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- Abu Dhabi’s hotel guest numbers reach 1.2 million in Q2 2019Abu Dhabi’s hotels have posted remarkable year-on-year growth in the 2nd Quarter of 2019, with hotel guest numbers reaching a record 1.2 million for the April to June period, a 6.8 percent increase from the same period in 2018.
- Tokyo gov’t office switches to biomass source for 80% of electricityThe Tokyo government switched last week from fossil fuel to biomass energy to supply around 80 percent of electricity in its Shinjuku Ward headquarters, as part of efforts to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the metropolis by 2050.
- Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan exceeds $135MDuring first six months of 2019, the volume of trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan has increased by 16 percent compared to the same period of last year and amounted to $136 million, with export of Kazakh grain to Azerbaijan having tripled.
- Kazakh freestyle wrestlers claim 9 medals in PolandKazakhstani wrestlers hauled nine medals at the Vaclav Tsiolkovsky Memorial International Free Wrestling Tournament in Warsaw, Poland last week.
- 16 killed in explosion near Cairo’s cancer instituteAt least 16 people have been killed and 21 injured after a large explosion in the surroundings of Cairo’s Cancer Institute.
- Scientists discover one of earliest stars of universeAstronomers discovered one of the oldest stars in history located 35,000 light-years from the Milky Way.
- Russia’s android robot to travel from Baikonur, to stay 4 more days in orbit than plannedThe return of the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with the android robot Fedor, which is due to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on August 22 from Baikonur spaceport, has been rescheduled for September 7, Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos told TASS.
- Teenager arrested for attempted murder of child at Tate ModernA teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a six-year-old boy was thrown from the 10th-floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern, the Metropolitan police have said.
- Five new schools to open their doors in Zhambyl regionZhambyl region focuses on solving the three-shift education problem, the local administration’s education department reports. Five new schools will open their doors by September 1.