Thursday, 19 July 2018

Asia

King Abdullah II of Jordan begins Pakistan visit

ISLAMABAD: Jordan’s King Abdullah II arrived in Pakistan on Thursday on a two-day state visit for talks on bilateral relations, officials said. He was received at a military airbase near Islamabad by President Mamnoon Hussain. A 21-gun salute was given in honor of the distinguished guest. The Jordanian King is ...

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Canada orders review of deal to sell helicopters to Philippines

Just one day after signing a $233 million agreement to sell 16 helicopters to the Philippines , the Canadian government on Wednesday ordered a review of the deal amid concerns the aircraft could be used to fight rebels. Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said that the deal – formally signed on ...

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Verdict in Bangladesh Former PM Graft Case: Dhaka to be Delinked

DHAKA: Law enforcers have taken a series of measures to prevent BNP supporters from entering the capital so they cannot gather on the streets centring on tomorrow’s expected verdict in a corruption case against Khaleda Zia. Bangladesh braced for possible unrest ahead of a court verdict in the corruption trial ...

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Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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Nepal ban on women migrants violates rights: UN

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s restrictions on woman migrating for work are discriminatory and inconsistent with international law, a United Nations rights official said Monday during a visit to the country. Nepal last year introduced a ban on women working as domestic helpers in the Gulf, one of various laws passed over the ...

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Iran rejects possibility of renegotiation on nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that Iran will never engage in the probable calls for renewed talks on the 2105 international deal which put an end to the disputes over the country’s nuclear program. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that it is the “U.S. illusion” to engage ...

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China accuses US of ‘Cold War mentality’ over nuclear policy

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BEIJING: China firmly opposes the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) published by the United States Department of Defense, a spokesman of China’s National Defense Ministry said Sunday. The U.S. document presumptuously speculated China’s intention of development and played up the threat of China’s nuclear strength, spokesman said. China will resolutely stick ...

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Indian Girl Who Went to Watch Padmaavat Raped Inside Cinema

HYDERABAD: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man inside a movie theatre in Hyderabad. The man has been arrested and remanded to judicial custody. According to ANI, the rape survivor became friends with the accused through social media. On Monday, they went to watch Bollywood blockbuster Padmaavat in ...

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8-month-old baby critical after being raped by cousin in Delhi

NEW DELHI: An eight-month-old baby girl was raped allegedly by her cousin in northwest Delhi’s Netaji Subhash Place, police said today. The accused has been arrested, they said. The 28-year-old confessed to raping the baby on Monday under the influence of alcohol, said a senior police officer. The girl’s parents ...

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4,000 people are evacuated as WWII bomb is defused in Hong Kong

WAN CHAI: A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices. It was the second time within a week that an American bomb dropped during WWII had been discovered ...

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