Thursday, 22 August 2019

Asia

Malala shares heartfelt note as she takes on #10yearchallenge

LONDON: The ongoing #10YearChallenge has spread like a wild fire. While many celebrities have been sharing their 10-year-old pictures to remember how time flies, young Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has given an interesting yet emotional take on this recent trend. Malala became nostalgic as she thought of her 11-year-old ...

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Canada receives formal request to extradite Huawei executive to U.S

TORONTO/BEIJING/WASHINGTON: Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on 28 January that the Justice Department had unsealed two indictments with a total of 23 charges against Huawei, its subsidiaries and Meng Wanzhou for conspiring to steal trade secrets and sanctions violations. China’s tech giant Huawei has said in a statement that ...

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Singaporean health minister apologizes for data leakage of 14,200 with HIV

ROS: Singaporean Health Minister Gan Kim Yon on Monday apologized for data leakage of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). An American male citizen has been accused of leaking online personal information of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according ...

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US-Bangla crash: Nepal says pilot had ‘emotional breakdown’

KATMANDU: The plane caught fire after making a dangerous landing attempt in Kathmandu last March The pilot of a plane that crashed in Nepal last March “seemed to have an emotional breakdown”, according to a final report into the disaster. The flight carrying 71 people from Dhaka in Bangladesh caught ...

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BATTLE WITH CANCER: ‘Top Chef’ star Fatima Ali dies at 29

NEW YORK: Pakistani-American top chef Fatima Ali wrote a powerful and moving essay three months before she lost a prolonged battle with cancer on Friday. Pakistan-origin ‘Top Chef’ Fatima Ali passed away from a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma. She was only 29-years-old. The reality TV star, ...

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Indian politician jailed over Modi Facebook post

NEW DELHI: An Indian politician who posted a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a begging bowl on Facebook has been arrested, police said, in the latest example of what critics say is a clampdown on free speech. It follows more than a dozen similar arrests last year in a ...

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United States , Taliban ‘finalise deal’ to end Afghan war

KABUL: Taliban negotiators and United States officials meeting in Qatar on Saturday finalised clauses to be included in a draft agreement to end the 17-year-old Afghan war, according to Taliban sources. Details provided by the sources include apparent concessions from both sides, with foreign forces to be withdrawn from the ...

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Scottish band Reely Jiggered performs in Lahore

LAHORE: Scottish Celtic band Reely Jiggered are visiting Pakistan for Burns Night – the annual celebration of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. The band will play at the Charity Ball at the British High Commission, held every year to honour Robert Burns. In its first leg of the tour, the ...

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Power outages as Australia swelters through extreme temperatures

Hundreds of thousands of people sweltering through a brutal heatwave in southern Australia were left without power Friday, as the grid struggled with surging demand. Authorities said more than 200,000 customers were experiencing blackouts after it ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing. “We have ...

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Sultan Abdullah named as new Malaysian King

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Conference of Rulers named Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as the country’s 16th king, who serves as the constitutional head of state, state news agency Bernama reported. In a statement from the Keeper of the Ruler’s Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, Abdullah will be officially installed as ...

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