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South Asia

The photograph shared by Lodhi on the microblogging site also captured a mug placed behind on the left-hand side of the Abhinandan's mannequin which was flanked by a Pakistani soldier. (Photo: Twitter)

Pakistan stoops to new low with Varthaman's mannequin display at PAF museum

A Twitter post by Pakistan journalist and political commentator Anwar Lodhi showed a photo of the mannequin of the IAF braveheart.

Sharif was shifted to his Jati Umra Raiwind residence in Lahore on Wednesday after his two-week stay at a Pakistani hospital for treatment of multiple diseases. (Photo: FIle)

Nawaz Sharif may travel to London for further treatment, says report

Sharif was admitted to hospital in Lahore on Oct 22 after his platelets dropped to a critical low level of 2,000.

Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal on Sunday made the comments while speaking to the media during his visit to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). (Photo: File)

Not capable of completing term: Bilawal Bhutto's dig at Imran Khan

'Everyone is fed up with this puppet government,' Bilawal Bhutto said.

Nevertheless, she said, Pakistan's laws and policies continue to discriminate against members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. (Photo: File)

US says deeply concerned over human rights abuses, religious discrimination in Pak

It urged the Pakistani government to uphold the rule of law and the freedoms enshrined in the country's constitution.

Asia

Alex Chow, a computer science undergraduate of the University of Science and Technology, was certified dead at 8.09 am on Friday, Queen Elizabeth Hospital confirmed. (Photo: Representational)

Hong Kong student who fell from multi-storey car park during clashes dies

Alex Chow was taken to hospital in an unconscious state in the early hours of Monday morning.

Ailing former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif may not travel to London on Sunday for treatment as the government delayed removal of his name from the no fly-list. (Photo: File)

Nawaz Sharif's London trip in doubt as his name figures in no-fly list

The Pakistan government decided to let Nawaz Sharif go abroad for treatment due to his critical medical conditions.

Pyongyang is under multiple sets of international sanctions over its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes, which it says it needs to defend against a possible US invasion. (Representational Image)

North Korea conducts new test of 'super-large' rocket launcher: report

South Korea's military said Thursday that the North had launched two short-range projectiles from South Pyongan province.

A top vegetable oil trade body in Mumbai on Monday asked its members to stop buying Malaysian palm oil, after criticism by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the UN General Assembly on New Delhi's decision to end Jammu and Kashmir's special status. (Photo: File)

Malaysia says talking to India to buy 'our palm oil' amid boycott call

'We are continuously engaging not only with India but all countries to purchase our palm oil,' minister Darell Leiking said

Middle East

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hosted Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi for talks on Wednesday focused on attacks on the kingdom's oil infrastructure, which Washington has blamed on Iran. (Photo: File)

Saudi Crown Prince hosts Iraq PM for talks on oil attacks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also said there was no evidence the attacks were launched from Iraq.

The demonstrators were trying to reach the Green Zone, which houses government offices and foreign embassies. (Photo: ANI)

Iraqi forces kill several protesters in Baghdad, Basra

According to sources, over 35 people were wounded in clashes near the capital city's Shuhada Bridge.

The Kurdish withdrawal from Ras al-Ain will be a boost to the ceasefire, which came into effect on Thursday evening, but has been shaky ever since. (Photo: ANI | Representational)

Kurds fully withdraw from besieged Syria border town

SDFspokesmanin a statement cited by Al Jazeera that the Kurdish-led group had no fighters left in Ras al-Ain

'Cordial meeting with FM of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Deeply value our historical friendship and the strong bilateral relations,' Jaishankar tweeted. (Photo: ANI)

Jaishankar meets counterparts from Kuwait, Bahrain

The 18th NAM Summit commenced on Friday, bringing together the heads of 120 member countries.

Turkish President"Today is the second day [of the ceasefire]. This process will end on Tuesday night. If the promises given to Turkey are not fulfilled, we will not wait, as before. We will continue the operation we started and will continue to destroy terrorists," Erdogan said. (Photo: ANI)

'Will crush Kurds if they don't withdraw before Tuesday,' Turkey warns Syria

Turkey began its operation on October 9, days after the pullout of US troops from northern Syria.

Africa

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife said that unknown number of tourists are feared to have drowned in flash floods while others survived. (Photo: Representational)

6 tourists, including 5 Indians, killed by flash floods in Kenya's national park

Search and rescue efforts were underway but water levels were high in the gorges, slowing down the process.

Officials insist that what became the world's biggest internal displacement crisis in 2018 is under control, and that more than a million people have returned to their homes. However those working on the ground, speaking anonymously to avoid a government backlash, say the displaced are being forcibly returned. (Photo: Twitter | @@UNHCREthiopia)

Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

Clashes led to the world's largest displacement crisis, with over a million mostly ethnic Gedeos displaced, according to government figures.

One boy, held by the hand by a police officer as he walked unsteadily, had sores visible on his back that appeared consistent with injuries inflicted by a whip. (Representational Image)

Hundreds of chained men and boys rescued in Nigeria

Most of the freed captives seen by a Reuters reporter in the city of Kaduna were children, aged up to their late teens.

A tortoise whose royal owners claimed was 344 years old years old has died in the palace of the traditional ruler of Ogbomosho, southwest Nigeria, a spokesman said Saturday. (Photo: Twitter/ @AlsoDamilare)

344-year-old African Tortoise with 'healing powers', Alagba, dies

The king had employed two palace workers to take care of the tortoise. Its remains would be preserved for posterity, Ajamu added.

Europe

A Labour MP for Leicester East from the past 32 years, Vaz announced his retirement, clearing he will not stand in the next month's General Elections, reported the Independent. (Photo: File)

Longest-serving British Indian MP Keith Vaz announces retirement

The 62-year-old was found to have 'expressed a willingness' to purchase cocaine for others during an encounter with male prostitutes.

Trump is due to decide by mid-November whether to impose the supplemental tariffs on cars built in EU countries -- a step particularly feared by the big German automakers. (Photo: AFP | File)

'Trump will not impose tariffs on imported European cars': outgoing EU chief

Trump's administration has been threatening since last year to impose tariffs on auto imports to defend the US automaking sector.

Pakistan is on the verge of strong action by the international terror financing watchdog FATF and the country may be put in the ''Dark Grey'' list, the last warning to improve. (Photo: File)

Pak isolated at anti-terror FATF meet, close to 'dark grey' list: report

The FATF will finalise its decision on Pakistan on October 18.

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is fighting extradition to India on charges of over nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case, will appear via videolink from his London jail for a regular remand hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday. (Photo: File)

Nirav Modi to appear for videolink remand hearing from UK jail today

Modi was arrested by uniformed Scotland Yard officers on an extradition warrant on March 19 and has been in prison since.

Police said the truck was believed to have come from Bulgaria and to have entered Britain at Holyhead in Wales on Saturday. (Photo: Representational)

39 bodies found in truck container east of London: Police

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, had been arrested.

Americas

Graham's remarks came a day after House Republicans and Democrats sparred over whether the whistleblower would provide testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry. (Photo: ANI)

Lindsey Graham says Trump's impeachment invalid without whistleblower testimony

Graham's remarks came a day after Republicans and Democrats sparred over whether whistleblower would provide testimony or not..

US health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.” (Representational Image)

US identifies likely 'culprit’ of vaping illnesses outbreak that killed at least 40

Symptoms of the vaping illness include trouble breathing, chest pain, fatigue and vomiting.

There, they made her kneel down, cut her hair and doused her in red paint. They also forced her to sign a resignation letter. Her office was set alight and the windows of the town hall were smashed. (Photo: Twitter)

Protesters forcibly cut Bolivian mayor's hair before dragging her through streets

Amid shouts of 'murderess, murderess' masked men dragged her through the streets barefoot to the bridge.

"Potus wanted nothing less than President Zelensky to go to the microphone and say investigations, Biden and Clinton," Kent testified. (Photo: File)

Investigations, Biden, Clinton: The 3 words Donald Trump wanted to hear from Ukraine

That's according to transcript, released on Thursday, of impeachment inquiry interview with career State Department official George Kent.

Oceania

The New Zealand government released long-awaited plans on Monday to overhaul its abortion laws, so that a termination is treated as a health issue and a woman's choice rather than a crime. (Representational Image)

New Zealand’s proposed abortion laws to give women right to choose

The bill, to be introduced to parliament on Thursday, will be a conscience vote rather than along party lines.

The shooting incident claimed the lives of at least 20 people and injured more than 24 others on Saturday. (Photo: File)

Australian PM expresses condolences to families of victims of El Paso shooting

'We as a state unite in support of the victims and their family members. We want to do all we can to assist them.'

A permanent ban on scaling Uluru -- also known as Ayers Rock -- comes into place Saturday in line with the long-held wishes of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land, the Anangu. (Photo: File)

Hundreds in Australia flock to climb Uluru, giant monolith, for last time

Saturday marks 34 years since that the park’s title was handed back to the traditional owners.

US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift addresses an Australian National University security conference in Canberra on July 27, 2017. Swift said he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if US President Donald Trump ordered it. (Photo: AP)

US admiral ready to obey Trump nuclear strike order on China

Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt Charlie Brown later said Swift’s answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Dominic Barton, the former global managing director of the influential consulting firm McKinsey & Co, as the new envoy. Barton is head of the Trudeau government's economic advisory council. (Photo: AP | File)

Canada names new China envoy amid damaged relations

The arrest of the daughter of the founder of Huawei at Vancouver's airport December 1 severely damaged relations between China and Canada.