Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Asia

3 terrorist suspects killed in Indonesia

AP JAKARTA: Indonesia’s joint anti-terror squad shot to death three terrorist suspects in Yogyakarta province on Saturday afternoon, and confiscated firearms, bullets, machetes from the killed ones, Indonesian Police Headquarters Spokesperson Muhammad Iqbal said. Iqbal said the operation was conducted by police after the terrorist suspects resisted and attacked the ...

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Reham claims, Imran Khan forced a girl for abortion in London

LONDON: After the leaked content of Reham Khan’s all-tell biography sent shock waves across Pakistan for more than a month before the unveiling of the piece, the ex-wife of PTI chief Imran Khan has finally released her book online. The scandal-filled book, which is available on Amazon, an electronic commerce ...

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British lawyer for Khaleda Zia refused entry to India

NEW DELHI: A British lawyer assisting Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia in her fight against corruption charges has been refused entry to India where he was scheduled to give a press conference about the case. India’s foreign ministry said Lord Alexander Carlile, a former MP and international lawyer, was denied ...

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London police take Nawaz Sharif’s grandsons into custody

LONDON: Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif’s grandsons Junaid Safdar and Zakaria Sharif were taken into custody by London police on Friday after they reportedly got enraged and beat a man outside Avenfield House, Dawn reported. According to initial reports, protesters had gathered outside the Avenfield residence where a man is believed ...

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Thai cave rescue site to become a museum

MAE SAI: Rescuers who pulled a young Thai football team from deep inside a flooded cave were dismantling their worksite Thursday, as plans emerged to turn the spot into a museum in tribute to the daring operation. At least one film production house was already working on a scheme to ...

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Taliban defeated by the quiet strength of Pakistan’s Buddha

SWAT: The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatized Pakistani valley. The holy figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base of a granite ...

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11 killed in attack on Afghan education office

JALALABAD: At least 11 people were killed after gunmen stormed an education department compound in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, officials said, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in the latest attack in the restive region. Ten others, mostly employees, were wounded in the second attack in Jalalabad city in as many ...

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Thais rejoice at success of dramatic cave rescue

BANGKOK: Thailand celebrated the successful mission to free 12 boys and their football coach from a cave Wednesday, with the nation heaping praise on the rescue team as the triumphant tagline “Hooyah” pinballed across social media. The nerve-shredding three-day mission ended on Tuesday with the final group of four boys ...

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Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 141

TOKYO: Rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches Tuesday in the increasingly unlikely hope of finding survivors after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 141 lives in one of Japan’s worst weather-related disasters for decades. The record downpours that began last week have stopped and receding flood waters ...

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