Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Asia

Triple Afghan bombings: Nine Journalists among 36 killed

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(MASSOUD HOSSAINI / AP) KABUL/KANDAHAR: A coordinated double suicide bombing in Kabul and another targetting a military convoy in the southern city of Kandahar on Monday killed at least 36 people, including 9 schoolchildren, while over 60 others were injured, days after the Afghan Taliban kicked off their spring offensive in an apparent rejection of ...

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China and India agree to maintain peace on border

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WUHAN: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to strengthen communications and maintain peace along the border following the conclusion of a two day “informal” summit held in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, Sunday. “The two leaders underscored the importance of maintaining peace and ...

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India Submits Proof Against Vijay Mallya In London Court

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(Photo: File/AP) LONDON: In a setback to fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, a UK court has admitted documentation filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in favour of his extradition, and which also included details about facilities in the Arthur Road jail that would be provided to Mallya. The next ...

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Indians Flock To America’s ‘Golden Visa’ As H-1B Route Closes

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Image for representation WASHINGTON: Facing a crackdown on their favorite visa to enter the United States, hundreds of wealthy Indians are turning to another program that fast tracks immigrants to a green card. Applications from India for EB-5 visas – which give immigrants a green card if they invest $500,000 and ...

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India state records 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours

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ANDHRA PRADESH: The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh recorded 36,749 lightning strikes in just a 13-hour period on Tuesday, officials say. The number is unusually high and the result of “extreme weather patterns”, according to the state disaster management authority. Nine people, including a nine-year-old girl, have been killed ...

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Indian court convicts popular of raping teenage devotee

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Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, center, is brought for interrogation by police at Jodhpur airport in Jodhpur in 2013. The verdict against 77-year-old Bapu was read out inside a prison in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan state because of fears that his followers may resort to violence. (AP) NEW DELHI: ...

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India refuses to back Beijing over Belt and Road project

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India has refused to back the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s landmark infrastructure scheme to connect the region, One Belt and One Road project, ahead of a crucial visit this week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The India’s stance against the project, which aims at building infrastructure to connect China to the ...

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Bangladesh marks 5 years after garment factory collapse

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DHAMRAI: A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Protesters placed flowers at a makeshift monument near the abandoned ...

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Russia, Pakistan ‘keen to expand military ties’

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Gen Qamar meets Col-Gen Salyukov at Kremlin Palace after arriving in Moscow.  ISPR MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday said Pakistan is a ‘geo-strategically important’ country and “it is keen to expand its existing military-to-military cooperation” in a significant development at a time when Islamabad’s relationship with Washington continues to deteriorate. The ...

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