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Memoirs from 1947


Sitting in her Karachi home, Jamshed Jahan Ara looks straight into the camera as she explains in a trembling voice how her family fled India during Partition in 1947.

Memoirs from 1947

Sitting in her Karachi home, Jamshed Jahan Ara looks straight into the camera as she explains in a trembling voice how her family fled India during Partition in 1947.

'Girls as dessert'

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as “dessert.”


Cardinal Pell denies abuse charges in court

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, a top advisor to Pope Francis, denied all charges of historical sexual abuse Wednesday at his first appearance in an Australian court over the allegations.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 23:43:40

Panic buying empties pumps as Pakistan tanker strike drags on

A strike by Pakistani fuel tanker owners entered a third day on Wednesday, with panicked buyers forming huge queues around gas stations in the capital Islamabad and across the country.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/26 23:43:40

Ready for action

A Soyuz MS-05 rocket, which will take NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Russian cosmonaut commander Sergei Ryazansky to the International Space Station, awaits its launch, scheduled on Friday, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 23:43:39

Tanzania to construct dry port to serve Great Lakes region

The Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) said on Wednesday it plans to build a dry port in the east African nation's western region of Kigoma to cater for East Africa and the Great Lakes region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 22:59:02

Ethiopia to open new camp for South Sudanese refugees

Ethiopia is to open a new camp for South Sudanese refugees in a bid to cope with rising number of people running from a brutal civil war.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 22:58:34

Cardinal in spotlight

Members of the press take photos of Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell (left) as he leaves after a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne on Wednesday. Pell, a top advisor to Pope Francis, denied all charges of historical sexual abuse on Wednesday at his first appearance in the court (see story on page 9).
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 22:23:39

Moulin Rouge revival

High-kicking dancers are enthralling full houses again at the Moulin Rouge and art lovers are swarming the Louvre as Paris enjoys a tourism revival after plummeting numbers brought on by terror attacks.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 22:23:39

Trump says transgender people not to be allowed to serve in US military

US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military in any capacity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 22:03:09

Albania counts on Bulgarian support on EU accession talks: president

Albania counts on Bulgaria's strong support for opening of membership negotiations into the European Union (EU) family," Albania's newly-elected president Ilir Meta told visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 21:15:04

New US sanctions to complicate ties with Russia: lawmakers

New US sanctions will further complicate relations between Moscow and Washington, which are already at their lowest, Russian lawmakers said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 21:14:38

Spanish PM tells court he knew nothing about party financial issues

Spain's opposition parties are quick to criticize the testimony given by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who took the stand on Wednesday as a witness in a major graft trial.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 20:52:16

Eight teams confirm participation in Asian Games tryouts for Pencak Silat

Athletes of Pencak Silat martial art from eight Asian teams will take part in Asian Games tryouts in Indonesia next year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 20:11:24

Report claims Hanoi's influence in shaping think tank's agenda in Washington

The report claims Vietnamese authorities have exerted hidden influence on a US think tank on discussions about South China Sea issues.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/7/26 19:45:18