Pakistan's aviation minister recently told parliament that a government review had found 262 of the country's 860 active pilots hold fake licenses or cheated on exams.
In a separate attack that went unclaimed, a roadside bombing in eastern Ghazni province killed at least three police officers, including a district police chief.
The United States has repeatedly called for China to participate in negotiations to extend a flagship nuclear arms treaty between the US and Russia that is due to expire in February next year.
The developing countries are feeling the devastating effects of Covid-19 — the poor are the worst hit.
Across the country, about 3.6 million people were advised to evacuate amid the coronavirus pandemic. Residents have been urged to seek shelter with friends or relatives if possible to avoid overcrowding evacuation centres.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hailed the opening as "a historic moment" and said China's intelligence apparatus would be an "important partner" in helping to safeguard national security.
Senior North Korean foreign ministry official Kwon Jong Gun ridiculed “nonsensical” calls by South Korea for revived negotiations between the US and North Korea, saying it has lost its relevance as a mediator.
An inquiry into an airplane crash has turned into a nightmare for an already drowning airline.
TikTok to exit Hong Kong market within days, while other technology companies, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google, Zoom and Twitter, suspend processing government requests for user data in the region over Beijing's new security laws.
Gunmen kill at least six supporters of a group associated with Jan Sanhati Samiti insurgent movement, about 400 kilometres southeast of the capital, Dhaka.
Last week, China enacted a security law outlawing four national security crimes: subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces.
Helicopters and boats have rescued more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. More than 40,000 defense troops, the coast guard and fire brigades have been taking part in the operation.
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