Monday, 16 July 2018

Asia

Canadian national arrested at Pakistan’s Islamabad airport over drug smuggling

ISLAMABAD: Authorities at Pakistan’s Islamabad International Airport arrested a Canadian national for attempting to smuggle drugs outside the country on Monday. Officials of Pakistan’s Customs said the suspected Canadian smuggler, identified as Brain, was transporting heroin and ice outside the country. Customs officials said the ice was carefully concealed inside ...

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French climber saved on killer mountain in dramatic rescue

ISLAMABAD: An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring night-time rescue on a Pakistan peak nicknamed “killer mountain”, but officials on Sunday (Jan 28) called off the search for a second missing climber. The team of Polish climbers with support from the Pakistani military launched the attempt ...

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100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains: UN

GENEVA: More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a United Nations (UN) humanitarian report said. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, after 688,000 fled ...

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Indian man dies after getting sucked into MRI machine

MUMBAI: A 32-year-old man died after he got sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine at a hospital in Mumbai on Saturday night (Jan 27). MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, machines are equipped with magnets so powerful that metallic objects like paper clips can turn into lethal projectiles if ...

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Eiffel Tower to go dark after Kabul bombing

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower will cut its lights on Saturday night to commemorate those killed and wounded in a devastating ambulance bombing in Kabul, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter. “Tonight at midnight the Eiffel Tower will go out in hommage to the victims of the horrific attack that ...

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Kabul on high alert after ambulance bomb toll exceeds 100

Afghanistan on Sunday declared a day of national mourning as the toll for those killed by a huge bomb hidden in an ambulance in Kabul topped 100 people, sharply raising tensions after insurgents struck in the city for the second time in a week. At least 103 people were killed ...

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Pakistan, Indonesia sign several significant MoUs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Indonesia signed four memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in energy, trade and training and education. The first agreement deals with the import of LNG and POL products from Indonesia. Pak Minister for energy and Indonesian Minister for energy and mineral development signed the agreement. The second ...

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Taliban Bomb in Ambulance Kills 95 near embassies in Kabul

KABUL: A bomb placed in an ambulance set off a huge explosion on a busy Kabul street on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and injuring at least 158 others, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came days after a 15-hour siege by the militants ...

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