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Kazakhstan elects new leader amid protests

KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan on Sunday elected the hand-picked successor of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev with 70% of the vote, according to exit polls, as police in the Central Asian republic arrested hundreds of opposition protesters. The victory of career diplomat Kassym Jomart-Tokayev was widely expected after he was granted the blessing …

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Snakeskin shoes for PM seized by KP govt

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Wildlife Department on Sunday went looking for a footwear shop in the city to confiscate snakeskin sandals meant for Prime Minister Imran Khan.They didn’t have to look far as they had been tipped off that the famous Kaptaan Chappal creator, Nooruddin Shinwari, was making them in …

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3 bombings in Afghan capital; 2 killed, 2 reporters injured

Three explosions struck the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring 24 others, officials said. At least two Afghan journalists were also injured in the blasts, according to a local non-governmental media organisation. The first bomb was attached to a bus carrying university students. It was …

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Donald Trump is like a 20th-century fascist, says Sadiq Khan

  LONDON – The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has compared the language used by Donald Trump to rally his supporters to that of “the fascists of the 20th century” in an explosive intervention before the US president’s state visit to London that begins on Monday. Writing in the Observer, …

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Chinese defence minister says war with U.S. would be a disaster

SINGAPORE  – Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe criticised the United States on Sunday for its support for self-ruled Taiwan and for naval operations in the disputed South China Sea, but said conflict or war between the two countries would be a disaster. Wei told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia’s …

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