Thursday, 19 October 2017

Asia

Suicide bomber kills four near US embassy in Kabul

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KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up on a busy shopping street near the US embassy in central Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday, killing four people and injuring several others, officials said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks to hit the Afghan capital, and comes three months after a ...

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Ram Rahim Gets 20 Years In Jail For Rape, Cried In Court

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ROHTAK, Haryana:  Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the rape of two women followers. The 50-year-old chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect wept as he was sentenced at a jail in Haryana’s Rohtak by Judge Jagdeep Singh, who flew ...

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Trump’s Afghanistan strategy bound to fail: Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

US President Donald Trump’s strategy for Afghanistan will meet the same fate as the plans of his predecessors, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said. In an interview to Bloomberg, Abbasi said: “From day one we have been saying very clearly that the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked ...

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Indian troops in Doklam leave ese territory: foreign ministry

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BEIJING: The Chinese foreign ministry confirmed Monday that India has removed its trespassing troops from China’s territory on the Doklam Plateau. “On the afternoon of August 28, the Indian side has pulled back all the trespassing personnel and equipment to the Indian side of the boundary and the Chinese personnel ...

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Indian ‘rape guru’ awaits sentencing amid huge security

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NEW DELHI: An Indian guru convicted of rape awaited sentencing Monday, with authorities ramping up security amid fears of fresh violence days after protests over his guilty verdict left 36 dead. Barbed-wire barriers were erected and residents warned to stay indoors in the northern city of Rohtak, where Ram Rahim ...

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British MPs concerned over human rights violations in Kashmir

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MUZAFFARABAD: A British parliamentary delegation, on a visit to Pakistan, has expressed concern over the deteriorating human rights violations in Indian Kashmir. Addressing a news conference along with Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan here, the members of the delegation urged the international community to take notice of ...

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Nawaz likely to celebrate Eid with wife in London

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LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to fly to London to meet his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Geo News reported on Sunday. Begum Nawaz, who is Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s candidate for the NA-120 seat, is under treatment for lymphoma in London. Nawaz is expected to celebrate ...

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Floods kill over 1,200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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KATHMANDU: The death toll from monsoon floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years. All three countries suffer frequent flooding during the June-September monsoon season, but international aid agencies say ...

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Rohingya refugees ‘forcibly returned’ to Myanmar

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DHAKA: Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned at least 90 Muslim Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, as thousands of civilians from the ethnic minority area, on the other side of the border, attempt to escape from continuing violence that has killed scores of people. At least 20 Rohingya were caught ...

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