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Hong Kong police arrest media tycoon Jimmy Lai

  Police in Hong Kong have reportedly arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai, also a UK citizen, over suspected collusion with foreign forces. The 71-year-old was charged with illegal assembly and intimidation in February, but he was granted police bail. Lai’s newspaper Apple Daily said he was taken away from his home early on Monday. The […]

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Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani signs decree to release ‘hardcore’ Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has signed a decree to release a final batch of ‘hardcore’ Taliban prisoners, raising hopes for long-awaited peace talks to restart. Late on Monday, the president ordered the release of the 400 prisoners, his office said. “It is signed,” a presidential palace source said. National Security Council spokesman Javid Faisal said, […]

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China says it will retaliate the United States’ potential expulsion of Chinese journalists

China says it will retaliate the United States’ potential expulsion of Chinese journalists, following a move by Washington to decline to renew their visas. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters at a daily briefing in Beijing on Tuesday that the Chinese government would retaliate if the US persisted with “hostile action” against the […]

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Modi’s RSS agenda not to materialise : new map of Pakistan shows J&K, Ladakh, Junagadh and Sir Creek as Pakistani territories : video

Imran Khan ========= The Nation will observe Youm-e-Istehsal tomorrow to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people on completion of one year military siege of Indian illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It was on the 5th August last year that the special constitutional status of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped by the […]

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Bangladesh flood : 21 people dead, affected over 2.6 million people

The floods in parts of Bangladesh have left 21 people dead, affected over 2.6 million people and displaced hundreds of thousands of families. DHAKA, July 21 (Xinhua) — The floods in parts of Bangladesh have left 21 people dead, affected over 2.6 million people and displaced hundreds of thousands of families. According to the daily […]

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Indonesian rescuers hunt for dozens missing after floods kill 36 on Sulawesi island

Rescuers pulled bodies from under mud and debris Friday as they raced to find dozens still missing after flash floods killed at least 36 people on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. More than 14,000 people left homeless by the disaster have taken refuge at temporary shelters in hard-hit North Luwu regency, with the country’s search and rescue […]

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China says US officials have “lost their minds and gone mad” in dealing with Beijing

US officials have ‘gone mad’ in dealing with China: Beijing China says US officials have “lost their minds and gone mad” in dealing with Beijing, in the strongest verbal reaction from China to the ratcheting up of tensions by Washington. “These people, for self-interest and political gain, do not hesitate to hijack domestic public opinion… […]

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US Marine Corps base in Okinawa confirmed further 36 novel coronavirus infections

US base on Japan’s Okinawa confirms 36 more coronavirus cases: Kyodo A US Marine Corps base in Okinawa has confirmed a further 36 novel coronavirus infections, the prefectural government said Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases at American military facilities on the island to 136. The Okinawa authorities said it was informed by the […]

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Pakistan COVID-19 : total cases 248,872 with 5,197 deaths

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s COVID-19 caseload has reached 248,872 with 2,521 new patients in the last 24 hours, while the death toll climbed to 5,197, the health ministry said on Sunday. The Ministry of National Health Services said that the coronavirus recoveries were increasing in the country as about 63 percent of the total infected patients […]

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WHO advance team leaves for China to probe into coronavirus origin

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team of experts to China to open an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 550,000 people across the globe. In a statement on Friday, the UN agency announced that a two-member […]