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Pakistan strongly condemns Kabul terrorist attack ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the dastardly terrorist acts in Kabul that resulted intothe loss of a number of precious human lives and left several others injured."The Government and the people of Pakistan extend their sincere condolences and profound sympathies to the families of the bereaved people and convey their earnest prayers and wishes for early recovery of those injured in this heinous act of terrorism," the Foreign Office said in a statement.Pakistan reiterated its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all forms and manifestations and reaffirmed commitment for continued efforts and cooperation for eliminating this menace. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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PM Nawaz strongly condemns Kabul blasts, expresses grief over loss of lives ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday strongly condemned blasts in Kabul and expressed his deep grief and anguish over loss of precious lives.The Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace for the departed souls and early recovery of those injured."Terrorism is a common enemy and must be fought with collective and concerted efforts. Pakistan has been bearing the brunt of terrorists as a frontline state in war on terror," a press release of the ...

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China's workforce may decline 23pc by 2050: official BEIJING: The size of China's workforce may decline by as much as 23 percent by 2050, a government official said, as the population of the world's second-largest economy rapidly ages.China's working age population, defined as those between the ages of 16 and 59, peaked in 2011 and would soon "experience a process of sharp decline", particularly after 2030, said Li Zhong, a spokesman for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, at a news ...

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India steps up search for missing military plane CHENNAI: India on Saturday stepped up a major search operation for an air force plane that disappeared over the Bay of Bengal the day before with 29 people on board, as the defence minister headed to the region.The AN-32 military transport plane was on a routine flight from the southern city of Chennai to Port Blair, capital of the remote Andaman and Nicobar islands, on Friday morning when it vanished from radar screens.Twenty-one of the ...

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Anger erupts over government handling of China flood BEIJING: Anger erupted on Saturday over floods in northern China left more than 100 people dead or missing, with media and internet users accusing officials of negligence. Torrential rain has lashed northern China this week, and a flashflood near the city of Xingtai in Hebei province, which left nine dead and 11 missing, has become a focus of the public's dissatisfaction with the government's response to the disaster.Angry villagers have blamed local officials for failing ...

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China alone cannot save world from Brexit downturn: Li BEIJING: The world cannot depend on China alone to save it from a Brexit-induced downturn, the country's premier said Friday, ahead of hosting a meeting of G20 finance ministers.Government representatives and central bank chiefs from the world's top 20 economies gather in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu this weekend with the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU) high on the agenda.China's economic boom of recent decades has seen it become ...

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Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan rescued KABUL: An Indian woman working for an international aid group who was kidnapped in the Afghan capital last month has been rescued unharmed, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Saturday. Judith D'Souza, who works for the Aga Khan Foundation, was abducted on June 9 in the centre of Kabul."I am happy to inform you that Judith D'Souza has been rescued," the minister said in a tweet.She thanked Afghanistan for its "help and support" but ...