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South Korean court throws President Park out of office over scandal

SEOUL: South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving South Korea’s conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China. Park becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and …

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Catholic church guard hacked and injured in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi Christian was severely injured Friday after being hacked with knives by a group of youths while he was guarding a Catholic church, police said. Gilbert Costa, 65, was guarding the Church at Mathurapur in the northwestern Pabna district, some 175 kilometres (110 miles) from Dhaka, when he …

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Barjees open Pak- GB stall at International Travel and Tour Exhibition in Berlin

Berlin: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Chaudhry Muhammad Berjees Tahir inaugurated Pakistan Gilgit Baltistan stall at ITB Berlin International Travel and Tourist exhibition here in Berlin. Talking to Media on this occasion, the Federal Minister said that prime objective of participation in this prestigious travel and tourist …

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China calls for ‘double suspension’ to ease Korean Peninsula crisis

By Zhao Cheng from People’s Daily BEIJING: China proposed “double suspension” to defuse the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday, suggesting the DPRK suspend its missile and nuclear activities in exchange for a halt of the large-scale US-ROK exercises. “This suspension-for-suspension can …

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“Belt and Road” initiative common career for all countries: FM

By Bai Yang from People’s Daily BEIJING: The “Belt and Road” initiative has become the most popular public goods and the platform for international cooperation with the brightest prospects in the world, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday. Wang made the remarks at a press conference on the …

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Gunmen dressed as medics kill 38 in Kabul hospital

KABUL: Gunmen dressed as medics stormed a hospital in the Afghan capital on Wednesday and battled security forces for hours, killing more than 38 people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by the militant Islamic State group. A suicide bomber blew himself up at the rear of the 400-bed …

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US senators ask government for proof Obama wiretapped Trump

Two senior senators asked the FBI and Justice Department on Wednesday for any information they have on President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 US presidential campaign. In a letter to James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Acting …

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