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Who is Malala Yousafzai?

It came as a surprise to many Thais when Miss Thailand Universe Anntonia Porsild mentioned the name of Malala Yousafzai during the top three rounds of the Miss Universe 2023…

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Thai rice exporters to discuss boosting exports with commerce minister

Leading members of the Thai Rice Exporters’ Association are seeking a meeting with Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai, to discuss Thai rice exports and Thai rice’s competitiveness on the global market,…

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Lawyers in support of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan, denounce his arrest during a protest outside the High court in Lahore on August 7, 2023. (Photo by Arif ALI / AFP)

Jailed ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s lawyers to apply for bail

Lawyers for Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan were Tuesday set to file a bail application for him, as he languished in a small cell of a century-old prison at…

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At least 28 killed after train derails in southern Pakistan

At least 28 people were killed Sunday when an express train derailed in southern Pakistan, the railway minister said, with an emergency declared at local hospitals struggling to deal with with…

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A full 60.9 million new internal displacements were meanwhile reported in 2022 including in Sudan © – / AFP/File

More than 71 mn people internally displaced worldwide in 2022

A “perfect storm” of overlapping crises forced tens of millions to flee within their own country last year, sending the number of internally displaced people to a record high, monitors said on Thursday. An…

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Rescue workers carry the remains of the blast victims from the debris of a damaged mosque after a blast inside the police headquarters in Peshawar on January 30, 2023. Abdul MAJEED / AFP

More than 80 killed in Pakistan mosque blast targeting police

Bodies were still being pulled Tuesday from the wreckage of a mosque blast that targeted police officers in northwestern Pakistan, killing more than 80 people and wounding 150 more. The…

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Residents look at the wreckage of a burnt passenger bus in Lasbela district of Pakistan’s Balochistan province on January 29, 2023. (Photo by Ismail Sasoli / AFP)

At least 51 killed in twin Pakistan transport tragedies

At least 51 people were killed in two separate transport accidents in western Pakistan on Sunday, when a bus plunged off a bridge and a boat carrying a class of…

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Former Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses a news conference after he was wounded following a shooting incident during a long march in Wazirabad, at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Lahore, Pakistan November 4, 2022. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Pakistan’s Imran Khan to resume protest after recovering from shooting

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday he would resume his protest march to Islamabad after recovering from an assassination attempt, as his supporters staged nationwide protests that blocked major roads. Khan was shot in the leg on Thursday as he waved to…

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Displaced people float belongings salvaged from flood-hit homes through a flooded area, on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. Officials in Pakistan say deaths from widespread flooding have topped 1,000 since mid-June. Flash flooding from the heavy rains has washed away villages and crops as soldiers and rescue workers evacuated stranded residents to the safety of relief camps and provided food to thousands of displaced Pakistanis. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Huge relief operation under way as Pakistan flood death toll rises

A huge relief operation was under way Monday and international aid began trickling in as Pakistan struggled to deal with monsoon flooding that has affected more than 33 million people. Officials said 1,061 people have died since June when…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 26, 2022 a soldier salutes next to an Akash missile system during India’s 73rd Republic Day parade at the Rajpath in New Delhi. – India’s military accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan, New Delhi’s defence ministry said on March 11, calling it “deeply regrettable”. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)

India accidentally fired missile into Pakistan: defence ministry

India’s military accidentally fired a missile into neighbouring Pakistan, New Delhi’s defence ministry said on Friday, calling it “deeply regrettable”. Hindu-majority India and Muslim Pakistan have fought three wars since…

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The Royal Caribbean cruise ship “Spectrum of the Seas” is seen docked at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong, China October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong bans some inbound flights, tightens COVID-19 curbs

HONG KONG, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Hong Kong announced a two-week ban on incoming flights from eight countries, including the United States and Britain, and tightened restrictions on Wednesday as…

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (Photo by Christophe PETIT TESSON / POOL / AFP)

Nobel Prize winning activist Malala gets married

London (AFP) – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, got married on Tuesday in a small ceremony in Birmingham,…

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Injured women receive treatment at a local hospital following an earthquake in Harnai, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. The powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 23

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 23 people as the…

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Thailand suspends entry certificates for all foreigners from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to suspend issuance of certificates of entry (COE) to all foreigners travelling to Thailand from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal immediately. Foreign Ministry…

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Arrivals of all non-Thai citizens from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh suspended until further notice

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has temporarily suspended all arrivals of non-Thai citizens from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, in an escalated effort to prevent the spread of a…

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18 killed and more trapped in Pakistan mine rockslide

At least 18 miners were killed and more than a dozen were still trapped on Tuesday after a rockslide at a marble mine in northwest Pakistan, officials said. Boulders of…

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A Kashmiri shopkeeper sits at the entrance of his half closed shop during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, July 27, 2020. Indian-controlled Kashmir’s economy is yet to recover from a colossal loss a year after New Delhi scrapped the disputed region’s autonomous status and divided it into two federally governed territories. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Curfew in parts of Kashmir ahead of revocation anniversary

Authorities clamped a curfew in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. Shahid…

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A plume of smoke is seen after the crash of a PIA aircraft in Karachi, Pakistan May 22, 2020. TWITTER/SHAHABNAFEES via REUTERS

Plane crashes in Pakistan with around 100 on board

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with around 100 passengers and crew crashed on Friday in a residential area of the southern city of Karachi, with…

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Health workers wearing protective gear walk on a railway track as they arrive in a slum area for a door-to-door verification of people to find out if they have developed any of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms, in Kolkata, India, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

India, Pakistan ease restrictions for some small businesses amid lockdown

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Indian government allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighborhoods and residential areas from Saturday, more than a month after the nation went into a…

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Saved from Pakistani mob, downed Indian pilot becomes face of Kashmir crisis

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A downed Indian fighter pilot who was attacked by a mob and then paraded on video by Pakistan’s army has become a social media sensation and…

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