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Speakers in Brussels demand probes of human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels organized a conference at the Press Club Brussels Europe to observe Black Day for Kashmir with a view to draw attention of international community to the human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir. Members of European and Belgian Parliament and community leaders highlighted atrocities committed by the Indian forces of occupation and demanded independent international investigation of this matter as recommended by the United Nation’s Office of High Commissioner on…

China probes academic fraud by cancer researchers

BEIJING: China is investigating claims of academic fraud involving mostly Chinese cancer researchers after more than 100 articles were withdrawn from a foreign medical journal. German publisher Springer announced in April the retraction of 107 articles from Tumor Biology after finding evidence the "peer review process was compromised". The papers had been produced by Chinese medical institutions and universities and published between 2012 and 2016. It is standard practise for scholars to submit their research to…

US Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case

SAN FRANCISCO: The US Homeland Security Department's inspector general said on Friday he was investigating possible abuse of authority in a case that triggered a lawsuit against the department by Twitter. Inspector General John Roth described the probe in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who had asked for an investigation due to concerns about free speech protections. In a lawsuit on April 6, Twitter disclosed that it received a summons in March from the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, an…

Turkey probes US officials, analysts over ‘terror links’: report

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into 17 US-based individuals, including New York Senator Chuck Schumer, ex-attorney Preet Bharara and leading Turkey scholar Henri Barkey on suspicions of aiding a "terror group," state-run media reported Saturday. The action by the Istanbul prosecutor's office came after a group of Turkish lawyers filed a complaint against the individual. The lawyers accuse them of links to US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen who, according to Ankara,…