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'I'm still scared' - Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

福利网站Communities across Asia commemorated the more than 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world's most deadly disasters.

Christmas typhoon kills at least 13 in Philippines

A typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 13 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday.

China's northeast cornbelt likely to be hit by fall armyworm in 2020: government report

China warned earlier this week that a destructive pest that has threatened the country's grain output is expected to hit more crops across wider areas in 2020, including the key corn-growing region in the northeast.

Storm beaches merchant ship near southern Israeli port

A massive cargo ship drifted onto a beach in southern Israel on Thursday after heavy winds and stormy weather forced the vessel away from its anchor point near the port of Ashdod.

Economic slowdown will not change China environment policies: ministry

China will maintain its environmental protection goals and will not ease off on trying to achieve them even as the economy slows, an environment ministry official said on Thursday.

Britain's Queen struck by youth climate activism

Britain's Queen Elizabeth said in her Christmas message on Wednesday that she was impressed by young people's dynamism towards fighting environmental destruction.

Australian firefighters spend Christmas Day containing blazes; temperatures to soar

Australian firefighters used cooler conditions on Christmas Day to try and contain bushfires ahead of hot, dry weather later in the week, as leaders and communities thanked them for sacrificing time with their families over the holidays.

Vietnam's pork imports more than double amid swine fever outbreak

Vietnam's pork imports during the first 11 months of this year more than doubled to 110,000 metric tonnes, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday, as the country's pig herd has been battered by an outbreak of African swine fever.

Modi unveils plan to tackle water shortages in India's heartland states

福利网站Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a 60-billion-rupee ($842 million) plan to tackle water shortages in the country's seven heartland states where agriculture is a mainstay.

Fire in Chilean city of Valparaíso destroys about 50 homes: firefighters

福利网站A fire in a poor neighborhood of the coastal Chilean city of Valparaíso destroyed dozens of houses on Tuesday and firefighters struggled to control the blaze, authorities said.

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