Pakistani consul general visits Aafia Siddiqui in Texas prison | Pakistan

Dr Aafia Siddiqui Photo: File Pakistani consul general in Houston Aisha Farooqui visited Dr Aafia Siddiqui in Texas prison and rejected the death rumours circulating on social media about the imprisoned scientist. According to sources, Farooqui met with the Pakistani scientist at Carswell detention facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The meeting, which lasted about two hours, was the fourth in 14 months. ...

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Itai Dzamara: The man who stood up to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and vanished

Image copyright Kumbirai Mafunda Itai Dzamara was one of the most outspoken critics of Robert Mugabe before his disappearance. Three years later, his loved ones are still waiting for answers. Kim Chakanetsa reports from Zimbabwe. Sheffra Dzamara has not seen her husband Itai Dzamara in more than three years. Her life changed irrevocably on the morning of 9 March 2015 ...

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India darlings Jay and Mark Duplass reveal the secret to their success- The New Indian Express

By Associated Press NEW YORK: When the filmmaking Duplass brothers sat down to list their top 10 movies of all time, one cinematic masterpiece didn’t make the cut. Jay and Mark Duplass made room for “Dumb and Dumber,” ”Tootsie” and “Raising Arizona.” But “The Godfather,” often topping lists of all-time great films, was left off. Why it was says a ...

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China fines Muji for packaging that lists Taiwan as a country

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Japanese retailer Muji has been fined 200,000 yuan (23,445 pounds) in Shanghai for using packaging that lists Taiwan as a country, underscoring China’s growing sensitivity to how companies refer to the self-ruled island. A woman walks outside a newly opened Muji store at a shopping mall in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China December 12, 2016. Picture taken December ...

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Malaysia’s ex-PM resumes giving statement to anti-graft agents

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak, whose near 10-year rule ended two weeks ago, returned to an anti-graft agency on Thursday to resume his explanation for the suspicious transfers of millions of dollars into his bank account. Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arrives to give a statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia ...

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Palestinians face uncertainties over Abbas succession

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mahmoud Abbas’s office released this image of the president (centre) walking in a hospital corridor Wearing an elegant dressing gown, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is shown walking unaided along the corridor of Ramallah’s best private hospital. A family photograph has him sitting upright in bed casually studying a newspaper. A hospital official said the ...

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Rusal CEO, board members quit as company warns on debt payments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Russia’s largest aluminum producer, United Company Rusal Plc (0486.HK), said on Thursday its chief executive and seven board members have quit, and warned it may have problems servicing its debt due to the impact of U.S. sanctions. FILE PHOTO: The company logo of United Company RUSAL is displayed during a news conference in Hong Kong January ...

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Japan women see turning point on sexual harassment after scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese women, long accustomed to enduring sexual harassment in silence, are speaking out after a high-profile scandal involving a top bureaucrat stirred debate and protests. Social Democratic Party’s lawmaker Mizuho Fukushima poses with the #MeToo banner during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai In interviews with Reuters, six prominent women said ...

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