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Pakistan ranked at 22 on list of most powerful countries

islamabad:Pakistan has dropped two positions to number 22 in the list of most powerful countries in the world, leaving Singapore, Spain, and Brazil behind in a new global ranking. As per the list published by US News and World Report, an American media house publishing since 1933, has placed the South Asian country at the […]

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At least 38 killed, 50 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

TOKYO: At least 50 people were missing and four in critical condition as torrential rain that has killed 38 people pounds western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million evacuated from their homes. Japan’s Meteorological Agency retained special weather warnings for three prefectures in the main island of Honshu, […]

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Modi govt’s ‘aggressive’ posture responsible for Indo-Pak stalemate, says Imran Khan

Karachi: Pak Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif tried to improve the Indo-Pak relations but the “aggressive anti-Pakistan posture” of the Indian government resulted in the current stalemate between the two neighbours. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief, whose party appears to be gaining ground ahead of the July 25 elections, […]

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Media watchdog warns India over spike in journos’ killings in first Incident Report

  Agencies India may slip further from its current 138th place in the World Press Freedom Index as four journalists were murdered in less than six months amidst a sharp rise in hate speech, a global media watchdog warned today in its first report on the country. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said it had come out with a report exclusively […]

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Uruguay Army official appointed head of UNMOGIP

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a veteran Uruguay Army general as the chief military observer of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan. Major General Jose Eladio Alcain will succeed the incumbent UNMOGIP chief Major General Per Gustaf Lodin of Sweden, who will complete his two-year assignment this month, an […]

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Dozens killed as another ferry sinks in Indonesia

JAKARTA, — Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, officials said, as the death toll rose to 31 with three people missing and believed drowned inside the vessel. The latest in a succession of boat tragedies in Indonesia began on the same day that […]

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Bomb kills 3 oil company employees in southwestern Pakistan

Pakistani police say a bomb detonated by remote control killed three workers doing a survey for a local oil exploration company in the country’s southwest. Local police official Mohammad Hussain says Tuesday’s bombing near the town of Dera Bugti in the Baluchistan province also wounded five surveyors. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but […]

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UN, World Bank Chiefs Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard “unimaginable” accounts of atrocities during a visit today to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar. Guterres described the situation for the persecuted Muslim minority as “a humanitarian and human rights nightmare”, as he prepared to tour […]

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Afghan Sikhs, Hindus grieve after suicide attack kills 19

At least 19 people were killed and 21 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus waiting to meet President Ashraf Ghani in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday. Scores of mourners shouted “death to Ashraf Ghani” and “death to the government” as they placed coffins […]

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Trump, Putin to hold summit meeting in Helsinki on July 16

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold a summit meeting on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, the White House announced today. They “will meet on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. “The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia […]

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