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7 children killed in Nairobi classroom collapse

NAIROBI: At least seven children were killed on Monday after a classroom collapsed at a school in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, officials said.

HK hotels plan price cuts, deals amid protests

HONG KONG:  Hong Kongs hotels were cutting prices, selling "staycation" offers and asking staff to take unpaid leave in an effort to boost their business which has been hit hard by the ongoing anti-government protests in the city.

Rituals marking Guru Nanak's death anniversary end in Kartarpur

ISLAMABAD:  Three-day rituals of the 480th death anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus, concluded at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur town.

Iran dismisses prospect of talks with Trump at UN

TEHRAN:  Iran has dismissed any prospect of talks with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the ongoing 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, until Washington stops its campaign of "maximum pressure" on Tehran.

Number of dengue cases in Pak crosses 10,000 mark

ISLAMABAD:  The number of dengue cases cases across Pakistan has crossed the 10,000 level mark, with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Zafar Mirza warning that there will be a further increase in the next 10 days.

Indonesia blames 737 MAX design for Lion Air crash

JAKARTA:  Indonesian investigators have found that the design of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and oversight lapses were responsible for the October 2018 Lion Air crash that involved the same model, killing all 189 people onboard.

Saudi Crown Prince gives his private jet to Imran for US travel

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman gave Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his private jet as he left for the US after his two-day visit to the Kingdom, media reports said on Sunday.

Modi meets Kashmiri Pandits, Sikhs, Dawoodi Bohras in Houston

HOUSTON: A delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, and "unequivocally supported" the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status and it being made part of the rest of the country.

Accused says dead Pak Hindu girl wanted to marry him

ISLAMABAD: An accused in the case of a Pakistani Hindu medical girl student who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room, on Saturday claimed that she was in love with him and wanted to get married, a media report said.

Pakistan figures among 10 violent places in world

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has slipped two places on the annual global index on peacefulness, finishing at 153 among 163 countries. The index was released on the occasion of the International Day of Peace on September 21. It's also known as World Peace Day.

Lawsuit filed against Modi in Houston, separatist Sikhs to hold protest

HOUSTON:  With separatist Sikh groups and Pakistanis planning to hold protests in Houston, and two US-based Kashmiri activists having filed a federal lawsuit accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of rights violations in Kashmir, New Delhi is known to be in touch with Washington over the Prime Minister's security.

Conservatives target over-45s with FB Brexit ads

LONDON: The UK's ruling Conservative Party has been targeting Facebook users over 45 years of age with political adverts about Brexit, according to a BBC News research.

Modi to convey India's vision via unprecedented level of diplomacy at UN

UNITED NATONS:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team of ministers will swoop through the United Nations next week in a whirlwind of unprecedented high global diplomacy, as he will articulate his vision of India's place in the world, said India's Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin.

Space to top agenda in Aussie PM's meeting with Trump

CANBERRA:  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will discuss trade opportunities in space travel and minerals such as rare earth when he meets US President Donald Trump during his official trip to Washington.

Ex-Afghan Prez asks US to resume peace talks

KABUL: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on the US government to resume peace talks with the Taliban militant group and the negotiations "should be transparent and clear".

15 dead in Afghan blast claimed by Taliban

KABUL: At least 15 people were killed and 70 others injured in a truck blast claimed by the Taliban militant group in Afghanistan's Zabul province on Thursday, authorities said.

Imran, Bajwa discuss Kashmir situation

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Pakistan Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed several matters including the Kashmir situation and the latters forthcoming visits to the US and Saudi Arabia.

Trump cites national emergency in new border wall plea

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has reiterated the need for a stretch of about more than 800 km of border wall with Mexico to tackle what he said was a serious national emergency.

Pak Minister slammed for foul tweet on Modi's b'day

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry on Tuesday posted a nasty tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday following which he was mercilessly trolled by Twitterati.

Petition to remove Maryam as PML-N VP dismissed

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday dismissed a plea to remove PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz as a Vice President of the party and ruled that she was eligible to hold the position.

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