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Mountaineer back from Everest

Mountaineer back from Everest

Kami Rita Sherpa, 48, a Nepali mountaineer, waves upon his arrival after climbing Mount Everest for a 22nd time, creating a new record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain, in Kathmandu, yesterday.

Lanka warns of looming foreign debt crisis

Lanka warns of looming foreign debt crisis

Sri Lanka is headed for a debt crisis, the finance ministry warned yesterday, blaming a series of costly projects commissioned by the previous government for record-high repayments.

Thousands at Erdogan election rally in Bosnia

Thousands at Erdogan election rally in Bosnia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a swipe yesterday at European countries that refused to let him campaign on their territory as he called at a rally in Bosnia for expatriate Turks to vote for him and his ruling AK Party in elections next month.

Greek mayor hurt after ‘far-right’ attack

Greek mayor hurt after ‘far-right’ attack

The mayor of Greece’s second city Thessaloniki was hospitalised early yesterday after an assault by suspected far-right members at a rally, officials said.

Macedonia must ‘revise constitution’ before name deal

Macedonia must ‘revise constitution’ before name deal

The 27-year name row between Greece and Macedonia cannot be resolved without constitutional revision in the neighbouring country, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday amid hopes for a June deal.

Malacanang denies masterminding conspiracy to oust chief justice

Malacanang denies masterminding conspiracy to oust chief justice

Malacanang has dismissed insinuations that it had masterminded a conspiracy to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno as the country’s chief justice.

China air force lands bombers on disputed island

China air force lands bombers on disputed island

China’s air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.

Wrongful imprisonment sheds light on slow justice

Wrongful imprisonment sheds light on slow justice

Asma Nawab spent two decades in jail, wrongfully accused of murdering her family. Finally acquitted, she is seeking a new life, free from whispers and memories, as her plight draws fresh questions over Pakistan’s woeful justice system.

Loss of teenaged ambassador leaves two countries in gloom

Loss of teenaged ambassador leaves two countries in gloom

The little grey house in Block 10 of Gulshan-i-Iqbal area of Pakistani port city of Karachi wore a forlorn look yesterday, with the eldest child – the light of the house – being no more.

Watchdog slams efforts against Dawn

Watchdog slams efforts against Dawn

International media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the disruption in the distribution of Pakistan’s oldest newspaper Dawn after it published an interview suggesting that Pakistani militants were behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

What is the Nipah Virus?

What is the Nipah Virus?

Nipah Virus is an emerging infectious disease that broke out in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 and 1999. It has been found among several species of domestic animals.

Nipah virus linked to Kozhikode fever deaths

Nipah virus linked to Kozhikode fever deaths

The cause of death of two people, ostensibly suffering from fever, in Kozhikode has now been confirmed to be due to the Nipah virus (NiV), spread by fruit bats and which caused severe disease in both animals and humans, a top official said yesterday.

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