KUALA LUMPUR Cheap Air Max 90 Online , March 30 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia will release the body of Kim Jong Nam to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and allow its nationals to leave, after the nine stranded Malaysian citizens in DPRK were freed, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement on Thursday.
Najib said the coroner's approval to release the body came after the completion of the autopsy and receipt of a letter from Kim's family requesting the remains to be returned to the DPRK.
For the nine Malaysian citizens, all diplomats and their family members, Najib said their plane took off from Pyongyang at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday and will land in Kuala Lumpur at around 5 a.m. Friday morning.
CANBERRA Cheap Air Max Online , Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Sea-level rise since the Industrial Revolution has been fast by natural standards and may reach 80 cm above today's sea-level by the year 2100 and 2.5 m by 2200 even without development of unexpected processes, according to a new research made public on Friday.
The Australian National University (ANU) said in a press release that a team from the university and the National Oceanography Center, Southampton, studied several million years of rates of sea-level rise to work out the background pattern of natural sea-level rise.
"We knew from geological data that sea-level is likely to rise 9 meters or more as the climate system adjusts to today's greenhouse effect, but the timescale for this rise was unclear Cheap Nike Air Max TN Outlet ," lead author Professor Eelco Rohling of the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences explained.
"The pattern we determined illustrates how fast sea-level might change if only normal, natural processes were at work.
"Put simply, we considered what nature has done before, and therefore could do again."
The background pattern, which Rohling stressed is not to be confused with a model-based prediction Cheap Nike Air Max 95 Outlet , was compared with historical tide-gauge measurements and satellite observations taken since the Industrial Revolution. The research team looked at the speed of the observed changes and whether they were within the normal, natural range of sea-level changes according to their pattern.
Historical observations show a rising sea-level from about 1800 AD. Around 2000 AD, sea-level was rising by about 3 mm per year.
"For the first time, we can see that this modern sea-level rise is quite fast by natural standards: based on our natural background pattern, only about half the observed sea-level rise would be expected Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Outlet ," said Rohling.
"Although fast, the observed rise still seems to be just within the natural range."
"While we remain within normal range, our current understanding of ice-mass loss is adequate. If we move beyond the natural range our understanding falls short. We then won't be able to predict how fast or severe future sea-level changes will be."
This research is published in the open-access journal Scientific Reports.
MOGADISHU, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Former Al-Shabaab deputy leaderMukhtar Robow Tuesday addressed journalists in Mogadishu three daysafter he surrendered to the government and declared that he had cutlinks with the Al-Qaeda affiliated group.
Robow, who was ushered into a hotel room to address the media bysecurity officials Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet , declared he has no affiliation to the group andthat he is now in talks with the Somali government.
"I announced today that I have quit Al-Shabaab followingdifferences with them and I believe what they are doing does notserve the interests of the people," Robow said in briefremarks.
"Negotiations with the government are ongoing and I hope we willget a useful result out of it. I thank the government of Somalia,"Robow said, adding he will work for the peace of the country.
The former Al-Shabaab renegade who deserted the group in 2013was airlifted to Mogadishu Sunday following governmentreinforcement of his fighters in a two-week-long fierce fight withAl-Shabaab which had declared an all-out war with their formerleader.
Robow now joins other former Al-Shabaab leaders under governmentcustody in Mogadishu, among them Hassan Dahir Aweys Cheap Air Max TN Outlet , Mohamed SheikhAtom and Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi.
He said the defected from the militant group after a fall outwith the top leader over ideological differences that do not servethe interests of Islam, people and Somalis.
"There have been ideological differences and misunderstandingbetween me and Al-Shabaab leadership over the doctrine and ideologythat made me to defect about five years and seven months ago,"Robow said.
Robow who is also known as Abu Mansour is intelligent and was amain pillar of the Somali militant Islamist group.
Analysts say his defection will deny Al-Shabaab vital manpowerand intelligence. It is a big blow that Al-Shabaab will certainlylose all South of Somalia due to Robow's influence there besidesthe tight noose by Kenya Defense Forces.
Robow's defection will likely enable pro-government forces tooperate in the regions of Bay and Bakool, reducing the insurgents'operational territory in two. Enditem
ODENSE, Denmark Cheap Air Max 95 Outlet , Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Top-seeded Chen Long from China and his compatriot Li Xuerui both claimed titles at the Yonex Denmark Open 2015 badminton tournament finals here on Sunday.
Chen took the men's singles gold for the fourth time after easing past Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto 21-12, 21-12 in 45 minutes.
In the women's singles, India's P.V. Sindhu, who upset No. 2 seed Spanish Carolina Marin in the semifinals, could not stop fourth-seeded Li Xuerui of China from retaining the title.
South Korean Lee Yong-daeYoo Yeon-Seong and their compatriot Ko Sung HyunKim Ha Na triumphed in the men's and mixed doubles respectively.
South Korea took another gold medal after women's doubles players Jung Kyung EunShin Seung Chan received a walkover from fifth-seeded Tian QingZh.