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  • TAn Afghan official said Tuesday top security officials were in Pakistan for talks on reviving the peace process with the Taliban. Feroz Bashari, a government spokesman, said National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, intelligence chief Masoum Stanikzai and Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak ...

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  • TNew York’s attorney general sued President Donald Trump and his foundation on Thursday, accusing him of illegally using the charity’s money to settle disputes involving his business empire and to boost his political fortunes during his run for the White House. The president called the ...

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  • TPresident Donald Trump declared on Twitter on Wednesday that there was “no longer a nuclear treat from North Korea”, a bold and questionable claim following his summit with leader Kim Jong Un that produced few guarantees on how and when Pyongyang would disarm. “Just ...

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  • TNorth America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the US for the first time since 1994 after ...

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  • TPresident Donald Trump’s triumphant assertions about the success of the unprecedented Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from critics seizing on the contradiction between his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his willingness to accept vague pledges ...

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  • TOcean’s 8, the female-fronted overhaul of the starry heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling Solo: A Star Wars Story At a lower price point and in less fanboy-guarded ...

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  • TMANY people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn’t deny it. “I have the best job in the world,” the globe-trotting food-taster and culinary storyteller once told The New Yorker magazine, stating the rather obvious. “If ...

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  • TPARIS: As Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem warmed up before the French Open final, the booming voice of an announcer at Court Philippe Chatrier called out each player’s bona fides. Nadal’s introduction included a year-by-year accounting of every time he’d already won the title at ...

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  • TNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived on Sunday in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history — a sit-down with President Donald Trump meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear bomb arsenal. A jet carrying Kim ...

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  • TThe party of Pakistan’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf announced Saturday that he will run for a seat in parliament in July 25 national elections. The move comes after the country’s Supreme Court conditionally allowed Musharraf to return from Dubai, where he has been living ...

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  • TUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken by phone with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss the process of political reconciliation in Afghanistan and other issues. A statement released on Thursday by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Pompeo and Gen Bajwa discussed ways to ...

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  • TBenedict Cumberbatch is reported to have saved a cyclist who was being attacked. The actor, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the hit BBC series, is said to have rescued a Deliveroo rider who was being beaten up by a group of four people, it emerged on Friday night.  The Sun said Cumberbatch ...

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  • TSaudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a number of royal decrees, including naming a young prince who is close to his son and heir as head of a newly established Culture Ministry early on Saturday. The new Minister of Culture, Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, was identified last year ...

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  • TNeighbourhood residents say that an armoured vehicle drove wildly into a crowd of protesters in Kashmir's largest city, slamming into a half-dozen people and crushing one man beneath its wheels, injuring him critically. Officials say that's nonsense, and that the vehicle was surrounded by a crowd ...

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  • TUS employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April. Average hourly pay rose 2.7 percent from a year earlier, a slightly faster annual rate than in April, the Labor Department ...

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  • TPakistani national on death row in Indonesia Zulfiqar Ali, who was said to have been 'wrongly convicted' in a drugs case, passed away on Thursday. Earlier during the day, Ali was shifted to an Intensive Care Unit and requests were being made to shift him to Pakistan. A Pakistani rights ...

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  • TRussian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who had been reported shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday, showed up at a news conference on Wednesday very much alive. Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, told a news conference on Wednesday the agency faked ...

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  • TKABUL: Afghan forces mistakenly killed nine people, most of them civilians, during a raid on a house in eastern Nangarhar province which has been a base for the Islamic State group and other militants, officials said Tuesday. The raid, which took place late on Monday night in Chaparhar district, ...

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  • TPresident Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government ...

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  • TA man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said. The shooting happened around 6:30pm on Thursday at Louie’s On The Lake, a ...

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  • TComcast may make an offer for Twenty-First Century Fox, potentially putting it in a head-to-head bidding war with Disney. Comcast Corp. on Wednesday did not provide specific details on a bid, other than to say that it would be all cash and at a premium to the value of Disney's current all-stock ...

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  • TTensions soared Wednesday along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival soldiers shelled dozens of villages and border posts for a sixth straight day. A total of six civilians and a soldier were killed on the two sides, officials said, ...

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  • TThe United Nations says a peacekeeper from Mauritania has been killed in Central African Republic. A statement says the peacekeeper was killed in an ambush south of Alindao town in the impoverished country that since 2013 has faced deadly sectarian violence. Eight other Mauritanian peacekeepers ...

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  • TAuthorities say a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time. Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, ...

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  • TThe rescuers have recovered two more bodies of students who fell into a river when an old wooden bridge collapsed in Neelum valley on Sunday. Dozens of students were taking photos from the hanging bridge when it collapsed Sunday. Authorities rescued 14 students, but say seven more are still missing ...

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  • TMonday's opening of the US Embassy in contested Jerusalem, cheered by Israelis as a historic validation, is seen by Palestinians as an in-your-face affirmation of pro-Israel bias by President Donald Trump and a new blow to dreams of statehood. The festive inauguration helps harden Palestinian ...

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  • TOfficials in Pakistan say violent rainstorms in the northwest have caused at least 15 deaths and injured dozens. Latif Khan, a senior disaster management official, says Sunday that most of the deaths from the severe weather overnight were caused by the collapse of mud and stone walls and houses. He ...

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  • TPakistan reached lunch on 67-2 Saturday after Ireland had a first ball in test cricket to remember. Delivered by Middlesex bowler Tim Murtagh, Pakistan opener Azhar Ali took a single off it. But in the process of doing so, opening partner Iman ul-Haq was injured. Diving to make his crease as Tyrone ...

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  • TMuslim scholars from three countries issued an edict Friday saying that violent extremism and terrorism, including suicide attacks, are against Islamic principles, in an effort to convince the Taliban to end its violence. Seventy prominent Muslim scholars from Pakistan, Afghanistan and ...

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  • TIreland had a wet welcome to test cricket on Friday with the opening day of its inaugural one-off match against Pakistan completely wiped out by bad weather. The Irish will become the 11th nation to play the longest format, yet heavy overnight showers and further light rain and strong winds in the ...

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