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Russia becomes world’s first country to develop coronavirus vaccine: Putin

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia has become the first country in the world to give regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after barely two months of human trials, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the mass inoculation of the Russian population, even as the final...

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Imran Khan angry over fake news of third marriage

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed his anger over the way some television channels in Pakistan aired fake news that he had married for a third time. “Unethical of media to spread false news of my marriage based upon absolute lies. Had that happened in UK heads would have rolled,” he said on Twitter. Unethical of...

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Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

SRINAGAR: Indian-administered Kashmir´s main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries. As the overall death toll from the violence rose to 32, ambulances continued to deliver more victims to Srinagar´s Sri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS) where patients were sometimes forced...

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US Congress committee recommends to end Pakistan aid

WASHINGTON: Sub-committee of the United States Congress on Foreign Affairs has recommended to cut all the aid being given to Pakistan, reported Wednesday. According to the committee’s chief, Matthew Salmon, all kinds of aids that Pakistan is entertained with by the United States must be stopped if it does not changes its policy to ‘favour’ extremists. He alleged that Pakistan...

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Army has nothing to do with coup posters: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has nothing to do with posters begging the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) to launch a coup, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). “Reference Posters with #COAS pic being displayed across various cities; Army or any affiliated organisation have nothing to do with it,” Director General of ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa wrote on his social media...

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Pakistan will back ‘younger brother’ Amir: Wahab Riaz

LONDON: Wahab Riaz has insisted Mohammad Amir has the support of all his team-mates as he prepares to make his return to Test cricket at Lord's on Thursday. Fellow left-arm quick Amir's career came to a dramatic halt during a Test against England at Lord's in 2010, when he and new-ball partner Mohammad Asif were caught bowling no-balls to order...

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Ruling class causes irreversible damage to Pakistan’s integrity: Qadri

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahirul-Qadri on Tuesday said that current leadership, those supporting people were an obstacle to real democracy and getting rid of them was need of the hour. Speaking at a press conference, he said that Sharif brothers were the architectures who built the whole system of corruption. The ruling class had caused irreversible damage to...

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Modi calls emergency meeting as death toll from IOK protests rises to 28

SRINAGAR: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an emergency meeting to discuss escalating violence in India-held Kashmir (IHK) amid anti-India protests that have left at least 28 people dead in clashes with authorities. The protests erupted over the weekend after government forces killed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of IHK...

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At least 10 dead in Italy head-on train crash

ROME: At least 10 people were killed Tuesday in a head-on collision between two trains in the southern Italian region of Puglia, firefighters said. Footage showed emergency services racing to extract people from the wreckage of smashed carriages thrown across a single track near the town of Andria, near Bari. The chief of the firefighting service in Bari said 10...

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Asif wishes to bowl alongside Amir

ISLAMABAD: Pacer Mohammad Asif wishes to bowl alongside Mohammad Amir in the Pakistan’s tour of England beginning this week. Asif, whose ban expired last year and is currently in making preparations for the Pakistan domestic season, hopes to make a comeback in the national squad for Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand and Australia scheduled to be played later this year....

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Saudi prosecutors bring charges over Makkah crane crash disaster: report

RIYADH: Suspects including engineers and two government employees will face trial in Saudi Arabia over the deaths of 107 people when a crane toppled over at Makkah's Grand Mosque last year, a local newspaper that reflects government thinking reported on Tuesday. The Arabic-language Al Riyadh newspaper quoted a source as saying that investigators and the prosecution had completed an eight-month...

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Court issues notice to Interior Ministry for failing to provide Musharraf’s assets details

RAWALPINDI: Special court has issued show-cause notice to Interior Ministry for not providing details of assets of former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf in treason case, reported Tuesday. A bench of a special court which was headed by Justice Mian Mazhar Alam Miankhel and comprised of Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali heard the case against former president....

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Anderson should have been in England squad for Lord’s test – Broad

LONDON: England should have gambled on seamer James Anderson's fitness and included him in the squad for the first test against Pakistan at Lord's, paceman Stuart Broad has said. Anderson, England's most successful test bowler with 454 wickets, was left out of England's 12-man squad for the first match of the four-test series beginning on Thursday. In his absence, Toby...

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Malala Day is being observed today

KARACHI: Malala Day is being observed on Tuesday for promotion of education worldwide. Malala Yousafzai turns 19 years-old today and she's just asking for one thing — to support her mission to provide education for girls around the world. July 12th was declared "Malala Day" by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in 2013 to commemorate Yousafzai's 16th birthday. Then, she...

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Starc can take 300 test wickets, if fit, says Lehmann

MELBOURNE: Australia paceman Mitchell Starc can take 300 test wickets and join the ranks of the nation's great seamers if he can stay fit for long enough, coach Darren Lehmann said. Left-armer Starc, who has 91 wickets from 25 matches, has replaced the retired Mitchell Johnson as Australia's pace spearhead but a succession of foot injuries have stifled the 26-year-old's...

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Death toll in IHK clashes rises to 32

ISLAMABAD: Indian-Held Kashmir (IHK) continued to face a bloodbath on the third straight day on Monday as the death toll mounted to 32 with 444 injured after Indian soldiers fired on mourners protesting the killing of iconic rebel commander Burhan Wani. Protesters on Monday continued to target police posts and the paramilitary CPRF’s installations seen as symbols of tyranny and...

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Islam is the most peaceful religion of the world: UNESCO

UNITED NATIONS: UNESCO has declared that Islam is the most peaceful religion of the world. In a statement released today, UNESCO said it had carried out joint study with International Peace Foundation to review all religions of the world and find out which was most peaceful amongst all. After six months of study and analysis, they have concluded that Islam...

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