Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Asia

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

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MANILA: A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines’ most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption . “Hazardous eruption imminent,” the state volcanology agency concluded in its latest bulletin, ...

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Apple invests in Malala’s education fund

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LONDON: We have yet another reason to be proud of Malala Yousafzai. According to a report, the world’s most famous CEO and perhaps the most famous – and definitely youngest – Nobel Peace Prize winner could be found on Saturday morning taking tea with a family in downtown Beirut. The ...

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More than 40 dead in attack on luxury hotel in Kabul

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KABUL: More than 40 people were killed after Taliban gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, a government official told Fox News on Sunday. The assault pinned down security forces for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed, as guests were forced to flee ...

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15-year-old Pakistani girl accuses father of repeated rape

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RAWALPINDI: New Town police on Friday arrested a resident of Katarian, Rawalpindi, Pakistan for allegedly repeatedly raping his 15-year-old daughter. The man’s wife told the police that her husband used to rape their daughter but the young girl had kept quiet out of fear. According to the wife, she previously suspected ...

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Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul comes under attack by insurgents

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KABUL: Eyewitnesses have claimed that insurgents have entered the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, the Afghan media reported. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Spokesperson Najib Danish confirmed the attack. Security forces have cordoned off the area under attack, the interior ministry spokesperson stated. Sources claim that heavy gunfire can be ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

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ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Pakistan should not behave like an enemy towards Israel: Netanyahu

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MUMBAI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjanmin Netanyahu has stressed that his country is not an enemy of Pakistan, and the South Asian nation should adapt its attitude to that effect. The Israeli PM is currently on a visit to India, where he has been busy signing bilateral military and trade agreements ...

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52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

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At least 52 people have been burned to death after a passenger bus caught fire in western Kazakhstan, authorities confirmed. Only five people managed to escape the deadly blaze. The deadly incident took place on a highway in the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan, spokesman for the Interior Ministry Emergencies Committee ...

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China says it doesn’t need Taiwan’s permission to open new air route

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BEIJING/TAIPEI: China said that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk, reported Reuters. Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance toward Taiwan ...

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