Saturday, 4 April 2020

Asia

Indonesia sends more toxic waste, trash back to US, Europe, Australia

The Batam Customs and Excise Office has warned the importers of 49 containers filled with hazardous waste to follow the government’s order of returning the waste to their countries of origin within 90 days. Office head Susila Brata said the he had sent letters ordering four companies which were responsible ...

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France returns looted 450 ancient relics to Pakistan

PARIS (AFP) – France handed over to Pakistan nearly 450 ancient relics, some dating as far back as 4,000 BC, seized by French customs agents over a decade ago. Customs agents at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in 2006 intercepted a parcel from Pakistan containing 17 terracotta pots addressed to ...

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India recovers 13 bodies after monsoon dam breach

MUMBAI: Thirteen bodies have been recovered in western India after the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade breached a dam and caused mayhem in Mumbai, authorities said Thursday. Eleven people were still missing after the dam in Ratnagiri, around 275 kilometres (170 miles) south of Mumbai, burst on Wednesday and ...

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Sri Lankan police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police arrested their own chief and the former defence secretary for failing to prevent attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250 people in April, a police spokesperson said. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and former secretary ...

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FBI violated Pak laws by secretly recording Motiwala, UK court told

LONDON: A Pakistani law expert has told the Westminster Magistrates’ Court that secret recording of Karachi businessman Jabir Motiwala on Pakistani soil by three Pakistani-American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents was violation of Pakistan’s laws and the country’s sovereignty. Barrister Rehan Kayani, a Karachi based lawyer, was giving evidence ...

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Prince William, Wife Kate Announce Pakistan Visit

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate will visit Pakistan later this year on the first royal trip to the country in more than a decade, Kensington Palace announced on Sunday. Pakistan has battled homegrown militants for more than a decade, with tens of thousands of people killed, but ...

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Mob arrested in India for attacking female officer

TELUGU: Sixteen men have been arrested after a female forest official was brutally beaten with sticks by a mob as police officers watched in the southern Indian state of Telangana. The mob, led by a member of the state’s ruling party, was protesting against a tree plantation drive on Sunday. ...

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Hong Kong police retake parliament from protesters

HONG KONG police fired tear gas Tuesday to regain control of the city’s parliament after thousands of protesters occupied and ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory’s handover to China. The financial hub has been rocked by three weeks of huge demonstrations ...

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At least 8 election commission employees killed in Afghanistan

KABUL: Taliban killed eight election commission employees inside a district center in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Sunday. The employees of the Independent Election Commission were stationed at the government office in Maruf district to register voters when fighters of the hardline extremist group launched an attack. ...

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Bangladesh ‘Tree Man’ Wants Hands Amputated To Relieve Pain

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi known as the “Tree Man” because of bark-like growths on his body said Monday he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain. Abul Bajandar has had 25 operations since 2016 to remove growths from his hands and feet caused by a rare syndrome. Doctors ...

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