Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Asia

Hong Kong unrest: More than 200 protesters arrested overnight

Hong Kong police arrested more than 200 people in one night for various offenses, including participating in illegal gatherings, possessing dangerous weapons and wearing  mask. In the incident late Saturday, police had to release tear gas, rubber bullets and water...

Pakistan: Opposition assembles in capital, demands PM to resign in 48 hours

Tens of thousands of religious party supporters along with the leaders of the main opposition parties attended a series of protests across Pakistan to demand Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign in two days. According to the local media, security...

Dr Baqir: SBP to make one million new merchants in 2020

Dr Reza Baqir, the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced on Friday that the central bank plans to make one million new merchants in 2020. A micro-payment gateway is in making which would provide facilities to...

Seven killed in South Korean helicopter crash off disputed islands

South Korean fire department helicopter carrying seven people crashed into the sea off the disputed Dokdo Islands with Japan late Thursday, a fire official said. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the South Korean Coast Guard and private boats were...

Tragic accident: 74 were killed in a gas cylinder explosion on a Pakistan train

At least 74 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a cooking gas cylinder explosion in a crowded train with passengers in central Pakistan Thursday, a regional minister said. Television footage shows firecrackers littering three cabins when a...

China supports Joshua Wong to compete in Hong Kong

Beijing has voiced 'truth and support' over Hong Kong administrator's actions to oust democratic activist Joshua Wong from participating in local elections after months of protests in the city. Wong is a well-known figure in the pro-democracy movement without a...

Worst pollution in Delhi: Doctors and residents urged authorities to shut the schools and sports events

A group of doctors and residents are urging New Delhi authorities to shut down schools and cancel sports events held in open areas after air pollution levels in the Indian capital have remained at an alarming rate for two...

Deadly earthquake hits southern Philippines, 10 injured

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southern Philippines on Tuesday at the expense of a male student who escaped from a classroom, causing a building to crack and injuring many in the area,  just over a week since a strong...

Dr Mahathir: Malaysians are highly regarded in foreign countries

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad said that the advantages of Malaysians working in foreign countries as professionals and having certain skills and abilities make them highly regarded. The prime minister said at this time many Malaysians working in...

K-pop star Sulli was found dead at her residence

Famous K-pop star Sulli has been targeted for extreme online commentary today at her home, South Korean police said. Sulli's body, a former member of the famous K-pop f(x) group, was found by her manager at her residence on the...

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Venice fills with water after heavy rains and flood

Venice: Destruction and devastation caused by heavy rains on many streets and squares of Italy, which turned into floods...

Napkin stuck in President Trump’s shoes after coming off his car .. Photos

Reuters news agency published pictures of US President Donald Trump as he got out of his car, and was noticed after the descent of...

House committee will hold public hearings on Trump’s accountability next week

The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will hold three days of public hearings next week as part of its inquiry into President Donald...

Turkey’s iron woman Miral Akchnar slams Erdogan’s son-in-law on economic downturn

Miral Akchnar, head of Turkey's opposition Al-Khair Party, nicknamed "Iron Woman", launched a fierce attack on Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and brother-in-law of President Recep...

Morales announced departure of Bolivia: “I will return stronger”

Outgoing Bolivian President Evo Morales has confirmed his acceptance of political asylum in Mexico, stressing that he is now heading to Mexico. "My brothers and...