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  • QUETTA    -  Federal Minister for Railway Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Friday said Prime Minister Imran Khan is taking positive measures for development of country and prosperity.  He expressed these views while talking to media persons during inspecting of ITTMS project and ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS    -  The head of the World Health Organization warned Friday that the poor risk being “trampled” as wealthy nations roll out Covid-19 vaccines, which he said should be a public good. Speaking at a virtual UN summit on the pandemic, WHO ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS    -  Reaffirming its full support to the Palestinians' struggle for self-determination and against foreign occupation, Pakistan has urged the international community to help them establish an independent State of their own with Al-Quds al-Sharif as its ...

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  • Beijing    -  China successfully powered up its "artificial sun" nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, state media reported Friday, marking a great advance in the country's nuclear power research capabilities. The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China's largest and most advanced ...

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  • Dubai-At least eight people were killed in the shelling of an industrial compound in Yemen’s strategic port of Hodeida, the government said Friday, pointing the finger at the Iran-backed Huthi rebels.There has been an uptick in fighting in and around the lifeline port of the western city, ...

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  • Athens-Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis faced a backlash Friday over a mountain bike trip deemed to have violated the Greek government’s strict lockdown measures.Video and photo footage emerged last weekend showing Mitsotakis and his wife in the company of motocross riders on Mount ...

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  • Amman-Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has held a rare meeting with his Israeli counterpart to press for the restart of stalled negotiations between the Palestinians and the Jewish state.Thursday’s meeting came days after Palestinian Authority leader Mahmud Abbas visited Jordan as part ...

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  • Addis Ababa-The United Nations said Friday that fighting continued “in many parts” of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, complicating efforts to deliver humanitarian aid despite an agreement granting the UN access to territory under federal control.“We have reports of ...

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  • Chicago - A light aircraft has made a dramatic emergency landing on an interstate as cars cruised down the highway at night.Video footage posted on Twitter by the Minnesota Department of Transportation showed the pilot touch down while traveling at the same speed as vehicles ahead and behind.The ...

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  • Paris -Global coronavirus infections passed 65 million on Friday and countries doubled down on restrictions, even as plans to roll out vaccines gathered pace. Joe Biden said he would ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days when he takes over as president of the United States, the world’s ...

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  • Beijing - Beijing on Friday lashed out at a claim by the US intelligence chief that China is the “greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide “, calling it a “hodgepodge of lies”. The war of words comes as relations between the two superpowers have spiralled to their ...

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  • HAMILTON-West Indies ended day two on 49/0 after Kane Williamson’s 251 propelled New Zealand to 519/7d in Hamilton on Friday. Windies’ opening batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell got off to a solid start, nearly putting up a half-century stand for the first wicket. Handling ...

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  • CHRISTCHURCH-The Pakistan contingent on tour in New Zealand will continue their managed isolation in Christchurch, but won’t be given any exemptions that allow them to train in groups. This is due to “ongoing concerns about the risk of cross-infections within the squad,” according ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Thursday adjourned hearing of a case against acquittal of accused by the Sindh High Court (SHC) in American journalist Daniel Pearl murder case till Tuesday. A three-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising ...

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  • HAMILTON-New Zealand finished Day 1 of the first Test against West Indies at 243/2 with skipper Kane Williamson unbeaten on 97 in Hamilton. An unbroken 75-run partnership between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor helped New Zealand survive a good spell of bowling late in the day from West ...

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  • MANCHESTER-Neymar scored twice to lead Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 victory at 10-man Manchester United in the Champions League, leaving both teams’ hopes of reaching the knockout stage uncertain heading into their final group games. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær was left to ...

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  • South Africa to rest ex-skipper Du Plessis against England CAPE TOWN - South Africa have left out former captain Faf du Plessis from their squad for the One Day International series against England, which starts at Newlands today (Friday). The 36-year-old, who retired from test cricket earlier this ...

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  • Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh-Bangladesh began transferring several hundred Rohingya refugees on Thursday to what the UN and rights groups worry is a dangerous low-lying island prone to cyclones and floods.Almost a million Rohingya -- most of whom fled a military offensive in neighbouring Myanmar ...

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  • ANKARA-Three former US presidents have volunteered to take their vaccine shots publicly in order to prove the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, according to local media reports. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have all volunteered to have their vaccine shots on ...

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  • Tehran-Iran said its novel coronavirus infections surpassed one million cases on Thursday, as the authorities consider easing restrictions in many parts of the Middle East’s hardest hit country.The Islamic republic has recorded 1,003,494 Covid-19 infections since announcing its first cases in ...

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  • Rome-Italy on Thursday announced national travel restrictions for the Christmas holidays designed to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the European country first hit by the pandemic.The new rules, together with an existing curfew and other regulations already in place, seek to curb circulation ...

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  • Colombo-Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight, rattling the island nation but leaving it relatively unscathed on its way to southern India, officials said Thursday.Burevi, the second cyclone in the southern Bay of Bengal in a week, slammed into north-eastern Sri Lanka just before midnight (1830 ...

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  • Istanbul -Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit staunch ally Azerbaijan on December 9 and 10, his office said Thursday, following a truce that ended fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The planned visit is the first by a foreign head of state to Baku since the ceasefire ...

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  • GILGIT/ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said that as new Gilgit-Baltistan government was in place, the federal government would immediately launch work to grant it provisional provincial status for its uplift at par with other provinces. Addressing the newly sworn in cabinet members, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday directed the Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA) to submit a concise report over establishment of petrol pumps on the government land.  A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday maintained the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict and dismissed death row convict Muhammad Shaban's appeal against the sentence. The death sentence of co-accused Qaiser was commuted to life imprisonment. A trial court had awarded Capital ...

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  • PALESTINE - Two Palestinian workers were killed when an Israeli bus ran over a group of workers near Jerusalem on Wednesday, according to a Palestinian official. Five other Palestinians were also injured in the incident that took place at the northern entrance to Bethlehem, Shaher Saad, ...

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  • WASHINGTON - US President-elect Joe Biden will insist Iran agrees to new demands if it wants the US to return to a nuclear deal and lift sanctions, The New York Times said Wednesday. The Times said the Biden administration would seek to extend the duration of "restrictions on Iran's production of ...

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  • LAHORE - A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the scheduled public gathering of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in Lahore on December 13 in wake of second wave of coronavirus. The petition was filed by Advocate Nadeem Sarwar, who stated that health emergency had been ...

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  • CAPE TOWN- Dawid Malan scored an unbeaten 99 as England impressively chased down an imposing target to beat South Africa by nine wickets at Newlands on Tuesday and complete a clean sweep of their three-match Twenty20 series.South Africa elected to bat after winning the toss and, after a spluttering ...

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