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Macau enlists Chinese army as authorities struggle with typhoon fallout

Macau enlists Chinese army as authorities struggle with typhoon fallout

The death toll from Typhoon Hato has risen to at least nine as the most powerful storm to hit the southern China region around Hong Kong in more than half a century barreled west Thursday and was losing strength. Chui also admitted that there were shortcomings in dealing with the typhoon and that there was "room for improvement". More than 120 people were injured as the city was lashed by hurricane winds and pounding rain.



Islamabad leaders to Trump: Don't scapegoat Pakistan

Over the years, the statement said, Pakistan had worked with both the United States and Afghanistan to promote peace through a politically negotiated outcome which, in Pakistan's view, remained the best option to bring stability to the war torn country.


Security tight as former Thai PM awaits verdict in rice trial

Security tight as former Thai PM awaits verdict in rice trial

A spokesman for Yingluck, who was ousted by a military coup in 2014 , declined to comment. She faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of criminal negligence in mismanaging the rice subsidy program . Outside the heavily barricaded Supreme Court building, thousands of Yingluck supporters, some carrying placards and flowers, braved the blistering morning sun and intermittent rain to cheer for their leader.


Philippines finds gold in the most unusual places in Malaysia SEA Games

Philippines finds gold in the most unusual places in Malaysia SEA Games

Indonesia U22 soccer team qualified for the semi-finals of the SEA Games 2017 in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia after beating Cambodia 2-0 in group B. Anthony Beram sealed his second gold medal of this Games when he ruled the men's 400-meter run while boxing produced two golds courtesy of middleweight Eumir Felix Marcial and light-heavyweight John Marvin.


Top Pakistan civil-military brass rejects United States warning

Top Pakistan civil-military brass rejects United States warning

Donald Trump recently unveiled his new Afghanistan policy, putting forth serious allegations against Pakistan-urging the Islamic Republic to act against terrorists it was allegedly harbouring and destroy safe havens for militants. "The committee observed that these safe-havens harbour anti-Pakistan terrorist groups that continue to operate and launch attacks inside Pakistan", the statement added.


You can get shot for shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in Venice, says mayor

You can get shot for shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in Venice, says mayor

The mayor was applauded for his stance and went on the recall the arrest in March of four suspected jihadists who allegedly planned to blow up the Rialto bridge. Given that Italy has the fourth-largest Muslim population in Europe, Mr. Brugnaro's threat might prove hard to carry out. Other attendees did not appear to take Brugnaro seriously.