Vote counting in an election marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence has been tediously slow, yet from the outset cricket star Imran Khan and his party have maintained a commanding lead.
Rescuers scrambled to reach those left homeless in the remote southern tip of Laos on Thursday, three days after the collapse of a partially built hydropower dam sent a devastating torrent of water across paddy fields and through villages.
Imran Khan's supporters began celebrating on Wednesday as early projections showed him in the lead, while Shehbaz Sharif's party and several others complained of rigging in the vote count.
Women who had been previously barred from voting in several regions, including Dir, Kohistan, North and South Waziristan, made a beeline to the polling stations on Wednesday, making the day of elections a historic one.
Rescuers so far have recovered at least 19 bodies after a dam collapsed in a remote part of land-locked Laos, hundreds still remain missing. More than 6,000 people have been affected bu Monday's dam burst.
China has placed in criminal detention the chairwoman of Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd , a vaccine maker accused of falsifying data, and 14 others involved in the case, state media said on Tuesday.
After the ouster of Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office, meet the new man leading the party that has governed the country for three rocky tenures.
Around 1,500 candidates are backed by religious and hardline parties for the July 25 general elections. Some of these groups are political fronts for groups banned for anti-state activites.
The once-charismatic leader who could amass tens of thousands with one phone call has been completely sidelined in the 2018 elections.
All campaigning ended on Monday night, as Pakistan gears up for July 25, when nearly 106 million voters are set to elect a new parliament, ushering in a new prime minister.
Laos state media reported that the dam collapsed in the San Sai district of Attapeu province in the southeast of the country.
According to a respected think tank, recent satellite imagery shows that work has started on dismantling a building used to assemble space-launch vehicles and a nearby rocket engine test stand at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station.
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