Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Asia

Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the “ethnic cleansing” of Muslim Rohingya people. He will also visit Bangladesh to where more than 600,000 people have fled from what Amnesty International called “crimes ...

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Indian Army Colonel arrested for raping daughter of junior officer

SHIMLA: An army colonel was arrested on Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of the daughter of a lieutenant colonel posted at the Army Training Command – one of the seven commands of the Army which aims to improve effectiveness of training of the defence forces in India. The 21-year-old was ...

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Students in India set university on fire after death

CHENNAI: Violent protests have broken out at an Indian university over the death of a student who reportedly killed herself after being caught cheating in an exam. Students at Sathyabhama University in Chennai started burning furniture on their campus late on Wednesday night, local media said. Protesters claimed that university ...

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Afghanistan trying to make peace with Pakistan: Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his government has taken necessary steps to maintain peace with Pakistan. According to the Afghan media, speaking to local residents and elders of southern Zabul province, President Ghani said the perceptions that the government`s strategies regarding peace efforts are not clear are ...

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EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

YANGON: The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon. Mogherini and foreign ministers from Asia and Europe toured refugee camps along Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar and heard ...

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United Nations passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

UN: The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, reaffirming the universal realization of right of peoples to self-determination. The resolution , co-sponsored by seventy-five countries adopted in the Third Committee session says the right of self- determination to the people is a fundamental condition for effective ...

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London takes down anti-Pakistan ads from buses

LONDON: Transport authorities in London issued instructions on Wednesday to remove “Free Balochistan” advertisements from more than 100 buses on the ground that they did not comply with guidelines. Earlier, the similar advertisements appeared on London taxis and billboards, which were later taken down by the authorities following complaints through diplomatic channels in ...

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From streets to smartphones: India grapples with online rape

MUMBAI: On a busy afternoon in the southern Indian city of Visakhapatnam last month, a young man raped a destitute woman on a pavement. Many pedestrians walked by as he forced himself on the woman, but a few paused – to record the rape on their smartphones. The police seized ...

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