Wed, 06 Dec 2023

TOKYO -- A woman and two police officers were killed on Thursday in a stabbing and shooting incident involving a man armed with a hunting rifle in Japan's central prefecture of Nagano, local media reported.

The male suspect, after fleeing the scene, has holed up in a nearby building which is possibly the residence of a local assembly speaker, where multiple gunshots were heard at night, according to local media outlets. (Japan-Police-Stabbing)

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SYDNEY -- A major fire has broken out at a building in the suburb of Surry Hills in central Sydney on Thursday afternoon.

Fire and Rescue New South Wales (NSW) said emergency calls were received when flames started engulfing the building just after 4:00 p.m. local time. More than 100 firefighters and over 30 fire trucks are working on the scene to contain and extinguish the blaze. (Australia-Building-Fire)

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WELLINGTON -- Dairy giant Yili Group's new lactoferrin plant in New Zealand is a landmark project of China-New Zealand dairy cooperation, Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wang Xiaolong has said.

With an investment of 70 million NZ dollars (42.66 million U.S. dollars) and a capacity of 67 tonnes, the Westland Lactoferrin Plant is located in Hokitika, a town in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island. (New Zealand-China-Dairy Plant)

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NEW DELHI -- Two more cheetah cubs died at a national park in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, thus taking the total number of cheetah cubs' deaths to three this week.

Four cubs were born to female cheetah "Jwala" at Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park. One of them died on Tuesday. The female cat was among the cheetahs trans-located from Nambia under India's Cheetah Reintroduction Program last year. (India-Cheetah Cubs-Death)

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