Shameful how govts colluded to adjourn ref in HP Mills case: Imran

Islamabad | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Tuesday criticised three successive governments for "colluding to adjourn reference in mega Hudabiya Paper mills case". The PTI chairman took to

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China rights lawyer says legal licence revoked after criticising President Xi Jinping

By Christian Shepherd BEIJING | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticising President Xi Jinping said on Monday that authorities had revoked his licence to practice law. Beijing-based lawyer and activist Y

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Japan investigates how to evacuate citizens from South Korea in crisis: report

TOKYO | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

Japan is examining how to evacuate its roughly 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis that closes airports, with military ships being used as shuttles, a Japanese newspaper reported

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Indonesia bourse holds minute silence for injured after floor collapse

By Tabita Diela JAKARTA | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

Indonesia's stock exchange held a minute silence at the start of trading on Tuesday for more than 70 people injured when a mezzanine floor in the building suddenly collapsed. No deaths have been repor

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China's Xi tells Trump hard-earned easing of tensions on Korean peninsula must continue

BEIJING | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

China's President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump in a phone call on Tuesday that the hard-earned easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula must continue, Chinese state media reported. Unit

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Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties - report

WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a polit

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Blast injures several in Belgium, terrorism ruled out - police

BRUSSELS | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

An explosion injured several people and brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp on Monday evening, police said, stressing the incident was not related to terrorism. Belgium

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NZ business sentiment sinks as firms take downbeat view on new Labour government

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

New Zealand business sentiment turned negative and sunk to a two-year low in the fourth quarter due to pessimism towards the new centre-left government, a private think tank said on Tuesday. A net 12

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Philippines' president made call on China's sea research - spokesman

MANILA | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally made a decision to let China conduct scientific research off the Philippines' Pacific coast, his spokesman said on Monday, despite concern among critics

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India attends SCO military cooperation meet

Beijing |Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

India for the first time participated in the military cooperation meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which it joined last year.

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U.S. report detailing new Russia sanctions to be issued on Jan.29 - TASS

MOSCOW | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

A U.S. report detailing new sanctions against Russia will be published on Jan. 29, the TASS news agency cited U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman as saying on Tuesday. Washington is expected to im

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England's Stokes charged with affray

LONDON | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray following an incident in the city of Bristol last September, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Monday. Stokes, 26, and two other men are d

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