Thursday, 9 July 2020

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Kim’s closest ally backs away

CHINESE President Xi Jinping has called for tougher sanctions against North Korea after he spoke by phone with and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, says both leaders advocated tougher sanctions against North Korea, but agreed that dialogue must continue to find a peaceful solution to the crisis. ...

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Rohingya women, children drown while fleeing Myanmar violence

LONDON: Dozens of Rohingya women and children desperate to flee the violence in Myanmar are drowning while attempting to escape to Bangladesh by boat. A Bangladeshi border guard, who asked not to be identified, told, guards had retrieved eight bodies on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River on Wednesday ...

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Singapore man, woman arrested for ‘terrorism-related’ activity

SINGAPORE: Police in Singapore have arrested a man suspected of planning to join Daesh-linked fighters in the Philippines and a woman who was in contact with foreign militants, the government said. Singapore, regarded as the most stable country in Southeast Asia, has become increasingly concerned about the risks of radicalization ...

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Sri Lanka Court Jails Top Former Senior Officials for Graft

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court on Thursday jailed and fined two top officials in former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government for misappropriation of funds, a lawyer said, the first convictions in a series of investigations into official corruption. The government of President Maithripala Sirisena unseated Rajapaksa in 2015 on promises to ...

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Prince Harry makes first visit to Northern Ireland

LONDON: Prince Harry will make his first visit to Northern Ireland on Thursday, where he will learn about peace building efforts with the Republic and the work of the emergency services. The Prince will officially open Northern Ireland Ambulance Service’s new £5.6 million station, which combines Ballymena Ambulance Station and ...

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Prince George starts first day of school

LONDON: Prince George of Cambridge started his royal education in earnest Thursday, arriving for his first day of school – with non-royal kids. He was accompanied by his father the Duke of Cambridge. George’s pregnant mother, Duchess Kate of Cambridge, 35, was too ill with morning sickness to take part in the ...

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan over leaflet ‘insult’

KABUL: A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a US leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims. US and Afghan authorities confirmed several people were wounded in the late afternoon attack ...

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The High Commissioner calls on the Mayor of London

LONDON:  H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK called on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at his office, City Hall. Welcoming the High Commissioner at his office, the Mayor of London stated that the connection between London and Pakistan is as strong as ever. He said London ...

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Iran says US threats against N.Korea are danger to world

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that threats by the United States had pushed North Korea to test nuclear weapons and were a “dangerous game for the entire world”. “Why has North Korea chosen this path today which has worried people in East Asia? It is because of threats against ...

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