Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Asia

Hundreds attend Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral in London

LONDON: Hundreds of people including PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar and other members of the Sharif family attended the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz — the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif — at London’s Regent Park mosque on Thursday. The funeral in London, which is separate from ...

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Afghan suicide attack toll soars to 68

JALALABAD: The death toll from a suicide attack on Afghan protesters has soared to 68, officials said, as violence flares across the country ahead of elections and a key Islamic holiday. The bombing on Tuesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar was the latest in a wave of deadly insurgent ...

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Indian bus plunges into valley, 20 dead

HYDERABAD: In a ghastly tragedy, as many as 52 people were killed and more than 20 others injured when a state-run overcrowded bus fell into a gorge in Telangana’s Jagtial district. The bus belonging to the Telangana State Road Transport Corp (TSRTC) fell off Kondagattu Ghat Road while returning from ...

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Kulsoom Nawaz passed away in London

LONDON: The funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will be held in London on Thursday at a local mosque, the PML-N said on Twitter. Her “funeral prayers will be offered in Regent Park Islamic Centre at 12:15 PM on Thursday. “The body will then be ...

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North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

PYONGYANG: Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang Sunday as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions. Instead leader Kim Jong Un showed off his friendship with China, ...

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Bangkok meet fails to finalise draft on climate change rules

BANGKOK: An international meeting in Bangkok fell short of its aim of completing fruitful preparations to help an agreement be reached in December on guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris climate change agreement. The six-day meeting, which ended on Sunday, was scheduled to step up progress in the battle against ...

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India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

NEW DELHI: In a historic verdict, India’s Supreme Court ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence in the country. The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law, known as section 377, under which gay sex is categorised as an “unnatural offence”. It is one ...

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UN condemns twin bombings in Kabul sports centre

  KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned an attack on a Kabul sports centre on Wednesday, which killed at least 22 people, including first-responders, sportsmen, and two journalists who were covering the initial bombing for a local news agency. Around 75 others were wounded, according to ...

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Fukushima nuclear plant worker death from radiation

TOKYO: Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has died after being exposed to radiation, Japanese media reported. The man aged in his 50s developed lung cancer after he was involved in emergency work at the plant between March and December ...

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China fumes as British warship sails near South China Sea islands

BEIJING: China expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month, saying Britain was engaged in “provocation” and that it had lodged a strong complaint. The HMS Albion, a 22,000 ton amphibious warship carrying ...

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