Thursday, 19 October 2017

Asia

Sex with child bride is rape, top Indian court rules

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NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Wednesday ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife who is aged between 15 and 18, a landmark decision that will affect millions of child brides. The legal age of consent is 18 years. The law regards even consensual sex ...

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Trade mission: London Mayor Sadiq Khan to visit Pakistan, India

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LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan will visit India and Pakistan later this year to promote the UK capital and build trade and cultural links, his office said in a statement. The London mayor will tell the governments and business leaders that London is still open to people from across the ...

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Malala Yousafzai attends first lecture at Oxford University

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LONDON: Education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has attended her first lecture at the University of Oxford five years after she was shot by the Taliban. The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner tweeted a photo of three philosophy books on Monday. She wrote: “5 years ago, I was shot in an ...

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Mesmerising air show marks 70 years of PAK-UK ties

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LONDON/KARACHI: The UK’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, commonly known as the Red Arrows, put on a dazzling air show in Karachi, marking 70 years of friendship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan. The event took place at Sea View Beach and was open to the public. The Red Arrows are ...

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US forces aiding Islamic State in Afghanistan, alleges Karzai

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KABUL: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said that the ISIS was a ‘US construct’ whose forces have been helping the militant group in Afghanistan. “Absolutely,” he told Russia Today in an exclusive interview in London when asked whether he agrees that the ISIS was a US construct. Asked if ...

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Dozen die, scores missing as Rohingya boat capsizes

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DHAKA: At least 12 Rohingya refugees, mostly children, drowned when their boat capsized on the way to Bangladesh, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people from their homes. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official Abdul Jalil told AFP ...

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ISI, RAW’s ex-chiefs urge Pakistan, India to re-start dialogue

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AS Dulat, former RAW chief (left), LSE academic Mukulika Banerjee (centre) and Ehsan-ul-Haq, former ISI chief (right), in London LONDON: Former spy chiefs of Pakistan and India have said that the diplomatic talks and communications between the two countries are essential and helpful for the national interest of both the countries. ...

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