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Four women in shortlist of six for Man Booker 2018

LONDON: Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson were announced on Thursday as the six authors shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Malaysian prosecutors file 25 corruption charges against ex-PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian prosecutors on Thursday charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak on 25 counts, including charges related to money laundering and abuse of power, in the corruption scandal related to the state-owned investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Trump's former NSA to be sentenced on December 18

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will be sentenced on December 18, one year after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, according to court filing.

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile shot towards border city

RIYADH :  Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Wednesday the interception of a missile shot towards border city Jazan.

1 killed in US courthouse shooting

WASHINGTON :  A gunman who opened fire in a courthouse building in the US state of Pennsylvania and injured four people, has been shot dead by the police, authorities said.

Former Malaysian PM arrested, to face fresh charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday to face fresh corruption charges related to scandal-hit state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, the Malaysia's anti-graft body said.

Pakistan court suspends jail terms of Sharifs

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in a corruption cas

Philippines' typhoon toll reaches 81 amid rescue efforts

MANILA: Philippines authorities on Wednesday raised the death toll to 81 and the number of missing to 70 following typhoon Mangkhut's path through the country's north where rescuers continue searching for dozens of people trapped in a mine buried by a landslide.

Taiwan honey traps students to become spies: China

BEIJING: China has accused Taiwan's intelligence agencies of using honey traps to recruit university exchange students as spies, in an effort to "infiltrate" and "sabotage" activities on the mainland.

Trump administration cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's administration announced that it has cut the number of refugees allowed into the country to 30,000 for the fiscal year 2019 starting from October 1, driving down American refugee admissions to one of its lowest levels.

Chicago South Asian Film Festival to feature over 70 off-beat movies

CHICAGO : The Chicago South Asian Film Festival(CSAFF) will showcase over 70 films from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal at various theaters in the city from September 20 to 23. The festival has grown over nine years to be the largest of its kind in the Midwestern United States.

Film on Indian rural women awarded at Toronto festival

TORONTO: London-based documentary maker Sandhya Suri's directorial "The Field" has won the ICW best international short film award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Afghanistan bans imports of 4 types of Iranian products

TEHRAN:Afghanistan Customs Department has banned the imports of four types of Iranian products, Eghtesadonline reported on Sunday.

Pakistan to present mini-budget on Tuesday: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Finance Minister Asad Umer will present the Mini-Budget on Tuesday.

Trump's SC pick's sexual assault accuser comes forward

WASHINGTON:A woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct more than 30 years ago has come forward publicly, detailing her allegations about President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile

RIYADH:Saudi Arabia on Sunday intercepted a missile fired from Yemen toward the border city of Jazan, Saudi Press Agency reported.

33 Philippine miners dead in typhoon-triggered landslides

MANILA: At least 33 miners were confirmed dead and 29 others missing in the mining town of Itogon in the northern Philippine Benguet province due to typhoon-triggered landslides, authorities said on Sunday.

US Border Patrol agent arrested over killings

WASHINGTON: A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in connection with the killings of four people and the kidnapping of a woman who escaped, officials said.

N.Korea resumes flights to Chinese city

SEOUL: North Korea has resumed flights between Pyongyang and the Chinese city of Dalian amid signs of improving ties between the allies, the media reported on Saturday.

US imposes sanctions on Iran-related aviation company

WASHINGTON: The US Treasury announced on Friday that it has imposed sanctions on a Thailand-based aviation company, punishing it for its alleged ties with an already designated Iranian airline.

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