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    Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

    The plane crashed at 2:39 p.m. near Jinnah International Airport, in the poor and congested residential area known as Model Colony Karachi: When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be "troublesome." Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a...

    • 2 days ago
  • South-Asia

    China reports 39 new coronavirus cases

    All except three are asymptomatic cases, of which 30 arereported from Hubei province and Wuhan Beijing: China has reported 39 new coronavirus cases, including 36 asymptomatic patients -- majority of them from COVID-19 epicentre Hubei province and its capital Wuhan, health officials said on Sunday. Of the three confirmed coronavirus patients, one is locally transmitted infection and two are imported cases,...

    • 2 days ago
  • Headlines

    Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses

    Lab authorities assert none of the strains obtained from bats are a match for the new contagion wreaking chaos across the world Beijing: The Chinese virology institute in the city where COVID-19 first emerged has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none match the new contagion wreaking chaos across the world, its director has said. Scientists think COVID-19 -- which first emerged in...

    • 2 days ago
  • Headlines

    Pakistani aircraft crashes in Karachi

    The PIA aircraft, with 99 passengers and eight crew members, crashed in a densely populated area Karachi: A PIA aircraft with 99 passengers and eight crew members on board crashed on Friday in a residential area of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said. "The plane PK 8303 with 99 passengers and 8 crew members has crashed," said a spokesman for the national carrier. The Pakistani...

    • 4 days ago
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    Cyclone Amphan: Bangladesh moves Rohingya refugees to island shelters

    The cyclone could hamper efforts to control a coronavirus outbreak in the refugee camps, which reported their first infections last week Dhaka: Authorities in Bangladesh have moved hundreds of Rohingya refugees living on a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to storm shelters as super cyclone Amphan, the strongest recorded in the region, barrels down, they said on...

    • 6 days ago
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    Tibetans demand China disclose fate of Lama taken away in '95

    The Tibetan parliament in northern India, said the boy continues to be recognised as the 11th Panchen Lama Beijing: Tibet's self-declared government-in-exile has marked the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of a boy named as Tibetan Buddhism's second highest figure by calling on China to account for his whereabouts. The Tibetan parliament in northern India, known as the...

    • a week ago
  • South-Asia

    Nepal reports first coronavirus death

    Nepal, which has a population of 28 million, has conducted only fewer than 100,000 tests so far Kathmandu: Nepal reported its first coronavirus death late Saturday -- a 29-year-old woman who recently gave birth -- as the total number of people infected in the country reached 281. The victim -- who was from Sindhupalchowk district, some 90 kilometres (about 55 miles) from the capital Kathmandu -- was on her...

    • a week ago
  • South-Asia

    Two more corruption cases against Nawaz Sharif

    Five corruption cases have been launched against the former Pakistan PM since his ouster from the office by the Supreme Court in July 2017 Lahore: Pakistan's anti-graft body has approved the filing of two additional corruption cases against embattled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London for medical treatment. Five corruption cases have been launched by the government...

    • a week ago
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    Coronavirus detected in Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

    Two people tests positive for Covid in one of the camps in Bangladesh that accommodates more than one million refugees Dhaka: The novel coronavirus has been detected in one of the southern Bangladesh camps that are home to more than a million Rohingya refugees, officials said on Thursday, as humanitarian groups warned the infection could devastate the crowded settlement. An ethnic...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Pakistan decides not to enforce indefinite lockdown

    Pakistan has also reduced the quarantine period before Covid-19 tests for inbound air passengers from 48 hours to the earliest possible Islamabad: Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan's close aide on Tuesday said that the government could not enforce an indefinite lockdown due to the absence of any timeline about the end of novel coronavirus crisis, as the number of COVID-19 patients in the...

    • 2 weeks ago

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