Tue, 05 Jul 2022

NEW DELHI -- An aircraft carrying 185 passengers Sunday made an emergency landing immediately after the takeoff as its left engine caught fire in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, officials said.

All the passengers are safe, said the officials. (India-Aircraft-Engine Fire)

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HONG KONG -- The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Sunday expressed firm support and extended congratulations to principal officials of the sixth-term HKSAR government appointed by China's State Council based on the nominations put forward by the incoming HKSAR chief executive John Lee.

A spokesperson of the office said that the HKSAR government has put forward a proposal to optimize the restructuring of the government on the basis of its past governance experience and Hong Kong's development needs in a new phase. (Hong Kong-Principal Officials-Congratulations)

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DAVAO CITY, the Philippines -- Sara Duterte-Carpio was sworn into office as the 15th vice president of the Philippines on Sunday in her hometown in Davao City in the southern Philippines.

Wearing an emerald green chiffon Filipiniana gown, Duterte-Carpio took her oath of office as her mother, Elizabeth, and her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, standing next to her, watched. (Philippines-Vice President-Swearing-in)

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ODDAR MEANCHEY, Cambodia -- A Chinese-aided school building was inaugurated on Saturday in a remote area here in northwest Cambodia, giving hopes for better education to children in this rural area, officials said.

Donated by Chinese-run NGO Cambodia International Charity Organization (CICO), the six-classroom building, along with an office, 10 toilets and a pumping well, is located in the Techo Santepheap Primary School in Dey Thmey Santepheap village of Oddar Meanchey province's Tropang Prasat district. (Cambodia-China-School Building)

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