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British envoy snubs Pakistan, says ‘can’t control ‘Free Balochistan’ ads in London’

Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew has expressed his country's inability to control the advertisements about Balochistan in London. "I understand the strength of feeling about adverts in London. The British Government does not and cannot control advertising in the UK. But our...

‘Free Balochistan’ Ads Appear On London Buses

LONDON: Activists campaigning for an independent Balochistan have launched a new phase of an advertising drive on London buses to raise awareness against alleged human rights abuses in the restive province by the Pakistan government. The World Baloch Organisation said the latest drive will see...

Earthquake near Iran-Iraq border kills 147

Tehran/Baghdad:  At least 147 people were killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck near the Iran-Iraq border, media reports said on Monday. The quake hit 30 km southwest of Iraqi town of Halabja at 9.20 p.m., on Sunday, near the...

26 killed in Texas church shooting

Washington: At least 26 people were killed when a lone gunman wearing a ballistic vest and carrying a military-style rifle, opened fire on worshippers at a Baptist church in Texas, police said. The attack took place on Sunday in Sutherland Springs, some 45 km southeast...

‘Free Balochistan’ posters appear in London, Pakistan fumes  

New Delhi: In the second such instance in less than two months, 'Free Balochistan' posters appeared on several London vehicles this week. The message has infuriated Pakistan and the British High Commissioner in Islamabad was promptly summoned on Friday and a protest was registered...

New York on high alert after IS-linked ‘terror’ attack near 9/11 kills 8

New York, Nov 1: A resolute New York was on high alert on Wednesday after an Islamic State-linked terror strike using a van killed eight people - most of them tourists - on Tuesday near the site of the 9/11 attack. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29,...

US warns North Korea about massive military action over possible nuclear strike    

Seoul:  Visiting US Defence Secretary James Mattis warned on Saturday that a possible North Korean nuclear strike on the US or its allies will be defeated with a "massive military response". Speaking after talks with his South Korean counterpart Song Young-moo in Seoul, the Pentagon...

7 dead, over 90 injured as typhoon Lan lashes Japan

Tokyo, Oct 23: At least seven persons were killed and over 90 injured as typhoon Lan lashed wide swathes of Japan after making landfall in central Japan early on Monday. This season's 21st typhoon made landfall at Shizuoka Prefecture central Japan around 3 a.m. local...

United States seeks India’s cooperation to counter China

Washington: Calling the United States and India "two bookends of stability on either side of the globe," the Trump administration on Wednesday bluntly proposed that Washington and New Delhi work together in the Indo-Pacific region to counter the disruptive force that China has become. In...
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