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(Photo: AP)Myanmar authorities planned genocide against Rohingya, rights group claims
File - A Rohingya refugee girl holds a child during a visit by U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, Monday, June 2, 2018....Full Story

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(Photo: AP / Eugene Hoshiko)Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan
Stephen Zhu, left, vice-president of strategy of Didi Chuxing, and Ken Miyauchi, second left, CEO and president of SoftBank Mobile Corp., shake hands as Jean Liu, second from right, president of Didi Chuxing, and Keigo Sugano, right, deputy division head at SoftBank Mobile, watch them during a press conference on their joint venture in Tokyo Thursday, July 19, 2018....Full Story

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Janhvi: I love Delhiites’ sarcastic, self-deprecating sense of humour
After enjoying an e-rickshaw ride at Rumi Darwaza in Lucknow and binging on some lip-smacking Gujarati delicacies in Ahmedabad, Ishaan and Janhvi went on a shopping trip in Delhi. They managed to take some time out amid the promotion activities of Dhadak to visit Janpat...Full Story
Reel politics gets real
Chennai: Less than six months after former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s constituency was under the spotlight for a power-packed byelection and allegations of voter bribing, R K Nagar will make news once again. This time, on screen. The trailer of ‘R K Nagar’ op...Full Story
Why we need to have the anti-trafficking bill 2018
When I first met 19-year-old Bhavani in 2002, I was taken aback by her vehemence and aggression. Bhavani was rescued from GB Road Red Light Area in New Delhi, an infamous prostitution zone close to Kamala Market police station filled with many Kothas (brothels) with gir...Full Story
Gov’t workers decrystarvation wages
Government employees under the COURAGE government employees center reiterated their situation that their take-home pay is not even enough to take them home. | This was already the situation prior to the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration for Inclusion. No...Full Story
BIR cracks down on Ong Kin King & Co. Inc.
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) 13 Director Eduardo Pagulayan said Ong Kin King and Co. Inc. failed to register individually its five warehouses and three restaurants which are located in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue. | “What the owners registered is the business a...Full Story
TaiGen showcases new influenza antibiotic
TaiGen Biopharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd (太景醫藥研發控股) has set its sights on the market for next-generation anti-influenza drugs with its new novel antibiotic, the company said at the BioTaiwan exhibition at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei yest...Full Story
Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing venture in Japan
Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing (滴滴出行) and Tokyo-based Softbank Corp have set up a joint venture for taxi hailing in Japan. | The companies yesterday announced the plan for a service that uses artificial intelligence and data analysis on a technology p...Full Story
Japanese returns to shoot video out of gratitude for relief
Shunske Hagiwara from Japan’s Gunma Prefecture has spent 86 days in Taiwan filming a video to help promote tourism out of gratitude for the nation’s help in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan | In the video, the 27-year-old tries vario...Full Story

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Spokesman says Pakistan's ex-PM jail conditions deplorable
Rajeev Shukla's aide Akram Saifi resigns from UPCA after 'sex-for-selection' sting
Report: Afghanistan cease-fires suggest Taliban unity that could aid peace talks
Fortune Global 500 List 2018 Released, with Chinese Property Developer Country Garden Ranking 353rd
Myanmar authorities planned genocide against Rohingya, rights group claims
More trouble for Rajeev Shukla aide as BCCI to investigate matter
Thu 19 Jul 2018
‘Police saved 2 lives in Bidar incident’
Deccan Herald Two more persons would have succumbed to the mob fury at Murki over child lifting rumours, but for the swift action of the police. Mohammed Azam (28) from Hyderabad was killed in an accident triggered by the rumours on July 13. | Mohammed Afroz, a re...
Shiroor Mutt seer dead, brother suspects foul play
Deccan Herald Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha Swamiji passed away under suspicious circumstances on Thursday morning at KMC Hospital in Manipal. | The 55-year-old seer was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday with food poisoning and diarrhoea, which affect...
Farooq Abdullah slams lynching of Muslims
Sify [India], July 19 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah criticised lynching and killings of Muslims in India during a condolence meeting in Kupwara on Thursday. | "Some forces still exist in our state who do not want peace to ...
GLM founder urges HDK to legalise cannabis
Deccan Herald In his continuing campaign to legalise the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, founder of the Great Legalisation Movement (GLM) Viki Vaurora has asked the chief minister to allow the growing of the plant. | "Every state government in India has be...
Imprisoned Sharifs kept in ‘cruel’ conditions, say legal observers in Pakistan
Arabnews Author: Thu, 2018-07-19 18:08 ISLAMABAD: A team of observers from the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) met with ex-Prime Minister and disqualified head of the Pakistan Muslim League — Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif, 68, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, 44, and he...
PM Modi-led committee on Lokpal selection holds meet; Congress nominee Mallikarjun Kharge refuses to attend
India TV The Lokpal selection committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday held its meeting to set up a search panel for recommending names for the appointment of the anti-graft ombudsman Lokpal and its members. | According to officials, th...
Farmers urged to speak out on damaging trade wars and policies
Kearney Hub KEARNEY — Trade is big business for U.S. ag producers. | In 2017, ag exports were valued at $142.6 billion and produced a $22 billion trade surplus. Exports account for 20 percent of all farm revenue. | The top five markets are Canada, China, Mexic...
Rain abates, but misery continues
The Hindu The misery of the rain-hit population of Alappuzha, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts continued to be miserable though there was some let up in the monsoon rain in the three districts. | It did not rain heavily in Pathanamthitta district, but the...
Thorough probe sought into Shiroor seer’s ‘suspicious’ death
The Hindu The death of Lakshmivara Tirtha Swami of Shiroor Mutt on Thursday took a turn with Kasturba Hospital, where he was treated, stating that there was “suspicion of poisoning” and the toxicological samples had been sent for testing. | While some argu...
Not just brew, Coffee By Di Bella goes Exclusive with gourmet food offerings
DNA India With the success of their cafes, Coffee by Di Bella, in the Indian market, the premium coffee brand from Australia has now expanded their horizons by offering gourmet food at their outlets as well. At Coffee by Di Bella Exclusive, expect premium blen...
Xi arrives in Abu Dhabi after China signs deals with UAE
The Siasat Daily Dubai: President Xi Jinping arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday for a three-day visit, after the announcement of oil and trade deals between China and the UAE. | Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said he was “delighted” to welcome Xi, p...
Working to Improve Hemophilia A Testing: Precision BioLogic presents new data at the 64th Annual ...
The Philadelphia Tribune HALIFAX, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Precision BioLogic today unveiled data from a study using a new kit for a Modified Nijmegen-Bethesda Assay (MNBA) at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis' Scientific and Standardization Committ...
Home Alone’s Macaulay Culkin gallivanted around Denver with stops at Casa Bonita and VooDoo and we’re here for it
Denver Post The Denver leg of my trip started with a visit to the @smokingunco to shoot some video and learn about the history of marijuana prohibition. | A post shared by Macaulay 'Instagram' Culkin (@culkamania) on Jul 17, 2018 at 7:58am PDT | Check fo...
Guardian documentaries: our short films captivating a global audience
The Guardian The next few months will see some exciting developments in the Guardian Documentaries strand of short films. Since I joined the Guardian in October 2014, my colleagues and I in the video team have been upping the ante in our quality and range of stor...
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