CHINA AND RUSSIA LAUNCH JOINT NAVAL DRILLS AMID RISING TENSIONS WITH NATO

Mon 15 July 2024: China and Russia’s naval forces have commenced a joint exercise at a military port in southern China, just days after NATO allies labeled Beijing a “decisive enabler” of the war in Ukraine, according to official news agency Xinhua. Starting in Guangdong province on Sunday, the exercise will continue until mid-July, showcasing […]

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PAKISTAN GOV. MOVES TO BAN EX-PM IMRAN KHAN’S PARTY AMID POLITICAL CRISIS

Mon 15 July 2024:  Pakistan’s government is seeking to ban the party of imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to Information Minister Attaullah Tarar on Monday, a decision poised to escalate the country’s political turmoil. Khan, 72, ousted through a no-trust vote in April 2021, is currently in a jail in Rawalpindi with his […]

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7.2% OF DEATHS IN 10 MAJOR INDIAN CITIES DUE TO AIR POLLUTION: STUDY

Mon 15 July 2024: Some 7.2% of deaths reported in 10 major Indian cities are caused by air pollution, a new study said on Thursday. The study by The Lancet Planetary Health claimed significant associations between short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and daily mortality rates across multiple cities in India, which last year surpassed China as the world’s […]

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CHINA STRONGLY OPPOSES NEW US LAW ON TIBET DISPUTE, VOWS TO DEFEND INTERESTS

Sat 13 July 2024: China has expressed strong opposition to a new U.S. law signed by President Joe Biden, which urges Beijing to address Tibet’s demands for greater autonomy, Reuters reported. The law, enacted on Friday, seeks to push China to engage in talks with Tibetan leaders, stalled since 2010, to reach a negotiated agreement […]

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PAKISTAN COURT ACQUITS FORMER PM IMRAN KHAN, WIFE IN UNLAWFUL MARRIAGE CASE

Sat 13 July 2024: A court in Pakistan has acquitted former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife on charges of unlawful marriage, according to his party and lawyer. Khan, 71, and his wife, Bushra Khan, also known as Bushra Bibi, were sentenced to seven years, days before Pakistan’s election in February. At the time, […]

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IMRAN KHAN’S PTI SCORES MAJOR WIN IN PAKISTAN BATTLE FOR RESERVED SEATS

Fri 12 July 2024: Islamabad, Pakistan – The Supreme Court has handed a major legal victory to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, declaring it eligible for a share of reserved seats in national and provincial assemblies. The judgement, announced on Friday by a 13-member bench in an 8-5 ruling, dealt […]

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MORE THAN 60 MISSING AFTER NEPAL LANDSLIDE SWEEPS TWO BUSES INTO RIVER

Fri 12 July 2024: Rescuers in Nepal have paused their search for 51 missing passengers after a landslide pushed their buses into a swollen river, authorities reported. Initially, officials believed 62 people were missing after the incident in Chitwan district, 86 km (53 miles) west of Kathmandu, but revised the number to 51 after gathering […]

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WATCH | MAN CAUGHT SMUGGLING OVER 100 LIVE SNAKES IN TROUSERS

Fri 12 July 2024: A man attempted to smuggle over 100 live snakes into mainland China by hiding them in his trousers, according to China’s customs authority. The unnamed individual was intercepted by customs officers while trying to cross from semi-autonomous Hong Kong to Shenzhen, the customs authority stated on Tuesday. “Upon inspection, customs officers […]

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‘PEGASUS?’: PUSHPARAJ DESHPANDE, ILTIJA MUFTI GET APPLE ALERTS ON USE OF MERCENARY SPYWARE

Thu 11 July 2024: ‘The government of India brags on international platforms that India is the mother of democracies. But his government chose to target a young woman only because of her politics.’ New Delhi: A policy activist and the daughter of an opposition politician have received messages by Apple, alerting them of the possibility of […]

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