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The CPEC Booms Up

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been entering its end stage, since the idea was floated by Premier Li Keqian and later elaborated by President Xi Jinping in 2013. Since then, there has been a lot of appreciation across Asia with just a few reservations …

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Human smuggling bid: Spanish police find man tied under car’s bumper

SPAIN -UNS – Two Moroccans were arrested in Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, which shares a border with Morocco, after a man was found tied under their car’s bumper in a bid to sneak him into Europe, the Mirror reported. As per details, the …

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Zika Virus A Global Health Emergency: WHO

GENEVA/LONDON: The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the threat. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan …

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Terrorists have no country, religion or sect: COAS

RAWALPINDI : Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited National Counter Terrorism Training Centre (NCTC), Pabbi and witnessed Pak–Sri Lanka–Maldives Trilateral Exercise “ Eagle Dash-I”, today (Thursday), the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) reported. Foreign military delegates from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and …

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A third of world population lives in nations without freedoms – rights group

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a third of the world s population, or 2.6 billion people, live in nations and territories gripped by repression, corruption and human rights abuses, with the worst being Syria, Tibet and Somalia, an advocacy group said on …

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Afghan Taliban flex muscles with new telecom ‘tax’

KANDAHAR (AFP) – The Taliban have demanded a hefty new “protection tax” from Afghan mobile phone companies, industry and militant sources told AFP, as the resurgent group tightens its stranglehold on a rare successful business in a slumping war economy. At a secret meeting last …

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Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

PARIS -UNS : The militant belonging to the self-styled Islamic State (IS) suspected of masterminding the Paris attacks was killed during a major police raid, prosecutors confirmed on Thursday, as French lawmakers voted to extend a state of emergency imposed after the carnage. Abdelhamid Abaaoud …

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Arsonists attack another migrant centre in Sweden

STOCKHOLM – Arsonists attacked a centre housing asylum seekers in a small town in southern Sweden early Tuesday in the latest attack linked to the growing influx of migrants. Since the start of the year, there have been more than a dozen arson attacks targeting …

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Migrant crisis: Slovenia braces as Hungary shuts border

Hundreds of migrants have arrived in Slovenia by bus from Croatia, after Hungary shut its border with Croatia to try to stem the numbers arriving en route to Western Europe. Hungary closed its Croatia frontier on Friday and now says it is reintroducing controls on …

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German interior minister aims to toughen asylum law

BERLIN (AFP) – Germany s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is seeking to toughen asylum laws by sending migrants back to the first European Union country they reached and by reducing benefits, under a draft law seen by AFP Thursday. The draft, which has not …

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