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  • US is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal: President Hassan Rouhani

    Tehran: Iran’s president boasted Sunday that the United States has lost against the Islamic republic’s “righteousness and wisdom” by walking out of the landmark nuclear deal. “Everyone knows that America has lost legally and politically by giving up on its international obligations and that we have achieved victory,” said President Hassan Rouhani in a speech at the University of Tehran to mark the beginning of the school year.

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    17 dead after Saudi-led airstrike hit buses in Yemen’s Hodeidah

    Sanaa: At least 17 passengers fleeing escalating war in Yemen’s war-torn port city of Hodeidah were killed on Saturday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit two buses near a security checkpoint, a provincial hospital official said. The airstrike hit the buses in Masbarah area at the top of Jabal Ras hill near a Houthi-manned security checkpoint south of the port city.

  • Afghanistan Diary: 21 dead in 3 blasts at poll rallies, wedding

    Kabul: A motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan on Saturday killing at least 14 people, including civilians and security forces, officials said. Takhar province police spokesman said 32 others were wounded when the explosives-laden motorbike parked near the rally in Rustaq district exploded. At least two people, including a child, were killed and two others were injured in another blast at a Herat election rally. In

  • Afghanistan election rally blast: Death toll rises to 22

    Kabul: The death toll in a bomb attack on an Afghan election rally has risen to at least 22 people, officials said Sunday, as the country braces for more violence ahead of the October 20 poll.

  • Pakistan bypolls: Voting for 35 national and provincial assemblies underway

    Islamabad: Voting for the by-polls for Pakistan’s 11 National and 24 Provincial Assemblies were underway on Sunday, with more than 300 candidates in the fray. Over five million registered voters – about 2.3 million women and almost 2.7 million men – will exercise their right to vote. Overseas Pakistanis will also cast their ballot for the first time in these by-polls, reports Geo Tv.

  • Don’t curb Press freedom, Nepal’s Opp warns government

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s main Opposition Nepali Congress has warned the Communist government not to curtail Press freedom through a new criminal code that makes publishing confidential information, recording audio or taking pictures without permission a jailable offence.

  • Pakistan warns of ‘10 surgical strikes’ against India

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday warned of “10 surgical strikes” against India in response to a single such attack, in the latest war of words between the two estranged nuclear-armed neighbours. Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of the military’s Inter Services Public Relations, stated this while talking to the media in London, where he is accompanying Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on a visit. “If India dares to launch a surgical

  • Hurricane Michael: Storm devastates Florida, toll 17

    Miami: The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, has increased to 17, with coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia. More than one million people were left without electricity, and emergency officials have no access to many towns, CNN reported on Saturday. The toll is also expected to climb

  • Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim wins Parliamentary byelection

    Port Dickson: Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election on Saturday, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing the once-jailed opposition figure’s remarkable resurrection.Figures from the Election Commission showed he got more than 71% of the total votes cast in a seven-way contest that included a former aide who lodged the sodomy charges that landed Anwar in prison for a second time in 2014.

  • Indonesia floods: 27 dead in landslides

    Jakarta: Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said on Saturday. A flash flood with mud and debris from landslides struck Mandailing Natal district in North Sumatra province and smashed an Islamic school in Muara Saladi village, where 29 children were swept away on Friday afternoon, said local police chief Irsan Sinuhaji. He

  • Pakistan rapist to be hanged next week

    Islamabad: Imran Ali, who was convicted in the rape and murder case of a seven-year-old girl in Kasur in Pakistan’s Punjab province, will be hanged on October 17. On Friday, a special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) had issued black warrants for the convict, who was awarded 21 death sentences in the case. As per an order by Judge Sheikh Sajjad Ahmed, Ali’s death sentence will be carried out on the stipulated date, Geo

  • US crisis: Study shows one-third of Americans too fat to join military

    Washington: Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America’s obesity crisis. A study released this week has found nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up, a worrying statistic for military officials already facing recruitment challenges.
    “Obesity has long threatened our nation’s health. As the epidemic grows, obesity is posing

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