Europe vows to stand by Iran nuclear deal

Publication date 10 May 2019 | 15:37 | ICT

European powers on Thursday rejected “ultimatums” from Tehran but vowed to fight to save the Iran nuclear deal, as tensions with the US soar.

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  • China, India boost global booze binge: study

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 14:44 | ICT

    The world consumed ten per cent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said on Wednesday.

  • Japan: Two children dead as car ploughs into nursery outing

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 12:19 | ICT

    A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s Shiga region on Wednesday, killing two toddlers and injuring others, with one still in critical condition, police said.

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  • Beijing, Washington clash at UN over Uighur detentions

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 12:18 | ICT

    CHINA angrily assailed the US on Tuesday for calling on countries at the UN to deprive Beijing of a seat at a UN forum over its treatment of the Uighur minority.

  • Russia probes pilot error after deadly plane blaze

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 11:17 | ICT

    Russian investigators were on Tuesday considering pilot error as the cause of a crash-landing that saw a plane erupt in flames at Moscow’s busiest airport and kill 41 people, media reported.

  • Media: Asia Bibi said to have left Pakistan

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 11:04 | ICT

    Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a decade-long blasphemy row, has left Pakistan, local media said on Wednesday, months after her death sentence was overturned to mass protests by Islamist hardliners.

  • Indonesia: Jokowi surveys sites as capital city move gathers pace

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 11:01 | ICT

    Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was in Kalimantan island to survey possible locations for a new capital, fast-tracking a plan to move the administrative headquarters out of over-crowded and congested Jakarta.

  • Myanmar’s press laws ‘suffocating’ despite release of Reuters journalists

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 10:55 | ICT

    Media freedom advocates praised the surprise release of Reuters reporters in Myanmar but stressed the pair should never have been jailed in the first place and called for sweeping reforms of paralysing press laws.

  • Taliban claims suicide blast in Lahore, at least 10 killed

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 10:54 | ICT

    A suicide blast at one of Pakistan’s oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least 10 people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

  • Report: One million animal, plant species face extinction

    Publication date 08 May 2019 | 15:17 | ICT

    Humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world upon which our prosperity – and ultimately our survival – depends, according to a landmark UN assessment of the state of nature released on Monday.

  • Suit filed to challenge France’s stance on jihadist’s children

    Publication date 08 May 2019 | 15:06 | ICT

    THE grandparents of two children stranded with their French jihadist mother at a camp in Kurdish-held Syria filed a lawsuit at Europe’s top rights court on Monday over France’s refusal to allow them home, lawyers said.