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Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

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  Karachi, July 16 (PTI/AP): Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests on Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country’s powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. The rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, were spearheaded by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, which said that journalists, […]

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Khamenei: Iran to keep rolling back nuclear commitments

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  Tehran, July 16 (PTI/AFP): Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic republic will keep rolling back its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. “You did not carry out a single one (of your commitments), why do you want us to stick to our commitments?” Khamenei said, criticising European […]

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$800,000 spent in one day on Malaysia ex-PM’s cards, court hears

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Kuala Lumpur, July 16 (PTI/AFP): Credit cards belonging to Malaysia’s disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak were used to spend over 800,000 in one day at a luxury jeweller in Italy, a court has heard. The 2014 spending spree is the latest evidence of what critics say is the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by Najib after he and […]

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Trump and Democrats clash over President’s “racist” tweets

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Washington, July 16 (PTI): A livid Democratic Party has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives, condemning the “racist” tweets of President Donald Trump against four non-white women lawmakers from the Opposition party. Trump sparked a furore on Sunday when he said the women lawmakers “originally came from countries whose governments are a […]

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Nepal floods: Death toll touches 78; over 17,500 displaced

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  Kathmandu, July 16 (PTI): Floods and landslides caused by incessant monsoon rains across Nepal have claimed at least 78 lives, left 40 people injured and displaced around 17,500 others, authorities said on Tuesday. Nepal has been hit by heavy rainfall since Thursday. More than 25 districts have been affected. Many parts of Kathmandu, including […]

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9 workers killed in coalmine collapse in Pakistan

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  Karachi, July 16 (PTI): Nine miners were killed and two others rescued nearly two days after an underground fire trapped them in a coalmine in Pakistan’s resource-rich Balochistan province, officials said on Tuesday. At least 11 miners were trapped on Sunday more than a kilometre underground after the fire started in the coalmine following […]

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Quake off Indonesia’s Bali causes minor damage, sparks panic

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  Denpasar, July 16 (PTI/AFP): A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, causing residents to flee their homes and damaging several buildings. The quake, which had a magnitude of 5.7, hit at 7.18 am local time and was centred 82.1 kilometres southwest of […]

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Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF MD

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Washington, July 16 (PTI): French politician Christine Lagarde on Tuesday said she will resign as the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund with effect from September 12. She has been nominated by the European Council as President of the European Central Bank. Her resignation has been accepted by the IMF Executive Board with effect from […]

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Thailand’s new Cabinet sworn in, ending rule by army junta

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Bangkok, July 16 (PTI/AP): Thailand’s new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the swearing-in of the 36-member Cabinet, during which they pledged their loyalty to the constitutional […]

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Philippines, US reaffirm security commitments for South China Sea

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Manila, July 16 (IANS): Philippines and the US on Tuesday agreed to reinforce their defence ties and uphold freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea amid Chinas non-stop island-building and military activities in the region. The two sides at the end of two-day strategic talks here recalled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s […]

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