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New global pandemics feared after 100 years ‘Spanish flu’

New global pandemics feared after 100 years ‘Spanish flu’

BRUSSELS: A century after the “Spanish flu” killed 50 million people, humanity now risks a new wave of deadly diseases, and in today’s globalised world another such pandemic may be unavoidable, experts warned

Deaths feared in Australian wildfires

Several people were missing and feared dead Sunday after wildfires swept through the Australian island state of Tasmania, destroying more than 100 homes and forcing thousands to flee. Acting Tasmania police commissioner

Dengue outbreak feared

An official of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said there was danger of dengue fever spreading in the twin cities. The first case of the season was registered in Rawalpindi. The

India feared ‘Kosovo effect’ on Kashmir

LAHORE – The United States had pressurised India to recognise Kosovo’s independence early, but New Delhi worried that a parallel would be drawn between Kosovo and Kashmir, reported The Hindu while citing the US embassy cables accessed through the WikiLeaks.
The newspaper said even before Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence in February 2008, US Ambassador David C Mulford had urged India to join the United States and key European countries in recognising Kosovo’s

48 miners feared dead in Balochistan

QUETTA – The entire night shift comprising 48 mine workers was believed to have been killed when a government coal mine caved in, in the Sorange area, some 40 kilometres east of Quetta in the early hours of Sunday. Nineteen dead bodies were recovered from the collapsed mine and efforts were underway to recover the rest.
Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told Pakistan Today that the chances of survival of the rest of the 29 workers trapped in the

‘India feared Pakistan may harm Kasab’

LAHORE – The Indian government had informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that Pakistan might plan to harm Ajmal Kasab, Indian newspaper Indian Express reported revelations by WikiLeaks on Friday. According to a diplomatic cable dated March 4, 2009, Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram shared the fear with FBI Director Robert Mueller and asked the US for technology to trace cellphone calls.
“Chidambaram revealed that the GOI (Government of India) has intelligence that

No respite in inflation as 8.78 percent rate feared

KARACHI – Deterioration in economic indicators like broad money supply (M2) is indicative of the fact that inflationary pressures will remain unabated in Pakistan in the foreseeable future. State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) statistics highlight that monetary expansion in the country continues to be alarmingly high as government bank borrowing mounts and a higher number of net foreign assets (NFA). The provisional data released by the State Bank reveals that Broad Money (M2), an economic

Japan tries to avert N-meltdown as 10,000 feared dead

FUKUSHIMA – Japan fought on Sunday to avert a meltdown at three earthquake-crippled nuclear reactors and more than 10,000 people were feared dead in the nation’s biggest crisis since World War Two.
In the small port town of Minamisanriku alone some 10,000 people were unaccounted for – more than half the population of the town, which was practically erased, public broadcaster NHK reported.
“The earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear incident have been the biggest crisis Japan

Afridi feared repeat of 2007 shock

COLOMBO – Captain Shahid Afridi admitted that the 2007 World Cup disaster against Ireland weighed heavy on his mind when Canada gave his team a major fright, saying it served as a good wake-up call for Pakistan.
Pakistan, bowled out for a paltry 184, were indebted to Afridi’s one-man show, whose leg-breaks earned figures of 5-23 and helped his team avoid the kind of upset they suffered against Ireland in the Caribbean four years ago.
In the end Pakistan pulled off a 46-run

Former boss feared Qadri’s ‘extremism’

ISLAMABAD – The supervising police officer of the bodyguard accused of killing Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer had asked for his removal from all sensitive security duties because of his extreme religious views, an investigator said on Thursday.
A senior police official investigating the case said Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri had been declared a “security hazard” and his supervising officer had written to the Punjab Home Department saying he should be removed from VIP detail.

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