Saturday, 19 January 2019

Asia

Hasina heading for landslide win after deadly Bangladesh elections

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appeared headed for a landslide win in a general election Sunday marred by opposition claims of rigged voting as 14 people were killed in clashes between rival supporters. Early results showed Hasina racing into a clear lead, winning each of the first 29 seats ...

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Indonesia re-routes flight as volcano alert level upgraded

LONDON: Flight authority in Indonesia has re-routed airway to avoid the risk of volcanic ash spewed from the Anak Krakatau volcano, as volcanologists have raised the level of danger, a senior official of transport ministry said. The volcanologists have ratcheted up the alert level of the volcano amid fear of ...

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3 Central Asians charged in Sweden with plotting terrorist crime

STOCKHOLM: Three Central Asian men have been charged in Sweden with plotting to commit a terrorist crime as well as – along with three others – financing the Daesh militant group, prosecutors said. “Three (of the suspects) acquired and stored large quantities of chemicals and other equipment in order to, ...

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Pakistani man’s wedding goes viral in India

NEW DELHI: As India is being hit with a extravagant weddings, simple wedding of a Pakistani photographer has gone viral in India. Rizwan, a Pakistani photographer organized his wedding in a very simple manner inviting only 25 guests and in a budget of only Rs20,000. Rizwan said in series of ...

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Most paedophiles in UK are of Pakistani origin, says Sajid Javid

LONDON: UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Wednesday said that a high-proportion of men involved in gang-based child exploitation in the country are of Pakistani descent, according to The BBC. Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today, Javid – who has Pakistani heritage – said that ignoring the ethnicity of abusers ...

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China: Hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians, 5 killed

LONGYAN: At least five people were killed after a hijacked bus crashed into pedestrians in China’s Longyan city. Twenty-one people have also been injured in the incident, Chinese media reported. The incident happened in the coastal south-eastern Fujian province. A man has been detained by the police. According to preliminary ...

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Trump honours fallen Pak-American Capt Humayun Khan

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump has signed a bill to honour fallen Muslim US Army Captain Humayun Khan, despite long-running fights with his father, a Pakistani-American lawyer, according to American media reports. The bill, filed by Congressman Tom Garrett in July 2017, renames a post office in Charlottesville, a ...

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Indian man loses UK citizenship after abusing child

LONDON: The man was convicted of raping a 7-year old child from his own family and now is to be deported back to India after being stripped of his British citizenship. An Indian man was convicted by a UK court for sexually abusing a 7-year old child from within his ...

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Indonesia hunts for survivors as volcano tsunami toll nears 400

LABUAN: Indonesian military and rescue teams fanned out across a stretch of coastline on Monday, hoping to find survivors of a tsunami triggered by a landslide from a volcano that killed at least 373 people. Thick clouds of ash spewed from Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island where a crater collapse ...

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