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NSA hacked Pakistani mobile networks: WikiLeaks

NSA hacked Pakistani mobile networks: WikiLeaks

By Tech Desk Whistleblowing organisation WikiLeaks has claimed US National Security Agency operators have been spying on Pakistani mobile networks. The revelation came as a hacker group, which had previously released data suggesting the US agency may have been monitoring hundreds of IP addresses in Pakistan, released a new cache of information detailing how the agency accessed private and […]

CHINA’S NUCLEAR ENVOY IN SEOUL AMID TALK OF TRUMP ACTION AGAINST N KOREA

CHINA’S NUCLEAR ENVOY IN SEOUL AMID TALK OF TRUMP ACTION AGAINST N KOREA

SEOUL/TOKYO – A Chinese envoy arrives in South Korea on Monday to discuss North Korea’s increasingly defiant weapons programme as a US Navy strike group heads to the region amid concerns Pyongyang may be readying a fresh nuclear test. North Korea marks several major anniversaries this month and often marks the occasions with major tests […]

Baby girl born mid-air on Turkish Airlines flight

Baby girl born mid-air on Turkish Airlines flight

By News Desk A French woman has given birth to a baby girl during an Istanbul-bound Turkish Airlines flight. Guinean Diaby Nafi gave birth to ‘Kadiju’ mid-flight with the help of the trained cabin crew on Friday as the aircraft was on its way from Conakry, Guinea to the Turkish city. The woman, said to […]

Twelve hospitalised after trains collide in Moscow

Twelve hospitalised after trains collide in Moscow

By AFP MOSCOW:  Twelve people were hospitalised after a commuter train collided with a long-distance train in western Moscow, Russian authorities said Sunday. Russia’s minister of emergency situations, Vladimir Puchkov, told Russian news agencies that “12 people were hospitalised, including six in serious condition” as a result of the collision. The collision occured at 22:16 […]

Govt unlikely to make Dawn leaks report public

Govt unlikely to make Dawn leaks report public

Cyril Almeida. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB ISLAMABAD: The Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court has also overshadowed the Dawn leaks’ issue despite the fact that the commission constituted to probe the news leak has completed its findings and submitted its report to the relevant quarters, sources said. Defence analysts believe like the fate of reports of the […]

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes at Chamkani

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes at Chamkani

The process for voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resumed on Monday, Radio Pakistan reported. The process had been temporarily suspended in November last year due to the onset of the winter season. A repatriation centre had been established in Chamkani near Peshawar to register and facilitate refugees who desire to return to […]

Film on extremism wins at Saudi festival

Film on extremism wins at Saudi festival

AFP Departures follows a conversation on a plane between a suicide bomber and terminally ill man Saudi actor Mohammed Al-Qess waves his award for best actor in the film The Departings during the closing ceremony of the 4th Saudi Film Festival in Dammam A short film that tackles extremism has won the top prize at […]

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

AP An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel’s stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page report, Human Rights Watch accused Israel of “systematically” preventing its researchers from visiting Gaza since 2008, […]

Where are the world’s happiest countries?

Where are the world’s happiest countries?

      9. Sweden — The World Happiness Report for 2017 ranked countries on seven main factors that support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, good governance, honesty, health and income. Sweden came in ninth place, tying with another country on the list. 9. Australia — This island nation had to share ninth place with Sweden […]

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

AP A handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service shows Khalid Masood (aka Adrian Elms, Adrian Russell Ajao). — AFP The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English […]

South Korea’s Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe

South Korea’s Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe

Web Desk Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye left prosecutors’ offices early on Wednesday after being questioned in an investigation into a corruption scandal that brought an early end to her political career. Park did not respond to reporters’ questions as she emerged from the building after nearly 22 hours and got into a waiting […]

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the northern […]