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‘Most beloved elephant in Japan’ dies at 69

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TOKYO: Japanese animal lovers were mourning the death of the country’s oldest elephant, Hanako, who passed away “quietly” yesterday after spending most of her 69 years in captivity. Hanako, which means “Flower Child” in Japanese, became something of a cause celebre last year following an international campaign to improve the …

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G7 statement on South China Sea angers China

BEIJING: China is extremely dissatisfied with a statement by Group of Seven (G7) leaders on the contentious South China Sea, where Beijing is locked in territorial disputes with several Southeast Asian countries, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks at a regular briefing. China´s increasingly …

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Singapore charges six Bangladeshi men with terrorism financing

SINGAPORE: A Singapore court yesterday charged six Bangladeshi men with terrorism financing, after detaining them last month for allegedly planning attacks in their home country. Security was tight at the state court as three armoured vehicles carrying the suspects entered the premises. The six were among eight Bangladeshi men detained …

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Pak philanthropist decorated at Global Donors Forum

ISTANBUL: Pakistani philanthropist and Chairman Taaleem Foundation Dr Zafar Iqbal Qadir received Global Good Governance Award during Global Donors Forum 2016, a biennial event of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists. Ambassador of Malaysia in Turkey Dato’ Amran Mohamed Zin conferred the Award on Taaleem Foundation head for having developed …

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Six mujahideen, one soldier die in IHK clashes

SRINAGAR: Six suspected separatists and a soldier have died in two separate gun battles in Indian-held Kashmir as violence flared in the restive region this week, police and the army said on Friday. Soldiers on Thursday morning intercepted a group of separatists trying to cross the heavily militarised border that …

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China hits back as G7 opens in Japan

TOKYO: World leaders yesterday kicked off talks dominated by the global economy and worries over China’s growing clout – and were told by Beijing to keep their noses out of its business. Presidents and prime ministers from the Group of Seven rich nations are huddling in Japan for two days …

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3 killed, 35 injured in Mumbai factory explosion

MUMBAI: An explosion tore through a chemical plant  yesterday, killing three workers and injuring up to 35 others in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, officials said. The cylinder blast occurred around 11:00 am (0630 GMT), sparking a major fire at the manufacturing unit of Indian firm Herbert Brown Pharmaceutical & …

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French vessel to join Egyptair black box search today

CAIRO:  Egypt’s air accidents chief said yesterday that a vessel provided by French company Alseamar, which specializes in marine wreckage searches, will join within hours the hunt for the black boxes from  Egy­ptAir flight MS804 which crashed a week ago with 66 passengers and crew on board. Sea­r­ch teams are …

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Taliban violence to continue despite new leadership: Obama

ISE SHIMA: The Taliban is unlikely to come to the table for peace talks with the government of Afghanistan “anytime soon”, despite the organisation’s new leadership, US President Barack Obama said yesterday. Obama told reporters in Japan, where he is meeting with other leaders of the Group of Seven nations, …

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