Friday, 15 December 2017

Asia

Pak-Iran relations will strengthen: Hassan Rouhani

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TEHRAN: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani met newly elected Iranian Presdient Hassan Rouhani in Tehran and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest and security situation of the region. According to Senate secretariat, Rabbani while talking on four-point agenda said that Pakistan wishes to enhance coordination, economic cooperation, security issues ...

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Fake wheelchair user arrested for smuggling gold in Bangladesh

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DHAKA: A man pretending to be a wheelchair user who had taped 25kg (55lb) of gold to his thighs has been arrested at Bangladesh’s main airport. Customs officials became suspicious when they saw that Jamil Akhter had travelled abroad 13 times this year. The $1.5m (£1.15m) haul is the largest ...

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China warns India over military buildup at border

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BEIJING: Beijing demands New Delhi must ‘immediately withdraw troops’ from disputed border amid Donglang stand-off. China says India has been building up troops along its side of the border and demands an “immediate withdrawal” amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region high in the Himalayas. The stand-off ...

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Malala’s Magic Pencil: Twitter gets first glimpse of the picture book

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LONDON: Malala Yousafzai recently gave the world the first look of her picture book through Twitter. Opened the mail and thrilled to find a copy of my first picture book, Malala’s Magic Pencil! pic.twitter.com/Zwoa1f28cC — Malala (@Malala) August 3, 2017 The book, called Malala’s Magic Pencil, tells about Malala’s childhood ...

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Indiana soldier among 2 killed in Afghanistan attack

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KABUL: An Indiana soldier who was just 32 days into his first deployment was one of two American service members killed in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan, military officials confirmed. Mark Hunter said members of the Indiana National Guard informed him Wednesday night that his son, 23-year-old US Army ...

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Kashmir: Top Kashmiri commander death sparks protests

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SRINAGAR: The killing of a top Kashmiri commander and his comrade by New Delhi forces has sparked massive protests and violent clashes across the Indian-controlled Himalayan valley. Police spokesman Manoj Pandita said on Tuesday that Abu Dujana, of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group, was gunned down with an accomplice during a ...

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Afghanistan: Two US soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack

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KABUL: A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two American service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said, despite repeated refusals by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to say whether there were any deaths in the assault claimed by the Taliban. Navy Capt. Jeff ...

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Pakistan values its ties with UK: Speaker National Assembly

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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan highly values its relations with UK and wishes to strengthen the existing ties between the two countries through enhanced economic cooperation and parliamentary exchanges. He expressed these views while talking to the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew here in ...

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