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  • NEW DELHI -  An Indian court ordered Tuesday that seven Kashmiri leaders be held in police custody for allegedly funding Mujahideen groups and stoking unrest in the disputed Himalayan region. Indian federal agents swooped on the members of the “Hurriyat” (freedom) movement in raids ...

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  • Male - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday accused India of harming the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) and undermining the spirit of the regional forum. Addressing a joint news conference with Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom in Male, Nawaz said ...

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  • GALLE - The iconic Galle Fort stands majestically between the Indian Ocean and the Galle International Stadium. Built by the Portuguese in 1588 and fortified by the Dutch some 60 years thereafter, it is at once awe-inspiring and imposing. Largely untouched by the tsunami of December 2004, it ...

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  • KARACHI - Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, who was omitted from the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) central contract list, has said he is working on his fitness in order to return to the national side. Akmal last played an ODI in January against Australia, scoring a decent 46 off 40 balls, but ...

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  • CAPE TOWN - South African batsman JP Duminy is to return home ahead of the third Test against England in a move that could signal the end of his career in the five-day format. South Africa’s team management has said that Duminy, who had been dropped after the first Test defeat at ...

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  • South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock is probably to play the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).  Sources reveal that De Kock is now a skipper of Benoni franchise in Global T20 League which is owned by Peshawar Zalmi’s Javed Afridi, and the South African as lots ...

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  • WASHINGTON - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea over the weekend, with one coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, two US officials told Reuters on Monday. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government Monday appointed Zafar Abdullah as acting chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) while placing the incumbent, Zafar Hajazi, under suspension. The Finance Department, through two separate notifications, suspended Hijazi, who has been ...

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  • SRINAGAR - India's federal counter-terrorism agency arrested seven members of Kashmir's main separatist alliance on Monday on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan-based militant groups to wage attacks, the agency said, the first such case against the group. The National Investigation Agency ...

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  • KABUL - A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks. Police cordoned off the area, located near the house of ...

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  • NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres yesterday strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attack in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore and he called for proper investigation so that those involved in this crime can be brought to justice. The deputy spokesman of Guterres ...

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  • COLOMBO: Around 300 people have passed away so far this year as a consequence of outbreak of dengue virus in Sri Lanka and hospitals are stretched to capacity, health officials said. The officials are blaming recent monsoon rains and flood a reason for this outbreak, which have left pools of ...

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  • LOS ANGELES: Pop singer Justin Bieber cancelled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour due to unspecified "unforeseen circumstances", his tour publicist said in a statement yesterday. The cancellation will affect 14 dates in North America and Asia through October 10, and tickets will be ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket team skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has said today that he fully support Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) and physically-challenged players. PDCA delegation of 4 members including Amiruddin Ansari (honorary secretary PDCA), Mohammad Nizam (Joint secretary and ...

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  • Jhang:- A minor died and three others critically injured when wall of vegetable market collapsed here on Saturday. Eye-witnesses said that wall of the vegetable market was in poor condition and due to accumulation of rainwater in the foundation, it caved in. Rescue teams arrived at the scene and ...

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  • MULTAN-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Shah Mehmood Qureshi Saturday said that the Supreme Court provided ample opportunity to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to defend himself but “he failed to present any cogent evidence to clear himself of the charges.” He said the Sharifs ...

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  • LONDON - India's batsmen enjoyed a smooth tune-up on the second day of the practice game against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI, hitting 177 for the loss of only two further wickets. Virat Kohli was the only batsman to register a half-century, but Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Wriddhiman ...

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  • As rain continued in parts of Punjab today, humidity and temperatures have lowered down. In Islamabad, the weather turned pleasant with a cool breeze blowing after the showers. Likewise, people in Nagarparkar area of Sindh have also been seeing showers at intervals since last night. In ...

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  • WAHOGTON - Pakistan's tennis ace Aisam ul Haq, along with his partner Rajeev Ram of USA, has qualified for the final of ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in New Port. The top seed of the tournament, Pak-American duo faced third seed India-Australia pair of Leander Paes and Sam Groth in the nail ...

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  • Israeli Minister of Internal Front Gilad Erdan revealed on Tuesday that the electronic detectors were placed at the gates of Al-Aqsa mosque after consultations made with Arab and Islamic countries, Israeli media reported. According to the report, minister said that Israel had directly ...

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  • SUKKUR - Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah on Saturday termed stubbornness of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) leaders behind their current miseries. Talking to media persons in Sukkur, Shah emphasised that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) desired ...

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  • KARACHI - The provincial government will be introducing the Sindh Police Act, 2017 to replace the Police Act, 1861, Sindh Law Minister Ziaul Hasan Lanjar said Thursday. The new law will be developed along the lines of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Ordinance, 2016, the minister claimed. Under the ...

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  • CHITRAL - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has warned his opponents against testing his patience, saying that no one will accept the persecution in the name of accountability. “This is not Ehtisab (accountability) rather this is Istihsal (exploitation). No one will accept this Istihsal in ...

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  • LONDON - Harmanpreet Kaur helped India stun defending champions Australia by 36 runs to reach the ICC Women's World Cup final for only the second time on Thursday. Chasing a massive 282-run target in a rain-curtailed 42-overs-a-side, Australia were bowled out for 245 in 40.1 overs as India ...

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  • SRINAGAR -  Two suspected freedom fighters and an Indian soldier were killed Tuesday in Occupied Kashmir along the de facto border with Pakistan, where the two sides traded fire for a second day. Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia claimed Indian soldiers exchanged fire with unknown combatants ...

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  • COLOMBO - Sri Lanka seamer Shaminda Eranga has been cleared to return after his action was found to legal by the ICC. Eranga was first reported in England Test series in May last year. His action was then tested at Loughborough on June 6, 2016, where his bowling elbow was deemed to exceed the ...

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  • Teams left with medals in a variety of categories at an international robotics competition in Washington that attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations. But the team that drew the most attention at the FIRST Global Challenge, which ended Tuesday, was a squad of girls from Afghanistan ...

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  • LONDON - The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar on Monday it could not belong to the Gulf Cooperation Council if it undermined regional security, calling for a “change of behaviour” but not “regime change”. Anwar Gargash, the UAE state minister for foreign affairs, also ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan’s preferred leg-spinner in Tests, Yasir Shah, believes captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s limited-overs option Shadab Khan needs to play four-day cricket to further master the art of spin bowling. Yasir, while talking to PakPassion, said Shadab’s variety is ...

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  • Bristol - England can book a place in the Women's World Cup final if they beat South Africa on Tuesday as they go in search of a first major trophy in eight years. The pair meet in the first semi-final at Bristol, a ground on which they played out a record-breaking encounter earlier in this ...

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