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Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th July 2014

Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage TOKYO: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was...


Afghan suicide attack kills 16, including 4 NATO soldiers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th July 2014

Afghan suicide attack kills 16, including 4 NATO soldiers KABUL:A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying one of its suicide bombers had blown himself up near a NATO patrol in...


New Afghan President to establish close ties with Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th July 2014

New Afghan President to establish close ties with Pakistan ISLAMABAD: The election of the new President Dr Ashraf  Ghani in Afghanistan would result better Pak-Afghan ties because he as economist would be focusing on Afghan economy which is quite dependent upon mutual bonds of the two countries. Defense analyst Lieutenant General (Retd) Abdul Qayyum has told  Radio Pakistan that the economic development of Afghanistan...


13 killed in attack on police station in China’s Xinjiang

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 21st June 2014

13 killed in attack on police station in China’s Xinjiang SHANGHAI: Thirteen people were killed in an attack on a police station in China’s restive region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. The 13 killed were described as “mobsters”, while three police were wounded in the attack on Saturday morning, the news agency said citing local government. China has been cracking...


Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd April 2014

Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip TOKYO: US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Obama landed aboard Air Force One to begin a state visit to Japan, which comes as regional tensions boil over maritime territorial disputes and fears that North...


China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th April 2014

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts PARIS: China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday. In a major report, published in The Lancet Oncology, more than 40 specialists warn that Asia’s big two emerging giants are facing huge economic and human costs from the...


China doctors successfully separate conjoined twins

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th March 2014

China doctors successfully separate conjoined twins ISLAMABAD: A four-hour-long surgical operation performed in southwestern China has led to successful separation of a twin, joined at the abdomen and left part of the liver. On Tuesday, doctors at a hospital in Luzhou City in the country’s Sichuan Province separated the three-month-old twin brothers. Both boys are in stable condition, Press TV reported....


Families of some Chinese passengers on missing plane receive insurance payouts

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th March 2014

Families of some Chinese passengers on missing plane receive  insurance payouts BEIJING: Chinese insurance companies have started paying compensation to the families of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday. The families of seven passengers received 4.17 million yuan ($671,600) in compensation on Tuesday, China Life, the country’s largest insurance company, was...


China sending more ships to plane search area: Xinhua

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st March 2014

China sending more ships to plane search area: Xinhua BEIJING: At least seven Chinese ships were to head for the southern Indian Ocean Friday, where possible debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been sighted, state media reported. The official Xinhua news agency said that rescue ships Haixun 01 and 31 and Nanhaijiu 101 and 115 were to depart for the search area....


China finds no terror evidence against Chinese on MH370 passengers: Xinhua

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th March 2014

China finds no terror evidence against Chinese on MH370  passengers: Xinhua BEIJING:  No evidence has been found linking the 153 Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight to terror or hijacking, state media said Tuesday, citing Beijing’s envoy in Kuala Lumpur. China’s ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang said background checks on all passengers from the Chinese mainland on board missing flight MH370 did not find...


China searching for missing MH370 jet on own territory: Xinhua

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th March 2014

China searching for missing MH370 jet on own territory: Xinhua BEIJING: China has begun searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on its own territory, state media said Tuesday, citing Beijing’s envoy in Kuala Lumpur. The northern corridor projected from satellite and military radar data that the aircraft might have flown through passes through far western China, and Chinese ambassador Huang Huikang said that China...


Malaysia says 25 countries now involved in plane search

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th March 2014

Malaysia says 25 countries now involved in plane search KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia said on Sunday the number of countries involved in efforts to find a missing passenger jet had nearly doubled to 25 as it began a new push to find the plane across a vast arc of land and ocean. “The number of countries involved in the search and rescue operation has increased...


Malaysia calls off South China Sea search for jet: PM

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th March 2014

Malaysia calls off South China Sea search for jet: PM KUALA LUMPUR:  Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that Malaysia was ending a search in the South China Sea for a vanished jetliner after investigations indicated the missing plane likely turned far to the west. “We are ending our operation in the South China Sea and reassessing the deployment of our assets,” Najib told reporters....


11 dead, 1,200 injured as heavy snow hits Japan: reports

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th February 2014

11 dead, 1,200 injured as heavy snow hits Japan: reports TOKYO: The heaviest snow in decades in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has left at least 11 dead and more than 1,200 injured across the country, reports said Sunday. As much as 27 centimeters (10.6 inches) of snow was recorded in Tokyo by late Saturday, the heaviest fall in the capital for 45 years, according...


Over 40 countries to participate in OIC Parliamentary Meeting

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th February 2014

Over 40 countries to participate in OIC Parliamentary Meeting ISLAMABAD: Over 40 countries have voiced readiness to take part in the 9th meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Parliamentary Union in Tehran from Feb 13-19. “Over 40 countries have announced their preparedness to participate in the OIC parliamentary meeting, 20 of which will take part in the event at the speaker level,” Iranian Parliament Speaker’s...


Afghan civilian casualties rise as NATO pulls out

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th February 2014

Afghan civilian casualties rise as NATO pulls out KABUL: The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan rose 14 percent last year, the UN said Saturday, as NATO troops draw down after more than a decade of war. A total of 8,615 civilian casualties were recorded in 2013, with 2,959 killed and 5,656 wounded, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan’s annual report. The...


4 dead in Kabul suicide attack targeting govt bus: officials

By: Majid Siddique, Uploaded: 26th January 2014

4 dead in Kabul suicide attack targeting govt bus: officials KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least four people in Kabul on Sunday when he targeted a Ministry of Defence bus, officials said, confirming three people in the vehicle and one female bystander had died. The attack was the first major blast in the Afghan capital since Taliban militants launched a suicide attack on...


Attack on Bangkok anti-govt rally injures 28

By: AFP, Uploaded: 19th January 2014

Attack on Bangkok anti-govt rally injures 28 An attack on a rally in central Bangkok injured 28 people Sunday, the second such assault in two days on demonstrators staging “shutdown” protests aimed at toppling the Thai government. Unknown attackers have killed several people during the months-long demonstrations intended to oust the embattled government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Each side has blamed...


Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh prime minister

By: AFP, Uploaded: 12th January 2014

Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh prime minister DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh’s prime minister on Sunday for a third spell, after a deadly election boycotted by the opposition amid a worsening political crisis. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid administered the oath at the presidential palace in the capital Dhaka in a ceremony broadcast liveon television...


Bomb blast in Kabul near NATO base, embassies: officials

By: Majid Siddique, Uploaded: 5th January 2014

Bomb blast in Kabul near NATO base, embassies: officials KABUL: A bomb exploded in central Kabul on Saturday evening in a district housing several embassies and NATO’s military headquarters, but no casualties were immediately reported, officials said. The apparent insurgent strike was the second of the day in Afghanistan after a NATO soldier was killed when six Taliban suicide attackers tried to storm a...


Vaccine fears in China after hepatitis B scare

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 25th December 2013

Vaccine fears in China after hepatitis B scare BEIJING: Chinese state-run media and Internet users demanded action Wednesday after the deaths of at least seven babies since November following their vaccinations against hepatitis B. China’s Food and Drug Administration has suspended use of the vaccine involved, manufactured by domestic producer BioKangtai, and is investigating, the official Xinhua news agency reported. More than 44...


Chinese billionaire feared dead in France helicopter crash

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 21st December 2013

Chinese billionaire feared dead in France helicopter crash BORDEAUX: Four people were feared dead Saturday including a Chinese billionaire and his 12-year-old son after the helicopter in which he was overflying his newly purchased French vineyard crashed into a river. Lam Kok, the 46-year-old head of the Hong Kong-based Brilliant group, had just bought a major Bordeaux vineyard in a sale accompanied by...


Fishing union boss shot dead in Japan

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 20th December 2013

Fishing union boss shot dead in Japan TOKYO: Japanese police said the head of a fishermen’s union was shot dead Friday, the second fatal shooting in as many days in a nation unaccustomed to gun crime. Tadayoshi Ueno, 70, was found lying in the street in the southern city of Kitakyushu after residents nearby heard what was believed to be the sound...


Filipina crowned Miss International in Japan

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 18th December 2013

Filipina crowned Miss International in Japan TOKYO: A Philippine beauty queen has been crowned Miss International in a pageant marred by allegations of intimidation that kept her predecessor away, pledging to use her title to help victims of the country’s devastating typhoon. “This is my dream. Thank you Japan for giving it to me,” an ecstatic Bea Rose Santiago said at...


US Navy helicopter crashes in Japan

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 16th December 2013

US Navy helicopter crashes in Japan TOKYO: A US navy helicopter crashed near Tokyo Monday in a failed emergency landing, injuring two of the four men on board, rescuers said. Television footage showed the grey helicopter on its side on what appeared to be vacant land, with mangled propellors and a snapped tail-end. The accident came at a sensitive time, with...


Japan’s top drugmaker appoints first foreign boss

By: APP, Uploaded: 30th November 2013

Japan’s top drugmaker appoints first foreign boss TOKYO: Japan’s top drugmaker said Saturday it had picked a GlaxoSmithKline executive as its next president in a rare example of overseas head-hunting by a major Japanese firm. The board of directors at Takeda Pharmaceutical, which has been active in foreign acquisitions in recent years, approved 47-year-old French Christophe Weber, as chief operating officer and...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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