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Following are the top foreign stories at 2030 hours


PTI 09 Aug 2018, 03:09 PM

Following are the top foreign stories at 2030 hours:

FGN32 PAK-POLLS-IMRAN-APOLOGY

Pak poll body demands signed apology from Imran Khan in election code violation case: report

Islamabad:Pakistan's election commission today demanded a signed apology from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan for violating the electoral code of conduct while casting his vote during the general election on July 25, according to a media report.

FFGN33 PAK-LD SHARIF

Sharif to be produced in Pak court on Monday for remaining 2 graft cases

Islamabad: A Pakistani accountability court hearing corruption cases against the Sharif family today summoned deposed former prime minister on August 13 for his first court appearance following his incarceration. By Sajjad Hussain

FGN15 IMF-INDIA-LD ECONOMY

IMF forecasts India's GDP to grow at 7.5 per cent in 2019/20 fiscal year

New York: India's GDP is poised to grow by 7.3 per cent in the 2018-19 fiscal and 7.5 per cent in 2019-2020 on strengthening of investment and robust private consumption, the IMF said in its latest projection.By Yoshita Singh.

FGN18 PAK-US-IMRAN

Our govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran

Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has said his government will build a more "balanced and trustworthy" relationship with the US, asserting that the trust deficit between the two countries has resulted in many ups and downs in the bilateral ties.

FGN29 BANGLA-MEDIA-ARREST

News portal CEO, 22 others held in Bangladesh for 'fanning rumours' during massive student protest

Dhaka: Bangladesh police have arrested 23 people including the CEO of an online news portal for allegedly trying to create anarchy by publishing fake news and spreading rumours over the student protest which had left over 1,000 people injured,said a media reports.

FGN20 US-SIKH-ATTACK-LD ARREST

Police chief's son arrested for assault on septuagenarian Sikh man in California

New York:The son of a police chief in a Californian city is among two teenagers arrested and charged with attempted robbery and abuse of a 71-year-old Sikh man on Monday, the second attack on a minority community member in the US state within a week, authorities said. By Yoshita Singh.

FGN38 YEMEN-CHILDREN-TOLL

At least 29 children killed in Yemen bus attack: Red Cross

Sanaa:At least 29 children were killed in an attack on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen today, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. (AFP)

FGN16 UNHRC-CHIEF-2NDLD NOMINATION

Guterres taps Chile's 1st woman prez to be UN rights chief

United Nations: Michelle Bachelet, Chile's first woman president and prominent rights advocate, was today nominated by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to be the global body's next human rights chief. By Yoshita Singh.

FGN28 INDONESIA-QUAKE-2NDLD TOLL

Aftershocks rock Indonesia's Lombok as quake death toll tops 300

Mataram (Indonesia):The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 today, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatised survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions. (AFP)

FGN19 US-RUSSIA-2NDLD SANCTIONS

US to slap crippling sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack in Britain

Washington/London: The US today said it will impose tough new sanctions on Russia after determining that Moscow used a deadly military-grade nerve agent to kill a former Russian double agent and his daughter in the UK.

FGN36 RUSSIA-2NDLD US

Moscow to decide retaliatory measures to US sanctions

Moscow:Russia will decide on retaliatory measures to US sanctions imposed over a nerve agent attack in Britain blamed on Moscow, which it denies, the foreign ministry said today. (AFP)

FGN14 THAI-MONK-PRISON

Thai court sentences disgraced 'jet-set monk' to 114 years

Bangkok: A Thai court today sentenced a disgraced former monk to 114 years in prison, a court official said, more than a year after he was extradited from the United States.

FGN5 COLOMBIA-PALESTINE-LD RECOGNITION

Colombia recognizes Palestine as sovereign state

Bogota: Colombia recognised Palestine as a sovereign state in the days before new President Ivan Duque took office, according to a letter from the foreign ministry made public. RUP

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