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US warns Pakistan: Another terror attack on India will be extremely problematic

WASHINGTON: The United States has asked Pakistan to take sustained, verifiable and irreversible action against the perpetrators of terrorism while warning the country that another terror attack on India will prove to be “extremely problematic”. “We need to see Pakistan

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New Zealand bans sale of assault, semi-automatic rifles

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics Thursday in a muscular response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people. “Today I am announcing that New Zealand will

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Govt assures no job cuts with civil service privatisation

KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the privatisation of civil service will not result in civil servants losing their jobs. “Referring to the privatisation done in the eighties, where for example Telekom Malaysia (TM), which under the government

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Nurasmah bags Malaysia’s first gold at Abu Dhabi 2019

ABU DHABI: Nurasmah Mohd Shah bagged Malaysia’s first gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games 2019 here, through women’s bocce singles event on Monday. The 22-year-old clinched the gold in the F22 division with three wins and one draw

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Israeli rabbi, wounded in Palestinian attack, dies

JERUSALEM: An Israeli rabbi died on Monday of wounds from a Palestinian attack a day earlier in the occupied West Bank in which a soldier was killed – an incident that played into Israeli politics three weeks before a national

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Cyclone Idai: Mozambique president estimates 1,000 may have died

MAPUTO: The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures. Eighty-four deaths have been confirmed so far

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Pollachi Sexual Abuse case: Shock Wave across India

TAMIL NADU: Activists fear victims of an alleged sex blackmail gang terrorising an Indian city will not come forward after the name of one survivor was made public by government officials. The woman’s name was contained in an official document

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Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

Philippines: A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found. Marine biologist and environmentalist Darrell Blatchley told CNN that the juvenile male

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Utrecht tram shooting: Multiple people hurt in Dutch incident

DUTCH: A gunman has opened fire inside a tram and at several other locations in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Several people have been injured and one is feared to have died. Police say the gunman is still at large.

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Mahathir: Act of violence in Christchurch is inhuman

SEREMBAN: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described the act of killing Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand three days ago as inhuman. Describing the incident as a sad one that touched the hearts of Muslims, he said that in such

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