Friday, 18 October 2019

Asia

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG: Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city’s judiciary. On Thursday, Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24 and Alex Chow, 27, were jailed for six ...

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Nearly 600 dead in floods in South Asia

NEW DELHI: Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. Indian authorities sought military help in two districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state after heavy rains left hundreds of villages marooned. As many ...

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Mumbai jail safe for Vijay Mallya, UK court told

LONDON: The Centre has submitted a report to a London court about the living and security conditions at the city’s Arthur Road jail where it is planning to lodge fugitive liquor baron, Vijay Mallya (61), once he is extradited to India. Mallya is accused in a money-laundering case. When brought ...

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India faces threat from inside, not outside: Farooq

NEW DELHI: India can face China and Pakistan but the threat is from within the country as somebody is determined to spoil everything by dividing the people, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said today. The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, while addressing a gathering of opposition leaders hosted ...

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10-year-old girl in India gives birth after being raped

CHANDIGARH: A 10-year-old girl who became pregnant after she was raped in India has given birth. The girl, who was refused the right to have an abortion by India’s Supreme Court, is in stable condition, according to reports. She is unaware that she was pregnant or that she has now ...

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Indian Air-hostess dies after falling from third floor

KOLKATA: A 23-year-old airhostess, who had become the head of the crew at such an early age, was found dead outside her building, in a pool of blood after possibly falling down from the sliding window of her third floor flat, early on Wednesday. Two of her friends – a ...

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Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

TEHRAN: The war of words between the US and Iran over the latter’s nuclear and missile development program continued. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to restart “within hours” some of the activities Tehran agreed to stop under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “The world has ...

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Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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Pakistan celebrates 70th Independence Day

LAHORE: Pakistan on Saturday hoisted the largest flag in its history at Attari-Wagah border near Lahore to mark the country’s 70th Independence Day. Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa hoisted the flag at the border at 12 in the midnight, kicking off the festivities of Independence Day across the ...

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Pakistan hoists South Asia’s largest flag at Wagha

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa hoisted the largest national flag in the history of Pakistan at Wagha border on the eve of the Independence Day celebrations. The flag was hoisted on a 400-feet pole, whereas the size of the flag is 120 feet by 80 feet. ...

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