Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Asia

At least 12 dead in Mumbai building collapse

AFP FILE MUMBA – At least 12 people, including eight children, were killed when heavy monsoon rains caused a residential building to collapse in a Mumbai slum, Indian authorities said Thursday. Mumbai city authorities confirmed that seven other residents were injured in the incident late Wednesday, as rescuers continued searching ...

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US, Pakistan hold ‘constructive discussions’ amid base speculations

Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP NEW YORK – The US has had “constructive discussions” with Pakistan through military, intelligence and diplomatic channels for the future of its capabilities to stop Afghanistan from becoming the base of any terrorist group, said National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. “I am not going to get into ...

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UK-Pakistan agreed to continue to work together

Prime Minister Imran Khan met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson this morning,’ Lodhi tweeted as she put out a picture of the meeting. (Photo: Twitter) LONDON/ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked UK to revisit the decision of placing Pakistan on Red List of travel ban countries. The Prime ...

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Train collision in Pakistan kills 48, injures over 50

LAHORE – At least 48 persons were killed and over 50 other were injured when Millat Express and Sir Syed Express collided in the wee hours of Monday near Daharki, a city in Ghotki District in the Sindh, Pakistan. According to spokesperson of Pakistan Railways, several bogies of Millat Express, ...

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11 killed as roadside bomb hits Afghan bus

HERAT – At least 11 civilians including four women and three children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a bus in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, as top US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad visited Kabul. The latest attack targeting passenger vehicles occurred on Saturday evening in the western province of Badghis, ...

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Pakistan moved to enhanced follow-up list by FATF

LONDON – The Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering has retained Pakistan on “enhanced follow-up” status for outstanding requirements, and Islamabad will continue to report back to it on the country’s progress to strengthen its implementation of anti-money laundering and combating financing terror measures, according to a media report on ...

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Seven held, 6 kg uranium seized in India

File Photo NEW DELHI – Indian police have arrested seven people for possessing and planning to sell ‘mineral uranium’ in the black market in district in Jharkhand. According to Indian media reports, police said that they seized 6.4 kg of ‘uranium mineral’ from two of the accused, however, they are ...

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Wandering elephants on edge of China city, now closing roads

A herd of wild Asian elephants stands in E’shan county in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province. (AP) BEIJING – A wandering herd of elephants has reached the edge of a big Chinese city as authorities rush to close off roads and neighborhoods to protect both the animals and people. It’s not ...

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China allows couples to have three children as birthrate falls

File Photo / China allows couples to have three children as birthrate falls /  Photo: Peter Charlesworth/LightRocket via Getty Images BEIJING (AFP) – China will allow couples to have three children after a census showed its population is rapidly ageing, state media said Monday, further unwinding four decades of strict ...

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