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Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM

August 18, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn-in on Saturday as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the July 25 general election. Khan, who outvoted opposition and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Shahbaz Sharif in the Prime Minist...


New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity

August 16, 2018

NEW YORK: A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2018 to treat HIV, ibalizumab is a promising opti...


38 killed in suicide bombings in Syria

July 25, 2018

Damascus: As many as 38 people were killed and 37 wounded in a series of bombings and attacks in Syria's Sweida province on Wednesday, authorities said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) detonated bomb vests and explosive devices in Sweida city in tandem with an attack by this terror-designate...


Escaped lion injures 3 in Malawi

July 21, 2018

LILONGWE (MALAWI): A lion suspected to have escaped from Zambia's South Luangwa National Park has injured at least three people and killed six cattle in Malawi's border district of Chitipa, officials said. Police spokesperson for Chitipa, Sergeant Gladwell Simwaka on Friday told media that Malawian game rangers and police officers have intensified...


8 dead in tourist boat capsize in US

July 20, 2018

NEW YORK: At least eight persons have died and over 10 injured in a tourist boat accident in the US state of Missouri, said an official. According to Southern Stone County Fire Protection spokesman Eric Nielsen, the incident occurred on Thursday on the Table Rock Lake near Branson, CNN reported. There were more than 20 people onboard when it caps...


Israel sets up cybersecurity center to protect railways

July 16, 2018

Tel Aviv: Israel has developed a cybersecurity center to protect its railway system, media reports said on Sunday. The security center is created by Rafael, an Israeli government-owned defence technology company, Xinhua reported, quoting local media reports. The company will provide Israel Railways corporation with a cybersecurity operations cent...


Sharif supporters clash with police in Lahore, 50 injured

July 14, 2018

Lahore: Supporters of Nawaz Sharif have clashed with police in Pakistan's Punjab province as they tried to reach the airport where the former prime minister and his daughter Maryam were arrested on their return to the country in a corruption case, prompting police to lob tear gas shells and use batons that left at least 50 people injured. The coun...


Italy to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

July 11, 2018

ROME: Italy is considering bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has said. The candidate cities are Cortina d'Ampezzo, Milan and Turin. CONI will decide between them at its next national council meeting, according to the ANSA news agency. The decision could be taken on...


Political leader among 14 killed in Pakistan suicide blast

July 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: At least 14 people, including a political leader, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up late on Tuesday in Peshawar in Pakistan, police said. Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Barrister Haroon Bilour was among the deceased. The blast also wounded many people, Geo News reported, citing police. The explosion occurred momen...


Japan floods toll increase to 104

July 09, 2018

TOKYO: The death toll from devastating floods resulting from torrential rains pounding Japan has increased to 104, with 56 others reported missing, authorities said on Monday. The rains since July 5, especially in the western prefecture of Hiroshima and the southwestern prefecture of Ehime, caused floods and landslides that destroyed thousands of ...