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China evacuates 7K people after dike breach
Beijing, July 8: China has evacuated at least 7,000 people following a dike breach during the weekend at Dongting Lake, the country’s second-largest freshwater lake in central Hunan province, the state media reported on Monday. According to the China Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA), five satellites have been deployed to provide real-time monitoring of the affected areas. The dike of Dongting Lake dike caved in on Friday at Tuanzhou township of Hunan’s Yueyang city, triggering flooding in the area. It forced the evacuation of at least 7,000 residents, Xinhua news agency reported. Thousands of rescuers, including firefighters, hydrologists, volunteers and police, have been working to safeguard lives and properties. (PTI)

S Korea scraps all steps against striking trainee doctors
Seoul, July 8: The South Korean government announced a decision on Monday to withdraw its plan to take administrative steps, including the suspension of medical licences, against striking trainee doctors in an effort to seek a breakthrough in monthslong medical service disruptions. More than 12,000 trainee doctors, over 90 per cent of the total, have been on strike in the form of mass resignations since February 20 in protest of the government’s medical school admissions quota hike, and most of them have rejected the state order to return to work, reports Yonhap News Agency. “Starting today, the government decided not to seek administrative steps against any trainee doctors regardless of their returning to hospitals given the demand from the medical community and the health care situations,” Health Minister Cho Kyoo-hong told a press briefing. (IANS)

3 Mongolian parties to form coalition govt
Ulan Bator, July 8: The ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), and the Hun Party, meaning “Person” in Mongolian, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday to form a coalition government, following regular parliamentary elections held on June 28. In the ninth parliamentary elections, the MPP secured a narrow margin of victory, winning 68 of the 126 seats, while the DP obtained 42 seats. The Hun Party secured eight seats, with the Civil Will-Green Party and the National Coalition each securing four seats, reported Xinhua news agency. (IANS)


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