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Heavy rain has hit more than 100 townships in the province since early Sunday, affecting about 79,000 people, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.

Nearly 30,000 people have been relocated while 184 houses were toppled. Direct economic losses have been estimated at 330 million yuan, the headquarters said.

The only death reported was in Zhenfeng County. Seven villagers went missing after a rain-triggered landslide occurred in Wanshan District of Tongchuan City at 2 a.m. Another three people were reported missing after heavy rain flooded their homes.

Further rescue work is under way.

China's meteorological authority renewed its orange alert for heavy rain in the south and southwest of the country on Monday, saying heavy rain will hit the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, Hubei, Jiangxi, Hunan and Guizhou, and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region until Tuesday morning, with precipitation reaching 200 millimeters in some areas.

China has a four-tier color-coded system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

OSLO, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- From 2013 to 2015, Iceland's research and development (R&D) expenditures increased as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) from 1.76 percent to 2.19 percent, Iceland's statistics agency said on Monday.

Over the same period, R&D expenditures have been stable in the European Union (EU) -- between 2.03 percent and 2.04 percent of GDP -- according to Statistics Iceland.

Iceland's R&D expenditures as percentage of GDP are now similar to France and Slovenia, which are 2.23 percent and 2.21 percent respectively.

Out of all EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries, Sweden had the highest percentage in 2015, at 3.26 percent, ahead of Austria with 3.07 percent and Denmark with 3.03 percent.

Also in neighboring Nordic countries, R&D expenditures in Finland dropped from 3.29 percent to 2.9 percent over the three-year period. Norway's R&D spending in 2015 was 1.93 percent. Enditem

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NAIROBI Luke Appling White Sox Jersey , Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- The African-Import-Export Bank (Afreximbank) said Thursday it is seeking 300 million U.S. dollars to shore up its capital to meet the growing borrowing demand from the continent's private sector.

The fundraising will specifically be targeted at financing industrial projects, including light manufacturing to help the continent overcome its dependence on the export of commodities.

"We shall give priority to projects that add value to commodities in Africa. Dependence on exporting commodities exposes Africa to economic disruptions because of price disruptions," the bank's Vice President George Elombi told journalists in Nairobi.

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Adding value also means more jobs will be created. There will be development of export-led infrastructure like special economic zones and also power sources. Further, governments will get more revenue from the value addition industrial activities.

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