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Daily Archives: September 19, 2016

Indonesia haze killed 100,000 people prematurely: Study

Last year’s forest fires in Indonesia caused the outbreak of a toxic haze across Southeast Asia that may have caused the death of at least 100,000 people in the region, a new study has found. The study, conducted by researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities in the US, said the “killer ...

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Philippines’ Duterte wants 6 months to tackle drug scourge

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he needs six more months for his ongoing war on drugs, which has led to the death of hundreds since he took office. Speaking to reporters in the southern city of Davao, Duterte said there are too many people involved in the narcotic trade and ...

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Syria militants preparing for raid in Aleppo: Russia

Russia says militants in Syria are exploiting a ceasefire currently underway in the Arab country to launch a wide-scale attack in the city of Aleppo. “During the sixth day of the ceasefire… only the Syrian government troops have been actually observing the moratorium on combat operations,” said Major General Igor ...

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Civil-Military differences hold up CPEC security plan

ISLAMABAD: Plans for operationalising the Special Security Division (SSD) for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have been held up by civil-military wrangling, multiple sources told Dawn. It is feared that the issue, if not resolved at the earliest, could potentially affect the CPEC timelines. The military had announced the raising of ...

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Halal food became a $20 billion hit in US

Halal food was gaining immense popularity in the USA, according to a report. The report stated that not only it was popular among fast-growing Muslim population, non-Muslims were also embracing it. The report said that halal food sales are projected at $20 billion this year, up by one-third since 2010. ...

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Syrian, Russian jets pound Daesh positions in Dayr al-Zawr

Syrian and Russian jets have attacked Daesh positions in Dayr al-Zawr following a US bombing which killed 62 government troops in the eastern town and allowed the Takfiri group to make gains. Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen TV said the attacks on Monday wiped out several Daesh positions and inflicted heavy losses. Two arms depots and ...

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