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Pakistan, China explore Afghanistan inclusion in CPEC

Pakistan, China and Afghan foreign ministers

Pakistan, China and Afghan foreign ministers discuss ways to encourage economic and security cooperation Pakistan and China will look at extending the $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday. Speaking after the first trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Wang said China hoped the economic corridor could ... Read More »

37 people feared dead in southern Philippine city mall fire

Firefighters battled for hours to extinguish the blaze that started on the third floor At least 37 people may have died in the massive fire that ravaged a shopping mall here on Saturday, authorities said on Sunday as firefighters continued battling pockets of flames 16 hours after the blaze broke. The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said ... Read More »

McCandless first astronaut to fly untethered, dies at age 80

He travelled 320ft from the space shuttle Challenger during the spacewalk Bruce McCandless, an astronaut who was the first to fly untethered from his spacecraft in a gripping scene watched around the world, has died at the age of 80. The NASA astronaut was famously photographed in 1984 flying 150 miles above the earth without a tether. He travelled 320ft ... Read More »

King Salman pledges support for Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Saudi Arabia condemned the US decision which it said would inflame the feelings of Muslims Saudi King Salman pledged the kingdom’s support for east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state during talks with president Mahmud Abbas. According to SPA news agency the monarch stressed “the legitimate right of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent state with ... Read More »

India is buying more Mi-35 gunships for the Afghan forces

The proposal comes after a request from the Afghan government The government of India is mulling to buy more Mi-35 gunship helicopters for the Afghan Air Force in a bid to bolster the fighting the capability of the Afghan national defense and security forces. The decision comes after a formal request from the Afghan Govt including during a visit to Delhi ... Read More »

Erdogan says Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Erdogan

Turkish leader has been one of the loudest voices in a global chorus of condemnation over Donald Trump’s announcement President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem, as he again denounced Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as the Israeli capital. Erdogan has sought to ... Read More »

Beggars in China now accepting mobile payments

Beggars in China now accepting mobile payments

Donors can pay from their mobile by scanning QR coded bowl  Chinese beggars have perfectly started making use of the technology for their work to make it more convenient and friendly for the donors. Beggers are using smartphones and QR codes as tools of the trade. If you are feeling generous, you can simply whip out your phone, scan a printed ... Read More »

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