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Surge in killings of young Kashmiris requires urgent action: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the continued brutal suppression of Kashmiri people and recent surge in killings of young Kashmiris by Indian forces demands urgent action by global powers. "October 27 marked a tragic day in the history of South Asia. This is the day India sent in its armed forces to occupy Jammu & Kashmir against the aspirations and fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people as well as against all principles of the international law," he said in a message on Black Day against…

7 Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years over Rohingya killings: army

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to jail with hard labour for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year, according to a Facebook post by the army chief late on Tuesday. The bloody incident in Inn Din village on 2 September is the only atrocity to which the military has admitted during its violent crackdown in northern Rakhine state, which has forced some 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border into Bangladesh since August last year. Two Reuters…

India incapable of silencing Kashmiris: PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed deep shock and grief over the brutal killing of 17 people in occupied Kashmir by Indian troops, underlining that India cannot silence Kashmiris. The premier said vicious crackdowns, including the use of pellet guns on Kashmiris who were protesting against the killings, was reprehensible. He reiterated that the attempts on the part of India to portray the legitimate Kashmir struggle as terrorism couldn’t deter the courageous people of held Kashmir from…

Chief Justice takes notice of killing of 20 men in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday took suo motu notice of the killing of 20 people in Balochistan's Turbat and Kech districts over the last five days. As many as 20 bullet-riddled bodies were found in Turbat and Buleda areas of the province this week. All the deceased hailed from Punjab and were brought there by human traffickers to make them enter into Iran illegally. The Chief Justice has summoned a detailed report on the matter from the provincial police chief of Balochistan and the…

Facebook hiring 3,000 more workers to monitor content

NEW YORK: Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to remove violent content like the gruesome killings and suicides broadcast on its video platform. The move ramps up efforts by Facebook to filter content amid growing criticism of the social media giant for allowing the platform to be used to promote violence and hateful activity. "If we're going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly," chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page. Zuckerberg's announcement came a week…

Mexican newspaper shuts down after killing of reporters across country

MEXICO: A Mexican newspaper in the border city of Ciudad Juarez is shutting down due to the risk of violence after a string of killings of reporters around the country, the paper's owner said on Monday. "Norte" ran a headline that said "Adios" on the front page of its Sunday edition and its owner, Oscar Cantu, explained in a letter he was shutting the newspaper down after 27 years. He said on Monday the online version would also be closed. "No company, no business is worth more than a person's life," Cantu said in an…