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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Singapore imposes $740,000 fines

Singapore: Singapore´s privacy watchdog on Tuesday imposed fines of Sg$1 million ($740,000) on a healthcare provider and an IT agency over a cyber-attack that saw health records of about quarter of the population stolen. In the city-state´s biggest ever data breach, hackers last year gained access to a government database and made off with the records

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Misbah to add charm to Grade-II Trophy

KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Ahmad Shehzad will add to the charm of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade-II which begins at different venues of the country from Friday (today). The duo will represent Faisalabad in the ten-team event. The teams have been divided in two groups. Bahawalpur, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 2

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM ‘SL war criminal’ named army’s second-in-command

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s president has appointed a general accused by the United Nations of war crimes to the country’s second-highest army ranking, evoking outcry from rights groups. Major General Shavendra Silva, who commanded an army division accused of gross abuses against civilians during Sri Lanka’s civil war, formally assumed duties as Chief of Staff

January 9, 2019 12:38 AM Armed men attempt to stop former Sindh governor Muhammad Zubair in Karachi

KARACHI: Former Sindh governor Muhammad Zubair said that armed men in a white Corolla car attempted to stop his vehicle in Karachi's DHA area late on Tuesday. As per details, the incident occurred at DHA Phase VI when former governor along with his wife heading toward his residence, where few armed men in white Corolla, brought their car closer and pointed 2

January 8, 2019 12:00 AM AI slams India for deporting Rohingya Muslims

NEW DELHI: Amnesty International on Monday accused India of disregarding international law after a Rohingya Muslim family was deported to Myanmar where the military is accused of genocide against the stateless Muslim minority. The family of five, who had been in prison in India’s northeastern Assam state since 2013, was handed over to Myanmar authorities

January 7, 2019 12:00 AM Two shot dead in Sialkot

SIALKOT: Two people were shot dead here. Sultan was on his way when 12 accused, including Shoaib, Tayyab, Waqar, Zulfiqar, Mudassar, Ali and Afzal, allegedly shot him dead over enmity at Sukhnian village in the limits of Uggoki police. The police have registered a case. In another incident, two rival groups exchanged hot words over some dispute at Dharam 2

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM Temple unrest: Britain warns tourists against travelling to India

Thiruvananthapuram, India: Britain on Saturday warned tourists visiting the southern Indian state of Kerala after sporadic violence in recent days over the admission of women to one of Hinduism's holiest temples. In updated travel advice, London advised UK nationals in Kerala, popular with tourists particularly at this time of year, to "monitor media 1

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM EU nations deadlocked on rescued migrants

ROME: Nearly 50 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean by two ships run by rights groups are still looking for countries to take them in, one of the groups told AFP. “The situation is still the same,” a spokeswoman for one of the groups, Sea Watch, told AFP. Their vessel, Sea Watch 3, was sheltering from stormy weather off the coast of Malta, which like Italy 2

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Operation after Karachi Central Jail links found with outside world

KARACHI: A search operation was conducted on Saturday at the Karachi Central Jail after the authorities came to knew about the links of some inmates with the outside world. Juvenile prison and Ghousia Colony — a neighborhood adjacent to the jail — were also thoroughly searched on a tipoff to thwart any terrorist activity from taking place in the city, local 6

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Qatar says Gulf alliance needs replacing

DOHA: Qatar called Saturday for a new regional alliance following the failure of the four-decade-old Gulf Cooperation Council to resolve an 18-month rift between the emirate and its neighbours. Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the boycott imposed on the emirate by Saudi Arabia and its allies had irreparably damaged the existing 6