Thursday, 19 July 2018

Asia

Reham claims, Imran Khan forced a girl for abortion in London

LONDON: After the leaked content of Reham Khan’s all-tell biography sent shock waves across Pakistan for more than a month before the unveiling of the piece, the ex-wife of PTI chief Imran Khan has finally released her book online. The scandal-filled book, which is available on Amazon, an electronic commerce ...

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British lawyer for Khaleda Zia refused entry to India

NEW DELHI: A British lawyer assisting Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia in her fight against corruption charges has been refused entry to India where he was scheduled to give a press conference about the case. India’s foreign ministry said Lord Alexander Carlile, a former MP and international lawyer, was denied ...

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London police take Nawaz Sharif’s grandsons into custody

LONDON: Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif’s grandsons Junaid Safdar and Zakaria Sharif were taken into custody by London police on Friday after they reportedly got enraged and beat a man outside Avenfield House, Dawn reported. According to initial reports, protesters had gathered outside the Avenfield residence where a man is believed ...

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Thai cave rescue site to become a museum

MAE SAI: Rescuers who pulled a young Thai football team from deep inside a flooded cave were dismantling their worksite Thursday, as plans emerged to turn the spot into a museum in tribute to the daring operation. At least one film production house was already working on a scheme to ...

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Taliban defeated by the quiet strength of Pakistan’s Buddha

SWAT: The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatized Pakistani valley. The holy figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base of a granite ...

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11 killed in attack on Afghan education office

JALALABAD: At least 11 people were killed after gunmen stormed an education department compound in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, officials said, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in the latest attack in the restive region. Ten others, mostly employees, were wounded in the second attack in Jalalabad city in as many ...

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Thais rejoice at success of dramatic cave rescue

BANGKOK: Thailand celebrated the successful mission to free 12 boys and their football coach from a cave Wednesday, with the nation heaping praise on the rescue team as the triumphant tagline “Hooyah” pinballed across social media. The nerve-shredding three-day mission ended on Tuesday with the final group of four boys ...

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Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 141

TOKYO: Rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches Tuesday in the increasingly unlikely hope of finding survivors after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 141 lives in one of Japan’s worst weather-related disasters for decades. The record downpours that began last week have stopped and receding flood waters ...

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Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

(FILE PHOTO) NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld death sentences handed down to three men over the gang-rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi in 2012, saying there were no grounds for a review. “The review petition of all the three convicts has been rejected,” AP ...

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