International

Qandeel Baloch’s “honor killing”, one of thousands in Pakistan

A social media celebrity from Pakistan was killed on Friday night (July 15) in another case of “honor killing”, a custom which had claimed a thousand lives every year in the country. Qandeel Baloch, 26, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, was strangled to death by Muhammad Waseem, her own brother, for “disgracing the family”. He said he has “no regrets” …

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PM Lee congratulate Theresa May in becoming the next British Prime Minister

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote a letter on behalf of the Singapore’s Government to congratulate Theresa May for her appointment as the next British Prime Minister . The letter which was dated July 13 was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. PM Lee wrote that he is confident that Theresa will provide the strong leadership that the United Kingdom …

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Mahathir, former PM, to form new party to challenge Malaysia PM

Mahathir bin Mohamad, the country’s longest serving Prime Minister, has vowed to launch a new party in coalition to challenge the Prime Minister, Najib Razak. “We who oppose Najib cannot achieve victory unless we work together as a coalition,” said Mahathir. An accusation emerged last year that Najib had received USS$1 billion into his bank account in March 2013 before general election. It …

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Theresa May, Britain’s second female Prime Minister

Theresa May was formally appointed by Queen Elizabeth on July 13 to become the second female Britain’s Prime Minister in Buckingham Palace and addressed her to form a new government. Theresa had studied Geography at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University and started her career at the Bank of England. She then went on to hold posts at the Association for Payment Clearing …

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Japanese Emperor Akihito plans on abdicating in a few years

Current Japanese Emperor Akihito, 82 years old, plans on abdicating in a few years – something that hasn’t occurred in the last 200 years. According to the Imperial Household Agency, as cited by NHK, the Emperor believes that his old age prevents him from performing his duties as an emperor to the fullest. He said that someone suitable should take …

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China declared to ignore the ruling of South China Sea

Immediately after the ruling of South China Sea was declared by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on July 12, which was said that China had no rights to resources in South China Sea, China declared that it is ignoring the decision. China has argued that Permanent Court of Arbitration has no legitimate jurisdiction on this issue since it concerns “sovereignty” from …

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