Saturday, 19 January 2019

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UNGA president Maria Fernanda commends Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan

UN/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan were commended by United Nations General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés. Garcés held a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the foreign ministry on Friday. This is her first visit to any Asian country after assuming charge. “I ...

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Israeli student murdered in Australia while on phone with sister

SYDNEY: An Israeli student has been killed in a late-night attack in Australia while she was speaking on the phone with her sister, police said Thursday. Police appealed to the public for help tracking down the killer of 21-year-old Aiia Maasarwe, whose body was found early Wednesday near the campus of ...

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Eight dead in car bomb attack at Colombian police school

BOGOTA: A car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital Bogota left at least eight people dead and 10 injured on Thursday, the defense ministry said. The attack happened at the General Francisco de Paula Santander Officer’s School in the south of Bogota during a ...

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Mexican mobster’s ex-lover: Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

NEW YORK: An former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman testified Thursday that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes. “Until today I was confused because I thought it was a romantic ...

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Greece’s prime minister wins confidence vote

ATHENS: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras managed to secure the support of 151 MPs from Greece’s 300-seat legislature, avoiding snap elections and clearing the way for the ratification of an agreement ending a dispute over Macedonia’s name. Tsipras was forced to call for the vote following the resignation of his right-wing ...

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18 including 4 US troops killed in Syria suicide attack

DAMASCUS: A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw. The bombing, claimed by the militant Islamic State group, comes after US President Donald Trump’s shock announcement last month that he was ...

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Bangladesh refuses to take back its prisoners in Pakistani jails

DHAKA: Bangladesh refused to accept its citizens in Pakistani jails by saying they are not citizens of Bangladesh. 12 Bangladeshi who completed their terms in jail for travelling without legal documents and staying in Pakistan after the expiry of visa are waiting for their country to take them back. However, ...

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Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

HARARE: Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices. The streets of the capital Harare were deserted a day after widespread demonstrations when public anger erupted over ...

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Blast and gunfire around Nairobi luxury hotel

KENYA: A luxury hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi۔ At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westlands district of the city, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab claimed the attack but gave ...

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