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Terrorists being brought into Parliament: Pakistan Senators

PTI   ISLAMABAD Several Pakistani lawmakers today expressed concerns over candidates having links with banned outfits being allowed to run in the elections, saying terrorists would enter the Parliament. They also warned the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that allowing banned organisations to contest elections would lead to bringing the extremist elements into the mainstream. “Terrorists were being brought inside ... Read More »

Protected Bangladesh interests while maintaining good ties with India: Hasina

PTI   DHAKA Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday said her government had protected Bangladesh’s interests while maintaining friendly relations with India even as she blamed past Bangladeshi leaders for making compromises when in power. “They all – Zia, Khaleda Zia and Ershad uttered anti-Indian words in public but were out to please India for their own narrow gains,” she said ... Read More »

Hackers steal personal info of 1.5 mn patients, including PM Lee

PTI   Singapore In the worst ever breach of personal data in Singapore, hackers have stolen information of 1.5 million patients, including that of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, by infiltrating the computers of the country’s largest health group, the authorities said today. The hackers infiltrated SingHealth and stole the health records, including the outpatient prescriptions of 1,60,000 people, from ... Read More »

Trump invites Putin for talks amidst backlash over first summit in Helsinki

PTI   Washington President Donald Trump has invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to the US for talks later this year, the White House has announced, days after he faced a bipartisan backlash for his comments after his first summit with the Russian leader in Helsinki. President Trump came under widespread criticism on Monday for not backing the American intelligence ... Read More »

S Korea’s ex-president Park given eight more years in prison

AFP   Seoul Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country’s spy agency Friday and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term. Park, the South’s first female president, was impeached last year after huge street protests over a sprawling scandal, and was jailed for 24 ... Read More »

Massive power blackout hits Mongolia

IANS Ulan Bator Strong winds and rain across Mongolia caused a massive power blackout across the country, an official said on Friday. A total of 75 subdivisions in eight provinces were left without power. A 145 KV power line suffered the failure in Arkhangai in central-west, Bayankhongor in the southwest, and Uvurkhangai and Tuv in the central region, Xinhua quoted ... Read More »

Indian student Koppu’s killer had long criminal record in US

PTI   Washington The man who killed 25-year-old Indian student Sharath Koppu in Kansas City had an extensive criminal background and was just 15 when he was first arrested, according to a media report. Marlin James Mack, 25, who was shot dead on Sunday after shooting three Kansas City police officers, was first arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he was ... Read More »

‘Putin personally responsible for 2016 election meddling’

PTI Washington US President Donald Trump Thursday said he holds his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin personally responsible for the alleged meddling into the 2016 general elections, as he went into damage-control mode to douse a flurry of criticism over his recent comments about Russia. Trump has been on the defensive for the past two days after failing to defend the ... Read More »

Army has no direct role in July 25 general elections: Official

PTI   Islamabad The Pakistan Army will not have any “direct role” in the conduct of polls on July 25 for which it would deploy a total of 371,000 military personnel at the polling stations across the country, a top military official said Thursday. Briefing the special session of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, Director General of Inter-Services Public ... Read More »

Turnbull urges Pope to sack archbishop

IANS Canberra Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday urged Pope Francis to sack the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, who was earlier sentenced to one year in detention for covering up the sexual abuse of minors. Archbishop Wilson, the highest-level catholic priest convicted in a child sexual abuse case, was convicted in May of covering up abuse by a ... Read More »