Thursday, 26 April 2018

Asia

Indian court convicts popular of raping teenage devotee

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Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, center, is brought for interrogation by police at Jodhpur airport in Jodhpur in 2013. The verdict against 77-year-old Bapu was read out inside a prison in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan state because of fears that his followers may resort to violence. (AP) NEW DELHI: ...

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India refuses to back Beijing over Belt and Road project

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India has refused to back the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s landmark infrastructure scheme to connect the region, One Belt and One Road project, ahead of a crucial visit this week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The India’s stance against the project, which aims at building infrastructure to connect China to the ...

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Bangladesh marks 5 years after garment factory collapse

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DHAMRAI: A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Protesters placed flowers at a makeshift monument near the abandoned ...

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Russia, Pakistan ‘keen to expand military ties’

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Gen Qamar meets Col-Gen Salyukov at Kremlin Palace after arriving in Moscow.  ISPR MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday said Pakistan is a ‘geo-strategically important’ country and “it is keen to expand its existing military-to-military cooperation” in a significant development at a time when Islamabad’s relationship with Washington continues to deteriorate. The ...

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Italian-Pakistani woman killed for ‘honour’

Sana Cheema, la 25/enne pachistana uccisa dal padre e dal fratello perchè avrebbe voluto sposare un italiano, in una foto tratta dal suo profilo Instagram (sana_cheema2014). 21 aprile 2018.  +++ ATTENZIONE LA FOTO NON PUO' ESSERE PUBBLICATA O RIPRODOTTA SENZA L'AUTORIZZAZIONE DELLA FONTE DI ORIGINE CUI SI RINVIA +++ ++ HO - NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY ++

GUJRAT/ROME: An Italian-Pakistani woman was allegedly murdered by her father, uncle and brother in Punjab’s Gujrat district in the name of honour, police officials said. Police have arrested three suspects, including the victim’s father and brother identified as Ghulam Mustafa and Adnan, for their alleged involvement in the crime. According ...

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Nepal in talks with India, Pakistan to revitalise Saarc

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KATHMANDU: Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Sunday said Nepal has been holding negotiations with India and Pakistan to revitalise the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc). The Prime Minister said Nepal, as the current chair of Saarc, has been making sincere efforts to remove misunderstandings between India ...

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Suicide blast at election centre in Kabul kills 57

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A security person collects evidence at the site of a suicide attack outside a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL: A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 57 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic ...

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China: No Military Aim of Corridor Project With Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: China has strongly refuted suggestions its multibillion-dollar economic corridor now under construction with Pakistan has “hidden” military designs as well. Beijing has pledged to invest about $63 billion in Pakistan by 2030 to develop ports, highways, motorways, railways, airports, power plants and other infrastructure in the neighboring country, traditionally ...

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North Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

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SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un announced his country will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, the North’s state media reported Saturday. The declaration, long sought by the US, will be seen as a crucial step in ...

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Indian PM Modi meets Theresa May

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British PM Theresa May welcomes PM Modi. (Photo: Reuters) LONDON: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived at 10 Downing Street in London for a breakfast meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May during which the two leaders discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including cross-border terrorism, ...

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