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China: 19 KILLED in Blast in industrial park

WEB DESK A blast in an industrial park in a southwestern province killed 19 people and injured 12 others. Xinhua News Agency said that the blast occurred at a chemical plant in an industrial park in the city of Yibin in Sichuan province last evening. The fire was put out this morning and the injured … Continue reading China: 19 KILLED in Blast in industrial park

Sri Lankan govt approves capital punishment for drug offences

AMN The Sri Lankan Cabinet has unanimously approved a move to bring back capital punishment for drug-related crimes, paving way for the resumption of death penalty after nearly 40 years. Executions have not been carried out in Sri Lanka as successive Presidents in office since 1978 have refused to issue death warrants. Gamini Jayawickrema Perera, … Continue reading Sri Lankan govt approves capital punishment for drug offences

PAKISTAN: Peshawar suicide blast death toll rises to 20

AMN / Peshawar The number of those killed in last night’s suicide blast in Peshawar has increased to 20. The toll was initially reported to be 13, but it rose to 20 overnight. The Police Chief of Peshawar City said, Awami National Party leader Haroon Bilour was among those killed, and more than 30 people … Continue reading PAKISTAN: Peshawar suicide blast death toll rises to 20

Japan: Death toll from heavy rain rises to 157

  Tokyo Officials in Japan say the death toll from floods and landslides caused by record rainfall in the western part of the country has reached 157. Authorities say 57 are missing. Hiroshima Prefecture is the hardest-hit area, with 58 people reported dead.

Afghanistan: 12 killed, 5 wounded in Jalalabad blast

JALALABAD At least 12 people were killed, including eight civilians, and as many wounded as a result of suicide attack in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province Tuesday, reports pajhwok quoting official. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place in Khalis Family area in the limits of the 6th … Continue reading Afghanistan: 12 killed, 5 wounded in Jalalabad blast

Japan: Death toll from floods reaches 130

AMN / TOKYO The death toll due to floods and landslides caused by record rainfall in the western part of Japan has risen to 130. Authorities say 2 others are without vital signs and 59 are missing. Hiroshima Prefecture is the hardest-hit area, with 44 people reported dead. Fatalities have also been reported from other … Continue reading Japan: Death toll from floods reaches 130

US: Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Judge

AMN /WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump has nominated conservative Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court Judge to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement recently. Kavanaugh, 53, of Maryland, currently a judge in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has impeccable credentials and one of the finest legal mind … Continue reading US: Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Judge

Turkey: Erdogan unveils new-look cabinet

WEB DESK Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled a new-look cabinet after being sworn in for new term, with his son-in-law Berat Albayrak given the crucial post of Finance Minister. In another key change announced by Erdogan yesterday, Army Chief General Hulusi Akar joins the government as Defence Minister but Mevlut Cavusoglu keeps the … Continue reading Turkey: Erdogan unveils new-look cabinet

Nepal lauds India’s support in development of Cross Border Rail Links

WEB DESK Nepal has appreciated Government of India’s support in the development of India-Nepal Cross Border Rail Links. Both sides have agreed to put concerted efforts to complete Jayanagar to Janakpur-Kurtha and Jogbani to Biratnagar Customs Yard railway lines by October this year. They have also agreed to take forward work in the remaining stretches … Continue reading Nepal lauds India’s support in development of Cross Border Rail Links

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

  WEB DESK Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government. The resignation comes days after British Prime Minister Theresa May secured the Cabinet’s backing for her Brexit plan at a meeting at Chequers outside London. Shortly after Mr Davis’ resignation, his deputy Steve Baker, and another Brexit Minister Suella Braverman also quit. … Continue reading Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

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