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  • TVoting in Afghanistan’s parliamentary election will be extended to Sunday in some constituencies after technical and organizational problems stopped voters casting their ballot in some polling centres on Saturday, government officials said. Abdul Badi Sayad, chairman of Independent Election ...

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  • TAlphabet Inc's Google will charge hardware firms up to $40 per device to use its apps under a new licensing system to replace one that the European Union this year deemed anti-competitive, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. The new fee goes into effect on October 29 for any new ...

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  • TApple Chief Executive Tim Cook told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple’s internal computer systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents. Bloomberg said it stood by its report, published ...

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  • TMultiple explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, as voters cast their ballots in long-delayed legislative elections. Voters were seen fleeing a school in the north of the Afghan capital after a blast, an AFP correspondent said, with witnesses reporting explosions at other ...

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  • TTwenty men in Britain have been convicted of grooming and sexually abusing several young girls, prosecutors said on Friday following the latest child sex abuse case involving large gangs. The men were found guilty of more than 120 sex crimes against 15 girls in Huddersfield, northern England, ...

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  • TThe US government on Friday charged a Russian national with playing a key financial role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct “information warfare” against the United States, including ongoing attempts to influence next month’s congressional elections. Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, ...

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  • TPresident Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to deploy the military and close the southern US border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, raising the risk of huge disruptions to trade. Stretching almost 2,000 miles (3,200 km), the US-Mexican border is one of ...

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  • TTo combat worsening smog, Pakistan’s government has ordered all traditional brick kilns closed for 70 days starting Saturday, as it promotes new cleaner kilns that could cut pollution up to 70 percent. But the measure has produced an outcry both from kiln owners, who want incentives to make ...

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  • TTesla Inc on Thursday introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website, launching the car as U.S. tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease. According to the website, the rear-wheel-drive model has a “mid range” battery, a range of 260 miles, 50 miles less than ...

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  • TTurkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan will meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara on Wednesday, the Turkish foreign ministry said, with their talks expected to focus on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will also meet ...

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  • TUS President Donald Trump heaped more criticism on the Federal Reserve in an interview with Fox Business Network on Tuesday, extending his discontent beyond its chairman, Jerome Powell, whom he has frequently critiqued in public. “My biggest threat is the Fed,” he said, according to ...

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  • TSix people were killed and about 80 injured when a train derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday, officials said. The train derailed near Sidi Bouknadel, a town near Rabat, on the busy coastal line connecting the capital to the commercial hub of Casablanca. The cause of the accident was ...

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  • TUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince to discuss the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and Turkey’s foreign minister said the envoy would bring information about the case to Ankara. Khashoggi, a US resident and leading critic of ...

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  • TWest Indies head coach Stuart Law has been suspended for the first two one-day internationals of the series against India following his public criticism of match officials during a recent test match between the sides in Hyderabad. The Australian received a 100 per cent fine of his match fees and ...

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  • TFacebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s US midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. The ...

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  • TThe World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo’s Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as confirmed cases and deaths from the virus spiralled. The committee of experts may make recommendations ...

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  • TShinta Ratri, the matron of an Indonesian Islamic boarding school, corrects the pronunciation of a group of fellow Muslims as they chant the phrase “only one God” in Arabic and prepare to pray together. Nothing unusual in that, except that these worshippers, gathered in a cramped ...

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  • TAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election in four days, said on Tuesday Canberra was open to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, prompting concern from Indonesian and Palestinian officials. Morrison’s comments about recognizing ...

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  • THarvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in order to limit how many it admits, a lawyer for a group suing the school said on Monday at the start of a trial that could have wider implications for the role of race in US college admissions. The trial in federal court in ...

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  • TSixty people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday, up from the tally of 16 dead given by officials three days earlier. The state oil company on Friday said pumping ...

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  • TOil prices steadied on Monday as tension over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist stoked supply worries, balancing concerns over the long-term demand outlook. Benchmark Brent crude oil jumped by $1.49 a barrel to a high of $81.92 before giving up its gains to trade around $80.38, down ...

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  • TSaudi Arabia’s King Salman on Monday ordered an internal probe into the unexplained disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a joint Turkish-Saudi team was set to search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he was last seen on Oct. 2. US President Donald Trump said meanwhile ...

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  • TAfghan 20-year-old Hazratullah Zazai joined a select group of cricketers on Sunday by smashing six sixes in an over in a domestic tournament. Opening the batting for Kabul Zwanan against Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League Twenty20 tournament, Zazai tore into left-arm spinner Abdullah ...

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  • TThe wife of Awami National Party’s (ANP) Haroon Bilour, who was martyred in a Taliban suicide attack during campaigning, won her husband’s provincial seat in by-elections as the ruling party of Prime Minister Imran Khan retained its slim majority in parliament. Samar Bilour on Sunday ...

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  • TA well-grassed wicket might have been the last thing Mitchell Starc expected to see after landing in Abu Dhabi but Australia´s pace spearhead was loath to get his hopes up ahead of the second test against Pakistan. The left-armer was made to toil on a typically lifeless pitch in the drawn ...

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  • TFive South Korean climbers and their four Nepali guides have been killed after their base camp in the Himalayas was ravaged by a storm, local police and hiking officials said on Sunday. The disaster, which claimed the life of record-breaking Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, is the worst climbing ...

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  • TSaudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week’s disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on the pressure and two more US executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference. Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post ...

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  • TPakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed faces some searching questions to answer for the second test against Australia over his bowling attack and batting lineup after Tim Paine’s side produced a battling draw in the first test in Dubai. Usman Khawaja defied pre-match predictions and a poor return on ...

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  • TPresident Donald Trump said on Saturday the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in Turkish custody was a “tremendous step” toward improved relations with Turkey, but he denied cutting a deal with Ankara. “The only deal, if you could call it a deal, is a ...

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  • TThe next manned flight of a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) could take place on November 28, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian space industry source on Saturday as saying. A Russian cosmonaut and a US astronaut survived an aborted liftoff after a Soyuz rocket bound for the ...

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