Friday, August 18, 2017

International News

Pakistan’s anti-corruption watchdog summons Sharif, sons

Pakistan’s top anti-graft organisation has summoned ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons Hussain and Hassan in corruption cases on Friday. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will interrogate them about their offshore properties revealed by the Panama Papers case. It comes just two days after Sharif filed a review ...

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Australian senator slammed for tasteless burqa stunt

Australian Senator Pauline Hanson has been condemned for her burqa stunt in the senate. The leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party had entered the Senate in Canberra wearing a burqa ahead of her party’s bid to ban full-face coverings in public. Attorney-General George Brandis condemned Hanson’s stunt and “counselled and ...

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Two doctors blamed for mismanagement in Indian hospital tragedy

An inquiry into last week’s oxygen shortage at a hospital in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has indicted two senior doctors for mismanagement. The report by Gorakhpur city’s district magistrate found the hospital’s logs about oxygen supply were incomplete, raising suspicions about corruption. State Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, is ...

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HBO’s social media accounts hacked

HBO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have been hacked late Wednesday, in the latest cyber security breach to hit the firm. The group called OurMine also took control of the social media handles of many of the network’s shows, including Game of Thrones and Veep. One post read: “OurMine are here. we ...

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King Salman opens Saudi border for Qatar Haj pilgrims

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has approved a plan to open the Salwa border crossing to Qataris performing Hajj this year. According to the Saudi Press Agency, King Salman has also ordered private jets belonging to the Saudi Arabian Airlines be dispatched to ...

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