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This BBC journalist asked Sadiq Khan a racist question

  NEWS DESK: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is on a trade mission. He visited India and then crossed the border to Pakistan on foot. Unfortunately, he became the target of a racist question reeking of contempt and hatred posed by a BBC journalist. BBC reporter Karl Mercer asked the London mayor: “Does it feel…

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December 8, 2017


Watch: Chinese cultural show in Lahore

Pakistan’s economic ties with China are also boosting the cultural relations between the two Asian countries. This was reflected in a recent Chinese cultural show in Lahore.

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October 28, 2017


Must visit eatery in Dubai: PF Changs

By: Filza Jawad Hai Dubai is a multicultural city comprising of only 12% of local born Emiratis and the rest are people from different cultures and countries. Which is why it’s been challenging in identifying their national dishes. However, there are variety of cuisines and cultures that have inspired Dubai. One of the exotic eateries…

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February 18, 2017


Pakistan among countries where most child deaths concentrated

KUALA LUMPUR: Sixty percent of the world’s 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality. The study published in The Lancet medical journal said the latest data highlights the inequality…

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November 11, 2016


China slump leads Asia shares lower

TOKYO: Chinese shares slumped on Friday, weighing on other Asian stock markets, as a fresh regulatory crackdown and falling industrial profits weighed on market sentiment. European shares were set to follow suit, with financial spreadbetters expecting Britain’s FTSE 100 to fall 0.3 percent, France’s CAC40 to open down 0.4 percent, and Germany’s DAX to start…

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November 27, 2015


Oil edges lower to near three-month lows

SEOUL: Oil futures gave up early gains to trade near three-month lows on Friday on a persistent supply glut that has cut prices by up to 13 percent since the start of November. U.S. crude West Texas Intermediate (WTI) dipped 11 cents to $40.43 a barrel as of 0731 GMT, after edging up in earlier…

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November 20, 2015


Pakistan to participate in Asian Baseball Championship

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will be participating in the Asian Baseball Championship to be staged in Taiwan from September 16. Talking to APP, Pakistan Baseball Federation (PBF), President, Syed Khawar Shah said a total of six countries will be taking part in the event including Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. “The Championship will continue till…

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August 28, 2015


Twitter accelerates push for Asian partners

SINGAPORE: Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it plans to accelerate its push for content partnerships in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. It has appointed a Singapore-based executive, Rishi Jaitly, to boost teams in major markets such as Australia, India, and Japan as well as to expand into Greater China and Southeast Asia, the company…

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August 18, 2015


Oil prices down in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asia Thursday after a mixed US energy report showed a healthy decline in crude stockpiles but a rise in output that could aggravate the global supply glut. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for September delivery fell 21 cents to $44.94 while Brent crude for September eased seven cents to $49.52…

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August 6, 2015


Oil prices rebound in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rebounded in Asia Tuesday after falling steeply in the previous session owing to weak Chinese and US manufacturing and continued worries about the global supply glut, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for September delivery rose 31 cents to $45.48 while Brent crude for September was up 32 cents to…

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August 4, 2015


Asian shares skid as Fed monetary meeting looms

SYDNEY/HONG KONG: Asian shares began the week on a plaintive note amid losses on Wall Street and worries over China, while investors braced for a Federal Reserve meeting that might take another small step toward lifting U.S. interest rates. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 0.3 percent lower, Germany's to open 0.4 percent down, and…

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July 27, 2015


Oil rebounds in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil rebounded in Asia Tuesday on bargain-hunting after prices plunged a day earlier as Greek defiance against austerity measures imposed by its creditors sparked turbulence in global markets. Prices rose ahead of an emergency summit on Greece by eurozone leaders in Brussels Tuesday, after Greek citizens overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for further belt-tightening in…

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July 7, 2015


Asia markets on back foot ahead of Grece vote

HONG KONG: Asian markets retreated Friday ahead of the weekend's Greek referendum that could decide its eurozone future, while Shanghai plunged more than seven percent, at the end of a torrid week for mainland investors. Wall Street ended in the red as a strong increase in US jobs was overshadowed by the Greek crisis and…

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July 3, 2015


Asian stocks, euro down as greek talks fall apart

HONG KONG: Asian stock markets and the euro sank Monday on fears Greece could tumble out of the eurozone after debt reform talks between Athens and its creditors collapsed, leaving the country on the verge of a default. The losses also followed a sell-off in New York, where US investors were spooked after European officials…

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June 15, 2015


US seeks rescue of Asian migrants

WASHINGTON: The United States said on Friday that thousands of vulnerable migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as countries gathered in Bangkok to discuss the regional crisis. More than 3,000 migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar have landed in Indonesia and Malaysia since Thailand launched a crackdown on human trafficking gangs this month….

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May 29, 2015


Asian shares turn higher as China rallies, dollar up

TOKYO: Asian shares turned higher on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses on the back of gains in Hong Kong and China, while the dollar extended highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session. European shares marked a weak finish in thin trade on Monday, with many markets in the region closed for holidays. U.S. markets…

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May 26, 2015


Asia stocks extend gains, Tokyo lifted by weak yen

HONG KONG: Asian markets advanced on Monday, continuing a rally at the end of last week, with Tokyo boosted by a weaker yen after the head of the Federal Reserve stuck to her plan to raise interest rates by the year's end. The euro suffered further losses as Greece warned it did not have enough…

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May 25, 2015


Shaharyar Khan calls for more Asian support

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan hopes that Zimbabwe's tour of the country will be a proving ground for others and has called on their Asian rivals to lead the way. Zimbabwe are the first test-playing nation to tour Pakistan since a 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore…

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May 21, 2015


Asian markets mostly lower, weak yen supports Tokyo

HONG KONG: Asian markets retreated on Monday morning following a strong end to last week and despite another record close on Wall Street, although Tokyo was supported by a weaker yen. The euro continued to hold its strength, even though there has been no breakthrough in talks between Greece and its creditors on overhauling its…

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May 18, 2015


Dollar softens in Asian trade as US trade deficit widens

SINGAPORE: The dollar weakened against the euro in Asia Wednesday after data showed the US trade deficit ballooned to a six-year high in March. Analysts said the yawning trade gap had raised questions about the outlook for an increase in US interest rates, a move that would be supportive of the greenback. The euro bought $1.1233…

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May 6, 2015


Oil prices down in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asia Monday as dealers eyed lacklustre manufacturing data from China, which raised concerns about weak demand from the world's top energy consumer, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell 27 cents to $58.88 while Brent eased 13 cents to $66.33 in mid-morning trade. Financial markets in Japan, Thailand and…

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May 4, 2015

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