Thu, Dec 8, 2016 | updated 01:48 AM IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 7 (ANI): The Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said that the statement attributed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav is 'absolutely incorrect'.
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PIA flight crash: 21 bodies recovered so far
Updated: Dec 07, 2016 20:42 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 6 (ANI): 21 bodies have been recovered so far from the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 that crashed on Wednesday with over 40 passengers aboard.

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Donald Trump wins 'Time Person of the Year'
Updated: Dec 07, 2016 19:18 IST

London [UK], Dec. 7 (ANI): US President-elect Donald Trump has been named the 2016 Time magazine person of the year.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec.7 (ANI): Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed that it does not have enough or conclusive evidence against Kulbhushan Yadav, who has been labeled an Indian spy by Islamabad.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 7 (ANI): Senior judge of the Supreme Court Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of Pakistan.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 7 (ANI): Global aviation watchdog Aviation Herald has said that Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 crashed near Abbottabad due to engine problems.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 7 (ANI): An Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with 47 passengers on board crashed near Abbottabad on Wednesday.

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PIA plane 'crashes' near Abbottabad
Updated: Dec 07, 2016 17:48 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 7 (ANI): A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight travelling to Islamabad from Chitral has reportedly crashed near Abbottabad.

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Dang [Nepal], Dec. 7 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Pusha Kamal Dahal on Wednesday reaffirmed that the incumbent government will not withdraw the recently registered Constitution Amendment Bill.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 7 (ANI): Ashoke Madhab Roy, the secretary of Shipping Ministry, said on Wednesday that Bangladesh will soon introduce water vessels with India for tourists of both countries.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec. 7 (ANI): Days after Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani snubbed Pakistan's USD 500 million aid at the Heart of Asia conference in India, he said Wednesday that Kabul wants dignified relations with its neighbors, not charity.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec. 7 (ANI): The governor of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, Gulab Mangal has announced that the Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will move into the region in the near future until his name is not removed from the United Nation's black list.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 7 (ANI): Bangladesh and India will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today which permits New Delhi to use Chittagong and Mongla seaports to ferry goods.

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Indonesia quake toll rises to 52
Updated: Dec 07, 2016 14:26 IST

Jakarta [Indonesia], Dec. 7 (ANI): The death toll has risen to 52 in Indonesia's a earthquake struck Aceh province, according to Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Dec. 7 (ANI): The Lahore High Court has directed the government's counsel to come up with the reply on behalf of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by December 19 to a petition against him for using the title of 'Sir' given by the British Queen.

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Jakarta [Indonesia], Dec. 7 (ANI): At least 26 people have been killed and several were injured after a strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Aceh province in the north part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra early on Wednesday morning.

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Vienna [Austria], Dec. 7 (ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry highlighted the country's nuclear security credentials at the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Security in Vienna.

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Taipei [Taiwan], Dec. 7 (ANI): Taiwanese lawmaker Freddy Lim has said he was delighted by U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump accepting an official call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and added that he hopes the call is just the beginning.

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Jakarta [Indonesia], Dec. 7 (ANI): A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Aceh province in the north part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra early on Wednesday morning.

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Merkel calls for 'burqa' ban in Germany
Updated: Dec 06, 2016 20:08 IST

London [UK], Dec. 6 (ANI): Making her pitch for a fourth term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a 'burqa' ban in the country, saying the refugee crisis "must never be repeated".

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Qandeel Baloch's brother charged with her murder
Updated: Dec 06, 2016 18:34 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 6 (ANI): A Multan court has charged the brother of slain Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch with her murder, the final step before a trial begins in one of the country's high-profile "honour killings".

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 6 (ANI): A 13-point proposal on the reformation of the Election Commission has been submitted by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to the President Abdul Hamid.

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Tokyo [Japan], Dec. 6 (ANI): United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said on Tuesday that the U.S. military this month will return to the Japanese Government more than 9,800 acres of land it has held since World War II.

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French Interior Minister Cazeneuve appointed PM
Updated: Dec 06, 2016 17:31 IST

Paris [France], Dec. 6 (ANI): French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was appointed as the nation's Prime Minister on Tuesday after incumbent Manuel Valls stepped down from the role to launch a presidential bid.

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Eight injured in chemical spill in Hong Kong
Updated: Dec 06, 2016 17:28 IST

Hong Kong, Dec. 6 (ANI): Eight people were injured on Tuesday in a chemical spill incident at Tai Po Industrial Estate of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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S. Korean Prez to accept impeachment if passed
Updated: Dec 06, 2016 16:44 IST

Seoul [South Korea], Dec. 6 (ANI): South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday said she will accept her impeachment if it is passed in the scheduled parliamentary vote on December 9.

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Chinese commander meets Pakistan Army Chief
Updated: Dec 06, 2016 13:59 IST

Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Dec. 6 (ANI): The commander of China's People's Liberation Army, Western Theatre, General Zhao Zongqi Commaon met Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

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Naypyidaw [Myanmar], Dec. 6 (ANI): Malaysian armed forces chief General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin met with Myanmar's president U Htin Kyaw and Commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Monday to smoothen the ties between the two sides following recent diplomatic sparring over violence in Rakhine State.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 6 (ANI): Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid will be holding talks with all registered political parties of the country on the formation of a new Election Commission (EC).

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Manila [Philippines], Dec. 6 (ANI): The Philippine Senate has approved the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) with a vote count of 20-1, said Senator Loren Legarda on Tuesday.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Dec. 6 (ANI): Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for Foreign Affairs, Tariq Fatemi has said that Islamabad is looking forward to work closely with Trump administration to further enhance its bilateral relations with the United States.

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