Friday, 15 December 2017

Asia

Nepal Floods: Over 30 persons died, many missing

Nepal Floods

KATHMANDU:Constant rainfall In Nepal caused floods and landslides killing at least 36 people and 12 others went missing, according to official reports. Ministry of Home Affairs revealed that at least seven people were killed in Sunsari district of Nepal, Four persons killed in Sindhuli and others in Jhapa, Banke, Moranq ...

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Pakistan to celebrate Independence Day at United Nations

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UN: Pakistan will mark its Independence Day at the United Nations with a concert in the General Assembly hall on August 14. Organized by the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, the concert will feature acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, which is a blend of the traditional and the modern music. ...

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U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians

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JALALABAD: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the ...

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UK will remain long-standing friend of Pakistan, says Theresa May

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LONDON: British Prime Minister, Theresa May says the United Kingdom will remain a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan. The British Prime Minister said Pakistan and the United Kingdom have deep ties with shared history and future. She pointed out that as Pakistan celebrates its 70th anniversary, we also celebrate ...

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China Warns U.S. Over Navy Patrol in South China Sea

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BEIJING: As the Trump administration pressed China to curb North Korea, Beijing issued its own warning over another festering dispute on Friday, saying that American naval operations in the South China Sea would only force it to deepen its military buildup there. The warning came after a United States Navy ...

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36 dead, 13 injured in China road accident

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XI’AN: A long-distance passenger bus crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China’s northwest, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13 others, official media reported Friday. The front end of the red bus was left mangled after it ploughed into the wall at the entrance to the ...

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Deposed Pakistani PM Calls Ouster ‘Insult To Voters’

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RAWALPINDI: Addressing a rally in Rawalpindi, deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify him from office last month over undeclared wealth was an “insult to voters.” The speech late on August 9 marked the first time Sharif has publicly commented on the court’s ...

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Russia to establish $200m oil refinery in Pakistan

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MOSCOW: Russian investors have agreed to setup a medium size refinery in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in this regard was signed here between the delegation of Russian investors from Inter Rao Engineering & HIMMASH APPARAT – a leading EPCC contractor through local partners ORPHEUS – and Khyber ...

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Quake in China kills 19, including tourists, injures 247

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JIUZHAIGOU: A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of China’s southwestern province of Sichuan, killing 19 people, including eight tourists, and injuring 247, the provincial government and official media said on Wednesday. The quake hit a sparsely populated area 200 km (120 miles) northwest of the city of Guangyuan ...

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