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  • TSweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, England's Wayne Rooney and Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez were among five finalists named Wednesday for Major League Soccer's 2018 Most Valuable Player Award. Hours before the North American league began its playoff championship run, the league announced finalists ...

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  • TSARGODHA:-The martyrdom day of Ghazi Ilam Din Shaheed was observed with great respect and honour here. Different organisations organised ceremonies in which speakers paid rich tributes to Ghazi Ilam Din Shaheed for his unprecedented sacrifice. Furthermore, Almi Majlis Tahaffuz-e-Khatam e Nabowat ...

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  • TRafael Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters on Wednesday guaranteeing Novak Djokovic's return to the world number one spot. Announcing his withdrawal at a hastily arranged press conference Nadal said: "My abdominal muscles haven't felt good for the past few days, especially on serve, doctors ...

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  • TSARDAR SAROVAR DAM, India-India inaugurated the world’s tallest statue on Wednesday with fireworks, folk dances and floral tributes, deploying tight security amid an outcry by local groups over the soaring cost of the 182-metre (600-feet) sculpture of an independence hero. Prime Minister ...

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  • TTAMPA-The US space agency's Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and is being retired after nine and a half years, having helped discover more than 2,600 planets, some of which may hold life, officials said Tuesday. The unmanned space telescope, which launched in 2009, revealed that billions ...

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  • THONG KONG-Renowned Hong Kong author Louis Cha, whose epic martial arts thrillers inspired numerous films and sold some 300 million copies worldwide, has died aged 94. Known by his pen name Jin Yong, Cha is a household name across the Chinese-speaking world - while overseas his novels have drawn ...

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  • TNEW YORK-Talk about a pack rat: thousands of things that Neil Armstrong saved over the course of a career that saw him become the first man to walk on the moon will be auctioned off this week. Nobody really knew the extent of the stuff Armstrong amassed during his 82 years on earth, not even the ...

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  • TSARDAR SAROVAR DAM, India-India inaugurated the world's tallest statue on Wednesday with fireworks, folk dances and floral tributes, deploying tight security amid an outcry by local groups over the soaring cost of the 182-metre (600-feet) sculpture of an independence hero. Prime Minister Narendra ...

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  • TEDENBRIDGE, UK-A giant effigy of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson will be torched as part of a British town's Bonfire Night celebrations, organisers revealed on Wednesday. The 36-foot (11-metre) tall caricature will be set ablaze on Saturday in Edenbridge, Kent, southeast England, with more ...

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  • TNEW YORK-Apple has unveiled a new version of its MacBook Air laptop, this time made of recycled aluminum, as well as a new Mac Mini and an iPad Pro, all pricier than their predecessors. Nearly 10 years after the launch of the first MacBook Air by the late Steve Jobs, his successor Tim Cook ...

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  • TROTORUA, NZ-Prince Harry and pregnant wife Meghan visited the New Zealand resort town of Rotorua Wednesday to wrap up a lengthy Pacific tour which has confirmed the star appeal of Britain's newest royal. Meghan, displaying what Harry affectionately refers to as "our little bump", has drawn adoring ...

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  • TTHAMEEHLA ISLAND, Myanmar-Peril plagues the lives of Myanmar's baby turtles: if crabs don't get them before they scramble from beach to sea, then poachers or fishing trawlers might finish them off instead. Myanmar's waters boast five of the world's seven sea turtle species, including the critically ...

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  • TNEW YORK-Rapper Kanye West, who has been outspoken in his support for President Donald Trump, now says he's going to focus on his music and fashion after being "used" in the world of politics. In a series of tweets, the 41-year-old West lashed out at conservative pundit Candace Owens for saying he ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES-Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has become the latest Hollywood celebrity to switch to TV, signing on to star in the new FX limited series "Mrs America." Created and written by "Mad Men" co-producer Dahvi Waller, the nine-episode series will feature Blanchett as conservative ...

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  • TNEW YORK-Netflix has hired Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay to direct a documentary series about late pop icon Prince, the streaming giant told AFP Tuesday. Little is known so far about the project focused on the singer, who died in 2016, other than DuVernay's involvement and that the series ...

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  • TBANGKOK:- Chanel on Wednesday staged a replica of its Cruise 2018-2019 collection along Bangkok's Chao Phraya river, the first ever showing for the French fashion house in the Thai capital. Debuted in Paris in May, the show featured a massive ocean liner that was installed in the Grand Palais as a ...

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  • TUS voters are poised to elect two Muslim women to Congress in the midterm election next week, marking a historic first even as anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric has been on the rise. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, is all but certain to be elected to the US House of Representatives in a ...

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  • TA massive trans-Pacific trade deal cleared a final hurdle Wednesday allowing it to enter into force this year, a pointed rebuke of President Donald Trump's protectionist policies from some of America's closest allies. Hours before an administrative deadline, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...

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  • TFormer captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his "deep sense of fear" about the running of Indian cricket as he slammed the sloppy handling of #MeToo allegations against board chief executive Rahul Johri, among other key issues. Johri was accused of sexual harassment on October 12 in an account shared ...

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  • TAn Afghan army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing all those on board, officials said. The aircraft crashed due to "bad weather" in Anar Dara district, which borders Iran, Farah provincial governor spokesman Nasir Mehri said. The Taliban claimed its ...

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  • TThailand is rolling out plans to legalise medical marijuana, an official told AFP Wednesday, as the country hopes to cash in on a multi-billion dollar industry with a product its supporters hail as some of the world's best. Several nations have embraced the use of medicinal cannabis, including ...

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  • TNetflix has hired Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay to direct a documentary series about late pop icon Prince, the streaming giant told AFP Tuesday. Little is known so far about the project focused on the singer, who died in 2016, other than DuVernay's involvement and that the series will have ...

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  • TRenowned Hong Kong author Louis Cha, whose epic martial arts thrillers inspired numerous films and sold some 300 million copies worldwide, has died aged 94. Known by his pen name Jin Yong, Cha is a household name across the Chinese-speaking world — while overseas his novels have drawn ...

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  • TThousands of police guarded the world´s biggest statue ahead of its inauguration by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday with local people threatening protests over the enormous figure. Activists said about a dozen of their leaders had been detained ahead of the spectacular ...

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  • TThe smashed fuselage of a crashed Indonesian jetliner may have been found, the country's military chief said Wednesday, two days after the deadly accident feared to have killed 189 people. Using sonar technology, Hadi Tjahjanto said authorities were confident they had pinpointed the location of the ...

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  • TDHAKA - A Bangladesh court Tuesday doubled a jail term for imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia from five to 10 years for what her supporters say are trumped-up corruption charges. The decision came a day after Zia, arch-rival of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was handed a separate seven-year ...

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  • TDHAKA - Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed Tuesday to start returning Rohingya refugees in November, less than a week after UN investigators warned that a genocide against the Muslim minority was still ongoing. More than 720,000 of Myanmar’s stateless Rohingya fled a brutal military crackdown in ...

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  • TROME - The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to 10, civil protection authorities said Tuesday, as wild weather swept parts of Europe, leaving motorists and tourists stranded. Road were blocked and thousands of people were left without power in southern and central Europe, as ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States - guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution - with an executive order, he said in an interview excerpt released Tuesday. While Trump asserts that he can change the ...

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  • TOLDENBURG, Germany - Former nurse Niels Hoegel, admitted Tuesday to killing 100 patients in his care, on the first day of his trial in the biggest serial killing case in Germany’s post-war history. Hoegel, 41, has already spent nearly a decade in prison on a life term for other patient ...

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