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Typhoon leaves two dead after lashing Japan on election day

Typhoon leaves two dead after lashing Japan on election day

world October 23, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Tokyo, October 23 A powerful typhoon left two dead, two missing and dozens injured in Japan today, moving northward off the Pacific coast after millions struggled to the polls for a national election. Authorities advised thousands living in coastal areas or near rivers to evacuate to shelters before Typhoon Lan,Read More

Abbasi becomes Pakistan’s first PM to fly military helicopter

Abbasi becomes Pakistan’s first PM to fly military helicopter

world October 23, 2017 at 9:27 am 0 comments

Istanbul, October 23 Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took the Turkish attack helicopter T-129 for a test flight, becoming the first Pakistani Prime Minister to fly a military helicopter. Following the test-flight of T-129 helicopter on Sunday, he told the Pakistani and Turkish media that Turkey’s defence production industry was one ofRead More

Blogger’s death casts shadow over Malta

Blogger’s death casts shadow over Malta

world October 23, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

Valletta , October 23 Daphne Caruana Galizia posted two items last Monday on her popular blog, one ridiculing Malta’s Opposition leader for having rounded shoulders, the other denouncing a government official as a “crook”. A typical morning’s work done, she set off in her white Peugeot 108 to run anRead More

Letter by Titanic victim sold for record price in Britain

Letter by Titanic victim sold for record price in Britain

world October 23, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

London, October 23 A world record price of over $166,000 was paid at an auction in Britain for one of the last known letters to have been written on board the famous Titanic ocean liner. Oscar Holverson, a US businessman, who was a passenger on the Titanic, wrote it onRead More

WHO withdraws Zimbabwean President’s goodwill ambassador title

world October 23, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

Harare, October 23 The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had withdrawn the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa. WHO announced last Friday that it had bestowed the honour of goodwill ambassador on Mugabe in recognition of his government’s effortsRead More

PM Abe on track for big win

world October 23, 2017 at 6:18 am 0 comments

Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest serving premier and reenergising his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition was set to win 311 seats, keeping its two-thirdsRead More

Tillerson in fresh bid to ease Gulf crisis, renews dialogue

Tillerson in fresh bid to ease Gulf crisis, renews dialogue

Breaking news, Latest headlines, world October 23, 2017 at 5:51 am 0 comments

Riyadh, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to launch a fresh bid Sunday to ease a crisis between Riyadh and Doha, both allies of Washington, but without high hopes of a breakthrough. Apart from the months-long crisis, Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East is also expected to figureRead More

Catalan leader accuses Spain of ‘worst attack’ since Franco

Catalan leader accuses Spain of ‘worst attack’ since Franco

world October 23, 2017 at 5:51 am 0 comments

Barcelona, Catalonia’s leader has accused Madrid of waging the “worst attack” on his region since dictator Francisco Franco after the central government took drastic measures to stop it from breaking away. In a televised announcement yesterday, Carles Puigdemont said Madrid was failing to respect the rule of law after Prime MinisterRead More

In shadow of Catalonia crisis, Italians vote to seek autonomy

In shadow of Catalonia crisis, Italians vote to seek autonomy

world October 23, 2017 at 5:50 am 0 comments

Milan, October 23 Two wealthy regions of northern Italy began voting on Sunday in referendums for autonomy, ballots that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighbouring Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away. Lombardy and Veneto, regions that are both run by the onceRead More

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

world October 23, 2017 at 5:49 am 0 comments

Geneva/London, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a meeting on chronic diseases attendedRead More