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AHMEDPUR EAST, Pakistan: At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that erupted after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said. The tragedy came less than a day before Pakistan was due to begin Eid…

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BEIJING: President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate 20 years since the former British colony’s return to China, state media confirmed Sunday, a trip that will stoke resentment among pro-democracy activists. It will be Xi’s first visit to Hong Kong since the head of the Communist…

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ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar’s dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating crisis and said the ultimatum was “against international law.” “We welcome (Qatar’s position) because we consider the 13-point list against international law,” Erdogan was…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka must give testimony later this year in a lawsuit against her apparel company, which is accused of lifting designs from a celebrated Italian shoemaker, a US judge ruled. In a court order issued on Friday, New York District Judge Katherine Forrest rejected Trump’s…

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FROM the obvious and undeniable fact that our Asean allies, primarily Indonesia and Malaysia, plus Australia, the US, Japan, South Korea, India, Russia and China have cooperated with the Philippines in different ways—from sending spy planes to sharing military intelligence information, actual maritime security operations and exercises and “commitments to…

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UBUD, Indonesia: Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said Saturday. The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two…

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TOKYO: A female Japanese politician has resigned after an audio tape emerged of her violently attacking a male secretary, and reportedly threatening to crush his head with a lead pipe. Mayuko Toyota, a 42-year-old Harvard graduate and up-and-coming member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), can be heard screaming…

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PHNOM PENH: One of the top surviving leaders of Cambodia’s ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied genocide charges and rejected the label of “murderer” in forceful closing remarks at a lengthy UN-backed trial. The Khmer Rouge’s former head of state, 85-year-old Khieu Samphan, spoke angrily to the Phnom Penh…

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ULAN BATOR: The waving flags, triumphant song and rousing speeches of a Mongolian presidential campaign rally were interrupted by a fight that broke out in the crowd. A group of men had entered the event for Democratic Party candidate Khaltmaa Battulga on Friday (Saturday in Manila) carrying posters denouncing the…

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