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Pakistan business school cancels online lecture of noted economist – world news

A Pakistan-based business school was forced to cancel an online seminar with well-known economist Dr Atif Mian following pressure from extremist groups. Dr Mian, who belongs to the Ahmadiyya community, was slated to speak on “Why has economic growth fallen behind in Pakistan?” at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi. However, the seminar was scrapped due to threats ...

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China’s actions in Xinjiang amount to genocide, says Canada parliament panel – world news

A Canadian parliamentary panel has described the persecution of the Uighurs in Xinjiang as a “genocide”, asking the government to recognise it as such and to impose sanctions against Chinese officials responsible. The Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development said it was “profoundly disturbed” at what it heard in testimony from ...

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Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora holds protest in front of Pak Embassy in US – world news

The Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) and several other community organisations held a car protest rally in front of the Embassy of Pakistan in the US on Thursday (local time), remembering Pakistan’s invasion of Kashmir in 1947. Scores of people were seen chanting slogans calling Pakistan to vacate the illegally occupied Kashmir. “Pakistan vacate occupied Kashmir. Kashmir is an integrated ...

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‘Look at India, the air is filthy,’ says US President Donald Trump at final debate – world news

US President Donald Trump on Thursday used the word “filthy” to describe the quality of air in India – language that he has never used for a country that he has counted among America’s friends. “Look at India, it’s filthy,” Trump said during a heated exchange with his Democratic rival Joe Biden on the topic of climate crisis and his ...

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The Palm Fountain: Dubai makes world record for largest fountain – world news

The glitzy emirate of Dubai broke the record for the world’s largest fountain on Thursday, as the Gulf city seeks to boost its hard-hit tourism sector amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Palm Fountain, which covers an area of 14,366 square feet (1,335 square metres), is located at The Pointe shopping and dining district on Palm Jumeirah, a man-made palm-shaped island. ...

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Donald Trump vs Joe Biden final presidential debate:Who said what – world news

Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden held their final debate in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday evening, with less than two weeks to go before the Nov. 3 presidential election. To avoid a rerun of their first contentious debate, in which Trump repeatedly interrupted Biden, each candidate’s microphone was switched off while his opponent made a statement on a ...

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China, marking its first war with US, urges sacrifice at home – world news

China is going all out in remembrance of its participation against the US in the Korean War, sending a message to Washington that it’s not intimidated by American military might.President Xi Jinping will participate in a ceremony on Friday in Beijing marking the 70th anniversary since its army took up fighting in a conflict China’s government describes as the “War ...

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Joe Biden aides say he’s ready for Donald Trump debate attacks on Hunter – world news

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign said he’s ready for a confrontation at Thursday’s debate with President Donald Trump as the incumbent says he will attempt to steer the discussion to allegations of corruption against Hunter Biden. “Every time he does that all he’s doing is reinforcing what we’ve said all along: He’s acknowledging he has no case for a ...

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Covid-19: Gilead’s Remdesivir is first virus drug to get FDA approval – world news

The US Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead Sciences Inc.’s antiviral therapy remdesivir on Thursday, making it the first drug to obtain formal clearance for treating the coronavirus. Regulators had granted an emergency-use authorization for remdesivir earlier this year, and since then the drug has become a widely used therapy in hospitalized Covid-19 patients. It was given to President Donald ...

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Don’t turn away from Rohingya’s plight, UK urges world – world news

Committing £47.5 million in new UK aid, the Boris Johnson government on Thursday urged the world not to forget the plight of the Rohingyas who have taken refuge in Bangladesh and other countries, after facing oppression in Myanmar since 2017. Foreign secretary Dominic Raab announced the new funding for the refugees in Bangladesh and assistance for the country to deal ...

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