Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, April 18

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, April 18, 2019
Adjust font size:

KATHMANDU -- Nepal's first ever satellite was launched into space on Thursday morning, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli confirmed here.

Nepali Prime Minister Oli expressed happiness over Nepal's entry into the global space age while thanking all those involved in developing the first ever Nepali satellite. (Nepal-First Satellite)

- - - -

ISLAMABAD -- Some unknown militants gunned down 14 passengers after off-loading them from a bus at gunpoint in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province in the wee hours of Thursday morning, local media reported.

The militants, disguised as security personnel, stopped the bus to check identity cards of the passengers, and off-loaded 16 of them after scanning their identities, local media reported. (Pakistan-Shooting-Bus)

- - - -

NEW DELHI -- The second phase of India's 17th general elections began Thursday morning.

As many as 95 parliamentary constituencies are witnessing the polling, which started at 7:00 a.m. local time. (India-Elections)

- - - -

NEW YORK -- A man was taken into custody Wednesday night after trying to bring gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, local authorities said.

The 37-year-old man from the U.S. state of New Jersey walked into the cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan with two gas canisters at around 9 p.m. (0200 GMT on Thursday), but was stopped at the entrance by securities, according to the New York Police Department. (New York-St. Patrick's Cathedral-Gasoline) Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from