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At least 30 killed, 300 injured in Indian occupied Kashmir protests

Protesters clashed with the police in Srinagar on Sunday after Indian security forces killed a separatist leader, Burhan Wani. Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

Death toll in recent wave of violence in Kashmir reaches 30 while more than 300 are injured. Violence has again engulfed Kashmir, which has been a flashpoint for more than 60 years and center of an independence movement that has never completely disappeared in last 6 decades. At least 30 people have been killed and more than 300 injured in clashes between ... Read More »

Pakistan stocks boost after qualifying for MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Pakistan stocks boost after qualifying for MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Analysts and brokers in Pakistan said inclusion in emerging markets group will lead to significant foreign investment inflows, considering the size of the index Pakistan Stock Exchange’s benchmark index surged 2.78%, or 1,042 points, to close at a record of 38,559.87 points on Wednesday after Pakistan managed to qualify for the key MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Asia’s best-performing share market of 2016 ... Read More »

Four injured in blast at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport

Policemen are seen at the site where an explosion happened at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, June 12, 2016. Photo: Xinhua

Explosion at Shanghai Airport, caused by “self-made explosives”, injures at least four people SHANGHAI – Four passengers were injured after an explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday afternoon, Airport authorities said. Local reports that suggested the blast that injured four passengers was caused by firecrackers or “self-made explosive materials”. The blast at China’s second-busiest airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, ... Read More »

No Tobacco Day 2016: WHO appeals for plain packaging of tobacco products

WHO appeals for plain packaging of tobacco products on World No Tobacco Day 2016

Around 100,000 Pakistanis die annually from tobacco. Data shows 36% adult males, 9% adult females among 25 million smokers in the country The World Health Organisation (WHO), on this World No Tobacco Day, is calling all govenrments to be ready for plain packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging means branding and promotional information is removed from tobacco packaging and replaced by ... Read More »

65 years of friendship: Pakistan-China ties can improve regional security, economic growth

Pakistan China mark 65 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties

Pakistan and China mark 65 years of diplomatic ties and friendship “Pakistan and China, enjoy special friendship and have achieved much .. But we must continue to work for lasting peace and stability in the region to attain regional security and economic development” By Masood Khan This year, 2016, is a special year for Pakistan-China relations. On the 65th anniversary ... Read More »

Thailand facing longest heat wave in 65 years

Thailand facing longest heat wave in 65 years

Authorities warned people to stay indoors and drink more water and beware of food poisoning and other food related illness BANGKOK (Thailand) – Southeast Asia has been roasting in an extended heat wave through much of April with temperatures reaching unprecedented levels. In Thailand, the heat wave is considered the worst since reliable records have been kept in that country. ... Read More »

Fatal heat wave kills more than 160 in India

Fatal heat wave kills more than 160 in India

This is a second consecutive year marred by a deadly heat wave before the monsoon rains INDIA – Indian officials say more than 100 people have lost their lives as a result of boiling early-summer temperatures. Most of the heat-wave victims were laborers and farmers in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, though temperatures elsewhere in India have ... Read More »

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