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Japanese man arrested for stabbing, stealing gun of police officer

TOKYO: A man was arrested in Japanese city of Osaka on Monday after allegedly stabbing a police officer, stealing his loaded handgun and remaining on the run for about 24 hours, authorities said.

Indian expat drowns in Dubai beach

DUBAI: An Indian expat drowned at the Jumeirah Beach in Dubai during an outing with his family, the media reported on Sunday.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist released from jail

HONG KONG:  Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, an iconic 2014 Umbrella Revolution leader, walked free from a Hong Kong prison on Monday after serving a two-month sentence and urged the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down amid days of massive protests against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial.

Over 90 kinds of birds settle in Shanghai Disney Resort

SHANGHAI:  More than 90 kinds of birds have settled in a wetland park at the Shanghai Disney Resort, authorities said on Monday.

Trump to roll out new healthcare plan in few months

WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump has announced that he will roll out a new healthcare plan in the next few months.

31 test positive for HIV in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Thirty-one of 2,500 persons were found to be HIV positive during a screening programme for the virus conducted in Pakistan's Sindh province on Saturday, health authorities said

2 oil tankers hit in Gulf of Oman, all crew evacuated

DOHA:  Two oil tankers were hit in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and all crew members onborad were evacuated, the media reported.

Chinese President awarded Kyrgyzstan's highest honour

BISHKEK: Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov awarded his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping the Manas Order of the First Degree, the highest national honour of the Central Asian nation, on Thursday.

Creating a skilled pool of Indian coders top priority: AWS

WASHINGTON:  As disruptive technologies begin to touch every part of our daily lives, the world today needs builders who can write Cloud-driven smart algorithms to help companies deliver customer experiences -- be it retail, banking, food, transportation or health sector.

We see the best and worst of humanity: Facebook's Sandberg aims to weed out bad content

MENLO PARK (CALIFORNIA): Grappling with the best and the worst of humanity, a quarterly transparency report from next year and content regulations are some of the steps listed by Facebook's Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg to deal with major content concerns and privacy issues.

Trump, Polish President to talk on security: WH

WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump will meet with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda on Wednesday to highlight the deepening of the military-to-military relationship between the two sides, the White House has said.

Shehbaz Sharif's son arrested by NAB

LAHORE: Pakistan's anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday arrested Hamza Shahbaz, the son of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his interim bail in two cases regarding money laundering and holding assets beyond means.

Coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha takes office as Thai PM

BANGKOK:  Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday took office as the Prime Minister of Thailand in a ceremony at the government headquarters, opening a new phase in the country after five years of a military junta.

Afghan forces free over 50 hostages from Taliban

KABUL:Afghan forces have captured two detention centres of the Taliban in Baghlan and Kunduz provinces, setting free more than 50 detainees, officials said on Tuesday.

Pompeo to visit Delhi before Modi-Trump meeting

NEW YORK:  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will be visiting India later this month to build on "an incredibly important relationship" that is "closely tied economically".

Terrorism a joint threat, needs collective action: Modi

COLOMBO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for the second time in 10 days and agreed that terrorism was a "joint threat" that needed collective and focussed action. The two leaders had last week met at Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

11 Tory leaders in PM race; many reveal drug abuse

LONDON:  As many as 11 Tory leaders have thrown their hats in the ring to become the leader of the Conservative Party and, therefore Prime Minister, following the resignation of Theresa May.

Imran Khan asks citizens to declare assets by June 30

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday asked citizens to declare their assets by June 30, in a televised address to the nation ahead of the federal budget for fiscal year 2019-20, which is scheduled to be announced on Tuesday.

Shehbaz Sharif returns to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif returned to Pakistan on Sunday amid strict security arrangements and a large gathering of PML-N workers.

Trump trolled after he claims moon part of Mars

SAN FRANCISCO: US President Donald Trump has left people astonished with his knowledge of space and the universe and has become a laughing stock yet again after he claimed that the moon is a part of Mars.

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