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China detains prominent rights lawyer
BEIJING: Chinese authorities detained a prominent human rights lawyer on Friday, people familiar with the case said, just hours after he provided journalists with a letter calling for constitutional reform. Around a dozen people, including a SWAT team, seized Yu Wensheng as he left his Beijing apartment to walk his child to school, two sources told AFP. Local police said they were unaware of his detention.
Murder charges filed against two rookie cops
MANILA: Government prosecutors on Friday filed murder charges against two “rookies” of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the killing of two teenagers in suburban Caloocan City, Metro Manila who were eventually used as “poster boys” in the alleged rampant human rights violations arising from the bloody and violent war on illegal drugs. Aside from murder, prosecutors filed charges of planting of evidence against PNP rookies
11,000-year-old baby tomb found in China
BEIJING: Archaeologists in China’s Guizhou province have confirmed that a tomb dating back to 11,000 years contains the remains of a toddler. The tomb is located in a cave in Yankong village. Researchers are working to determine whether it is the oldest known tomb in the province, Xinhua news agency reported. DNA studies identified the remains contained in the tomb to be from a child under two years old, according to the
11,000 Philippine volcano evacuees allowed to go home
MANILA: More than 11,000 evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes after they were found to be living beyond the six-to-seven kilometre danger zone threatened by restive Mayon Volcano in Albay province in the Bicol Region, an official reported on Friday. Meladee Azur, the head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), said the evacuees who decamped, came from several “barangay: (villages)
China to enshrine Xi’s name in state constitution
Beijing: China’s Communist Party proposed on Friday to engrave President Xi Jinping’s guiding philosophy in the country’s constitution, further cementing his status as its most powerful leader in decades. Xi’s eponymous “thought” was already enshrined in the Communist Party constitution at the 19th Party Congress in October, elevating him to the same status as modern China’s founder Mao Zedong. The architect of China’s economic
Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation
KUTUPALONG: Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years. The petition is the latest indication of the challenges ahead for Bangladesh and Myanmar as they try to engineer the return of refugees who fear continued military operations in
Kuwait regrets Philippine president remarks
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al Jarallah on Fri..
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Etihad Airways executive aims for world flying record
ABU DHABI: Senior Etihad Airways executive Andrew Fisher embarks on a ..
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Al Ain Police reunite brothers after 20 years
ABU DHABI: Al Ain Police reunited an Arab with German nationality with..
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3 Emiratis killed in Abu Dhabi accident
ABU DHABI: Three Emiratis were killed while a fourth was seriously inj..
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Pakistan top judge orders probe into police killing
KARACHI: Pakistan's Supreme Court Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Fr..
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Hospitalised Pele cancels London trip
LONDON: Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preven..
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US won't pay $45m pledged for Palestinian food aid for now
WASHINGTON: The United States will not provide $45 million in food aid..
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1.3 million children displaced by Iraq's war with Daesh: Unicef
GENEVA: About half the 2.6 million people displaced in Iraq after a th..
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Chinese county bans pupils from mosques
BEIJING: Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China ha..
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Syrians freeze to death crossing mountains into Lebanon
BEIRUT: Nine Syrians froze to death crossing into Lebanon when an icy ..
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