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Pakistan declares Panj Tirath Hindu religious site as national heritage

The provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in northwest Pakistan has declared the ancient Hindu religious site of Panj Tirath in Peshawar as national heritage. Panj Tirath, which got its name from the five pools of water present there, also contains a ...

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China’s population shrinks for the first time in 70 years, say experts

Beijing: China’s population shrank last year for the first time in 70 years, experts said, warning of a “demographic crisis” that puts pressure on the country’s slowing economy. The world’s most populous nation of some 1.4 billion for decades limited ...

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5 soldiers killed as Taliban terrorists blow up Afghanistan army outpost

KABUL: Taliban fighters detonated explosives planted in a tunnel below an Afghan military outpost, killing five soldiers, a police official said on Wednesday. Six soldiers were wounded in the attack on Tuesday in the Maiwand district of the southern province ...

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China building ‘advanced’ warships for Pak.: report

China is building the first of four “most advanced” naval warships for Pakistan as part of a major bilateral arms deal to ensure among other things “balance of power” in the strategic Indian Ocean, the state media reported. Equipped with ...

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New year party turns tragic! In Thailand, man guns down six family members, including his kids

Bangkok: In a shocking incident, a Thai man shot dead six family members, including his two young children at a New Year’s Eve party. He then turned the weapon on himself, police said on Tuesday. As per the reports, Sucheep ...

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Pakistan shares list of nuclear installations with India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today shared with India a list of its nuclear installations and facilities as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement. The list was handed over in accordance with Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks Against Nuclear ...

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Indian Army identifies Pakistani soldier among intruders killed along LoC

At least two Pakistani intruders were gunned down by the Indian Army on Sunday after they attempted to attack a forward post in J&K’S Naugam sector. Quadcopters were later used to locate the dead bodies of the intruders and one ...

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte under fire for saying he ‘touched’ maid

Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew outrage Sunday after saying he “touched” his maid when he was a teenager, with women’s rights groups accusing him of attempted rape and encouraging sexual abuse. Duterte frequently sparks uproar with his comments on ...

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Pakistan plans to procure 600 tanks, including Russian T-90s, to beef up capability along India border: Report

Pakistan has plans to procure 600 tanks including Russian-made T-90s to beef up its capabilities along the border with India, as per an intelligence reported cited by the news agency PTI. The battle tanks being procured will have a strike ...

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Five PIA pilots have not even passed matric: Pakistan aviation authority

Five pilots of Pakistan’s flag carrier PIA have not even completed their matriculation, the country’s aviation body told the Supreme Court after finding the academic credentials of seven pilots bogus. Justice Ijazul Ahsan said a non-matric person could not even ...

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Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

The Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves. A section of Anak Krakatoa’s crater collapsed after an eruption ...

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Egypt forces kill 40 “terrorists” after Giza bus attack: Ministry

CAIRO: Egyptian police killed 40 “terrorists” in separate raids early Saturday, a day after a roadside bomb near the Giza pyramids killed three Vietnamese tourists and their guide, the interior ministry said. Two raids in the Giza governorate killed 30 ...

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3G, 4G services shut down in Bangladesh ahead of elections

Hours before election campaigning in Bangladesh comes to a close, 3G and 4G services were shut down on mobile phones across the country as part of what was seen as enhanced security measures. Elections will be held on December 30 ...

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Donald Trump ‘accidentally reveals location and identities’ of US Navy Seals in Iraq

President Donald Trump may have inadvertently unmasked a Navy SEAL team during his short visit to a US base in Iraq this week. Ordinarily, the whereabouts of special operations forces are a closely held secret. In the rare instances when ...

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