Saturday, 26 September 2020

Asia

65 Taliban insurgents killed in eastern Afghanistan

KHOST: Afghan security forces have killed 65 Taliban militants during an intense battle in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, as fighting rages between the two sides despite ongoing peace talks. The latest bloodshed came late Wednesday after the Taliban stormed a military headquarters building in the Wazi Khwa district of Paktika ...

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At UN, Pakistani leader calls India a sponsor of hate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assailed India’s Hindu nationalist government and its moves to cement control of Muslim-majority Kashmir, calling India a state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam. Khan said at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders that Islamophobia rules India and threatens the ...

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Erdogan in UN address calls Kashmir ‘a burning issue’

NEW YORK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told the UN General Assembly that the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan was a “burning issue”, and called for resolving it through dialogue.’ In a speech made via video-link to the 193-member Assembly’s landmark 75th session, Erdogan said that steps taken ...

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Mitcham – Mother charged with murder of daughter

MITCHAM: A mother has been charged with murdering her five-year-old daughter who was found stabbed to death at a home in Mitcham earlier this summer. Sutha Sivanantham, 35, is due to appear before Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday by video-link over the death of her five-year-old child Sayagi Sivanantham, the ...

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Pakistan govt passes all FATF-linked bills via joint session

ISLAMABAD: After a series of defeats in Senate, Pakistan government pushed all pending legislations on terror financing linked to FATF compliance through a joint session of parliament amid loud protests and a walkout by Opposition members. The Imran Khan government’s desperate move is part of efforts to get Pakistan out ...

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India reports record daily jump of 95,735 coronavirus cases

BENGALURU: India reported record jumps in new coronavirus infections and deaths on Thursday, taking its tally of cases past 4.4 million, health ministry figures showed. In the last 24 hours, 95,735 new infections were detected, with 1,172 deaths accounting for the highest single-day mortality figures in more than a month, ...

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Pakistani women raped, robbed of valuables on motorway

LAHORE: A mother of two children was looted and raped at gunpoint on motorway near Gujjar Pura area of the Pakistani Punjab metropolis. The woman was reportedly travelling in a car along with her two children when it developed some fault near Gujjar Pura. Some unknown accused overpowered her when ...

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Typhoon Haishen heads to Korea after hammering Japan

SOUL/TOKYO: Powerful Typhoon Haishen has approached South Korea after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions. The storm, carrying top sustained winds of up to 144 kilometres per hour, was headed north toward South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan, South Korea’s weather agency said. ...

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Hot tests completed at Pakistani nuclear power plant

KARACHI: The 1,100MW K2 reactor at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (Kanupp), the first unit using China’s homegrown ‘Hualong One’ technology, has successfully completed its thermal testing also known as hot functional tests (HTFs). China is building two Hualong One reactors with a capacity of 1,100MW each at the Karachi ...

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More than a dozen killed in ‘devastating’ India plane crash

KOZHIKODE: The black box of Air India flight IX-1344 that crashed in Kerala killing at least 18 people has been recovered, the Indian aviation minister said. The plane carrying 190 people crash-landed during bad weather night and tore in two, injuring scores of passengers. The Boeing 737, on a special ...

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