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Pakistan PM Abbasi ‘frisked’ at US airport

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KATHMANDU — Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was recently abased down to any regular person at the John F Kennedy airport in New York while on a private visit to the country, as viral video on Youtube show Abbasi being frisked during the security procedure.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, Abbasi can be seen wearing his belt and collecting his coat, that he was reportedly asked to take off for standard security check.

Ditching official customs as a visiting dignitary, that too as a Prime Minister of a nuclear-armed nation, Abbasi can be seen in the video adjusting his t-shirt after getting out of security checks with his jacket and a trolley bag.

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According to Pakistan Geo News, Abbasi was visiting the United States without any security protocol to meet his ailing sister in the US.

Abbasi has a history of making private trips to foreign nations, as according to Geo News, the PM was previously spotted travelling alone at a train station during his visit to Britain.

Geo News also referred to a recent photograph of the Pakistani Prime Minister wearing a simple shawl while cutting his birthday cake. The picture reportedly went viral on social media in the country.

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32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks, Indonesian police say

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JAYAPURA, INDONESIA- Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday.

Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed on Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a remote mountainous village in Nduga district.

Citing reports from several witnesses, Diaz said, eight other workers fled to the nearby house of a local parliament member, but an armed group came a day later and killed seven of them. However the eighth managed to escape and remains missing.

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“This is the worst attack launched by the armed criminal group recently amid intensified development by the government,” Diaz told The Associated Press.

Separately, Papua province military spokesman Lt. Col. Dax Sianturi said an armed group attacked a military post in Mbua village in the same district late Monday, killing a soldier and injuring another.

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