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  • 7-year-old Zainab Ansari’s rapist executed in Pakistan jail

    Lahore : Seven-year-old Zainab Ansari’s rapist was executed by Pakistan in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail at 5:30 am (local time) on Wednesday. The rapist, Imran Ali, was executed in the presence of Magistrate Adil Sarwar and Zainab’s father Muhammad Amin. An ambulance also arrived at the spot, along with Ali’s brother and two of his friends, Geo TV reported.

  • ‘Wilson’ all set to clean Pacific Ocean of plastic

    Washington :  A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed ‘Wilson’ is slated to begin its mission to collect all the plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Last month, the Ocean Cleanup foundation launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system out of San Francisco to take on the notorious ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’, a giant floating trash pile between San Francisco and Hawaii that is twice the size of Texas, CNN reported

  • Saudi Arabia row may derail US plan to squeeze Iran

     NEW YORK: White House officials are worried that the apparent killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi Arabia’s changing account of his fate, could derail a major showdown with Iran and jeopardize plans to enlist Saudi help to avoid disrupting the oil market. Officials said the dilemma comes at a terrible moment for the Trump administration, which will re-impose harsh sanctions against Tehran on November 4,

  • Australia to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Tuesday indicated that he is open to the idea of shifting Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognising the holy city as Israel’s capital. Morrison said he was “open-minded” about moving the embassy while insisting that he remains committed to a two-state solution. His statement came 10 months after US President Donald Trump in a controversial move said the US would recognise Jerusalem as the

  • IT cos file lawsuit against shorter duration of H1B visas

    Washington: An IT advocacy group representing more than 1,000 small IT companies mostly run by Indian-Americans has filed a lawsuit against the US immigration agency for issuing H-1B visas for shorter than three years durations.The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

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    3 Indian teens among 15 finalists in global science challenge

    Washington: Three Indian students have made it to the finals of the prestigious annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global science competition for teenagers to share their passion for mathematics and science. The three Indian students are among 15 finalists of more than 12,000 original registrants from around the world who submitted engaging and imaginative videos to demonstrate difficult scientific concepts and theories in the physical or life sciences.

  • Mike Pompeo holds crisis talks in Riyadh on missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    Riyadh: US top diplomat Mike Pompeo held talks with Saudi King Salman on Tuesday seeking answers about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid US media reports the kingdom may be mulling an admission he died during a botched interrogation. “Rogue killers” could be to blame for the disappearance of Khashoggi, who has not been seen since he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to sort out marriage paperwork, US

  • Myanmar: three people, including two pilots killed in military fighter jets crash

    Yangon: At least three people, including two pilots, were killed in two military fighter jets crash in Minbu township of Myanmar’s Magway region on Tuesday. A female student on the ground died after she was hit by pieces of the jets’ wreckage in the incident, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • CPEC may regain pace after Imran Khan’s visit to China

    Islamabad: Islamabad expects that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would regain pace after Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Beijing next month with the signing of a framework agreement on industrial zones, progress on agricultural cooperation and addition of a social sector joint working group.

  • North Korea slams US for evil sanctions push   

    Seoul: North Korea’s state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an “evil” attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.The declaration threatens to upset the negotiations between Washington and the nuclear-armed North, in which Trump is expected to hold a second summit soon with Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un.

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