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Lack of access to Myanmar’s Rakhine state ‘unacceptable’: UN

The lack of humanitarian access granted by Myanmar’s government to Rakhine state, where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled violence, is “unacceptable”, the UN said Friday. “The access we have in northern Rakhine state is unacceptable”, the head of the United Nations humanitarian office, Mark Lowcock, told …

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At least 16 killed in Russian train-bus collision

– At least 16 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, authorities said. Uzbekistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement that 19 Uzbek citizens had died in the crash, but Russia’s Investigative Committee reported …

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Dozen dead after Chinese boat, HK tanker collide

The Japanese coastguard said Friday it had discovered a dozen bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized after a collision with a Hong Kong oil tanker off Japan s western coast the previous day. “Our divers found all the bodies of the missing 12 crew members inside the ship,” …

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Russian strikes kill 14 civilians in eastern Syria: monitor

n air strikes killed 14 people fleeing across a river on rafts in eastern Syria as renewed fighting across the country took an ever mounting toll on civilians, a monitor said Friday. The strikes, the latest in a string of such incidents this week, targeted a group crossing the Euphrates …

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Terrorists receiving funds from across the border: Maleeha Lodhi

A top Pakistani diplomat has told the United Nations that Pakistan has “turned the tide” against terrorism through a series of determined actions that led to the destruction of terrorist infrastructures and bases in its tribal areas and along the Pak-Afghan border region. “Terrorism in Pakistan is an unfortunate by …

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Shah Mehmood calls on Sirajul Haq in Lahore

Vice chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Friday and discussed his bid for leader of the opposition in place of Khurshid Shah and appointment of National Accountability Bureau chairman. Sirajul Haq convened a meeting with the senior PTI leader in Mansoora and …

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PM lauds outgoing Chinese ambassador for stronger bilateral ties

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday lauded the services of the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong for further strengthening and deepening the strong bonds of friendship and multi-sector cooperation between Pakistan and China. Talking to the ambassador who made a farewell call on the here at Prime Minister …

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