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  • BEIJING - A Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson on Monday warmly congratulated Pakistan for the opening of the Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) and said that it was one of the most advanced railway transport projects in South Asia. “I noted this information. This is good news. I like ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced resumption of Umrah facility for the international pilgrimages from November 1, this year after suspension of months amid COVID-19 pandemic The announcement made on the airline’s official Twitter account stated that the ...

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  • THOUSAND OAKS-Patrick Cantlay staged a back-nine charge to speed past world number two Jon Rahm and number three Justin Thomas and claim a one-shot win at the Zozo Championship in Thousand Oaks, California on Sunday.American Cantlay, who began the day three back of overnight leader Thomas, carded a ...

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  • DOHA-Female passengers flying from Qatar were subjected to invasive searches after a premature baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom, in procedures the Australian government on Monday described as “grossly disturbing” and “offensive”.A number of women -- including ...

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  • Bangkok-Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Thailand needs to bring “illegal protests” under control on Monday as he opened a special parliamentary session to discuss months of pro-democracy rallies.Prayut, the former military chief who staged the 2014 coup, has faced increasing ...

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  • Melbourne - Australia’s second-biggest city will exit its coronavirus lockdown after nearly four months under onerous restrictions, authorities announced Monday, with no new daily cases or deaths recorded. Stay-at-home orders for Melbourne’s five million residents will be lifted from ...

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  • BEIJING - Usama Kalim, whose Chinese name is Li Hao, comes from Pakistan and is currently a Ph.D. student at Southwest University in Chongqing municipality, China. As one of the participators of 2020 Looking China - Chongqing Youth Film Project, Li got the opportunity to film a documentary of ...

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  • Atlanta - As she speaks to cheering crowds, drops in to neighborhood coffee shops or pays “surprise” visits to college students, 56-year-old Kamala Harris has brought a jolt of youthful energy to the low-key presidential campaign of her 77-year-old running mate, Democrat Joe ...

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  • London - The British government on Saturday announced a £75 million (82 million euros) rescue package to save 35 cultural institutions hit by the coronavirus pandemic, including London’s iconic Globe Theatre.  Grants of between £1 million and £3 million will be ...

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  • QUETTA - At least four persons were killed and several others wounded on Sunday in a bomb blast at Hazarganji locality of Quetta in the limits of Shalkot police station. According to police sources, the explosive material was planted in a motorcycle. The law enforcement agencies cordoned off the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday said that winter season's first snowfall occurred at Babusar top located at the north of Kaghan valley. The PMD official said seven inches snow was recorded in Babusar top. He said the roads were blocked there and the people should ...

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  • KABUL - Afghan forces have killed a high-ranking Al-Qaeda leader who was also wanted by the United States, Afghanistan's intelligence service said late Saturday. Abu Muhsin al-Masri, an Egyptian national believed to be the number-two for the Islamist militant group in the Indian sub-continent, was ...

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  • Khartoum - Sudan’s move to normalise relations with Israel has laid bare deep splits within society, with some bashing the deal as betrayal and others as a way to rescue the devastated economy. The move -- announced Friday -- came shortly after US President Donald Trump declared that ...

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  • Baghdad - Thousands of Iraqis headed Sunday to Baghdad’s iconic Tahrir Square and its high-security Green Zone to mark the first anniversary of a protest movement against the country’s stagnant political class. “This is an important day, we are here to keep the movement ...

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  • Dubai - Dubai is introducing a facial recognition system on public transport to beef up security, officials said Sunday, as the emirate prepares to host the global Expo exhibition. “This technology has proven its effectiveness to identify suspicious and wanted people,” said Obaid ...

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  • United Nations - An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country, the UN said, allowing the “historic” text to enter into force after 90 days. While nuclear powers have not signed up to the treaty, activists who have pushed for its enactment hold out ...

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  • Ramallah, Palestinian Territories - An 18-year Palestinian died Sunday after a confrontation with Israeli troops, with the army saying it happened while trying to flee and Palestinian officials saying he had been beaten. The Palestinian health ministry said that Amer Abdel-Rahim Sanouber from the ...

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  • PORTIMAO - Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton became the most successful Formula One driver of all time in terms of race wins on Sunday with a dominant 92nd career victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix.The Mercedes driver, who took the chequered flag a huge 25.592 seconds ahead of second-placed ...

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  • ISAKHEL - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the time was not far off when the people would witness Pakistan emerged as one of the strongest states in the world. Addressing the students of Cadet College of Isakhel Tehsil in Mianwali district after inaugurating a hostel building there and ...

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  • KABUL - Eighteen people were killed and more than thirty other wounded in a suicide bomb attack at an educational centre in Kabul Saturday. A health ministry spokesman Saeed Jami said the blast was caused by a suicide bombing, and the target was the Kawsar-e Danish educational centre.  The ...

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  • Cairo-Polling stations opened Saturday in Egypt for parliamentary elections in which there was little doubt of a sweeping victory for supporters of hardline President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.Some 63 million voters out of Egypt’s more than 100 million people are eligible to elect 568 of the 596 ...

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  • Paris - Grim data highlighted the struggle for authorities around the world to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control Saturday, as the US reported 80,000 infections in a single day, France extended a curfew to two-thirds of citizens and Germany’s death toll passed 10,000. The World ...

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  • Quetta   -   President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday arrived in Quetta on a day-long visit. Balochsitan Governor (r) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai received the president. Federal Minister for Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam accompanied the president. Later, President Arif Alvi and the governor ...

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  • Jerusalem-Israeli warplanes struck suspected Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip before dawn on Friday following rocket fire from the blockaded Palestinian territory.Fighter jets and other aircraft struck a “weapons manufacturing site and underground infrastructures” operated by ...

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  • Beirut-The US army said Thursday it carried out a drone strike against Al-Qaeda leaders in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border, killing 17 terrorists, according to a war monitor.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said five civilians were also among those killed.“US Forces ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Over 200 Pakistani medical professionals reached Kuwait on Thursday under a bilateral agreement, inked to meet health needs of the gulf country. The government of Kuwait had recently agreed to hire services of a number of healthcare professionals from Pakistan in the wake of ...

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  • MANCHESTER   -  Manchester City came from behind to make a winning start in Champions League Group C with a 3-1 victory over Porto at the Etihad Stadium. City had fallen behind to a fine 14th-minute solo strike from Luis Diaz but a Sergio Aguero penalty brought them level before ...

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  • Beirut   -   Three-time Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri was named to the post for a fourth time Thursday and immediately promised a government of technocrats committed to a French-backed reform plan. Hariri said he would “form a cabinet of non politically aligned ...

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  • RIYADH   -   Saudi Arabia launched a national strategy on Wednesday to become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030, Saudi Press Agency reported. Abdullah bin Sharaf Alghamdi, president of the Saudi Data and AI Authority, announced the launch of the National Strategy for ...

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  • Washington  -   The United States on Thursday condemed what it called excessive use of force by the Nigerian military for firing on unarmed demonstrators. “We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces,” Secretary ...

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