Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Asia

3-year-old dies in Thailand after being left in school van

BANGKOK: A three-year-old kindergartener died after she was left behind in a hot school van in Thailand, police said Thursday after arresting the driver. The girl was discovered Wednesday afternoon after her mother went to pick her up at the end of school in the southern province of Pattani and ...

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Malaysia court rules N. Korea assassination trial can proceed

KUALA LUMPUR: The murder trial of two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea’s leader can proceed, a Malaysian court ruled, in a blow to their families who insist the pair were tricked into carrying out the dramatic hit. After hearing the prosecution case, the judge said there ...

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Malala returns to UK after trip to Pakistan

LAHORE: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Monday ended her first visit to Pakistan since being shot in 2012 by Taliban militants who tried to kill her for promoting girls’ education in the country’s northwestern area. A smiling Yousafzai was seen with her parents at Benazir Bhutto International Airport ...

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Sharif’s London empire is worth £32 million: UK paper

LONDON: In its latest report on the properties owned by the ‘super rich’ family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a UK paper on Sunday revealed that the assets Sharif family owned in London were estimated at at least £32 million. One of the most priced property of them is ...

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Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations in London

This year marked 70 years since Pakistan’s inception and the country has certainly come a long way in making its place among the comity of nations. Despite all the socio-economic and political challenges faced by the state, it has managed to stand tall and survived a great deal of crises ...

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Protests In India As Bangladesh Court Hears Case Of Arrested Photographer

DHAKA: Bangladesh is under international scanner for the arrest of award-winning photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam for critical remarks about the Awami League government over the recent student protests. Mr Alam, 63, arrested under law often called draconian, has claimed that he was tortured in police custody. His case ...

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Death toll from Indonesia quake tops 380

MATARAM: An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses ...

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Thai court sentences disgraced monk to 114 years

BANGKOK:  A Thai court sentenced a disgraced former monk to 114 years in prison, a court official said, more than a year after he was extradited from the United States. Wiraphon Sukphon made headlines in 2013 when footage emerged of him wearing designer aviator sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag ...

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Sikhs Rally Together for Gloabal Independence Reffendum

LONDON: Thousands of people from the Sikh community will rally in Trafalgar square on Sunday 12th August to call for the first ever referendum of the global community of almost 30 million Sikhs to re-establish Punjab as an independent country. Organised by US and Canada based advocacy group Sikhs For ...

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