Shootings claim human lives worldwide
A 51-year-old woman on Jan 24 fired random shots in a building on the outskirts of Chicago in Illinois, the US, killing two and wounding several people.
On the same day, a man was shot to death at an apartment parking lot in an eastern area of Japan.
Syrian forces fight off rebels
Recently, the rebel forces launched a large-scale attack on the Syrian government forces in the southern area of Idlib.
The government forces promptly switched to counterattack and recaptured several districts after dealing artillery and air strikes on enemy bases.
Koryo medicine producers hit January targets
The Phyongchon Koryo Medicine Pharmaceutical Factory fulfilled the production plan for January at 136 percent. It improved the quality of Koryo medicine extracts and increased the productivity 1.5 times by upgrading the grinder and equipment for extraction and incrassation.
The Junggu Koryo Medicine Pharmaceutical Factory overfulfilled by over 10 percent all its production targets including those for Ryongsinhwan pills, Phaedoksan, Samhyanguhwangchongsimhwan and Saposolum.
Coal output on the rise for thermal power stations
The Tokchon Area Coal-mining Complex produced over 23 000 tons of more coal than the same period of last year to be supplied to the Pukchang Thermal Power Complex.
The Jenam Coal Mine under the complex turned out several thousand tons of more coal and the Namyang Coal Mine cut hundreds of tons of more coal than planned every day.
Iraqis call for US withdrawal
In response to an Iraqi clergyman’s appeal for a million-strong protest action against the stationing of US forces, thousands of people took to the streets on Jan 24 in Baghdad.
They called for withdrawal of the US troops, holding placards reading “Down with the US” and “Down with colonialists”.
Turkey suffers huge casualty from quake
According to the Jan 25 report of the Turkish disaster and emergency management body, an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale happened in Elazig and was followed by over 400 rounds of strong aftershocks, killing 29 and wounding 1 243.
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Perfume line added to cosmetics factory
A perfume production line has newly been installed at the Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory.
Researchers and technicians of the factory found out the rational mixing ratio of aromatic essences and carried out several experiments to ensure all technical indexes of perfume such as aroma and durability on high levels.
Light industry sets ambitious goals to develop new products
The light industrial sector of the DPRK is now set to develop more products favoured by the people this year, said Sin Jae Myong, department director of the Ministry of Light Industry.
According to him, the country’s cloth, footwear and knitted clothes producers have planned to develop 200-odd main and over 700 expanded varieties of products.
All four children, including triplet daughters, of Kang Haeng Uk living in Sinuiju, North Phyongan Province, serve in the Korean People’s Army.
The triplets are officers in the army.
UAWK officials tour revolutionary battle sites in Mt Paektu area
Officials of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea from across the country held a meeting in front of President Kim Il Sung’s statue at the Samjiyon Grand Monument on Jan 26 to start a study tour of revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu.
Han Jong Hyok, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea, said in his report that they would bear in mind the revolutionary idea and indomitable spirit of offensive of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the noble spirit of the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners who fought shedding their blood in the snowstorm of Paektu.
Diverse energy sources tapped to meet local needs
The South Phyongan Provincial Posts and Telecommunications Management Bureau makes the best use of a variety of energy sources.
A typical example is electricity production based on coal gasification.
Technical innovation ideas employed for construction project
Builders have introduced over a dozen technical innovation plans into the third-stage construction of Samjiyon City.
They include a technique of producing primary and secondary filling materials by using mud and soot, a method of building slab with the help of hook-like jig, a method of making Hume concrete pipes for insertion, a roller-type sand sieve, an articulated grinder, a protective device of three-phase electric motor and a method of building block curing ground with an underfloor-heating system.
Information workers vow to perform their duty
Information workers in Pyongyang got together at the People’s Palace of Culture to pledge to fulfil their responsibility and role in the efforts for carrying out the tasks set forth at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
The meeting was attended by officials of Party and working people’s organizations, Party information workers, exemplary lecturers, motivators, propagandists in charge of five households, publications distributors, curators in the sector of revolutionary relics, announcers and members of artistic motivational teams. It analysed and reviewed the achievements, experience, mistakes and lessons made and learned in last year’s Party information work and discussed measures to discharge their responsibilities and duties as information workers in today’s offensive for making a frontal breakthrough.
President Xi calls Party to endeavour to protect people’s lives
Chinese President Xi Jinping in a meeting of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Jan 25 said that the centralized and unified leadership of the Party central committee should be strengthened under the grave situation of the infectious pneumonia caused by a novel corona virus spreading rapidly across the country.
If the Chinese go through the difficulties with firm conviction and execute preventive and curative medical care scientifically, they will emerge victorious in the campaign against the epidemic without fail, he noted.
Technicians help mines increase coal output
Members of the April 15 technical innovation shock brigades in coal mines throughout the country have contributed to increasing coal output by introducing advanced technologies into face work.
Those at the Ryongdung Coal Mine under the Kujang Area Coal-mining Complex newly secured a large amount of reserve coal by contriving practical technical innovation plans for preventing flood in a test pit.