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Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military: sources

KARACHI: Pakistan’s largest TV station has been allowed back on the air at some major cable operators after talks with the military on demands it make changes in political coverage, two officials who work for the channel’s media group told Reuters on Wednesday. After Geo TV, Pakistan’s most popular station, was taken off the air across much of the country...

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FIA team reaches Thailand to arrest key suspect of Baldia factory fire

KARACHI: The two-member team of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) that was formulated to arrest key suspect of Baldia factory fire, Rehman Bhola has reached Thailand on Sunday. The FIA team has met with Interpol officials and handed over the necessary documents. According to sources, the team is expected to meet Rehman Bhola tomorrow morning. Earlier, it was revealed that Rehman...

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Kurdish militants may be behind soccer bombing that killed 38: Turkey

Turkey said on Sunday that Kurdish militants may be responsible for the two bombs that killed 38 people and wounded 155 in what looked to be a coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul after a match between two top teams. The blasts on Saturday night — a car bomb outside the Vodafone Arena, home to Istanbul's...

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Non-OPEC oil states agree to cuts in ‘historic’ deal

VIENNA: Eleven countries agreed on Saturday to cut their oil output, teaming up with the OPEC cartel in an exceptional bid to end the world s glut of crude and reverse a dramatic fall in income. Russia and 10 other non-OPEC states will reduce their production by more than half a million barrels per day (bpd), OPEC announced. The deal...

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Claims of technical fault in crashed ATR baseless: PIA

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson on Sunday brushed aside claims that the PK-661 crash was due to existing technical faults in the aircraft. The spokesperson said such speculation may have adverse impact on public perception. The spokesperson added it is too soon to say that one of the ill-fated plane’s fans was rotating the wrong way. He stated that...

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Australia regain confidence for Pakistan series

MELBOURNE: Lacking context, suspense and crowd enthusiasm, the Chappell-Hadlee series between Australia and New Zealand may not have generated the returns projected by its commerce-minded organisers. The home side, however, enjoyed a windfall of confidence from the 3-0 series win which captain Steven Smith hopes will be banked for the tests against Pakistan starting this week in Brisbane. Scarcely 20,000...

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Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur plots demise of former team Australia

The merry-go-round of coaching jobs in international cricket inevitably leads to awkward reunions but few could be more thorny than Mickey Arthur's encounter with his old team Australia. Three years after being sacked as the side's head coach, the South African will hope to guide Pakistan to a breakthrough test series win Down Under, with the first match starting in...

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160 dead in collapsed Nigerian church: Hospital director

A hundred and sixty people were killed when a church roof collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, says a hospital director. Etete Peters of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital said mortuaries are overflowing and the final death toll likely will be much higher. Youth leader Edikan Peters said many other victims are in private mortuaries scattered all over the...

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Courts can’t announce verdicts to please someone, says CJ Jamali

LAHORE: Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali said on Saturday that the courts cannot announce verdicts to please someone or in the face of pressure due to media hype. Speaking at a ceremony here, Justice Jamali said the courts in Pakistan were completely independent in their judgments and they were not under any kind of pressure. "For us, delivering just is...

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Panama Leaks has PML-N worried, says Chandio

KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Moula Bux Chandio Saturday said the Panama Leaks had the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) worried. Speaking to newsmen here, Chandio said the ruling PML-N was trying to provoke his party as well as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), adding that the Panama Papers case is not going to...

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Russia ‘helped’ Trump win White House race: CIA report

WASHINGTON: A secret CIA assessment has found that Russia sought to tip last month´s US presidential election in Donald Trump´s favor, The Washington Post reported Friday, a conclusion that drew an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect´s camp. "These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction," Trump´s transition team said, launching a broadside against the...

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Russia says thousands fleeing Aleppo as Assad nears victory

BEIRUT: Russia says nearly 18,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo in the last 24 hours in a "constant stream" as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of opposition control in the northern city. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Saturday that Syrian troops have suspended their offensive to allow for the evacuation of civilians,...

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Pentagon chief announces 200 more US troops for Syria

Dubai: Washington will send another 200 troops to Syria to help an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters seize the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Saturday. "I can tell you today that the United States will deploy approximately 200 additional US forces in Syria," Carter told Gulf policymakers in the Bahraini capital Manama....

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Pakistan faces internal and external challenges: Air Chief Marshal

KARACHI: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman asked cadets to stay prepared to lay down their lives for the country if the need arises. He was addressing a passing out parade ceremony at the Naval Academy on Thursday. “Cadets should be ready to protect the country with their lives,” he said. He added that the role of armed forces is important...

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We will not give Imran a broken button of PM’s sherwani: Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Barrister Zafarullah on Friday said that he has never seen in his career as a lawyer any party telling the court that its decision would be unacceptable. Holding a press conference with other leaders of the party, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leaders said that Imran Khan had taken a U-turn today as...

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More than 1,000 Russian athletes in ‘institutionalised’ doping: McLaren

LONDON: Doping mastermind-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov used salt, coffee, water and sediment to cover up the manipulation of samples, according to International doping sleuth Richard McLaren’s report. The former head of Moscow’s main anti-doping laboratory, now in hiding in the United States, had to resort to desperate measures because of the “potential time bomb” of being found out by the World...

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Facebook issues list of most ‘talked about’ stories

The US presidential election was the most “talked about” topic on Facebook in 2016, in a year filled with discussion and debate on issues that were both serious and light-hearted. The bitterly contested election in which Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton was ranked as the leading issue, followed by Brazil’s political developments which included the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff,...

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