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- Pensions, wages and social benefits to be increased by 10 % in TurkmenistanThe President of Kazakhstan, Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, promised yesterday at the governmental session to increase wages, pensions and social benefits by 10 %, the agency reports referring to the state news agency of Turkmenistan (TDH).
- China to build nuclear station in seismological Sichuan provinceFeasibility report for construction of atomic power station in seismological Sichuan province will be submitted for consideration of the National Commission of Development and Reform, the agency reports referring to China Daily newspaper.
- Preparation for launch of Malasian satellite Measat-1R began at BaikonurPreparation for launch of Malaysian satellite Measat-1R began at Baikonur, the agency reports referring to a source at the cosmodrome.
- Russia offered UN initiatives on solution of world food crisisResponse of the international community to global food crisis should be of two directions: humanitarian and long-term. The UN First Assistant to the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, Igor Scherbak, stated at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly devoted to world food and energy crises, the agency reports referring to the UN News Center.
- Urgent changes need to be introduced in world agricultural policy - UNIn connection with growing food and energy crisis urgent changes to the world agricultural policy need to be introduced. The chairman of the UN General Assembly Srgjjan Kerim stated at the UN General Assembly, the agency reports referring to the UN News Center.