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Russia launches investigation into BBC as dispute with Britain escalates

MOSCOW: Russia’s media regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into the activities of British public broadcaster the BBC, a move it described as a response to pressure being put on a Russian TV channel in Britain. Roskomnadzor, the regulator, said in a statement it was looking into the activities of the BBC World News channel and BBC internet sites to see if they complied with Russian law. It said its checks were in response to a decision by British media regulator Ofcom, which on Thursday said that…

North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by US bombers as rhetoric escalates

SEOUL/BEIJING: North Korea has boosted defenses on its east coast, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, after the North said US President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down US bombers flying near the peninsula. Tensions have escalated since North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, but the rhetoric has reached a new level in recent days with leaders on both sides exchanging threats and insults. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Trump’s Twitter…

Tension escalates between Sindh, center over arrest of PSP leadership

ISLAMABAD: Tension has escalated between the Sindh and federal governments over arrest of the top Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leadership. The former wants to register a case against them, while the latter wants them to be released, ARY News reported. Police on Sunday arrested several senior Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leaders including chairman Mustafa Kamal, Waseem Aftab, Raza Haroon and Dr Sagheer from their rally on Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi. PSP held a protest march demanding basic necessities of life for the…