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Huge Wave Sweeps Away Tourist Posing On Cliff

JAKARTA: A dramatic video has captured the terrifying moment a huge wave swept away a tourist posing on a cliff. Footage currently going viral online shows a woman posing at Devil’s Tear on the Indonesian island of Nusa Lembongan, reports Shanghaiist. As she stands with her arms outstretched, a smile ...

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Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

PHILIPPINES: A starving whale with 40 kilos (88 pounds) of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines, activists said Monday, calling it one of the worst cases of poisoning they have seen. Environmental groups have tagged the Philippines as one of the world´s ...

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Hong Kong faces commuter chaos after rare train collision

HONG KONG: A train collision disrupted services in Hong Kong on Monday, threatening commuter chaos during rush hour in the heart of the Asian financial hub, authorities said. The rare disruption on a network used by nearly 6 million people every weekday brought services to a halt between the stations ...

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Malaysia vows greater efforts against tiger

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s government announced the launching of a campaign to provide greater protection for the country’s tiger amid an alarming increase of poaching. Speaking at the launch of the Save Our Malayan Tiger campaign, as part of events to mark the International World Wildlife Day, Minister of Water, Land ...

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Pak Army shoots down Indian spying quadcopter

The Pakistan Army shot down a “spying quadcopter” in the Rakhchikri sector along the Line of Control (LoC), Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Saturday. In a post shared on Twitter, the DG ISPR said the quadcopter had come 150 metres inside of ...

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US revises travel advisory for citizens in India

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has issued a travel advisory for its citizen in India asking them to exercise “increased caution due to crime and terrorism”. The State Department urged US citizens to not travel to Indian-controled Kashmir (IoK) due to “terrorism and civil unrest”. It also urged caution against traveling within ...

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British Asian Trust partners with BT to educate girls in India

LONDON: The three-year tie-up will enable NGOs to provide education, health and skills to half a million teenagers and young women. The British Asian Trust has launched its largest corporate partnership through a three-year tie-up with BT. The programme, which builds on the two organisations’ involvement in an $11m (£8.4m) ...

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Malaysian PM to be chief guest at Pakistan Day parade

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be the chief guest at the Pakistan Day parade on March 23, the head of the military’s media wing Major General Asif Ghafoor said. A parade is being held on March 23 to mark Pakistan Day, the director general of the Inter ...

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China yet again blocks anti-Azhar move at UN

NEW YORK: China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add to the UN terror blacklist the leader of JeM, diplomats said. This is the fourth time China has blocked India’s bid to designate Azhar as a terrorist in the UNSC. Earlier yesterday, ...

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Taliban leader Omar lived next to US Afghan base: biography

BERLIN: Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for years, according to a new book that highlights embarrassing failures of American intelligence. Washington believed the one-eyed, fugitive leader had fled to Pakistan, but the new biography says Omar was in fact living just three ...

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