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Malaysia bans visitors; Berlin mulls rescue

Malaysia’s government has announced it will ban travellers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan and other parts of surrounding Hubei province beginning immediately. A statement issued on Monday by the Prime Minister’s Department said Malaysia would stop issuing visas for Chinese travellers from those areas. Normal visa procedures will resume once the “situation returns […]

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Pakistan Pashtun leader critical of Army held

A prominent Pakistani Pashtun minority leader, known for criticising the country’s powerful military, was arrested on Monday on alleged sedition charges, leading to calls for his immediate and unconditional release. Manzoor Pashteen, 27, chief of the rights-based alliance Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), attended a gathering on January 18 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan city, […]

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Two Iraqi protesters killed as anti-government unrest persists

Unidentified gunmen allegedly shot dead two protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya after security forces began a crackdown on demonstrations against the country’s largely Iran-backed ruling elite. At least 75 protesters were wounded in clashes in Nassiriya overnight when security forces attempted to move them away from bridges in the city, police and […]

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Iranians should not let Trump harm national unity: Rouhani

Iranians should not allow U.S. President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” approach to harm national unity ahead of parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on his official website. Iran’s clerical rulers face challenges in keeping the economy afloat under increasingly tough U.S. sanctions imposed by Washington after it withdrew in 2018 […]

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Pro-Pakistan elements infiltrating anti-CAA protests in U.S.; pushing own agenda: Indian-Americans leader

Pro-Pakistani elements have infiltrated the anti-CAA protests in the US to execute their hidden agenda against India, an Indian-American community leader has said. During a recent protest against the CAA in Washington DC, posters were seen reflective of the presence of pro-Pakistani elements. Not only this, at least two Pakistani-Americans were among the main organisers […]

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Watch | Rising carbon dioxide levels put India at 5-10 times normal flood risk

According to a recent study, the risk of extreme floods or storms could double every 13 years at the rate carbon-dioxide concentrations are building up in the atmosphere.Ice caps melt and oceans warm and expand due to the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere .The report, Impacts of Carbon Dioxide Emissions on Global Intense Hydro-meteorological Disasters appears in […]