Sunday, 25 August 2019

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Mushahid Hussain elected ICAPP vice chairman

SEOUL: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, representing Pakistan, was unanimously elected as Vice Chairman of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), which represents over 300 political parties from 52 Asian countries. The election was held at the meeting of the ICAPP Standing Committee, comprising 27 members, meeting here in ...

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Nawaz Sharif – Panama Leaks: SC examines final report of JIT

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has submitted its final report in Supreme Court today. JIT was established by the top court for investigation in Panama Leaks case. According to media reports, the final draft consists of thousands of pages and was brought to the court in a carton. The ...

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First British Pregnant Man Gives Birth To Girl

LONDON: A 21-year-old man has become the first in Britain to give birth after he put his sex transition on hold to get pregnant by a sperm donor. Hayden Cross, who made headlines around the world earlier this year when he announced he was pregnant by a sperm donor, has ...

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Britain dismisses attempts to lure high finance to Paris

LONDON: Britain s government dismissed France s attempt to lure high finance to Paris to cash in on Brexit, saying it would ensure that London remained the global financial hub. Paris is competing against rival financial centres in Europe for jobs that could move out of London due to Britain s exit from ...

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18 Dead, 27 Missing In Japan Floods, Thousands Evacuated

TOKYO: The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Japan’s south has risen to 18, officials said today, as rescue teams continued their search for survivors. Swathes of Kyushu — the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands — have been left devastated after overflowing rivers and torrential downpours swept ...

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Ivanka Trump sat in for her father at G-20 summit

NEW YORK: Ivanka Trump briefly sat in for father, President Donald Trump, during the G-20 summit on Saturday after the president stepped out. The move caused a stir because usually government ministers or senior officials are the ones called to stand in for heads of state. A White House official ...

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Pakistani Student Receives the Queen’s Young Leaders Award

LONDON: A talented student and tech entrepreneur from Pakistan, Syed Faizan Hussain, has received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The 23 year old has been recognized for his work to support the use of technology in health related solutions. Queen’s Young Leaders Award It is an annual award that looks ...

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G20: World leaders at odds with Trump on trade, climate

HAMBURG: World leaders at the G20 summit in Germany went into their final day of talks Saturday scratching their heads over what to do about a increasingly isolationist United States. Leaders appeared to be at an impasse over trade and climate change, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel making clear that ...

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Clashes as Indian Kashmir marks key anniversary

SRINAGAR: Government forces threw tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing protesters in Indian Kashmir on Saturday, as the volatile Himalayan region marked the anniversary of a hugely popular rebel leader’s death. Thousands of troops have fanned out across Indian-administered Kashmir, where authorities have imposed a widespread curfew and cut off ...

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