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Through studying the newly-found cyprinid fish fossils, Wang and Chang have shown that the existence of comparatively rich waters in the Kunlun Pass Basin on the southern slope of the East Kunlun Mountain (at 4769 m above sea level) and possible connections between the water systems on north and south sides of the East Kunlun Mountain during the Pliocene.
An earthquake, with epicenter in the Hindu Kush, shook central Afghanistan Monday while other quakes rattled China. There were no reports of casualties or damage from the stricken regions. The U.S.
Kazakhstan's commercial capital, Almaty, may face water and electricity shortages in the coming winter because of a sharp drop of water level in the Ili river, said a report in the Megapolis newspaper.
Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 11 September: The Syr Darya basin countries have failed to agree on the most topical issue - rational use of river water.
Text of report by privately-owned Afghan Ariana TV on 5 September [Presenter] Human Rights Commission in northern Badakhshan Province has issued a report expressing concern over health situation in northern Badakhshan Province.
Excerpt from report by founded by Uzbekistan's Cabinet of Ministers, Uzbek newspaper Pravda Vostoka on 26 July All water resources of the Central Asian rivers are distributed within "the plan on use of water resources in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers' basins ", which is agreed by all countries of the region.
Excerpt from report in English by Mongolian newspaper The UB Post website on 24 July [by B. Bulgamaa] Thursday, 24 July: Twenty-eight per cent of Mongolia is covered under exploration and mining licences, research by the Open Society Forum shows.
By Antoaneta Bezlova - Asia Water Wire* HOTAN, Oct. 30, 2006 (IPS/GIN) -- It takes two people to keep watch on the desert road which emerges from the sands and disappears back into the sands.
By Y.P. Rajesh NATHU LA, China-India Border (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China opened a Himalayan pass to border trade on Thursday, 44 years after a brutal frontier war shut down the ancient route.
By Y.P. Rajesh GANGTOK, India (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China resume border trade through a Himalayan pass on Thursday, hoping to build on warming relations and curb smuggling, 44 years after a brutal border war closed the ancient route.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).