Pakistan factory fires kill 310
More than 310 Pakistanis perished in horrific
fires that destroyed two factories in Pakistan, an unprecedented
industrial tragedy that prompted calls Wednesday for an overhaul of
poor safety standards. At least 289 people died at a garment factory
in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, just hours after 21 died at a
shoe factory in Lahore, close to the Indian border.
Russia, China to join Iran censure move
Western nations have convinced Russia and China
to join them in censuring Iran at a meeting of the UN atomic
watchdog over the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme, diplomats
told AFP Tuesday.
US urges ‘cooler heads’ between Japan, China
‘It is not in the interest of any country of the
world to destabilize the peace in the region’:
The United States called Tuesday for calm
between Japan and China after Beijing sent ships to disputed islands
in the East China Sea in response to Tokyo's purchase of them.
Red-carpet welcome for William, Catherine in Singapore
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine
were greeted by crowds of cheering well-wishers Tuesday as they
arrived in Singapore at the start of an Asia-Pacific tour.
Japan minister ‘suicide’ before affair claim -reports
Japan’s financial services minister died in an
apparent suicide two days before a tabloid magazine was set to
reveal claims the married 73-year-old was involved with another
woman, reports said Tuesday.