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  • China has successfully lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty, which is a great achievement without parallel in history, and Pakistan is learning from China's experience, Pakistani President Arif Alvi said. "Pakistan has learnt three things (from China): better health for its people, ...

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  • China continued to be the leading country in terms of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Pakistan during the first half of the current fiscal year from July to December 2019, said the State Bank of Pakistan on Thursday. According to a report released by the country's central bank, China retained ...

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  • Transit trade between China and Afghanistan has begun with the inauguration of the Gwadar Seaport on the southern coasts of Karachi, Pakistan, and with the arrival of the first transit trade ship from China, a local media outlet the Ariannews has reported. According to the media outlet, the Embassy ...

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  • BEIJING-: The China-Italy year of culture and tourism is scheduled to kick off on Jan. 21 in Rome, China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Wednesday. Over 100 events will be held during the one-year activity, covering areas of performing arts, visual arts, cultural heritage, tourism and ...

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  • LONDON          -             Criminal courts in Britain will allow television cameras to broadcast parts of serious cases for the first time under new legislation laid before the House of Commons on Thursday. National broadcasters, which have ...

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  • ROME               -            The ambitious plan to protect the Italian canal city of Venice from severe flooding went through its first dry run this week and had good early reviews. Venice, in Italy’s northeastern coastline, ...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will pay two separate visits to the West Bank next week to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a senior Palestinian official said Wednesday. "The meetings will discuss the supporting international position to the ...

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  • WASHINGTON - Scientists in the United States created the first living robots using stem cells, which can move toward a target and heal themselves after being cut. A study published on Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences described the living, programmable organism, a completely ...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Federal Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin as Russia's new prime minister, the Kremlin said Wednesday. "Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with the head of the Federal Tax Service, Mikhail Mishustin, during which he invited him to take the post of ...

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  • BEIJING - The new optical remote-sensing satellite for commercial use Red Flag-1 H9, along with three small satellites, is launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi Province, Jan. 15, 2020. China sent a new optical ...

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  • BEIJING             -            Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, stressed strengthening checks and oversight over the exercise of power as he demanded consistency in full and strict ...

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  • BEIJING-Millions of Chinese are travelling smarter, faster, more efficiently and more comfortably than ever before after one of the world’s largest human migrations got underway last Friday.And the travel choices for the 2020 Spring Festival travel rush are also more diverse with a ...

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  • MEXICO - Haitians on Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the destructive 2010 earthquake that toppled buildings across the island, killing more than 300,000 people. The powerful 7-magnitude quake hit at 4:53 p.m. local time (2153 GMT), with an epicenter just 15 kilometers southwest of the capital ...

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  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tokyo for a five-day trip to the Middle East on Saturday, aiming to help ease tensions in a key region for resource-poor Japan. During his visit, Abe will hold talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, according to Japanese ...

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  • The U.S. Fifth Fleet said Friday it continued to "remain vigilant" after a Russian Navy ship "aggressively approached" the U.S. warship USS Farragut in the Arabian sea. "On Thursday, Jan. 9, while conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, USS Farragut was aggressively approached by a ...

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  • Brunei Darussalam recorded an 85.5 percent year-on-year drop in trade surplus for October 2019 due to a jump in major imports. Latest International Merchandise Trade Statistics released on Saturday by the Department of Economic Planning and Development (DEPD) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy ...

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  • A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon, as the Caribbean island is recovering from temblors that occurred earlier this week. The earthquake happened at 5:26 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (2226 GMT), with its epicenter around 4 km south of Indios on the island's southern coast, ...

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  • Pakistan should send graduate and post-graduate students to study applied science at Chinese universities to acquire scientific knowledge and learn from the research China has done over the years, acclaimed Pakistani scientist Atta-ur-Rahman said. China is an emerging power and it has already ...

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  • Pakistan's Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Thursday that the friendship between Pakistan and China is getting stronger and more multidimensional with new avenues of cooperation in social and economic sectors. "Pakistan and China have a long history of friendship, but now it is deepening ...

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  • WASHINGTON        -         The United Nations on Wednesday asked for the re-authorization of a cross-border aid mechanism for Syrians, warning of severe consequences in its absence. The Security Council failed to renew the mechanism on Dec. 20, 2019. The ...

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  • BERLIN          -         A total of 111,094 asylum applications were registered in Germany in 2019, decreasing by 14.3 percent compared to the previous year, the German Ministry of the Interior (BMI) announced on ...

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  • DHAKA       -         A High Court Division bench in Bangladesh has directed the authorities concerned to ban single-use plastic products in coastal areas and hotels, motels and restaurants across the country within the next one ...

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  • CAIRO        -         Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for deepening China-Arab strategic partnership and seeking political solution to regional hotspot issues. Wang made the remarks in his ...

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  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Iraq on Thursday following an Iranian retaliatory attack on U.S. troops in Iraq, Turkey's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday. "Within the context of our intensified diplomatic efforts to alleviate the escalated tension in the aftermath of ...

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  • Syrian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday declared the Syrian government's full solidarity with Iran and its right of self-defense, according to the state news agency SANA. The Syrian ministry said it supports Iran's right of self-defense facing the U.S. threats and the United States is held ...

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday that his country will hit back "strongly" if attacked by Iran, amidst escalating tensions in the Gulf. "Whoever tries to attack us will be dealt a strong blow," Netanyahu told a conference in Jerusalem, hours after Iran launched a series ...

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  • The Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday called on the United States and Iran to exercise self-restraint and respect the Iraqi state after the Iranian missile attack on military bases housing U.S. forces in western and northern the country. Abdul Mahdi said that Iraq ...

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  • Javaid Zarif planned to visit New York on 9 January to address the Security Council on the killing of his country's top military commander Qasem Soleimani. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the fact that the United States has denied him the ...

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  • A 19-year-old British girl was convicted of making a false claim that she had been raped by a group of 12 Israeli youths and was sentenced to four months in jail, suspended for three years, on Tuesday. Her gang rape allegation on July 17, 2019, caused an international sensation and a guilty verdict ...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Syrian capital of Damascus on Tuesday and met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Kremlin has said. Putin's convoy traveled through the streets of Damascus to a command post of Russian troops stationed in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov ...

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