Monday, 17 January 2022

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Violent clashes in Paris as anti-Macron protesters return

PARIS-AFP: Groups of masked protesters battled police through clouds of tear gas near Paris’ Champs Elysees Saturday as thousands took part in a third weekend of “yellow vest” demonstrations, which have morphed from anger over fuel taxes into a broader anti-government movement. The violence broke out early after crowds began ...

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Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong coach crash

HONG KONG: Five people were killed and 32 injured when a coach carrying Cathay Pacific staff to Hong Kong´s airport collided with a taxi on Friday, police said, with passengers thrown from the coach´s windows on impact. The back half of the taxi was completely crushed and both sides of ...

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Air India plane hits building at Stockholm airport

STOCKHOLM: An Air India plane carrying 179 passengers struck a building at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport with its wingtip as it taxied to gate on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported, police said. “The 179 passengers could disembark from the plane on a mobile staircase and thereafter enter the terminal,” police ...

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UN passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) Third Committee which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues unanimously passed Pakistan’s resolution on the right to self-determination. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi took to Twitter and said, “Introducing Pakistan’s resolution on the right of self-determination which ...

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Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, six injured: minister

GEORGETOWN: A Boeing jetliner carrying 126 people crash-landed at the airport in Guyana’s capital Georgetown on Friday, injuring six people, the transport minister said. The Fly Jamaica Airways plane was bound for Toronto when it suffered a hydraulic problem shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport, crashing and skidding ...

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China will continue to support Pakistan in economic development: Hua Chunying

BEIJING: China will continue to offer assistance and support to Pakistan in its economic and social development. This was stated by Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying, while responding to a question during regular press conference in Beijing. Regarding recently concluded visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China, the ...

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Pakistan Frees Asia Bibi from Blasphemy Death Sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. Asia Bibi was cleared of all blasphemy charges and the apex court ordered her immediate release. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif ...

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Chehlum of Imam Hussain (AS) being observed today

LAHORE: Chehlum of Imam Hussain (AS) is being observed across Pakistan today with religious fervour. Processions will be taken out and congregations will also be held in every major city of the country to remember the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (AS). Foolproof security arrangements have been made for the processions ...

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Indonesian plane carrying 188 passengers crashes into the sea

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Lion Air passenger jet feared to have crashed on Monday was carrying 189 passengers and crew when it went missing shortly after take-off, a transport ministry official said. The aircraft was carrying 178 adult passengers, one child and two babies, with two pilots and six flight attendants. The ...

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