Asia / Pacific

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Reuters YANGON: Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the US ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing gave his most extensive account of the […]

Raise sons to be feminists like daughters: Justin Trudeau

Raise sons to be feminists like daughters: Justin Trudeau

NEW YORK: Boys need to be raised to be feminists as much as girls because “our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism,” Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote in an essay published on Wednesday. He said teaching boys to be feminists gives them a sense of justice and empathy […]

Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

AFP SYDNEY: Australia is tightening English language requirements for foreign students in what it said on Thursday is a bid to improve standards across the country’s Aus$28 billion ($22 billion) international education market. There are more than 550,000 international students in Australia, according to government data, which lists the lucrative sector as the country’s third-largest export […]

Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

New Video Shows Kim Jong Nam’s Accused Killers Knew They Had Poison, Police Say The women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator hurried to separate restrooms immediately after smearing liquid on his face Previously unreleased airport security video shows that the women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator hurried […]

In Kim Jong Un’s summer retreat fun meets guns North Korea’s leader uses a prime seaside resort for military tests

In Kim Jong Un’s summer retreat fun meets guns North Korea’s leader uses a prime seaside resort for military tests

By Reuters In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavour ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to test missiles. He is […]

Saudi-bound PIA flight makes ‘technical landing’ in Lahore

Saudi-bound PIA flight makes ‘technical landing’ in Lahore

Monitoring Desk KARACHI:  The pilot of a Saudi-bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, which took off from Sialkot earlier in the morning, made a technical landing at Lahore airport, the airlines spokesperson said. “First of all, it was not an emergency landing because an emergency landing is different from a technical landing,” Mashood Tajwar told The […]

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

By AFP PARIS:  The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them, a study said Wednesday.Warning of a “double burden” of malnutrition, researchers said the rate of increase in obesity far outstripped the decline in under-nutrition. “If post-2000 trends continue, child and adolescent […]

Arshi Khan who claimed she had sex with Shahid Afridi to appear on Bigg Boss 11

Arshi Khan who claimed she had sex with Shahid Afridi to appear on Bigg Boss 11

  By Entertainment Desk Indian actor and model Arshi Khan, who had hit the headlines in 2015 when she had claimed that she had sex with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, is appearing as one of the contestants on Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 11. Other contestants include celebrities Hina Khan, Shilpa Shinde, Hiten Tejwani and Priyank Sharma. https://twitter.com/ColorsTV/status/914537053370515456/photo/1 Two years ago, Arshi […]

Myanmar takes first step to ease Buddhist-Muslim tension

Myanmar takes first step to ease Buddhist-Muslim tension

By Reuters YANGON:  Myanmar on Tuesday launched its first bid to improve relations between Buddhists and Muslims since an eruption of deadly violence in August inflamed communal tension and triggered an exodus of some 520,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.Rohingya Muslims are still fleeing, more than six weeks after Rohingya insurgents attacked security forces in western Myanmar’s Rakhine […]

Kim Jong Un appointed his sister to ruling body, Defends Nuclear Program as North Korea’s ‘Treasured Sword’

Kim Jong Un appointed his sister to ruling body, Defends Nuclear Program as North Korea’s ‘Treasured Sword’

Leader‘s sister appointed to ruling body during meeting at which he spoke  (Monitoring Desk)North Korea leader Kim Jong Un defended his nuclear-weapons program in a weekend speech, calling it a “treasured sword” protecting the country’s independence, state media reported Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump said “only one thing will work” to rein in Pyongyang’s […]

Afghan police recover Indian engineer after two months of abduction

Afghan police recover Indian engineer after two months of abduction

An Afghan policeman stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan September 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS An Afghan policeman stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan September 13, 2017 Afghan police recovered an Indian engineer in a rescue operation on Saturday in Wardak province, TOLO news reported. Local police officials confirmed the operation, adding […]

Trump Expected to Refuse to Certify Iran’s Compliance With Nuclear Deal

Trump Expected to Refuse to Certify Iran’s Compliance With Nuclear Deal

Move would place key decisions about the deal’s future before Congress  WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is expected to refuse to certify that Tehran is complying with the 2015 international nuclear agreement, as part of a broader policy change on Iran to be set out as early as next week, people familiar with the deliberations said.   […]

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