Pakistan: Blast in Lahore leaves at least five dead, says rescue official

Pakistan: Blast in Lahore leaves at least five dead, says rescue official

Initial reports on Pakistani television channel Geo News said a generator had exploded but reports at the scene speculated that a bomb had gone off, based on the extent of the damage.

Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base; close in on Islamic State
Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base; close in on Islamic State

Loss of Mosul could spell the end of the Iraqi side of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate, which it declared from the city after sweeping through vast areas of Iraq and Syria.

South Korea blasts news of Kim Jong Nam's murder via loudspeaker to North
South Korea blasts news of Kim Jong Nam's murder via loudspeaker to North

"Kim Jong-Nam... died after being attacked by two unidentified women at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia," blared the message from the speakers and replayed by the TV station.

Four richest Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million, says report
Four richest Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million, says report

The report said extreme poverty of less than $1.90 a day in income has declined sharply since 2000 but 93 million Indonesians still live on less than $3.10.

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February 23, 2017 2:50 pm

"Kim Jong-Nam... died after being attacked by two unidentified women at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia," blared the message from the speakers and replayed by the TV station.

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February 23, 2017 2:37 pm

BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, Jonathan Head, made a report in September 2015 which looked at how two foreign retirees were scammed out of their properties in Phuket.

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February 23, 2017 1:58 pm

A smaller gathering of protesters congregated outside the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Thursday morning but was swiftly dispersed.

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February 23, 2017 1:53 pm

During his stay in Ankara, the PM, along with his Turkish counterpart, Binali Yildrim, will co-chair the 5th meeting of High Level Strategic Cooperation Council.

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February 23, 2017 1:29 pm

The report said extreme poverty of less than $1.90 a day in income has declined sharply since 2000 but 93 million Indonesians still live on less than $3.10.

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February 23, 2017 2:34 pm

Initial reports on Pakistani television channel Geo News said a generator had exploded but reports at the scene speculated that a bomb had gone off, based on the extent of the damage.

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February 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Loss of Mosul could spell the end of the Iraqi side of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate, which it declared from the city after sweeping through vast areas of Iraq and Syria.

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February 23, 2017 12:49 pm

Islamabad and Tehran reviewed progress of opening two additional border crossing points at Gabd-Reemdan and Mand-Pishin.

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February 23, 2017 12:25 pm

American Commander Admiral Harry Harris said North Korea and the Islamic State are two other challenges to the U.S.

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February 23, 2017 12:17 pm

The estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was killed in Kuala Lumpur's main airport last week.

February 23, 2017 11:41 am

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon.

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February 23, 2017 11:00 am

The royal insult law, also known as lese-majeste, is punishable by a jail term of up to 15 years for each offence.

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February 23, 2017 10:42 am

Lincoln Center officials refunded Heinz's ticket, though they declined to discuss the incident.

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February 23, 2017 9:22 am

However, because the poll was conducted on Sunday and Monday, it did not reflect the impact of the latest developments in the fast moving campaign.

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February 23, 2017 9:21 am

Pyongyang's state media said the Malaysia is going to politicise the transfer of Kim's body in utter disregard of international law and morality.

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February 23, 2017 8:54 am

SAALT said Trump's policies deeply affect the South Asian-American community, the most rapidly growing demographic group in the United States with a population of over 4.3 million.

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February 23, 2017 8:43 am

Dramatic footage from the scene showed that the roof of the recycling plant had collapsed as piles of paper and plastic burned inside.

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February 23, 2017 8:06 am

"The biggest responsibility for his death rests with the government of Malaysia as the citizen of the DPRK died in its land," the North Korean state news agency's report said.

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February 23, 2017 7:58 am

Tillerson landed in Mexico City at 4 AM (IST) on Wednesday, an AFP reporter traveling with him said, ahead of a meeting on Thursday with President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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Arrow won the 1972 Nobel memorial prize in economic science for their pioneering mathematical work on general equilibrium theory.

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February 23, 2017 11:24 am

Protesters have spent months rallying against plans to route the pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying it poses a threat to water resources and sacred tribal sites.

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February 23, 2017 7:41 am

Senator Susan Collins, member of Senate Intelligence Committee, says she hopes for "voluntary cooperation" from Donald Trump, but added that she is also open to using a subpoena if necessary.

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February 23, 2017 7:15 am

Hundreds gathered in front of the White House to protest Trump's action, waving rainbow flags and chanting: "No hate, no fear, trans students are welcome here."

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February 23, 2017 3:40 am

The incident Monday at New York's Kennedy Airport is being investigated by the Transportation Security Administration, the agency that was created to protect the nation's airports after the 2001 attacks.

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February 23, 2017 3:33 am

On Tuesday, Mnuchin called on the IMF to provide "candid analysis" of exchange-rate policies in member countries.

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European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Chair David McAllister cited reports of “breach of human rights” in Kashmir and said the issue has to be settled through domestic institutions.

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February 23, 2017 1:08 am

The budget submission would include Trump's recommendations on reforming the tax code, cutting agency budgets, and is likely to set off a lengthy and difficult debate.

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The gate, bearing the slogan "Arbeit macht frei,'' or "Work sets you free,'' was located in the Bergen area of Norway.

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February 22, 2017 9:14 pm

Germany has seen a number of shootings at schools over the years.

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The court will also determine whether he would have to sell off his ticket to space as part of the upcoming assets hearing.

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The AW139 is the "perfect fit" to Pakistan's operational environment, the company said.

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February 22, 2017 10:01 pm

Donald immigration policy: The memos clearly state that an estimated 11 million immigrants living in US illegally will be targeted for deportation.

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February 22, 2017 7:39 pm

The court, however, made it clear that any other condition for obtaining a test tube baby would be considered un-Islamic.

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February 22, 2017 7:05 pm

Australia was one of the few countries to publicly oppose December 23 resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank

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February 22, 2017 5:41 pm

"The Department no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement," the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in an enforcement memo.

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February 22, 2017 4:30 pm

The government on January 30 had put Saeed and the four leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat (FIF) under house arrest in Lahore under the country's anti- terrorism act.