Monday, December 16, 2019

Zubair Yaqoob

How Michael Bloomberg became a multi-billionaire

The fortune of Democratic Party's presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is estimated by Forbes magazine to be more than $54 billion, far ahead of incumbent President Donald Trump, whom he would likely to face in the event of priming elections....

16 Taliban militants killed in clashes with security forces in northern Afghanistan

16 Taliban militants dead or wounded including local commanders of the group, the 209th Shaheen Corps said. According to a statement released by Shaheen Corps, the Taliban militants attacked Khel Guli Base in Dawlatabad district of Balkh at 7 pm...

Malaysia returns 42 containers of plastic waste to Britain

Malaysian authorities announced on Monday that 42 containers of plastic waste will be returned to Britain, which has been sent "illegally". According to the Malaysian Ministry of Environment and the British Embassy in Malaysia, in a joint statement reported by...

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy candidates to sweep local elections with big margin

Pro-democracy candidates took an early lead in Hong Kong local council elections, as record numbers voted in what is being seen as a barometer of support for protests that have rocked the Asian financial hub. By 5am local time, pro-democracy...

Hong Kong local elections: Pro-Democracy moment tuned to vote instead march

In many parts queues were formed to vote for the Hong Kong local elections. Throughout the morning, people were patiently waiting to vote. District council elections like these usually have little importance. But this time it's about more. It...

Eight soldiers killed in Taliban attack on checkpoint in central Afghanistan

At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed and four others wounded in an attack by Taliban insurgents on a checkpoint in the central province of Daykundi, governor Anwar Rahmati said Sunday. "Military reinforcements were deployed this morning in the...

Hong Kong local elections begin after months of protests

Hong Kong local elections kicked off Sunday, which will test support for the struggling government of Chief Executive Carrie Lam after nearly six months of anti-government protests. With a record number of candidates, elections are being held for the...

Alibaba is going public in Hong Kong, despite the escalating protests

Chinese Internet corporation Alibaba announced on Wednesday at what price it intends to sell its shares intended for trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to investors. Alibaba has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2014...

Justin Trudeau set to unveil new cabinet this afternoon, Chrystia Freeland in limelight

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to unveil his new cabinet this afternoon, Chrystia Freeland is expected to be given major portfolio. The swearing-in ceremony will begin at Rideau Hall at 1:30 pm Ottawa time. The biggest shift will...

Hong Kong: Students movement threatens the next escalation

Possibly it was due to the mediators that worse could be prevented in Hong Kong. The deputies, lawyers and church people had spent at the Polytechnic University urging the encircled activists to leave the campus peacefully. More than 500...

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