All passengers on Pakistan cable car rescued
Pakistani security forces said yesterday they rescued eight people, including several young students, from a stranded cable car hanging above a valley.
The students, who included children aged 10 to 15, were heading to a school near Alai in the Batagram district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the morning when two wires from the car snapped. Panicked, passengers and their families called for help urgently.
a video clip post on social media A person is shown being hoisted to safety by a rope from the helicopter. But as night fell, the helicopter operation was suspended to use ziplines to rescue those still trapped, according to the Pakistani military.
The cable car is a regular mode of transportation for the residents of the northern mountains. About 400 to 500 people use it for commuting every day. But such locally built elevators are usually powered by petrol or diesel engines, are privately owned and tend to be built relatively ad hoc.
Fear: One passenger told local television news networks that he and others had been stranded without food or water for more than six hours. A child with a heart attack collapsed after panicking, he said. “My phone battery is draining fast,” he said.
dramatic day in thailand
After three months of uncertainty, Thailand’s parliament has named Sretha Thavisin as the country’s next prime minister. Sreta, 60, is a real estate tycoon who is seen as deferring to the royalist and military-appointed Senate.
However, his selection wasn’t the only big moment yesterday. Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who has been in exile since 2006, returned to Thailand and was detained following a previous prison stint. Analysts said his return reflected his confidence in close ally Sreita. There has been speculation that Thaksin struck a deal to reduce his sentence in return for the military and conservatives remaining in power.
What’s next: Even if the political deadlock is temporarily resolved, Sreita faces the enormous challenge of satisfying voters who voted for change and who are disillusioned with his party, which once opposed the military but is now working with it. He will have to deal with tensions that seem certain to linger for months or years.
Why China’s Real Estate Crisis Is So Hard to Solve
China is trying to emerge from its current economic woes using the same approach it did during the last crisis in 2016: an investment blitz in infrastructure and real estate. But that playbook doesn’t work anymore.
It has become difficult for China to restore economic strength through borrowing and investment. Heavy debt and economic strife have sapped borrowing demand in recent months, undermining the effectiveness of banks’ easy-lending policies.
on the US-China frontPresident Biden’s commerce secretary, Gina Raimondo, will travel to Beijing and Shanghai next week for a series of meetings.
Three Times reporters tested new Waymo driverless taxis in San Francisco, which began picking up regular passengers on Monday.
For one of our reporters, the journey was so smooth that the novelty started to wear off and the trip to the future became just another trip across town. He almost forgot he was in a self-driving car until, when he got out, he turned to thank him for the ride, only to find that there was only one empty seat left.
Japan’s “Gateway to Asia”
Laid-back Fukuoka, the largest city on the Japanese island of Kyushu, has a soothing buzz. Fukuoka has a large commercial port with links to China, South Korea and the rest of the Pacific, and has long been considered Japan’s “gateway to Asia”. A popular holiday destination for Japanese, the city now attracts international tourists.
If you’re thinking of going, head to the nearest yatai, which often has an open-air kitchen specializing in local delicacies such as offal nabe (tripe hot pot). According to one restaurateur, “The authentic yatai atmosphere can only be experienced in Fukuoka”. As far as visual feasts go, the city’s good rents and easy transport links, along with museums, art schools and creative spaces, make it a natural incubator for a thriving art scene.
make This pasta is served with a luscious sauce made from fresh mashed corn and sweet sautéed shallots.
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