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Pakistan to waive off visa fees of over 2,000 Chinese nationals working on development projects

The embassy had informed the government that if the Chinese nationals went back to China to get their visas changed, the construction work on the CPEC would get delayed.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters aim to ‘stress test’ airport

Online messaging forums used by the largely leaderless movement have called for protesters to "stress test" the airport on Saturday afternoon, filling up with suggestions for how to disrupt the road a

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In the Amazon, indigenous debate how to save their lands

At one point, a group of women and children lined up to perform a call and response tribal dance that they said would help give participants strength and understanding.

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Donald Trump has a favourite number when he makes big claims

Trump on Wednesday predicted the Dow would be up — another 10,000 points — if he hadn’t embarked on a trade war with China. “If I wanted to do nothing with China, my stock market – our stock

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Brexit: UK upper house passes bill in blow to PM Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson was also set to meet his team over the weekend to prepare for what promises to be another momentous week in the Brexit saga.

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Robert Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot

The former political prisoner turned guerrilla leader swept to power in the 1980 elections after a growing insurgency and economic sanctions forced the Rhodesian government to the negotiating table.

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Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, passes away at 95

Mugabe was a former guerrilla chief who took power after the end of white minority rule in 1980 and presided over a country whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil and human rights violatio

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Brexit: Boris Johnson’s brother quits on eve of poll campaign

An election before Brexit would allow Johnson, if he won, to repeal the blocking bill. The law will pass the upper house, the Lords, by Friday evening.

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UK government gives up trying to stop Brexit delay bill in parliament

The move paved the way for Johnson being required to ask the EU for a three-month extension to the Brexit deadline, if he fails to reach a renegotiated transition deal with the bloc by the middle of O

Johnson has said he is opposed to an extension and that he is prepared to take Britain out of the EU without a deal if necessary. News

Taliban claim responsibility for suicide blast in Kabul

Video footage and photographs posted on social media showed several cars and small shops ripped apart and police cordoning off the road.

It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties in the attack, for which no militant group has claimed responsibility. (File photo) News

Northern Bahamas ravaged by ‘disaster of epic proportions’ as UN releases $1 million in emergency aid

The UN's relief chief Mark Lowcock travelled to the island nation on Wednesday to meet Government leaders and help expedite a life-saving aid operation.

The hurricane remained over the north-west Bahamas for one and a half days, before weakening and moving away towards the coast of Florida. (Reuters image) News

Explained: How important is Hong Kong to the rest of China?

Most of China's biggest firms, from state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, to private firms like Tencent Holdings, have listed in Hong Kong, often as a springboard to global expansion.

The size of Hong Kong's economy may only be equivalent to 2.7% of mainland China's now (Reuters image) News

British PM Boris Johnson suffers bruising Brexit defeats, fails to push through snap election

Johnson had already warned that he would rather push for an immediate vote on an early general election for October 15 if the "surrender bill" cleared all the Commons stages.

Johnson now enters what promises to be one of the more consequential days of the entire three-year Brexit saga. (File photo) News

Hurricane Dorian: Hectic rescue underway as Bahamas death toll rises to 20

US Coast Guard and Royal Navy helicopters were conducting medical evacuations, aerial assessments to help coordinate relief efforts, and reconnaissance flights to assess damage.

Aerial footage showed scenes of catastrophic damage in Abaco with hundreds of homes missing roofs, cars submerged or overturned, widespread flooding and boats reduced to matchwood. (Reuters image) News

Hindu girl Pushpa Kolhi becomes first police officer in Pakistan’s Sindh province

"Pushpa Kolhi has become the first girl from #Hindu community who has qualified provincial competitive examination through Sindh Public Service Commission and become Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in S

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Brexit vote: PM Boris Johnson to propose mid-October election after Commons defeat

The government was defeated by 328 to 301 on a motion put forward by opposition parties and rebel lawmakers in Johnson's party - who had been warned they would be kicked out of the Conservative Party

Johnson's government will now seek to hold a vote on Wednesday to approve an early election, most likely on Oct. 14. (Reuters image) News

Five US Governors to visit India over next two months

The unprecedented move of five American governors visiting India in quick succession is a part of the efforts by the Trump administration and the Modi government to enhance state-to-state relationship

They will be leading high-powered trade delegations comprising top businesses from their respective states. (Representative image) News

Probe of California boat fire begins as grim search goes on for bodies

The five survivors, including the boat's captain and four crew members, were above deck when the blaze broke out at about 3:15 a.m. Pacific time and escaped in an inflatable boat.

The damaged Conception commercial diving vessel after fire broke out (Reuters image) News

After inflicting ‘extreme damage’ on Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian on path to Florida

Hurricane Dorian has left parts of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials on Tuesday were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the catastrophe only beginni

An aerial view shows devastation after hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas (Reuters photo) News

Boris Johnson loses wafer-thin majority as MP defects over Brexit

Brexit is set to dominate proceedings throughout the week in Parliament, with Opposition MPs on overdrive to block Johnson from pushing through what they believe would be a damaging forced divorce fro

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Geopolitics over Amazon fire taking complex turn for Brazil

Amid G7 leaders’ outcry and emerging economies silence, the geopolitics over the burning ashes of the Amazon has been taking an ever more complex turn for Brazil.

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Five dead in Taliban attack on Kabul as US envoy visits

Gunfire could be heard in the aftermath of the blast along with a secondary explosion when a nearby petrol station caught fire, sending plumes of smoke into the night sky.

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Hong Kong protesters call student boycott, strike after weekend of violence

Early Monday protesters dressed in their signature black stood at doorways of trains, stopping them from closing, at a series of stations on the underground system, briefly disrupting an arterial netw

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US envoy meets Afghan leader over US-Taliban talks: Official

Ghani spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirms that the meeting took place Sunday night at the presidential palace shortly after Khalilzad arrived from Qatar, where the ninth round of talks ended without a fi

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Boris Johnson firm on Brexit as thousands protest in UK

Meanwhile, thousands of protesters took to the streets over the weekend for coordinated "Stop the Coup" demonstrations against the Parliament suspension confirmed earlier in the week.

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Brazil’s Amazon basin fires keep surging

Brazil's Amazon region is in its dry season, but experts note that 2019 has been wetter than previous years -- they also stress that there are no natural fires in the Amazon.

Brazil's Amazon region is in its dry season, but experts note that 2019 has been wetter than previous years (Reuters image) News

Donald Trump nominates Indian-American Shireen Mathews to federal judgeship

Currently, Matthews is a partner at Jones Day, the fifth-largest law firm in the country, in San Diego.

NAPABA has applauded Trump's intent to nominate Matthews. (File photo) News
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