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Denmark detains Swedish man in probe of Copenhagen explosion

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Danish Police said on Wednesday that two Swedish nationals were the main suspects in an explosion at the Danish Tax Agency building in Copenhagen.

A 22-year-old Swedish man was arrested on Wednesday, and police were searching for a second Swedish man, Chief Police Inspector, Jorgen Skov, told newsmen in Copenhagen.

Skov said the 22-year-old was arrested in the southern Swedish city of Malmo and was to be extradited to face a pre-trial detention hearing.

Police have requested a closed-door hearing due to the ongoing investigation.

However, a warrant had been issued for the second suspect, who remained at large.

The Aug. 6, explosion shattered windows and damaged the facade of the building, one passer-by was slightly injured by debris, but the two people inside the building at the time of the blast were not hurt.

According to Skov, a car believed to have been used by the suspects has been seized and is being examined.

Several raids have been conducted in Sweden in connection with the blast.

Meanwhile, the incident has not been linked so far to a second blast that hit a Copenhagen. (dpa/NAN)

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Lack of funds forces closure of UN humanitarian programmes in Yemen

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Pompeo, UNGA president salute victims of terrorism, urge more support

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Terrorism: UN chief seeks adequate support for victims, survivors

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West Nile virus cases double in Cyprus, one death recorded

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The Ministry said one elderly man with a poor health history died from the virus, which is transmitted by mosquito bites.

The Health Ministry data showed that the cases were spread almost all over the government controlled areas of Cyprus.

Several other cases, also including one fatal, have been reported from the area of Cyprus controlled by Turkish troops, where the virus appeared almost two months ago.

Public Health Services said that enhanced measures, including close monitoring of suspected cases and the separate epidemiological investigation of each case have been applied.

Mosquito control measures, such as spraying ponds and stale water areas where the mosquitoes breed, were also applied.

People were again advised to take precautionary measures which include wearing long sleeved shirts and long trousers, especially around dusk, or even use insect repellants when outdoors.

Public Health Services said that in most cases bites by infected mosquitoes go unnoticed, but people with a poor health, such as the elderly, are likely to develop virus-related complications.

The West Nile virus is believed to have been brought to Cyprus by migratory birds which arrived in the spring or early summer.

The birds act as hosts to the virus.(Xinhua/NAN)

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China develops 10MW permanent magnet generator for offshore wind turbine

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China develops 10MW permanent magnet generator for offshore wind turbine

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According to the developer, Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd.,  in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the new generator is the largest in the country in terms of rotor diameter and unit capacity.

Based on the working conditions in Chinese waters, permanent magnet direct drive and full power conversion technologies were used to achieve active typhoon-resistant performance.

The company said that the successful delivery of the generator indicates that the Research and Development manufacturing capabilities of high-power offshore wind turbines was a plus point.

It added that the generator will be installed at a wind farm in Xinghua Bay, East China’s Fujian Province. (Xinhua/NAN)

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