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Pakistan hopeful, sceptical after Modi victory in India’s election

Added: 24.05.2019 18:19 | 25 views | 0 comments

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, on the landslide electoral victory for his Hindu nationalist party, saying he hoped to work with Modi despite a recent flare-up of military tensions between the rival nuclear powers. “Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia,” Khan tweeted after it was clear that Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, was set to return to power, winning well over a 272-seat majority in India’s Parliament. Pakistan and India are perennial rivals that have fought three wars since Pakistan was created as a Muslim homeland in 1947...

British Airways to resume Pakistan flights next week after a decade

Added: 24.05.2019 8:55 | 24 views | 0 comments

British Airways will resume flights to Pakistan next week a decade after it suspended operations following a major hotel bombing, becoming the first Western airline to restart flights to the South Asian country.


Snakebites Kill At Least 80,000 People Per Year: WHO

Added: 24.05.2019 2:33 | 18 views | 0 comments

The World Health Organization said on Thursday snakebites kill nearly 200 people every day and is likely the "biggest public health crisis you've never heard of," according to Deutsche Welle. Experts said the problem was particularly lethal in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and South Asia due to a large number of poisonous snakes. Even though the Ebola crisis has generated massive international attention, snakebites took the lives of up to 400,000 victims between 2014 and 2016, making it 40 times deadlier than the Ebola virus. Snakebites were a factor in up to 130,000 deaths and over 300,000 paralyzing injuries and amputations last year, but on Thursday the WHO released a...

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South Asian monsoon floods

Added: 02.09.2017 18:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

This summer's monsoon has brought catastrophic flooding to south Asia.



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