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  • TFour days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defence minister said on Monday. The staggering numbers provided by Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami were the ...

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  • TPolice say they have detained eight Chinese nationals who tried to enter a power plant with weapons in the eastern Punjab province. Officer Zafar Iqbal says the eight men were stopped at a checkpoint on Sunday outside the Qadirabad power plant in Sahiwal after a pump-action gun, a handgun, a rifle ...

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  • TRepublican strategist Steve Bannon weighed into British politics on Sunday in a wide-ranging interview in which he defended UK's former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments about Muslim face veils and praised the controversial British far-right leader. The former aide to President Donald ...

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  • TA German student is being deported from China for allegedly reporting, for a class project, on the plight of jailed human rights lawyers in the country. David Missal, 24, was pursuing a master's degree in journalism and communication at prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. He was due to ...

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  • TPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership says voting among lawmakers to elect the country’s new prime minister will take place Aug 18. Fawad Chaudhry, spokesman for Khan’s Tahreek-e-Insaf party, made the announcement Friday. The country’s caretaker prime minister announced ...

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  • TAn independent adjudicator has increased the spot-fixing ban on Shahzaib Hasan, who has represented Pakistan in three one-day internationals and 10 Twenty20 games, from one to four years. In February, a Pakistan Cricket Board anti-corruption tribunal suspended the opening batsman and fined him 1 ...

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  • TWhen Saudi Arabia ordered its citizens studying in Canada to abruptly leave the country, it left institutions like Techno Canada in the lurch, forcing the small Toronto business school to scramble for new students in the middle of the summer. But that doesn’t mean the school’s ...

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  • TFirefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days. The 450-square-mile (1,165-square-kilometer) blaze, ...

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  • TUnited States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Myanmar on Saturday to immediately release two Reuters journalists held on charges of possessing secret documents. Pompeo said in a tweet he raised US concerns about the two reporters “detained in Burma for doing their job” during a ...

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  • TMatt Groening said his new adult cartoon series Disenchantment has a feminist component that sets it apart from his previous shows. Groening spoke to reporters about bringing fresh talent to the Netflix show at a Sunday panel for the Television Critics Association, joined by the voice ...

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  • TThree people have been killed and seven others injured following a shooting in New Orleans. City police spokesman Aaron Looney said in a statement the shooting happened Saturday night on the 3400 block of Claiborne Avenue, about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) from the French Quarter. The injured victims ...

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  • TThe nun no longer goes to confession regularly, after an Italian priest forced himself on her while she was at her most vulnerable: recounting her sins to him in a university classroom nearly 20 years ago. At the time, the sister only told her provincial superior and her spiritual director, ...

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  • TWASHINGTON: President Donald Trump says the United States will impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges. Shortly after the possibility of sanctions was first announced by Vice President Mike Pence Thursday, Trump wrote on Twitter that ...

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  • TWASHINGTON: Iranian hackers known as “Rocket Kitten” repeatedly target American defence companies in hopes of stealing information to boost Tehran’s missile and space programs. Russian hackers last year compromised dozens of U.S. energy companies. A Chinese cyberespionage group ...

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  • TEL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration faced a court-imposed deadline Thursday to reunite thousands of children and parents who were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous logistical task brought on by its “zero tolerance” policy on illegal ...

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  • TMassive flooding from a South Korean-constructed hydroelectric dam in Laos left several people dead and hundreds missing, state media said on Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site and public appeals were launched for aid. The official Lao news agency ...

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  • TWhen filmmaker Marina Zenovich sought to make a documentary about Robin Williams, she found that she could do it largely in the late comedian’s own voice. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, uses a wealth of archival footage to put viewers inside his thought process — mirroring a ...

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  • TSaudia Arabia says it has executed five men, including two Saudis, convicted for the robbery and murder of a Pakistani warehouse guard in the western city of Jeddah. The Interior Ministry said the five men, two Saudis and three Chad nationals, stabbed and beat the guard and stole his cellphone as ...

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  • TIndia's highest court on Tuesday asked the federal government to consider enacting a law to deal with an increase in lynchings and mob violence fuelled mostly by rumours that the victims either belonged to members of child kidnapping gangs or were beef eaters and cow slaughterers. The ...

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  • TKylian Mbappe's breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar's dives. Here is a look at the records set and broken during the World Cup in Russia, and what it tells us about the tournament: Plenty of goals With just one scoreless draw in 63 games so far, Russia's ...

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  • TFrance become new world champions after a final game that has featured a series of firsts including an own goal and a penalty awarded after a video review. Earlier, Paul Pogba gave France a 3-1 lead over Croatia in the World Cup final with a goal in the 59th minute. The first half ended with ...

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  • TChairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan, who hopes to become the next prime minister, has condemned a bombing near the election rally of a Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazulurrehman group's (JUI-F) candidate, Akram Khan Durrani. Khan in a tweet says there seems to be a conspiracy to sabotage the July ...

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  • TThree insurgents riding in a car fired at a patrol of Indian paramilitary soldiers Friday at a marketplace in Indian Held Kashmir, killing two, police said. A Central Reserve Police Force soldier and a civilian passerby were wounded in the rebel attack in Achabal in south Kashmir, said top police ...

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  • TFollowing a nearly decade-long hunt, a massive saltwater crocodile has been captured in northern Australia, according to wildlife authorities. Rangers caught the crocodile Monday after setting a trap on a private property near Katherine, a town in Northern Territory, Australia. The ...

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  • TGoogle's YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations. The company said on Monday it will make “authoritative” news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking ...

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  • TChina will provide Arab states with $20 billion in loans for economic development, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa. The money will be earmarked for “projects that will produce good employment ...

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  • TTencent, China’s most valuable tech company and the operator of the popular WeChat social media platform, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a US stock exchange. The company said in a statement issued through the Hong Kong stock exchange that the share price and other ...

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  • T The Trump administration is freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest ...

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  • TAntoine Griezmann's fluke goal helped France earn a place in the World Cup semifinals. Griezmann scored with a shot that bounced off the hands of the opposing goalkeeper and into the net, giving France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Friday. The 1998 champions will next face either Brazil or Belgium ...

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  • TThai authorities overseeing the rescue operation for 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in the country's north said they have a “limited amount of time” to get them out, as they raced on Friday against worsening weather and lowered oxygen levels in the ...

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