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Akie has grabbe­d headli­nes by embrac­ing progre­ssive views such LGBT rights and opposi­tion to nuclea­r energy Japan’s first woman, Akie Abe, is grappling with the draw back of a US-style high-profile position. PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO: Japan’s first woman, Akie Abe, is grappling with the draw back of a US-style high-profile... Read more
16 killed, buildings collapse in fresh Nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU: At least 16 people were killed in a central Nepal town on Tuesday after a 7.3 earthquake shook the Himalayan nation, just weeks after a devastating temblor killed more than 8,000 people and damaged hundreds of thousands of buildings. The four people died in Chautara in Sindhupalchowk district, north... Read more
SC suspends unseating of Saad Rafique
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Monday suspended an election tribunal’s decision to unseat Railways Minister Saad Rafique over alleged irregularities in the 2013 general election, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, a three-member bench of Supreme Court, headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, took up an appeal of PML-N leader... Read more
Taliban claims it downed Pakistan helicopter as two ambassadors killed in crash
Source : Telegraph UK The Pakistani Taliban on Friday claimed responsibility for downing a military helicopter, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys, and said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was their target. “The helicopter was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile, killing pilots and many foreign ambassadors,”... Read more
Nepalese migrants return home to face earthquake devastation
Source : The Guardian Author : Jason Burke In the rubble of a small village in the hills 20 miles west of Kathmandu, Purna Shrestha is hard at work. His house collapsed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal nine days ago, killing his wife and mother. He had... Read more
Bali Nine lawyer Muhammad Rifan to be questioned by Indonesian police over bribery claims
Source : News Australia FORMER Bali Nine lawyer Muhammad Rifan expects to be questioned by Indonesian police over bribery claims he made against the judges who sent his clients to their deaths. On Monday Mr Rifan went public with explosive allegations against the presiding judges, accusing them of asking... Read more
Nepal army chief visits Pakistan Army Field Hospital
Rawalpindi: Nepal Army Chief, General Gaurav SJB Rana has expressed his gratitude for the ‘whole-hearted support’ extended by Pakistan and its armed forces during recent earthquake in Nepal. He expressed these remarks during his visit to Pakistan Army Field Hospital on Sunday. The Nepalese army chief met Pakistani relief... Read more
101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal quake rubble
Kathmandu: A 101-year-old man was pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake, police said Sunday. The man was rescued on Saturday and is now in hospital, according to Arun Kumar Singh, a local police official. (AFP)   Read more
Mirza remains ‘untouchable’ as arrest postponed
KARACHI: Government of Sindh has decided not to arrest former home minister, Zulfiqar Ali Mirza, even after police registered a case against him under the sections of anti-terror act for attacking a station-house in Badin, Samaa reported. However, that does not mean Pakistan People’s Party‘s spitfire stalwart, who is... Read more
MQM concerned over RAW’s conspiracy to destabilise Pakistan
KARACHI: Days after claims and counter-claims over the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) alleged links with Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the Rabita Committee on Sunday expressed concerns over the Indian spy agency’s ‘conspiracies’ to destabilise the country. In a statement issued after a joint-meeting of Rabita Commitee London and... Read more