Thursday, 17 October 2019

Asia

Typhoon Shanshan clips Japan coast, sparing Tokyo

TOKYO: Typhoon Shanshan clipped Japan’s eastern coast, sparing Tokyo but bringing heavy rain, strong winds and high waves to some areas along the Pacific coast. The fierce storm system was expected to begin moving away from land after brushing Japan’s main island, the country’s meteorological agency said. But authorities urged ...

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India’s top court demands action against rape at govt homes

NEW DELHI: India’s top court Tuesday ordered the government to explain what it was doing to prevent rape at state-run children’s homes as horrific details emerge of sex abuse rings. Narendra Modi’s political opponents also seized on the scandals at two government-run facilities, accusing the prime minister of keeping quiet ...

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LONDON: Bakhtawar Bhutto supports Reham Khan

LONDON: Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari lent support to Reham Khan after she was heckled by an unknown woman during an interview at a park in the United Kingdom. “All the video did was made me a fan of @RehamKhan1 for being so patient & tolerating troll harassment,” Bakhtawar tweeted. “The PTI ...

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Gandhi wanted Quaid-e-Azam to become prime minister of India: Dalai Lama

NEW DELHI: Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi wanted to give prime ministership to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, a suggestion that Nehru rejected, Indian Express quoted Dalai Lama as saying on Wednesday. Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists, was speaking at a student interaction at Goa Institute of Management. ...

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Indonesian woman held captive in cave for 15 years

JAKARTA: Police in Sulawesi, Indonesia say they have freed a 28-year-old woman who was held captive in a cave for 15 years by a village shaman. The 83-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped the woman when she was 13, and brainwashed her into believing he was possessed by a ...

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Knifeman kills two police officers in China

  BEIJING: A knife-wielding murder suspect rammed a car into a police station in southwest China and was shot dead by the chief and another officer, who died later of their injuries. The man had been on the run after he was identified as a suspect in the stabbing death ...

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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

TOKYO: Japan has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in a ceremony in the city. Prime minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates were among those observing a moment of silence at the Peace Memorial Park in downtown Hiroshima at 8:15 am (local time) when the detonation ...

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Jemima shuts down Ghinwa Bhutto over ‘Israel vacation’ tweet

LONDON: Imran Khan’s former wife, Jemima Goldsmith on Sunday shut down Ghinwa Bhutto for her ignorant comments on her family’s vacation. Sharing a picture of Imran’s family on a holiday, Ghinwa wrote on Twitter, “Imran Khan’s family on a visit to the apartheid state of Israel. What does this mean ...

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Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle teen protests

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence. For the last week students have brought parts of the capital Dhaka to a standstill with a ...

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