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News in Brief(2023-10-04)

October 04, 2023 00:00:00

Nepal hit by two earthquakes,

triggering landslide

KATHMANDU, Oct 03: Two earthquakes rocked western Nepal on Tuesday, injuring 11 people, damaging homes and triggering a landslide that blocked a major highway, authorities said. The landslide after the quakes of magnitude 6.3 and 5.3 in the district of Bajhang, bordering India, blocked the road to the southern plains, interior ministry official Rama Acharya told Reuters. — Reuters

Japan starts self-driving bus

test runs in Tokyo

TOKYO, Oct 03: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has kicked off its test runs of a self-driving bus, as Japan seeks driverless services and autonomous public transportation solutions. The self-driving bus, capable of cruising at speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour, was introduced on Monday as the tests started, amid efforts to address the persistent shortage of bus drivers in the bustling Japanese capital. To secure a spot on the self-driving journey, passengers must reserve their seats in advance via an online booking system. — Xinhua

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