Pakistan discovers a 1700 year old sleeping Buddha statue

Pakistan discovers a 1700 year old sleeping Buddha statue

Islamabad, November 19  (The Guardian): Pakistan has unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha as part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a region roiled by Islamist militancy. A reflection of the diverse history and culture of the south Asian country, the ancient Buddhist site in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province […]

Indian girl Manushi Chillar grabs Miss World title after a 17 year gap

Indian girl Manushi Chillar grabs Miss World title after a 17 year gap

Sanya City (China), November 18 (The Indian Express): India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in Hainan Island. Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s […]

West Bengal beats Odisha in the battle for the Rosogolla

West Bengal beats Odisha in the battle for the Rosogolla

New Delhi, November 17: (Reuters): West Bengal has beaten the neighboring State of Odisha in the bitter battle for rights over the Indian sweetmeat “Rosogolla”. The government of India has awarded to the State of West Bengal ownership rights over the “King of Indian Sweets” after a long battle between the two States. Luscious Rosogolla, […]

The woman who brought the unshakable Mugabe down

The woman who brought the unshakable Mugabe down

By Ata Ikiddeh/Lusaka Times It’s difficult to piece together what is going to become of Zimbabwe after now, however history gives us a peek at the key actors in the drama currently playing out. Now, this is the story you don’t know. Mugabe the deposed President of Zimbabwe, Constantine Chiwenga the Head of the Zimbabwean […]

Chinese robots serve food in Bangladeshi restaurant

Chinese robots serve food in Bangladeshi restaurant

Dhaka, November 17 (newsin.asia): A Chinese company has helped set up Bangladesh’s first “robot restaurant” where food is served by robots. HZX Electronic Technology Company of China provided technical support to the ‘Robot Restaurant’, located in  the Family World Convention Center at Asad Gate, Mirpur Road in Dhaka. Explaining the need to go in for […]

Sexual violence does greater damage than bullets, Angelina Jolie tells UN peacekeepers

Sexual violence does greater damage than bullets, Angelina Jolie tells UN peacekeepers

Vancouver, November 16 (The Guardian): In a forceful speech to United Nations peacekeeping officials assembled in Vancouver, Angeline Jolie called on international conflict negotiators to take their role in preventing and punishing sexual violence more seriously. Calling sexual violence “a critical obstacle to achieving women’s equality and our full human rights”, Jolie asked those gathered to recognize sexual […]

Zimbabwe army denies coup against Mugabe as it takes control of Harare

Zimbabwe army denies coup against Mugabe as it takes control of Harare

Harare, Nov 15 – Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to “target criminals”. However, it said this was not “a military takeover of government” and President Robert Mugabe was safe. Heavy gunfire and artillery were heard in northern suburbs of the capital, Harare, […]

Iran-Iraq earthquake: 450 dead, 7,000 injured as Iranian rescue missions wind down

Iran-Iraq earthquake: 450 dead, 7,000 injured as Iranian rescue missions wind down

Tehran, Nov 14 – Iranian authorities say rescue operations have ended in areas hit by a powerful earthquake near the border with Iraq that killed at least 450 people and injured more than 7,000 others. The magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck villages and towns in the mountainous area of Kermanshah province on Sunday night (local time) while many people were […]

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