He fled Afghanistan to escape violence, only to watch a man

  When Ahmed Khan moved to New Zealand as a refugee from Afghanistan 12 years ago, he thought he had left violence and death behind.

  But on Friday, as he was praying at Linwood mosque in Christchurch, an armed man started shooting indiscrim

inately at worshipers — first outside the mosque, then through the windows as women and children huddled inside, screaming.

  Khan said he pulled one injured child out of danger and was holding a man who’d been shot in the arm when the gunman returned.

  ”(The wounded man) was asking for some water. I said to him, ‘calm down, the police are here now’ and stuff. And the g

unman came through the window again while I was holding him and shot him in the head. And he was dead,” Khan told CNN.

  Many people in the diverse city have ties to the community that stretch back generat

ions. Former refugees and migrants have told CNN they chose to make it their home because it was safe.

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Tang said, “Chinese food is quite complicated to mak

so single people think it is a waste of time compared with ordering takeout,” adding that on major food

delivery platform Meituan-Dianping, about 65 percent of the orders are made by singles ages 20 to 30.

Others choose to dine out. A recent report by global market research company Kantar Worldpanel found that 46 percent of interviewees said they had eaten

alone in the past 24 hours, up by 9 percent from 2017. Some 16 percent of respondents said they preferred to eat out alone.

Liu Chang, 24, a postgraduate at Renmin University of China in Beijing, said she likes to ex

perience celebrity restaurants recommended by food review platforms. She has visited them alone many times.

“Finding friends you like to dine with can be difficult sometimes. In view of this, I would rath

er eat alone, which can also be enjoyable and relaxing, as I can do whatever I like,” she said.

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He’s been there for 20 years. He’s been very sick since

  He hasn’t been able to talk to his people for the last six years, let alone govern,” Ghanem

tells CNN. “(These protests) are about getting back their dignity.”For years the country has faced rising

unemployment and a debilitating financial crisis as a result of a collapse in oil revenues, which has often led to prot

ests. But Ghanem argues these demonstrations should not be viewed in the same way.

  ”We are seeing a unique sequence of events we haven’t seen since the 90s. These prote

sts remind me of the protests that my mother used to drag me to when I was young,” she explains.

  In the last several weeks, Ghanem says she joined several marches and while they may

have started as student-led demonstrations, she saw a broad cross-section of the population — some of who

m have never been politically active before — in the streets with a clear demand: No fifth term for Bouteflika.

  As time has gone on, activists have added calls for the elections to be scrap

ped altogether, and for a more drastic overhaul of the country’s government.

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hina and the United States are still in talks regarding

ongoing trade issues, which require the two countries to meet halfway, Zhong Shan, China’s minister of commerce, said on Tuesday.

The 90-day talks between the two countries have reached a breakthrough, said Zhong.

“The two parties agreed to extend the negotiation, and during the extension, both sides

will not implement the planned tariff hike. We should cherish the hard earned achievement,” he added.

hina has slashed the average time for customs clearance by over half in 2018, far surpassing the government’s previous g

oal to cut the average time by one third, according to Ni Yuefeng, head of the General Administration of Customs.

“The robust growth of China’s booming cross-border e-commerce has posed chal

lenges to customs supervision,” Ni said on Tuesday, during an interview from the sidelines of the two sessions.

To meet the new challenges, Chinese customs used the artificial intelligence technologies to help ease the clearance pr

ocedures. “In the next step, we will strengthen the supervision and improve the services,” Ni said.

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Neighborhood gardens help build community spirit

Shao Yunxiang, 76, who has been living in Shanghai’s Caojiadu neighborhood for more than 14

years, said life in a modern city as a senior citizen doesn’t necessarily have to be lonely.

People who live in a neighborhood and don’t know their neighbors

is a terrible phenomenon, but it happens a lot in modern cities,” Shao said. “We hope to b

uild our neighborhood into a big, warm family with an excellent environment, culture and spirit.”

Shao attends a newspaper reading activity in the community center every Tuesday, the day when the neighborhood com

mittee prepares lunch for people over 75 years old. On Wednesday, he joins a group to learn singing.

At other times, he becomes a volunteer helping people become familiar with the city’s newly launched garbage sorting.

Shao said he spends one-third of his time on community activities, which contri

butes to making the neighborhood “a harmonious place where people know, help and support each other”.

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Video of the incident shows Williams and another man str

  before the man punches Williams in the face, knocking his hat off.

  The suspect is then seen getting close to Williams’ face and shouting profanities at him. He punches Williams in the face once more before walking away.

  Williams was at UC Berkeley to recruit students for a yet-to-be-formed chapter of Turning Point USA, a conser

vative advocacy group that bills itself as the right’s alternative to liberal activism on college campuses.

  A spokesperson for Williams said that he was a field re

presentative for the Leadership Institute, a group that helps train conservative leaders.

  Neither Williams nor the man suspected of punching him are students at UC Berkeley.

  The University of California Police Department said they had identifi

ed the suspect as Zachary Greenberg, and that he had been arrested and booked. Police added that t

he case would be presented to the district attorney’s office for “consideration of the filing of criminal charges.”

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Come and see us,’ Huawei says in open letter to US media

BARCELONA, Spain – The Chinese technology firm Huawei has issued an “An open letter to the US media”, inviting members of the US media to visit Huawei’s campuses and meet its employees.

“The US is a shining example of how to inspire passion for technological innovation and dev

elopment. We too have been inspired by your history of creativity and hard work,” said the letter, beari

ng the name Catherine Chen, a Director of the Board at Huawei, who is in charge of public and government affairs.

“I am writing to you in the hopes that we can come to understand each other better. In recent years, the US government has developed some mi

sunderstandings about us. We would like to draw your attention to the facts,” the letter said.

“We work with many leading US companies on technology development, business con

sulting, and procurement. In addition, we support university research programs in the US, helping them make sig

nificant progress in communications technologies, which we believe will benefit the whole world,” the letter said.

“On behalf of Huawei, I would like to invite members of the US media to visit our ca

mpuses and meet our employees. I hope that you can take what you see and hear back to your readers, viewers, and lis

teners, and share this message with them, to let them know that our doors are always open.”

“We would like the US public to get to know us better, as we will you,” the letter said, ending with a Huawei email address as a means of contact.

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However, a one-hour extension is less time than many

  voters have spent in line to cast their ballots in the crucial election.

  The incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is running against 71 other ca

ndidates, but his main challenger is Atiku Abubakar, a 72-year-old business tycoo

n and former vice president. They are both Muslim candidates from the north of the country.

  When Buhari, a former military ruler, was elected in 2015, it wa

s the first peaceful transition of power in Nigeria. He promised to offer a clean sweep of the old

routine, but many have been left disillusioned and angry at the rising levels of inequality and extreme poverty.

  More than 84 million people registered for the vote in Africa’s largest economic p

ower, according to data from the Independent National Electoral Commission.

  Videos have surfaced on social media reportedly showing the burni

ng of ballot papers and disruption of the electoral process in various parts of the country.

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Between each April and October, villagers from Dingri Cou

unty usually set up black tents at the foot of Mount Qomolangma, providing tourists accomodation as a means of earning money.

Though ordinary visitors can’t go beyond the monastery, it won’t affect them from appreciating the mountain.

“The new tent camp for ordinary tourists can still allow them to clearly see the 8,800-meter-plus mountain,” Kelsang said.

Travelers who have a climbing permit can go to the base camp at an altitude of 5,200 meters. Kelsan

g said the mountaineering activities have been approved by the regional forestry department.

Decades after the epic climb to the world’s peak, Tibetans at the f

oot of Mount Qomolangma have conquered poverty by receiving professional and am

ateur mountaineers and tourists, who have also posed an environmental challenge to the mountain.

To conserve the environment surrounding Mount Qomolangma, China c

arried out three major clean-ups at an altitude of 5,200 meters and above last spr

ing, collecting more than eight tonnes of household waste, human feces and mountaineering trash.

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A district in changchun, jilin gas leakage fire eight kil

  Changchun Jan. 30 (xinhua) reporter understands from changchun, jilin province, on Janu

ary 30th at 5 to 35 points, city fire alarm detachment, green garden street youth with three green ro

ad interchange Lin Yang’s village four unit 4 floor of the residents home gas leakage, explosion and fire.

  The accident killed eight people, 3 people were injured.At present, the scene disposal has been all over.Immediately afte

r the accident, provincial, municipal leaders make instructions, to guide the rescue.City fire detachment, public sec

urity bureau, public bureau, 120, gas companies and other departments rushed to the scene quickly rescue.

  Experts preliminary judge, the accident caused by imp

roper residents to use gas.Specific reasons for investigation and follow-up work is ongoing.

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