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Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

Many Indians are offering to donate their kidneys to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj after she tweeted she was undergoing tests for a transplant. The 64-year-old minister has a history of chronic diabetes and was admitted to a Delhi hospital earlier this month. Ms Swaraj is one the most high-profile ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: ‘I have great confidence in Trump’

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: ‘I have great confidence in Trump’

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has said he has “great confidence” in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of trust. Mr Abe described the 90-minute meeting in Trump Tower, New York, as “candid”, with a “warm atmosphere”. Some of Mr Trump’s campaign rhetoric cast doubt over long-standing US alliances, including […]

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he was “very afraid” for the Baltics, as well as the Syrian city of Aleppo. Nowhere is the troubled transition of Donald Trump being watched more carefully than in the […]

Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

A hospital, blood bank and ambulances are reported to have been hit as Syrian government aircraft and artillery bombarded rebel-held eastern Aleppo. The director of the Bayan Children’s Hospital was forced to take shelter in the facility’s basement. Activists say at least 32 people, including children, have been killed in Aleppo over the past two […]

US election: Clinton wanted to curl up after Trump win

US election: Clinton wanted to curl up after Trump win

Hillary Clinton has laid bare her disappointment at her election defeat to Donald Trump in her first public appearance since she lost a week ago. The Democratic candidate said she had wanted to “curl up with a good book and never leave the house again”. But in a speech at a children’s charity she urged […]

Two dead after NZ quake, residents flee tsunami

Two dead after NZ quake, residents flee tsunami

CHRISTCHURCH: Rescuers in New Zealand were scrambling Monday to reach the epicentre of a powerful 7.8 earthquake that killed at least two people and sparked a tsunami alert that sent thousands fleeing for higher ground. The jolt, one of the most powerful ever recorded in the quake-prone South Pacific nation, hit just after midnight Monday […]

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in the South Korean capital, Seoul, to demand the resignationof President Park Gun-hye. Large numbers of police officers are being deployed to prevent demonstrators reaching the presidential palace. Ms Park is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to access government documents without clearance. The president, whose approval […]

Authentic Pakistani Music Food charmed ASPAC members

Authentic Pakistani Music Food charmed ASPAC members

Paris 28th October, 2016. Pakistan food stall and Sufi music charmed the members of Asia Pacific Group of Permanent Delegations (ASPAC) to UNESCO, diplomats, French government officials and other visitors. Pakistan food stall artistically adorned with traditional handicrafts, offering of authentic Pakistan dishes and performance of live Sufi music was held in UNESCO Headquarter in […]

Four Polio Pakistani Workers Awarded in France

Four Polio Pakistani Workers Awarded in France

Paris, 24st October 2016. Four Pakistan Polio workers were awarded with prestigious Louis Pasteur medals by the Pasteur Institute of France in recognition of their laudable services towards eradication of Polio from Pakistan. Mohammad Khuram Shehzad, Syed Latif, Ms. Azra Altaf, and Mr. Aziz Memon were awarded the medals in an impressive ceremony held today […]

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