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Venezuela completely closes border with Colombia

Venezuela completely closes border with Colombia

Caracas: The Venezuelan government has completely closed its border with Colombia in the face of alleged threats to its sovereignty from the neighbouring country, from where the opposition plans to bring in international humanitarian aid into Caracas. The step was taken on Friday night, hours after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro[Read More…]

El Chapo to seek new trial over alleged jury misconduct

El Chapo to seek new trial over alleged jury misconduct

Washington: Attorneys for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, will seek a new trial after a report that jurors at the Mexican kingpin’s drug conspiracy trial engaged in misconduct by following media coverage during the months-long proceedings. Guzman, the head of Mexico’s murderous Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted earlier this month of[Read More…]

US-China trade talks resume in Washington

US-China trade talks resume in Washington

Washington: Senior officials from the US and China gathered here on Thursday for a new round of trade talks, eight days before the deadline set by US President Donald Trump for reaching a deal to avert the imposition of higher tariffs on imports from the Asian nation. The US delegation[Read More…]

Major fire engulfs footwear showroom in Kochi

Fire kills at least 45 in Bangladesh

Dhaka: At least 45 people have been killed and scores injured in a fire that ripped through a building in Bangladesh’ Dhaka on Wednesday night, said local media the Daily Star. The fire broke out around 10:00 p.m. at a chemical warehouse in old Dhaka. The flames then quickly spread to[Read More…]

Japan to provide Pakistan $10.6mn for fight against malnutrition

Japan to provide Pakistan $10.6mn for fight against malnutrition

Islamabad: The Japanese government has announced grant assistance of $10.6 million for Pakistan to fight malnutrition, improve livelihood and increase resilience to natural disasters in its provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan. The assistance was announced on Tuesday and is part of a partnership that the Japanese government signed[Read More…]

Bangladesh blocks 2,000 sites in online crackdown

Bangladesh blocks 2,000 sites in online crackdown

Dhaka:  Bangladesh has blocked nearly 2,000 pornography and gambling websites in an online crackdown ordered by the country’s High Court. “On Monday, 55 more pornographic websites were blocked,” said an official of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. A day earlier, he said, 176 gambling sites were blocked, reports Xinhua news agency.[Read More…]

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