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  • UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info
    on 19/08/2019 at 1:12 pm

    Britain's government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines following a spike in measles cases. PM Boris Johnson says "I'm afraid people have been listening to that superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea. That's wrong.'' […]

  • China lost 20 lakhs jobs in short period of time: Donald Trump
    on 19/08/2019 at 1:02 pm

    Washington, Aug 19 () US President Donald Trump has claimed that China has lost more than 20 lakhs jobs in a very short period of time, due to his tough policies, including imposing additional import tariffs. […]

  • Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa gets three-year extension
    on 19/08/2019 at 12:33 pm

    Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended for another 3 years, a media report said on Monday. Gen Bajwa was appointed as the chief of Army staff by former jailed PM Nawaz Sharif in November 2016. "The decision has been taken in view of the regional security environment," the Dawn reported, citing the decision made by PM Imran Khan. […]

  • Relationship with Pakistan improved after aid cut: Trump
    on 19/08/2019 at 12:01 pm

    US President Donald Trump has said that America's ties with Pakistan have improved after he cut $1.3 billion in security assistance to Islamabad for not doing enough to rein in terror groups. Trump announced last year that the $1.3 billion aid to Pakistan would remain suspended till the country did not act against militant safe heavens inside its territory. […]

  • General accused of war abuses named Sri Lanka's army chief
    on 19/08/2019 at 8:52 am

    A general accused of grave human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's long civil war has been appointed as the country's new army chief. Maj. Gen. Shavendra was in charge of the 58th Division, one the divisions of soldiers that encircled the final stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels in the final stages of the civil war in 2009. […]

  • Trump's idea of buying Greenland 'absurd,' Danish PM says
    on 19/08/2019 at 8:37 am

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  • Protesters torch parliament building in Indonesia's Papua
    on 19/08/2019 at 7:14 am

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  • Iran tanker departs after Gibraltar rejects US demand
    on 19/08/2019 at 4:43 am

    The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar, rejecteing a US demand to seize the vessel. Gibraltar's government said it had received written assurances from Iran that the ship would not be headed for countries "subject to European Union sanctions". Iran denied it had made any promises about the ship's destination to secure the release. […]

  • US power waning in Pacific, warns top Australian think tank
    on 19/08/2019 at 4:26 am

    The United States no longer has military primacy in the Pacific and could struggle to defend allies against China, a top Australian think tank has warned. This can have far-reaching implications for US allies like Australia, Taiwan and Japan who depend on American security guarantees. The latest report has suggested that the US may struggle to help even if it wanted to. […]

  • Peace with whom? After blast, enraged Afghans question talks
    on 19/08/2019 at 3:49 am

    Outraged Afghans questioned on Sunday the point of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at getting US troops to leave and ending the war, after 63 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in the capital, Kabul. "Peace with whom? With those who bomb our weddings, schools, universities, offices and houses?" a Twitter user wrote. […]