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Category: World News

Typhoon wreaks havoc in Japan

AFP Tokyo Japan scrambled Wednesday to evacuate passengers trapped at a major airport when a tanker slammed into its only…

Aurora Prize laureate Aung to donate US$ 1 mln award money

PTI   Washington An activist who has spent 40 years fighting for Rohingya rights in Myanmar will donate US$ 1…

Typhoon Jebi makes landfall in Japan, over 600 flights cancelled

IANS   Tokyo Typhoon Jebi, the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, made landfall in Tokushima Prefecture…

Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader

AFP   Kabul The Taliban announced Tuesday the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, a former CIA asset whose eponymous militant group…

Brazil museum fire: Funding sought to rebuild collection

IANS Brasilia Brazilian President Michel Temer has said that his government is seeking funding from companies and banks to help…

Pakistan to hold president election today

PTI   Islamabad Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new President on Tuesday, an election in which the ruling…

Duterte apologises for cursing Obama

AFP   Jerusalem Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has apologised to former US president Barack Obama for calling him a “son…

Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar ‘state secrets’ case

AFP Yangon Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims…

US to cancel military aid to Pak

Washington: The US will cancel US$ 300 million in military aid to Pakistan over its failure to take “decisive actions”…

S Korea team to fly North to discuss summit details

Seoul: A high-level South Korean delegation will fly to North Korea this week to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit…