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Hello Kitty themed train unveiled in Taiwan

Hello Kitty themed train unveiled in Taiwan

Regular trips will start running on April 21 from Fridays to Sundays: TRA officials TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Taiwan unveiled its Hello Kitty-themed Taroko Express train, which set off from the Shulin train station. This train will travel to Taitung on the east coast route. The train with eight carriages that carries the themes of the iconic fictional character drew a ... Read More »

At least 34 dead as deadly blasts hit Brussels airport, metro station

Brussels explosions kill more than 25 dead, scores injured after multiple explosions rock Belgian capital

Belgium witnesses Black Day as three explosions ripped through Brussels – airport and metro station – killing at leats 30 people and wounding more than 100 BRUSSELS (Belgium) – At least 34 have been reported dead and more than 100 injured in coordinated attacks that ripped the Brussels international airport early Tuesday shortly before another blast was heard at a metro ... Read More »

Afghan people are suffering, yet global attention is dwindling: Red Cross chief

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The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Despite the worsening situation, attention paid to Afghanistan is inversely proportional to the humanitarian situation in the country. “There are more displaced people, more war-wounded and more disabled people. Humanitarian concerns are growing, yet international attention is dwindling. ... Read More »

FlyDubai plane crashes in Southern Russia, 62 dead

FlyDubai plane crashes in Southern Russia, 62 dead

Plane was making its second attempt to land in high winds when the tip of a wing hit the ground and burst into flames DUBAI (United Arab Emirates) – A FlyDubai flight from Dubai to southern Russia has crashed, killing all 62 people on-board, Igor Oder. FlyDubai said preliminary numbers indicate 55 passengers including 33 women, 18 men and 4 ... Read More »

Denmark ranks world’s happiest country for the third time

Denmark ranks world happiest country for the third time

Denmark has reclaimed its place as the world’s happiest country, while Burundi ranks as the least happy nation, according to the fourth World Happiness Report.  The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live. Denmark topped the list in ... Read More »

South Asia should improve citizens’ access to information: Experts

Speakers at first Regional Conference on Right to Information in South Asia organized by PILDAT held in Islamabad

Right to Information Laws alone will not ensure transparency public interest and use of the law is crucial: Experts agree at PILDAT Regional Conference on Right to Information in South Asia ISLAMABAD – Discussing the challenges to Right to Information (RTI) Act in South Asia at a conference in Islamabad, the delegates agreed that the South Asian states must improve ... Read More »

Finland, Norway, Sweden among world’s most literate nations

Finland ranked world's most literate nation

Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, US, Germany are among the most literate country in the world, according to a new study. The Nordic countries dominated the list of Most literate nations, with Finland in first place and Norway in second, and Iceland, Denmark and Sweden rounding out the top five. The World’s Most Literate Nations study, conducted by John W. Miller, ... Read More »

PM Nawaz, Gen Raheel attend closing ceremony of war games in Saudi Arabia

PM Nawaz, Gen Raheel attend closing ceremony of war games in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Thursday attended closing ceremony of joint military exercise “North Thunder” in Saudi Arabia’s Hafarul Batin city RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and leaders of other countries attended the ceremony along Khadim al Harmain Al Sharifain King Salman Bin ... Read More »

Pope Francis to visit Pakistan this year

Pope Francis has accepted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s invitation to visit Pakistan this year Pope Francis will visit Pakistan this year, after accepting an invitation from Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this week, Associated Press of Pakistan reported. Two ministers, Kamran Michael, a Catholic, and Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, the minister for religious affairs, visited Pope Francis on March 2 ... Read More »

Powerful 7.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Powerful 7.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

The undersea quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres Southwest of Sumatra JAKARTA (Indonesia) – A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck offs the coast of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was centered in the Indian Ocean about 410 miles (660 kilometers) southwest of Muara Siberut and roughly 500 miles west-southwest of Padang, which is on the west coast ... Read More »

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