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Pakistan’s team has suffered consecutive defeats in the Indoor…

Pakistan faced defeat consecutively after Kazakhstan beat Pakistan by 13-0 in Indoor Women's Asia Cup on Tuesday. The Pakistani team was outclassed by Kazakhstan after suffering a defeat against the Chinese Taipei by 7-0. In two matches, Pakistan conceded 20 goals and scored none. Kazakhstan's Victoria Labanova scored four goals in the first…

Former South African umpire Koertzen dies in car accident

Former South African umpire Rudi Koertzen, labelled the 'slow finger of death' by the media, has died in a car accident, a family member told on Tuesday. He was 73. "Rudi suffered fatal injuries after an accident near Stilbaai between Cape Town and Gqeberha," said the family spokesperson, who requested anonymity. "My father went to a golf…

China conducts new military drills around Taiwan

BEIJING - China carried out fresh military drills around Taiwan Monday, Beijing said, defying calls to end its largest-ever exercises encircling the island in the wake of a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Beijing has raged at the trip by Pelosi -- the highest-ranking elected US official to visit Taiwan in decades -- ripping up a series of…

Kremlin accuses Kyiv of nuclear plant shelling, warns of ‘catastrophic…

MOSCOW - The Kremlin on Monday accused Ukrainian forces of firing on the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant, warning of potential “catastrophic consequences” for Europe. “The shelling of the territory of the nuclear plant by the Ukrainian armed forces is a potentially extremely dangerous activity... fraught with catastrophic consequences for a vast…

Mexico president urges increased effort to save trapped miners

AGUJITA - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called Sunday for intensified efforts to save 10 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine, during a visit to see firsthand the rescue operation. Relatives of the missing were becoming increasingly desperate four days after the mine flooded in the northern state of Coahuila, fearing time is…

Hong Kong reduces Covid quarantine for arrivals

HONG KONG - Hong Kong will cut its hotel quarantine for international arrivals from one week to three days from Friday, leader John Lee announced, in an easing of Covid restrictions that have severely curbed travel. Once a global logistics and transportation hub, Hong Kong has been largely cut off from the world for more than two years due to its…

Chad military government signs deal to launch peace talks

DOHA - Chad’s military government and more than 40 opposition groups signed a deal Monday to launch national peace talks this month, but the main rebel outfit refused to take part. United Nations and African Union leaders urged the junta and opposition to seize the latest opportunity to stabilise a country considered key to international efforts to…

Millions hungry but drought overlooked as Kenya prepares to vote

PURAPUL-In the dust bowl of Kenya’s drought-stricken north, the people of Purapul are edging closer to starvation, surviving on nothing but wild berries as their children waste away from hunger. Loka Metir knows the bitter fruits make her children sick, further weakening their frail condition. But it hasn’t rained properly in three years, and…

Top TTP commander Omar Khalid Khorasani killed in Afghanistan attack

Omar Khalid Khorasani, one of the top terrorists in outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been killed along with his three other associates in an attack in Afghanistan. According to sources privy to the details, Abdul Wali aka Omar Khalid Khorasani was killed in an attack in Paktika province of Afghanistan. “Three of his associates…

China says it will continue military drills near Taiwan

China on Monday said it will continue its military exercises near Taiwan. The latest announcement means China has extended the date of its large-scale military exercises which began on Aug. 4 and were scheduled to conclude this Sunday. In a statement, the Eastern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said it will “continue…

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