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Maryam Nawaz’s remand extended by 14 days in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Maryam Nawaz’s remand extended by 14 days in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

Lahore, Aug. 21 (PTI): An accountability court here on Wednesday extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s remand by 14 days in the alleged money laundering and income beyond means case. Maryam, 45, and her cousin Yousuf Abbashad appeared before the accountability court in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, where she is […]

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Bangladesh urged to halt returning Rohingyas

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Bangladesh urged to halt returning Rohingyas

New York, Aug. 21 (IANS): The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary and dignified, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. With new repatriations set to start on Thursday, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps protested that they will face the same violence and oppression in Myanmar […]

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Beijing says holding UK’s Hong Kong consulate employee

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Beijing says holding UK’s Hong Kong consulate employee

Beijing, Aug. 21 (PTI/AFP): A employee of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed Wednesday. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls London’s “interference” in pro-democracy protests that have wracked Hong Kong for three months. […]

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US ready to engage in working-level talks with North Korea

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on US ready to engage in working-level talks with North Korea

Seoul, Aug. 21 (IANS): The US special representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) affairs, Stephen Biegun, said Wednesday that his country was ready to engage in working-level talks with Pyongyang for the Korean Peninsula’s denuclearisation. “We are prepared to engage as soon as we hear from our counterparts in North Korea (DPRK),” […]

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China threatens sanctions on US firms linked to Taiwan warplanes sale

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on China threatens sanctions on US firms linked to Taiwan warplanes sale

Beijing, Aug. 21 (PTI/AFP): China on Wednesday blasted a huge planned US arms shipment to self-ruled Taiwan and threatened to sanction firms involved in the sale of F-16 fighter jets. The US State Department on Tuesday approved the transfer of 66 Lockheed Martin-built F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan in a US 8 billion deal, following […]

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New Zealand Speaker cradles MP’s baby in parliament

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Speaker cradles MP’s baby in parliament

Wellington, Aug. 21 (IANS): The Speaker of New Zealand’s parliament, Trevor Mallard, cradled a lawmaker’s baby while he presided over a debate in the House of Representatives. Mallard took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a picture of himself feeding MP Tamati Coffey’s baby boy in the Speaker’s seat, the BBC reported. “Normally the Speaker’s […]

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Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Melbourne, Aug. 21 (PTI): Disgraced Cardinal George Pell was sent back to jail on Wednesday after an Australian court quashed the most senior Catholic cleric’s appeal against convictions for child sex abuse, a landmark decision cheered by the victims and welcomed by the Prime Minister. Once the Vatican’s third-ranking official, Pell, 78, will continue his […]

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Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

Khartoum, Aug. 21 (PTI/AFP): Sudan was taking further steps in its transition towards civilian rule on Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council and the appointment of a prime minister. The body replaces the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took charge after months of deadly street protests brought down longtime ruler Omar […]

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Boris Johnson issues backstop ultimatum to EU over Brexit

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Boris Johnson issues backstop ultimatum to EU over Brexit

London, Aug. 20 (PTI): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued an ultimatum to the European Union over what he has branded an “anti-democratic” Irish border backstop, which must be scrapped to negotiate a new deal before the October 31 Brexit deadline. In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday night, Johnson […]

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Zakir Naik apologises to Malaysians for race remarks; police bans his public activities

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Zakir Naik apologises to Malaysians for race remarks; police bans his public activities

Kuala Lumpur, Aug. 20 (PTI): Zakir Naik on Tuesday apologised to Malaysians for making racist comments, after the radical Indian televangelist was grilled for 10 hours by police and banned him from any public activities in the multi-ethnic country. The official Bernama news agency reported that Naik, wanted by Indian authorities since 2016 for alleged […]

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