Tuesday, 21 May 2019

BBC

I realized it’s not enough to be an actress: Mehwish Hayat

LOLLYWOOD: Pakistan’s glam girl Mehwish Hayat opened up about the debacle after becoming talk of the town and meeting a number of trolls online over receiving the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz award. The actor from Load Wedding spoke to the BBC Asian Network and opened up in Bollywood about her work and ethics. ...

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Thousands protest against China extradition law

CHINA: Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong over a proposed law change that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Officials say they need to amend the law before July so that they can extradite a murder suspect to Taiwan. Demonstrators – some marching with ...

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Sri Lanka bans face coverings in public

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public, following a spate of suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds. President Maithripala Sirisena said he was using an emergency law to impose the restriction from Monday. Any face garment which “hinders identification” will ...

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New Zealand PM calls for global anti-racism fight

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week’s deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch. In one of her first interviews since then, she told the BBC that she rejected the idea that a rise in ...

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Paris street to ‘shut out Instagrammers’

PARIS: A pretty cobbled street in Paris has become a huge hit on Instagram, with thousands of pictures and “likes”. But residents of Rue Cremieux have now had enough and are calling on the city council to restrict access at certain times. One has even launched an Instagram account logging ...

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North Korea rebuilding Sohae rocket launch site

PYONGYANG: New satellite images of North Korea suggest it is restoring a rocket launch site it had pledged to dismantle, say analysts. The images were taken two days after talks between the leaders of the US and North Korea ended without them reaching a deal on denuclearisation. The Tongchang-ri site ...

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Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid

Artist concept by JAXA JAPAN: A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on an asteroid in an attempt to collect a sample of rock from the surface. The Hayabusa-2 probe was trying to grab the sample from a pre-chosen site on the asteroid Ryugu just before 23:00 GMT on 21 February. ...

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Huawei founder: We will shift our investment from the US to the UK

LONDON: BEIJING: The founder of Huawei commented on the arrest of his daughter, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei chief financial officer, noting that he believes that arrest was politically motivated. In his first international broadcast interview since his daughter arrest, Ren accused the US of forcing other countries into the campaign against Huawei. “There’s no way ...

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Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at El Paso rally

NEW YORK: A supporter of US President Donald Trump has attacked a BBC cameraman at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas. Sporting a Make America Great Again cap, the man shoved and swore at the BBC’s Ron Skeans and other news crews before being pulled away. Mr Skeans said ...

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