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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.”


Myanmar's parliament denounces UN human rights envoy's statement

Myanmar's House of Representatives (Lower House) on Tuesday unanimously denounced the statement of UN envoy Yanghee Lee which criticized the country over its human rights situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 11:39:06

S.Korea says no deadline in dialogue overtures to DPRK

South Korea's unification ministry said Wednesday that there has been no deadline set for its earlier dialogue overtures to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 11:38:33

Russian cybersecurity company releases free antivirus software globally

Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab Tuesday launched its free version of antivirus software Kaspersky Free to "secure the whole world" amid celebration of its 20th anniversary.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 11:09:29

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as India's 14th president

Indian newly elected President Ram Nath Kovind (2nd R, front) arrives at Presidential Palace after his sworn-in ceremony in New Delhi, July 25, 2017. Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as India's 14th president on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 9:06:03

One third of global child marriages take place in India

India accounts for about 33 percent of the world's child marriages, with nearly 103 million Indians married under the age of 18, Indian local media reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:52:45

India repeats mistakes of 1962 with continued violation of China's sovereignty: former journalist

Indian border guards' trespassing into the Chinese territory would risk repeating the mistakes of the Sino-India border conflict in 1962, a former Australian journalist warned.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:39:50

Japan's opposition parties grill Abe for 2nd day in parliament over favoritism scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was grilled for a second day by opposition party lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday over allegations he used his influence to manipulate the selection of a new veterinary department to be opened in a special deregulated zone.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:38:53

10 people killed, 5 badly injured as boat sinks in central Indonesia

A speedboat capsized in waters of northern Borneo Island of central Indonesia on Tuesday, leaving 10 people dead and five others seriously injured, an official of disaster relief agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:37:18

NATO offers to mediate between Germany, Turkey over military base dispute

NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg has offered to mediate between Berlin and Ankara on Tuesday with regards to the ongoing dispute over the visiting rights of German parliamentarians at the Turkish NATO base in Konya.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:36:59

Erdogan's Gulf tour could boost chances of reconciliation despite lack of immediate results

The mediation tour to the Gulf by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not produced any immediate results, though it could help boost chances of a future reconciliation, analysts told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:24:19

Turks view US as number one threat: survey

Turkish people perceive the United States as the number one country that poses threat to Turkey, while regarding Azerbaijan as Turkey's closest friend, according to local research.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:23:00

34 arrested in Ethiopia's biggest anti-corruption sweep in years

34 senior officials, businessperson and middlemen have been arrested in Ethiopia's biggest anti-corruption sweep in years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:22:06

Nigeria promotes over 6,000 soldiers fighting Boko Haram

The Nigerian government Tuesday said it has approved special promotion of 6,199 soldiers fighting Boko Haram terrorists in restive northeast part of the country, to various ranks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:21:50