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China Ready to Act if Taiwan Pushes Independence Agenda, Xi Jinping Warns Joe Biden
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The dialogue between the two leaders took place on Tuesday, marking their first formal discussion since their historic face-to-face summit in San Francisco last November. This exchange reflects ongoing efforts by both US and Chinese officials to ease tensions between the two nations.
Abu Dhabi's First Stone Hindu Temple Attracts Over 350,000 Devotees in Inaugural Month
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Throughout March, the temple saw a steady stream of devotees, with around 50,000 attending each weekend. Notably, the temple remains closed for private prayers on Mondays, allowing access for 27 days out of the 31 in March. A spokesperson highlighted the nightly Ganga aarti ceremony, performed on the Swaminarayan ghat from Tuesday to Sunday, using holy water from the Ganga and Yamuna rivers brought from India.
World Bank Forecasts Over 10 Million Pakistanis Facing Impending Poverty
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In its bi-annual report titled 'Pakistan Development Outlook,' the World Bank paints a bleak picture of the country's economy, indicating that it is likely to fall short of achieving its key macroeconomic targets. The report also underscores that Pakistan is on track to miss its primary budget target, resulting in continued deficits for the next three years.
Biden and Xi Engage in Productive Dialogue Across Bilateral and Global Fronts During Phone Conversation, White House Reports
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This conversation marks the first direct communication between the two leaders since their summit meeting in Woodside, California, last November. According to the White House, the discussion was characterized as "candid and constructive," encompassing a wide spectrum of issues spanning bilateral, regional, and global realms.
Foreign Employment Fills Gaps in Unwanted Jobs: Minister's Statement
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In response to a query posed by a lawmaker regarding the Ministry of Manpower's strategies to ensure a majority of the newly generated jobs this year are secured by Singapore citizens and residents; Tan emphasized the need for targeted measures to address this concern.
Imran Khan Alleges Poisoning of Wife Bushra Bibi in Sub-Jail Custody
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While refraining from directly accusing anyone, the 71-year-old leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) hinted at knowing the perpetrators behind the alleged poisoning. He emphasized that if any harm befell Bushra, the responsibility should rest with the Pakistan Army chief, as he claimed that members of an intelligence agency were controlling affairs both at his residence in Bani Gala and Adiala jail.
Backlash Brews Against UK PM Rishi Sunak's Homelessness Legislation
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Reported by 'The Times' on Monday, several members of the Conservative Party have expressed their intention to oppose the measures outlined in the Criminal Justice Bill, currently progressing through the House of Commons, slated to be enacted prior to the upcoming general election.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Guarantees Robust Security Measures for Chinese Workers
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Addressing a group of Chinese engineers and workers at the Dasu Hydropower Project site in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Sharif expressed solidarity with the affected individuals. He pledged unwavering efforts to guarantee the safety of Chinese citizens and their families, emphasizing the government's determination to leave no stone unturned in this regard.
Surprise Upset: Turkey's Opposition Scores Major Victory in Local Elections, Shaking Erdogan's Grip
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​​​​​​​This outcome presents a notable setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which managed to secure only 24 mayoral positions. Meanwhile, other parties also secured victories, with the People's Equality and Democracy Party (DEM) winning 10, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) securing 8, the Welfare Party claiming 2, the Great Unity Party (BBP) securing 1, and the Good Party (iYi) also clinching one position, as confirmed by Turkish Supreme Election Council Chairman Ahmet Yener during a press briefing on Monday.
China's Unveiling of 30 Additional Place Names in Arunachal Pradesh
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Reportedly, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs has disclosed this fourth compilation of standardized geographical designations under the moniker Zangnan, which China employs to refer to Arunachal Pradesh, a region it claims as part of southern Tibet. The roster, published on the ministry's official website, encompasses 30 additional titles for the area.
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