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China, Japan to contribute over $1 bn of aid for reconstructing Nepal

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Kathmandu: China and Japan, on Thursday, announced over $1 billion of aid to Nepal to reconstruct infrastructure after it was devastated by a series of quakes.

At an international donor’s conference here, Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, pledged to extend over $750 million to the Himalayan nation. It ,also,offered training opportunities for 1,500 Nepalis over the next year.

Japan announced $260 million at the conference which would be used in reconstructing the nation after it was hit by the earthquake in April.

Japan also offered to support the repairing of cultural heritages in the country.

Similarly, Norway announced $30 million to Nepal.

(IANS)

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Typhoon Rumbia Arrives in Shanghai

Rumbia, the 3rd of the typhoons that had made landfall in Shanghai this month.

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Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in Shanghai on Friday bringing torrential rains and strong winds of up to 23 metres per second, according to the National Meteorological Centre (NMC).

The tropical storm is expected to gradually wane as it keeps moving northwest at a speed of 30 km per hour, Xinhua news agency reported.

By Friday morning, 53,000 people had been evacuated in Shanghai.

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Bringing gales and downpours, Rumbia has downed 176 trees, the municipal flood control and drought relief headquarters said.

Rumbia, the 3rd of the typhoons that had made landfall in Shanghai this month, will bring strong winds and heavy rains to the city from Friday to Saturday. (IANS)

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