All eyes on Salah as World Cup hosts take on Egypt

SAINT PETERSBURG: World Cup hosts Russia face an Egypt side buoyed by the likely return of star man Mohamed Salah on Tuesday knowing a win will all but guarantee a place in the last 16. Liverpool wizard Salah missed his team´s defeat to Uruguay on Friday as he struggles to recover from the shoulder injury sustained during last month´s Champions...

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Irrfan Khan pens letter on battle with cancer

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has opened up about his battle with cancer in a heartfelt letter. The actor who announced in March that he is suffering from neuroendocrine cancer has penned a letter about his battle with a rare form of the disease. “It’s been quite some time now since I have been diagnosed with a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer. This new name...

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Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims

SYDNEY: Apple was Tuesday fined Aus$9 million (US$6.7 million) by an Australian court for making false claims about consumer rights when refusing to fix faulty iPhones and iPads previously repaired by a third party. Customers of the US tech giant had complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after an operating system update disabled their devices in a...

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Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN

A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50 per cent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes...

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Farooq Sattar and Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers rejected after scrutiny

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected nomination papers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement–Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar from the NA-245 constituency. Returning Officer (RO) Ahsan Khan said Sattar’s candidature for NA-245 had been rejected because he is an absconder in two cases and did not mention this in his nomination papers. However, the MQM-P stalwart's counsel remarked...

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UN refugee boss concerned over US separating children from families

The United Nations refugee agency is very concerned over the United States separating children of asylum seekers from their families, and has raised the issue with Washington, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said. In an interview with Reuters, Grandi said the Donald Trump administration has legitimate concerns over how to manage asylum applications, noting that the United States...

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Khawaja Haris to make time, rejoins Nawaz Sharif’s legal team in NAB references

After much deliberation, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's lead counsel Khawaja Haris on Tuesday rejoined his legal team for the corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the Sharif family. On June 11, Haris had recused himself from fighting the ex-PM's case in reaction to the Supreme Court's directives to the accountability court to wrap up the...

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Nawaz, Maryam submit appearance exemption request in accountability court

ISLAMABAD: The counsels of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam, submitted an appearance exemption request in accountability court on Tuesday. The former premier and his daughter, who are in London to tend to Begum Kulsoom, have sought a seven-day exemption from appearing before an accountability court in Islamabad hearing corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)...

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