese benchmarks rallied after officials put a positive spin on the country’s slowing economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index jumped 4.2 per cent to 2,656.87 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong surged 2.4 per cent to 267,178.16. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index reversed early losses, gaining 0.6
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 Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, has described yoga as vital for living a healthy life. Inaugurating the seven-day yoga camp organised by Bardibas Municipality here today, the minister said, “Yoga connects the human body with soul.” He added that healthy living was possible if advice of Gautam Budhha and Pantanjali, the
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Monica Lewinsky said Tuesday that she stormed offstage at a Jerusalem speaking event because of an interviewer’s “off limits” question about former President Bill Clinton. The former White House intern turned anti-bullying activist tweeted that there were agreed-upon parameters regarding the topics of her televised conversation Monday night with a well-known Israeli news anchor, following
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Tom Ford recently moved to the Los Angeles sunshine after a number of years in London, and his runway show Thursday was a fanciful ode to his current hometown. One black sequined sweatshirt was even emblazoned, “Tom Ford Beverly Hills” — a play on Giorgio Beverly Hills, the famous old luxury boutique on Rodeo Drive.
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China will build a railway connecting the western region of Tibet with Nepal, the China Daily reported on Friday, one of several bilateral deals signed during Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli’s visit to Beijing. The link will connect the Tibetan city of Xigaze with Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, the China Daily reported. The two
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The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device. More projectiles were tumbling down the hulk of ice that scientists say is one of the world’s fastest melting glaciers. “We should go,”
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Can three important things in life — close relationship (spouse, parent, child, and friend), career and health crumble at the same time? Yes, it happens and it has happened in the life of Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala. “When things are going down and we don’t acknowledge it, we are in denial. In fearful and ignorant
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Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who has been friends with Bollywood’s ‘Bad Man’ Gulshan Grover for the last two decades, says he is her “most dependable friend”.“Gulshan remains the most dependable friend over two decades of knowing him,” Koirala, who has worked with the actor in films like Saudagar, Milan, Sanam, Angaaray, Kartoos and Lajja,posted on
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Accolades are still pouring in for her ma act in Paa and Vidya Balan still hasn’t got over it. “I’m basking in it,” says Vidya, adding, “It’s always nice when your work is being spoken about, especially considering that I was sceptical about the role initially, but later took it up with conviction.” Vidya’s now
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