June 20, 2021 14:47 (IST)
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Apple Daily publishes 500,000 copies despite police crackdown

Hong Kong: Despite police raids, Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily continued its operations and printed 500,000 copies of Friday’s paper, media reports said.

Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan air defence zone triggering tension

Beijing: Seven Chinese air force warplanes flew into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Thursday, adding more fuel to the conflict between the two regions.

China now opposes US Federal Commission’s vote to advance ban on Chinese equipment

Beijing: The Chinese government has 'firmly opposed'  US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent vote to advance a plan to ban equipment from Chinese firms including Huawei in US telecoms networks.

Chinese aggression: US vows to use global clout to defend Taiwan

Washington: Top US officials have said the nation will use its global clout and alliances to strengthen Taiwan’s defence, international presence and economy, including its vital semiconductor industry, against China.

Bangladesh: Police recover bodies of three family members from Dhaka residence 

Dhaka: Police recovered bodies of three members of a family from a residence in Bangladesh capital Dhaka city on Saturday.

Bangladesh sees rise in cybercrimes against women

Dhaka: Exploitation, bullying, blackmailing are among many ways women and children are increasingly being targeted on cyberspaces by criminals in Bangladesh. The Police Cyber Support for Women (PCSW), a newly established cell of Bangladesh Police, has received over 15000 complaints in the last seven months, according to a report in The Daily Star.

Australia to complain to WTO about China's tariffs on Australian wine, says Trade Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: Australia will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against China's anti-dumping duties on the country's wine, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said on Saturday.

Bangladesh nominated FAO member from Asia

Dhaka: Bangladesh has been nominated as a member of the Food and Agricultural Organization from the Asia region for three years from 2022.

Pakistani actress Nida Yasir says she was robbed while on vacation in Turkey

Islamabad: Pakistani actress and morning show host Nida Yasir has revealed that she was robbed while on vacation in Turkey with her family. Nida shared details of the robbery on her morning show, explaining that her valuables were stolen in Istanbul.

Pakistan: Actress Meera alleges goons attacked her Lahore house

Islamabad:Pakistani actress Meera, who has also dabbled in Indian films, alleged she was receiving death threats from goons who attacked her house in Lahore and were threatening to take over her family properties.

Myanmar: Timely support and action by Security Council ‘really paramount’, says UN Special Envoy

New York: The UN Special Envoy for Myanmar said on Friday she has called for timely action from the Security Council in response to the ongoing crisis in the Southeast Asian country stemming from the military coup in February.

China sanctions Belgian lawmaker for motion which alerts about genocide risk against Xinjiang Uygurs

Beijing: Beijing has sanctioned a Belgian lawmaker who called for a proposal warning of a risk of genocide against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang, a region which has always triggered international criticisms over China's alleged treatment towards the Uyghur Muslim community.

China: UN human rights experts alarmed by ‘organ harvesting’ allegations

Geneva: UN human rights experts recently said they were extremely alarmed by reports of alleged ‘organ harvesting’ targeting minorities, including Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians, in detention in China.

Japan calls upon nations to come together against China's stance on South China Sea

Tokyo: Japanese Defence Minister has asked  Europe, the United States and other Asian nations to come together to stand up to China's aggressive expansion policy in the South China Sea.

Border closes due to COVID: Afghanistan students on scholarship may miss exams in Pakistan

Kabul:  Afghan students, who study in Pakistani universities and have returned home on vacation, fear they might soon miss their examinations if Islamabad does not open the border between the two nations.