Thursday, 19 July 2018

Asia

Rescue team has entered Thai cave

BANGKOK: The perilous mission to evacuate 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand is underway, Thai authorities announced Sunday. “Our readiness is at the highest today. Today is D-day,” said Chiang Rai governor, Narongsak Osotthanakorn, adding that the families had been informed ...

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Indian police arrest principal, 5 others in rape of student

PATNA: Police in eastern India have arrested a school principal, two teachers and three students after a teenage girl blamed them and another 13 schoolmates for repeatedly raping her for the last seven months, police said Saturday. Police arrested the six after the girl named the 19 accused in a ...

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We’re coming to Pakistan to face prison: Nawaz Sharif

LONDON:  Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif announced he was returning to Pakistan following the 10-year prison sentence handed to him by an accountability court, saying he has been punished because he tried to turn the course of the country’s 70-year history. Sharif, along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz held ...

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Nawaz Sharif gets 10 years jail term in Avenfield apartments case

In a verdict which will echo across the political landscape of Pakistan for decades, the accountability court hearing the Avenfield reference sentenced deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif to 10-years imprisonment and daughter Maryam to seven years. The former prime minister’s son-in-law, Safdar, was also sentenced to a year in prison. ...

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Islamic Relief helps survivors of Bangladesh floods

DHAKA: Islamic Relief is helping survivors of the devastating floods in Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Cox’s Bazar. The Country Director for Islamic Relief Bangladesh, Akmal Shareef, says, ‘We have already deployed three members of staff on the ground and another four staff members will be joining this week to help those ...

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5 Kerala Priests Accused Of Rape

KERALA: Five priests in Kerala are being investigated over allegations that they sexually assaulted a woman for almost 20 years in a cycle of abuse and blackmail. Two of the priests today approached a court for protection from arrest. The woman’s story was exposed when an audio clip of her ...

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At least 12 killed as ferry capsizes in Indonesia

JAKARTA: At least 12 people died after a ferry carrying over 139 passengers went down in waters off Bulukumba district of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on Tuesday, officials said. Search and rescue operations are still underway, and some of the passengers were rescued. Ferry KMP Lestari Maju, heading to Selayar ...

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Found alive on 10th day, Thai boys’ cave ordeal not over

CHIANG RAI: Twelve boys and their soccer coach found alive after ten days trapped deep inside a flooded cave will have to bear their ordeal for longer while rescuers work out how to bring them safely out, the governor of Chiang Rai province said on Tuesday. Divers struggled through narrow ...

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Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested for corruption

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader. Najib will be charged Wednesday, a taskforce set up to investigate corruption involving Malaysian state fund 1MDB said in a ...

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Pakistan needs to do more: US

KABUL: Calling on Pakistan to exert more pressure on the militants, the Trump administration has said that the Taliban’s failure to engage in talks to end Afghanistan’s nearly 17-year conflict was “unacceptable”. During a recent visit to Kabul, two weeks after a ceasefire triggered street celebrations, US envoy Alice Wells ...

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