Thursday, 27 February 2020

Asia

Kartarpur Corridor: US encourages Pakistan-India talks

WASHINGTON: United States Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, in a recent press briefing, welcomed the initiative of the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India for facilitating Sikh pilgrims. Ortagus, while responding to a journalist who asked U.S. comments on the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India, stated that it ...

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LONDON: Conjoined Pakistani twins separated in rare surgery

LONDON: Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday. The highly complex surgery involved multiple operations on Safa and Marwa Ullah, who were born in Pakistan in January 2017 with a condition ...

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Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Clashes broke out as protesters hurled ...

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Pakistan to pay gold mining firm $6bn fine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will have to pay almost $6 billion in damages to a foreign gold mining firm whose dig was shut down by the government in 2011, the World Bank said on Sunday. The consortium Tethyan Copper company – of which Canadian gold firm Barrick and Chile’s Antofagasta Minerals control 37.5 ...

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Magnitude 7.3 quake damages homes in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA: A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging some homes and causing panicked residents to flee to temporary shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake was cantered ...

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Death toll in Pakistan train collision rises to 23

LAHORE: The death toll from a train collision in central Pakistan rose to 23 on Friday after several people succumbed to their injuries overnight, officials said. The incident took place Thursday in Rahim Yar Khan district in Punjab province when a passenger train coming from the eastern city of Lahore ...

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20-year-old Pakistani Alina Azhar wins Diana Award

BIRMINGHAM: Alina Azhar has become the first Pakistani woman to receive The Diana Award for her humanitarian efforts. The 20-year-old philanthropist has been involved in social work since she was 11 years old. “This the first time that a Pakistani woman has been awarded The Diana Award,” said Azhar. She ...

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Hong Kong chief says China extradition bill ‘dead’

HONG KONG chief Carrie Lam has said a controversial bill that would’ve allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland and that subsequently led to mass protests in the city is “dead”. “I have almost immediately put a stop to the [bill] amendment exercise. But there are still lingering doubts about the ...

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Hong Kong protesters march again

Thousands of protesters marched to a railway station in Hong Kong that links the territory to China on Sunday, the latest in a series of rallies over a planned extradition bill that have rocked the former British colony. It was the first major protest in the territory since young, masked ...

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