Monday , 20 May 2019

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27 killed in deadly oil tanker-bus collision in Pak

PTI   Karachi At least 27 people were killed and over a dozen others injured when an oil tanker collided with a passenger bus in the Hub area of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, police said Tuesday. The accident took place in the Lasbela district on Monday when the bus, travelling to Panjgur from Karachi and carrying 40 passengers, was hit by ... Read More »

Nawaz Sharif shifted to hospital from jail

PTI   Lahore Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a seven-year imprisonment in a Lahore jail, was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday after he complained of heart related complications. Sharif, 69, was taken to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore from Kot Lakhpat Jail in high security. Wearing off-white shalwar qameez and blue waistcoat, Sharif chose ... Read More »

Indian-origin senator Kamala jumps into US presidential race

PTI   WASHINGTON Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin senator, Monday officially launched her campaign for the US presidential election in 2020 to take on President Donald Trump, saying she was “honoured” to announce her bid on a day when Americans celebrated Martin Luther King Jr, who sought inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi. A rising party star and vocal critic of President ... Read More »

EU citizens in UK can apply to stay after Brexit

IANS   London Citizens from the European Union member states who are currently living in the UK and who wish to stay in the country after it leaves the bloc, would from Monday be able to apply for a scheme allowing them to do so, according to the British government. The Home Office has opened the process up to some ... Read More »

Disqualification of Pakistan’s ex-president Zardari sought

PTI   Islamabad Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the disqualification of former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Asif Ali Zardari. Khurram Sher Zaman, a Member of Sindh Assembly from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, filed the disqualification petition against 63-year-old Zardari in the apex court, Geo TV reported. ... Read More »

Israel says it struck Iranian targets in Syria in response to misssile fire

AFP   Jerusalem Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria early Monday in response to missile fire it blamed on Iran, sparking concerns of an escalation after a monitor reported 11 fighters killed. Israel announced the strikes against facilities it said belonged to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force as they were occurring, continuing its recent practice ... Read More »

China’s low birth rate falls for 2nd year

PTI Beijing China’s two-child policy implemented in 2016 has failed to make an impact on the country’s low birth rate as the number of new-borns dropped by two million last year in the world’s most populous nation, according to official figures released Monday. The figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the low birth rates coupled with ... Read More »

May plans her next move in Brexit battle

LONDON: As Prime Minister Theresa May prepared her next move in Britain’s deadlocked Brexit battle, a senior opposition politician said Sunday that it is unlikely the United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29. Read More »

Top financier of Dhaka cafe attack arrested

Dhaka: A top Islamist extremist, who allegedly supplied arms, explosives and money to the militants who carried out 2016 terror attack on a cafe in Bangladesh, has been arrested, police said on Sunday. Read More »

22 killed in Bolivia road accident

La Paz: A head-on collision between two buses on the Oruro-Potosi highway in Bolivia has left at least 22 people dead and more than 30 others injured, police said. Read More »