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ISLAMABAD -- A regular job at the business center of the free zone in Gwadar port, southwestern Pakistan, once a small backward fishing village, has brought a great change in Younis Ghulam Qadir's life by lifting him from a fishing compound to a five-star working atmosphere.

Qadir, a 22-year-old former fisherman, looked very happy and satisfied with his job now as a housekeeper at the Gwadar Free Zone business center because a regular and handsome monthly salary has helped his 10-member family solve financial issues. (Pakistan-China-Economy)

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SYDNEY -- Food authorities in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state issued a major alert on Saturday about potential salmonella contamination in batches of organic eggs on supermarket shelves, following two other similar recalls earlier this year.

The batches of Southern Highland Organic Eggs originating from Australia were being recalled by the Synergy Produce company from major supermarket chains Woolworths and IGA as well as other independent retailers, according to a statement from the NSW Food Authority. (Australia-Egg)

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DHAKA -- China's telecommunication giant Huawei is showcasing its cutting-edge technological innovations on 5G readiness in Bangladesh.

The demonstration event titled "Advancing Digital Bangladesh, 2019" kicked off at Huawei's Customer Solution Innovation and Integration Experience Center (CSIC) in Dhaka's upmarket Gulshan on Sunday. (Bangladesh-Huawei-5G)

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GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- A total of 10 militants have been killed and Taliban offensive to overrun checkpoints around Ghazni city has been repulsed, said an army statement released here Sunday.

A group of militants launched offensives to capture checkpoints in Zargar and Antan areas in the outskirts of Ghazni city, the capital of the eastern Ghazni province, early Sunday, but their attempts have been repulsed after the security forces around returned fire, forcing them to flee after leaving 10 bodies behind, the statement said. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Clash) Enditem

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