Friday, 22 February 2019

Asia

US fake university sting angers India

WASHINGTON: India has made a diplomatic protest to the US after 129 Indian students were arrested for enrolling in a fake university. The University of Farmington, advertised as based in Michigan state, was run by undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security to expose “pay-to-stay” immigration fraud. Prosecutors say ...

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ASF arrests British-Pakistani woman at Islamabad airport

RAWALPINDI: The Airport Security Force (ASF) thwarted an attempt of foreign currency smuggling at Islamabad airport after arresting a British-Pakistani woman in possession of a huge amount of foreign currency. Zubaida Begum was taken into custody for carrying a hefty foreign currency onboard on a PIA flight to Manchester, United Kingdom. ...

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Russia ‘closely cooperating’ with Pakistan in fight against terrorism

MOSCOW on Friday reiterated that it is “closely cooperating” with Islamabad in the fight against terrorism and negotiating a political settlement in Afghanistan, reported Radio Pakistan. Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Maria Zhakharova made the comments during a weekly briefing and added that both countries share common concerns regarding the momentum ...

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7 people die in train mishap in eastern India

BIHAR: At least Seven people were killed and several others injured when a train derailed in India’s eastern state of Bihar early on Sunday. According to official sources, the Delhi-bound train derailed in the Vaishali district of Bihar state when the driver of the ill-fated train was trying to change ...

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Pakistan appoints first-ever female Hindu civil judge

QUETTA: In a first, Pakistan has appointed a female Hindu judge to the civil and judicial magistrate. Suman Pawan Bodani who hails from Sindh’s Shahdadkot area stood 54th in the merit list for the appointment of civil judge/judicial magistrate. After completing her intermediate from her native town Shahdadkot, Bodani received ...

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Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog cloaks Bangkok

BANGKOK: Toxic smog forced Bangkok authorities to issue an unprecedented order to shut nearly 450 schools, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread concern. The Thai capital has been shrouded in murky haze for weeks, forcing residents to don masks and sparking social media criticism ...

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Grenade attack killed at least two at Philippines mosque

MANILA – At least two people were killed and four others wounded in a grenade attack on a mosque in Mindanao region in the southern Philippines on Wednesday. According to the local police, a grenade was lobbed into a mosque in a mosque before dawn, killing two Muslim religious leaders. ...

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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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