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Malaysia’s Anwar meets king in bid to topple government

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had a long-awaited meeting with the king, seeking to prove he has support to take power and fulfil a decades-old ambition of becoming premier. The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil since a reformist government headed by Mahathir Mohamad – which included ...

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India behind high-profile terrorist attacks in Pakistan

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: National Security Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mooed Yusuf revealed that India was involved in at least four high-profile terrorist attacks in Pakistan, saying that Islamabad had “proof to the T” of New Delhi’s involvement. In an interview to veteran Indian journalist Karan Thapar for The Wire, Yusuf said ...

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Indian teen girl raped, filmed inside college during exam

JHANSI: A 17-year-old teenage girl has been raped by a student of a polytechnic college in Uttar Pradesh inside the campus despite police presence while a civil service exam was underway. According to reports, her tormentors robbed her, made objectionable videos and thrashed the boy the girl had gone to meet. ...

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Czech government to tighten coronavirus measures

PRAGUE: The Czech government will tighten coronavirus measures to curb soaring infections and hospitalisations but will seek to avoid the kind of blanket lockdown imposed in the spring, government officials said. The nation of 10.7 million has recorded Europe`s fastest rate of growth in new cases per capita in recent ...

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to ceasefire

BAKU: Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations of new attacks in breach of a ceasefire deal to end nearly two weeks of heavy fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The two sides agreed to implement the ceasefire from noon (0800 GMT) on Saturday, after 11 hours of talks in Moscow, but ...

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UK becomes latest nation to withdraw envoy from Belarus

LONDON: Britain has joined several eastern European nations in withdrawing its ambassador from strife-torn Belarus in protest at President Alexander Lukashenko’s expulsion of diplomats from Poland and Lithuania. In a tweet late Friday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK “condemns Belarus’ decision to expel Polish & Lithuanian diplomats”. “Completely ...

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COVID-19 crisis may worsen in north of England, MPs told

LONDON: British lawmakers have been informed in a meeting that the number of people suffering from the novel coronavirus in intensive care units in the north of England will exceed the number at the peak of the pandemic in April, if current trends continue. The meeting was chaired by Health ...

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United Nations food agency wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: The United Nations food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas. The Rome-based organisation says it helps some 97 million people in about 88 countries each year and that ...

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