Saturday, 21 April 2018

Asia

Floods kill over 1,200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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KATHMANDU: The death toll from monsoon floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years. All three countries suffer frequent flooding during the June-September monsoon season, but international aid agencies say ...

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Rohingya refugees ‘forcibly returned’ to Myanmar

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DHAKA: Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned at least 90 Muslim Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, as thousands of civilians from the ethnic minority area, on the other side of the border, attempt to escape from continuing violence that has killed scores of people. At least 20 Rohingya were caught ...

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India: 17-year-old girl forced to give birth on street

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HARKHAND: A 17-year-old girl who was abandoned by her family after falling pregnant has given birth on a street in India, according to local media reports. The girl gave birth on the side of the road in Chandil, a town in the state of Jharkhand in eastern India. She was said ...

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32 dead after Indian guru’s rape conviction triggers riots

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PANCHKULA:  Violent protests erupted in India on Friday, killing at least 32 people, after a court convicted a self-styled “godman” of raping two women, angering thousands of his supporters who said he was innocent, police and officials said. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of a social welfare and spiritual ...

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Pakistan rejects Trump’s remarks

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ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee (NSC) today rejected remarks given by US President Donald Trump in which he claimed there are safe havens for extremists in Pakistan while discussing his administration s reviewed policy for South Asia and Afghanistan. Prime Minister Abbasi chaired NSC meeting on Thursday in the capital where both ...

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16 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, southern China

HONG KONG: The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents. Macau said Thursday that eight people were killed in the former Portuguese ...

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Time for US troops to leave Afghanistan: Imran Khan

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WASHINGTON: The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is the withdrawal of US forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders – Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and China – to establish a consensus government, Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan says. Khan, the chairman of the PTI, made the ...

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China tells U.S. that Pakistan’s security concerns must be respected

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BEIJING: The United States must value Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call, according to Chinese state media. China’s Foreign Ministry defended its ally Pakistan earlier this week after President Donald Trump ...

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Pakistan’s Chairman Senate warns US like Vietnam, Cambodia situation

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani reacting over the statement of US warned Vietnam and Cambodia like situation over any misadventure. The chairman said, “Pakistan people have quality and custom like Vietnam and Cambodia, if President of US wants that Pakistan should be graveyard of American army, then we will welcome ...

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