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US video game industry scored $43.4 bn record sales in 2018 access_timeJanuary 23

SAN FRANCISCO– From "Fortnite" to "Pokemon Go," play in the US drove video-game industry revenue to a record-setting $43.4 billion last year, according to data released Tuesday.  Spending on games in the US in 2018 c...

Families keep trying to cross border, wall or no wall access_timeJanuary 23

MCALLEN, Texas– Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son's head.  After quietly planning for months, she took the 3-year-old ...

Death toll from Mexico pipeline blast rises to 93 access_timeJanuary 23

MEXICO CITY– The number of people killed in a gas pipeline explosion in the Mexican state of Hidalgo last Friday increased to 93, the Minister of Health Jorge Alcocer said Tuesday.  The number of the dead grew due to the severity of bur...

UK leader unveils Brexit Plan B, looks a lot like Plan A access_timeJanuary 23

LONDON– British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday - and it looks a lot like Plan A.  May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parli...

Putin and Erdogan to hold Syria talks access_timeJanuary 23

MOSCOW–Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold Syria talks in Moscow on Wednesday, with Turkey saying they will focus on Ankara's so-called "security zone" in northern Syria. ...

Woman succumbs to accident injury access_timeJanuary 23

Bhaktapur– A woman in her 40’s was killed after being hit by a bus today while getting off it at Katunje Srijananagar of Surya Binayak municipality-5. The deceased has been identified as Pratima Wagle Baniya, from Jyamire-2, Okhaldhunga and...

NC leader Acharya insists on ‘real’ development access_timeJanuary 23

Bejhad– Nepali Congress (NC) leader and former Finance Minister Mahesh Acharya has called on the government to properly utilize people’s votes and come up with some creative and constructive works.  During the party cadres’ ...

Two million tourists by 2020 possible: Tourism Minister Adhikari access_timeJanuary 23

Bhadrapur, Jhapa–Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari today said the government was at work to bring in over two million tourists by 2020.  "The government aims to bring over two million tourist...

Context World Economic Forum: Political, business leaders discuss ‘best possible’ ways to improve global economy access_timeJanuary 23

Davos ,Switzerland– The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), 2019 kicked off on January 22, Tuesday in Davos as a mega meet of world leaders in politics and business, economists, technical human resources, researchers and civil socie...

Precipitation occurs in most parts of country access_timeJanuary 23

Kathmandu– Precipitation including snowfall has been taking place in most parts of the country due to the influence of the Westerly wind.  The rain brought by the Westerly wind in the western part of the country since the day before yes...

Tarun Dal protests inflation and corruption access_timeJanuary 23

Pokhara–Tarun Dal, the youth organization of the Nepali Congress, has said policy-level corruption and ‘tax terrorism’ were on the rise in the country along with market inflation.  Addressing a news conference here today, th...

Rs 1 million donated to Govinda Biyogi Journalism Study Centre access_timeJanuary 23

Kathmandu–Social worker Nira Baidya donated Rs 1 million to the Govinda Biyogi Journalism Study Centre in memory of her late father-in-law Ganesh Bahadur Khawakhali and mother-in-law Laxmibaba.  The money was provided to construct a cen...

Six of same family injured in lightning access_timeJanuary 23

Musikot–Six persons of a same family were injured after being struck by lightning here this morning. The lightning struck the house of one Jeet Bahadur Oli at Macchimi of Musikot municipality-3, Rukum (West) leaving the six including four childre...

Five injured in separate road accidents access_timeJanuary 23

Muglin, Chitwan– Five people were injured in two separate road accidents today along the Prithvi Highway. Four were injured, one seriously when two trucks collided at Phisling of Ichhakamana Rural Municipality-3 in Chitwan.  The wounded...

Chaudhary killed in police retaliatory firing access_timeJanuary 23

Saptari– A person was killed during police encounter at Rupani rural municipality today.  Deependra Chaudhary, 30, of Kadarbona, Saptari was killed in retaliatory firing by police on the road which is one kilometer towards south from Rupani...

Macron hits out at 'lies' about new Franco-German treaty access_timeJanuary 22

AACHEN, Germany– France's President Emmanuel Macron hit out Tuesday at those "spreading lies" about a new French-German treaty to deepen cooperation between the two European powers.  "Those who forget the value of Fre...

Franco-German treaty a step toward 'European army': Merkel access_timeJanuary 22

AACHEN, Germany– German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that a new Franco-German friendship treaty was a step toward the creation of a future joint European army.  Merkel said the pact aims to build a Franco-German "common mi...

German investor confidence regains ground in January access_timeJanuary 22

FRANKFURT AM MAIN–Confidence among investors in Germany regained ground in January but remained negative overall, a regular survey published Tuesday showed as fears grow of a slowdown within the 19-nation eurozone.  Economic expectation...

59 militants, 7 security men killed in Egypt's Sinai access_timeJanuary 22

CAIRO– At least 59 militants were killed in the exchange of fire in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in the past few days, the Egyptian armed forces said in a statement on Tuesday.  "During anti-terrorist raids, the national security fo...

Snow-skiing in Humla access_timeJanuary 23

  Humla–Snow-skiing has begun in Humla for the first time. Locals have initiated the recreational snow-skiing and snowboarding in collaboration with foreign tourists.  The snow-skiing – a recreational action of travelling ...