Friday, 19 April 2019

Asia

Pakistan ministers lash out at US envoy over ‘ball-tampering’ remarks

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan (PTI) ministers came to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s defence on Thursday as they took to Twitter to respond to United States Ambassador to Afghanistan John R Bass’ criticism of the premier over his recent remarks on the Afghan peace process. The US envoy accused the premiere of ‘ball-tampering’ ...

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Bangladesh tower inferno death toll rises to 25

DHAKA: The death toll from a terrifying blaze that ripped through a Bangladesh tower rose on Friday to 25, as authorities vowed tough action to improve lax safety standards. The latest deadly blaze to hit Bangladesh´s congested capital Dhaka tore through the 22-storey FR Tower on Thursday, leaving some of ...

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At least 4 killed in Bangladesh 22-storey building fire

DHAKA: At least four people were killed in a deadly fire that broke out in a 22-storey building in Dhaka’s Banani area on Thursday, in the latest blaze to hit the Bangladeshi capital. The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the building that houses several garment shops and internet service ...

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Indian pilot released by Pakistan rejoins his fighting squadron

NEW DELHI: A JF-17 fighter jet was reportedly shot down on 27 February by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman before he was captured by Pakistani forces in a dogfight between Indian and Pakistani jets. He was released under the Geneva Convention rules. Given a period of leave to spend time with ...

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1600 Hotel Guests In South Korea Secretly Filmed, Live-Streamed

SEOUL: Around 1,600 people have been illegally filmed in their hotel rooms across South Korea and there footage has been live-streamed online as part of a major illegal spy-cam scandal uncovered by the South Korean police, according to a report. The scandal involves 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 ...

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Polls open in 1st Thai general election

BANGKOK: Polls opened for the first Thai election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos.” All television stations repeated the rare statement by King Maha Vajiralongkorn moments before ...

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India records 2.15m new TB patients in 2018

MUMBAI: India notified 2.15 million new tuberculosis patients in 2018, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has said. The ministry said in a release on Sunday, the World TB Day, that the initiatives taken by the public and private sector have resulted in an increase from 25 percent to ...

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