Newsone Headlines 5PM | 23-Jan-2020

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ICJ orders Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect Rohingya

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities, and preserve evidence of alleged crimes against them. Mostly Muslim Gambia launched a lawsuit in November at the United Nations’ highest body for disputes between states, accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya in violation of a 1948 convention. Thursday’s...

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Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of ballistic missile Ghaznavi: ISPR

Pakistan has conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers, the military’s media wing said Thursday. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement to media, said “the training launch was part of Field Training Exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command aimed...

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Pakistan fell three spots on Corruption Perceptions Index

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was on Thursday ranked 120 out of 180 countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019, according to a report released by Transparency International (TI), an international non-governmental organization based in Berlin. CPI uses a scale of 0 to 100 to rank nations, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. The score of Pakistan - 32/100 - was well...

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Pakistan has to look out for its best interests regarding CPEC: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday that when it comes to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistan has to look out for what is in the country's best interests. "We will continue to do what is beneficial to us," the foreign minister said in a statement released by his office Thursday morning. Qureshi's remarks come a day after...

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Only way forward towards success is to learn how to struggle: PM Khan

DAVOS: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday recounted his journey to becoming the premier and emphasised that the only way to move forward towards success is to know “how to struggle”. Speaking at a breakfast meet with the Pakistani community on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Imran drew parallels between his time as an athlete and...

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