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Afghan woman’s ears cut off by husband

A 23-year-old Afghan woman has described  how her husband tied her up and cut off both her ears in a domestic violence attack in the northern province of Balkh. The woman – Zarina – is now in a stable but

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‘I pray Trump bans Pakistani visas’: Imran Khan

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 30 : Condemning the plight of Muslims being prevented from entering the United States under President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that he wants the former to ban Pakistani visas

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Visitor mauled to death by tiger in Ningbo zoo in China

A man has been mauled to death by a tiger after he entered its enclosure at a zoo in eastern China. The tiger was then shot dead by a special forces unit from the local police, in the Sunday incident

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25 on board missing Malaysian boat rescued: Malaysian authorities

Twenty-five people, mostly Chinese tourists have been rescued after their boat sank off Malaysia’s Sabah state on North Borneo, officials said Sunday. Shahidan Kassim, a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, told a press conference that 23 people were rescued

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Missing Pakistani activist Salman Haider returns home

Pakistani blogger Salman Haider has returned home, more than 20 days after disappearing in the capital Islamabad. He was one of five liberal activists to have disappeared in recent weeks. Mr Haider’s brother said he was well, but did not

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World Bank CEO discusses Indus Waters Treaty with Pak PM

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 26: World Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad to discuss implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). According to the dawn, Prime Minister Sharif expressed hope

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Pakistan returns captured Indian soldier Chandu Babulal on “humanitarian grounds”

Lahore [Pakistan], Jan. 21: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan handed over Indian soldier, Chandu Babulal Chohan, to Indian authorities today through the Wagah border, saying the decision was taken on “humanitarian” grounds. “The decision of the government of Pakistan to

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South Korea: Court denies arrest warrant for Samsung chief

A court in South Korea has refused a request by prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant for Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong. The judge ruled early on Thursday that there was insufficient reason to arrest Mr Lee over accusations of bribery,

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French Polynesia signs first ‘floating city’ deal

French Polynesia has signed an agreement that supporters hope could pave the way for autonomous floating cities around the world. The tiny Pacific state signed a memorandum of understanding with California’s Seasteading Institute in San Francisco on Friday. It outlined

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Popular porn sites blocked in Philippines

Popular pornography websites XVideos, Redtube and Pornhub have been blocked by two ISPs in the Philippines. Customers of Smart and Sun Cellular said they could no longer access the sites on portable devices or desktop computers. Instead, users see a

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S Korea corruption: Prosecutors to seek arrest warrant

South Korea’s special prosecutor is seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung heir apparent Lee Jae-yong, accused of bribery, embezzlement and perjury. The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of the country’s President Park Geung-hye. Samsung

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Kyrgyzstan plane crash: Dozens die as Turkish cargo jet hits homes

A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, most of them on the ground, officials say. The Boeing 747 TC-MCL aircraft operated by ACT Airlines crashed as it landed in fog

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Woman hires criminals to beat husband for his extra marital affair

A Pakistani woman hired ‘criminals’ for Rs five lakh to thrash her husband whom she suspected of having an extra marital affair with another woman. The woman, Lubna Qamar Raja, who has been arrested, suspected that her husband, Raja Qamar

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China’s Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies aged 111

Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, who created the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, has died aged 111. Mr Zhou and a Communist party committee spent three years developing the Pinyin system in

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South China Sea: Tillerson says US should block China from new islands

The US should block access to islands built by China in contested waters of the South China Sea, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state says. The comments, which are likely to hike tensions with Beijing, were made by Rex

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