Monday, 14 October 2019

Asia

Deposed Pakistani PM Calls Ouster ‘Insult To Voters’

RAWALPINDI: Addressing a rally in Rawalpindi, deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify him from office last month over undeclared wealth was an “insult to voters.” The speech late on August 9 marked the first time Sharif has publicly commented on the court’s ...

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Russia to establish $200m oil refinery in Pakistan

MOSCOW: Russian investors have agreed to setup a medium size refinery in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in this regard was signed here between the delegation of Russian investors from Inter Rao Engineering & HIMMASH APPARAT – a leading EPCC contractor through local partners ORPHEUS – and Khyber ...

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Quake in China kills 19, including tourists, injures 247

JIUZHAIGOU: A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of China’s southwestern province of Sichuan, killing 19 people, including eight tourists, and injuring 247, the provincial government and official media said on Wednesday. The quake hit a sparsely populated area 200 km (120 miles) northwest of the city of Guangyuan ...

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Pak-Iran relations will strengthen: Hassan Rouhani

TEHRAN: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani met newly elected Iranian Presdient Hassan Rouhani in Tehran and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest and security situation of the region. According to Senate secretariat, Rabbani while talking on four-point agenda said that Pakistan wishes to enhance coordination, economic cooperation, security issues ...

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Fake wheelchair user arrested for smuggling gold in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A man pretending to be a wheelchair user who had taped 25kg (55lb) of gold to his thighs has been arrested at Bangladesh’s main airport. Customs officials became suspicious when they saw that Jamil Akhter had travelled abroad 13 times this year. The $1.5m (£1.15m) haul is the largest ...

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China warns India over military buildup at border

BEIJING: Beijing demands New Delhi must ‘immediately withdraw troops’ from disputed border amid Donglang stand-off. China says India has been building up troops along its side of the border and demands an “immediate withdrawal” amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region high in the Himalayas. The stand-off ...

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Malala’s Magic Pencil: Twitter gets first glimpse of the picture book

LONDON: Malala Yousafzai recently gave the world the first look of her picture book through Twitter. Opened the mail and thrilled to find a copy of my first picture book, Malala’s Magic Pencil! pic.twitter.com/Zwoa1f28cC — Malala (@Malala) August 3, 2017 The book, called Malala’s Magic Pencil, tells about Malala’s childhood ...

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Indiana soldier among 2 killed in Afghanistan attack

KABUL: An Indiana soldier who was just 32 days into his first deployment was one of two American service members killed in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan, military officials confirmed. Mark Hunter said members of the Indiana National Guard informed him Wednesday night that his son, 23-year-old US Army ...

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