Thursday, 27 February 2020

Asia

Indian Christians demand increased security ahead of Christmas

NEW DELHI: The president of the Catholic Church in India has expressed concern over the rising number of attacks against Christians, and has urged the government to ensure their security. “Recent incidents in some states (in India) have created anxiety among Christians,” Cardinal Baselios Cleemis told media He and other ...

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Deadly flooding and landslides leaves 120 dead in Philippines

MANILA: More than 120 people have died and 160 more are missing after a tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that set off landslides, sweeping away people and houses. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte and ...

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Pakistan has much to lose from harbouring terrorists, says Mike Pence

KABUL: US Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to meet its leaders and underscore America’s commitment to the country four months after President Donald Trump agreed to an open-ended war against insurgents there. In an apparent warning to Pakistan during his surprise visit to Afghanistan, Pence ...

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At least 14 injured after car driven into crowd in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: Fourteen people have been injured, several of them critically, after a car ploughed into a crowd in central Melbourne in what police described as a “deliberate act”. In a terrifying incident during the pre-Christmas shopping rush, the white SUV rammed into a large number of pedestrians at high speed on the pavement outside ...

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Pakistan issues visas to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother, wife

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has issued visas to the mother and wife of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed on Twitter. Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued the visas to the mother and wife of Commander Jadhav to visit Islamabad to meet him, today. — Dr Mohammad ...

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Militants storm Kabul spy training centre

KABUL: An assault on an Afghan intelligence facility claimed by Daesh ended Monday afternoon after police killed the attackers, an official said. “The attack has ended. Two attackers were killed… only two police were wounded,” said Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid, adding there were no civilian casualties. Militants had earlier ...

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At least 11 killed in attacks on police in Afghanistan

HELMAND: At least 11 Afghan police officers were killed on Sunday when Taliban fighters assaulted their checkpoints in volatile Helmand province in southern Afghanistan , authorities said. The assaults on two police post are the latest in a series of deadly attacks on Afghan security forces claimed by the Taliban. ...

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