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World 17 May 2022 | 1:49 AM

African campaigners say climate-proofing cities key to hastening green growth

NAIROBI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Limiting carbon emission in the rapidly growing African cities will be key to averting climate emergencies like floods besides hastening the realization of a just, green and inclusive future for the continent, campaigners said Monday ahead of the 9th Africities summit slated for May 17 to 21 in the western Kenyan city of Kisumu.

World 17 May 2022 | 1:25 AM

13 injured in blast in Pakistan's Karachi

ISLAMABAD, May 16 (Xinhua) -- A bomb went off in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Monday, leaving at least 13 people injured including policemen, police officials said.

World 17 May 2022 | 12:50 AM

Two Boko Haram fighters killed in Cameroon's Far North region

YAOUNDE, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon army said on Monday its troops have killed two fighters of the terror group Boko Haram in the country's Far North region.

World 17 May 2022 | 12:21 AM

China Focus: Shanghai reopening commercial outlets with resurgence under control

SHANGHAI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- China's financial hub Shanghai is gradually reopening commercial outlets such as shopping malls, convenience stores and pharmacies from Monday after weeks of closed management to ward off COVID-19.

World 17 May 2022 | 12:13 AM

Singapore finds local Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variant cases

SINGAPORE, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Singapore has detected its first community cases confirmed to be infected with the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said in a press release Monday.