Most Chinese and Myanmar students are Dai people and som

 of them are relatives, so the close ties between them are not broken by national borders. W hat the school has been doing is to further strengthen the special bond between the two peoples,” he said. The school has preschool classes and first through third grades and all classes are taught in Chinese, Dai dialect and Bu rmese, Sun said, adding that students can take advantage of free tuition and nutritious breakfasts. Jie En, 11, a Myanmar student at the school, said, “The teache rs do not treat us differently because we come from a different country, and people cannot …

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Perhaps Marquis believes that the Italian government does

not know how to make its own decisions. But if he really knows anythin g about debt traps, he should advise the US administration how to stop its mon strous national debt of about $22 trillion from continuing to climb at an alarming rate. Besides, if Marquis believes the US has a better vision and a superior infrastruct ure connectivity plan than the BRI, he should let the world know about it instead of slandering China like a loser-a trait evident among the senior US officials who coerced European countries to not include Huawei in their 5G networks. Italy might …

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Flooding is so extreme in Buzi, central Mozambique, that t

  The area is home to some 200,000 people, and CNN spoke to survivors arriving at Praia Nova by boat on Friday.   One man, Abias Felipe, had arrived from the flooded village of Chikezana after surviving the cyclone.   ”It broke everything — there’s nothing left there,” he told CNN, adding that rescue teams had started to arrive in the area.   ”They’re starting to come but there’s still a lot of people trapped in their ho mes,” said Felipe. “They say there’s a lot more rain to come today and tomorrow.”   On Friday 700 survivors from Buzi gathered at the Escola Secundaria …

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Many banks have set up new offices in Germany, France,

  ther EU countries to safeguard their regional business after Brexit. Financial services companies also have to move substantial asset s there to satisfy EU regulators. Assets worth at least £1 trillion ($1.3 trillion) are leaving the country, according to consultancy EY.   Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PCRFF) are both moving their European headquarters to the Netherlands.   Manufacturing comapanies, which need their supply chains to function seamlessly, have also made changes. Nissa n (NSANF) has scrapped plans to build a new model in the United Kingdom, citing uncertainty over Brexit. Ger man engineering group Schaeffler (SCFLF) is shutting two of its three …

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Kazakh parliament approves renaming of capital to Nursultan

ASTANA – The Kazakh parliament approved a bill to rename the capital of Kazakhstan a fter former President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday at a joint meeting of its two houses. The bill was passed in two readings and the decision was announced by Nurlan Nigmatul in, speaker of the lower house of the Kazakh parliament, state news agency Kazinform reported. At the initiative of the new interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, it was dec ided to change the name of the capital from Astana to Nursultan without a referendum. Earlier in the day, Tokayev took office as Kazakhstan’s interim president following …

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In the latest case, which was discovered on March 12 in

Linshui county of Guang’an, Sichuan province, a transport truck carrying 150  pigs, nine of them dead, was seized at a toll station. It was the second case in March after an outbreak that killed 20 pigs on a breeding farm in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region was confirmed on March 7. The next step, Yu said, is to maintain the momentum of the ongoing disease preven tion and control measures and strengthen oversight over the slaughtering sector. On Friday, the ministry launched checks on slaughterhouses nationwide and ordered them to carry out self-inspections. Yu stressed the need to secure supplies …

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Wan said the facial recognition system was developed

on Baidu’s EasyDL platform, a no-code tool that helps users build customized mac hine learning models. The system was “trained” with thousands of images of cat faces. The temperature inside the smart cattery is maintained at 27 degrees, at which cats feel most comfortable and relaxed. It also has a ventilation system that monitors the air inside in real time. Wan said stray cats in the neighborhood are more nervous at first and just wander aro und curiously. After one brave mongrel made the first visit, others followed. Stray cats are often emotionally sensitive, so the door will not close …

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an hopes more smart shelters will be set up in the neighborho

The development of artificial intelligence is helping Beijing’s dogs, too. At the suggestion of the local government, AI sta rtup Megvii developed a dog facial recognition system to help reunite owners with lost pets. Just as humans can be identified by their unique fingerprints, dogs can be identified by their distinctive noses. Xie Yinan, vice-president of Megvii, said the company has built a dog nose-print database with 1 million images to train the machine-learning model, and the system is expected to help improve the stray dog problem in the city. It is estimated that the population of stray animals in …

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Stunning subway station lights up Chongqings a train leaving a

  The question many New Zealanders are asking themselves in the wake of Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks on two mosques is: Why?   Why was this island nation with fewer than 5 million people in the southwestern c orner of the Pacific chosen for such a savage crime? Why should there be attacks on men, women an d children who have gathered to pray? Why couldn’t the white supremacist be prevented from going on the killing spree?   In native Maori language New Zealand is “Aotearoa”, or roughly the “land of the long w hite cloud” which appeared to offer a quiet sanctuary …

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Taking into account the Trial Chamber’s conclusions reflec

ting the magnitude of Karadzic’s crimes, the Appeals Chamber is in agreement with the Prosec ution’s position and considers that the 40‐year sentence inadequately reflects the extraordinary gra vity of Karadžić’s crimes as well as his central and instrumental participation in four joint criminal enterprises,” said the judge. “Given the above, the Appeals Chamber considers that the sentence of 40 years imposed by the Trial Chamber underestimates the extraordinary gravity of Karadzic’s responsibility and his inte gral participation in ‘the most egregious of crimes’ that were committed throughout the entire period of the con flict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and …

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