Asia / Pacific

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.   […]

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

  KARACHI, October 5: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on the Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House today. Matters of mutual interests were discussed at the meeting held in a very cordial manner.  

One dead as British-era bridge collapses in Charsadda

One dead as British-era bridge collapses in Charsadda

SHABQADAR:  At least one person was killed and two others were injured when British-era Sardaryab Gul Abad Bridge collapsed on Friday night owing to heavy traffic. The historic bridge was constructed by Braithwaite Burn and Jessop Construction Company Calcutta in 1937 to connect Peshawar with Mardan. While confirming the incident, District Administration Charsadda told The Express […]

London may soon be connected to Tokyo via train

London may soon be connected to Tokyo via train

The Russian government has proposed an 8,400 mile rail route from London to Tokyo. The Trans-Siberian railway project includes the construction of a 28-mile bridge that would allow trains to cross the East Sea. The train would begin in London and travel through central Russia before reaching its final stop in Wakkanai, Japan. The project […]

India’s first all-woman crew on around-the-globe mission

India’s first all-woman crew on around-the-globe mission

AFP   NEW DELHI:  A team of six naval officers are starting a historic and gruelling around-the-world mission on Sunday – the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Indian all-female crew.Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, who is leading the voyage which will begin in the western state of Goa, told AFP the project was “revolutionary” in bringing […]

Pregnant woman’s suicide shocks China

Pregnant woman’s suicide shocks China

BEIJING: Ma Rongrong’s labour pains were unbearable. For hours she had begged for a C-section to ease her agony. After multiple requests were refused, she jumped five floors from a hospital window in northern China to her death. Ma’s family and her doctors have blamed each other for denying her the surgery that could have eased […]

Imran urges UN to do more to end Rohingyas ‘genocide’

Imran urges UN to do more to end Rohingyas ‘genocide’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has, in an open letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, expressed serious concern over the ‘genocide’ of the Rohingyas in Myanmar. “We [PTI] find this continuing silence and complete inaction by the UN on the continuing plight and persecution of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar a shameful testament […]