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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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Dedicated PIA aircraft to carry PM, camp office back to Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: A dedicated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has been deputed to transport Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his London camp office back to Pakistan, PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani said on Friday. "Due to the prime minister's health issues, PM Office had partly been shifted to London where a camp office had been set up," said a statement issued by...

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NATO countries willing to ´do more´ in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON: NATO members have indicated they will boost contributions to the Afghanistan security mission, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday, a day after Washington announced thousands of US troops would remain in the war-ravaged country. Speaking to reporters aboard a military plane as he flew to the biennial NATO summit in Warsaw, which President Barack Obama will also attend,...

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Four police officers killed during Dallas protests

DALLAS: Two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests against police brutality in Dallas on Thursday night, killing three officers and injuring seven others, the police chief said. A fourth police officer was killed and two suspected snipers were in custody later in the night. One suspect had turned himself in and another who was in a shootout with...

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Barcelona soccer star Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a statement from the court said on Wednesday. The court also sentenced the Argentine soccer player's father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison for the same three crimes. The sentence can be appealed...

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Ex-Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. The verdict comes after his initial five-year conviction for manslaughter was changed to murder last December on appeal. He was taken immediately to jail. Both the prosecution and defence can appeal. Pistorius, 29, shot Reeva Steenkamp...

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Killing of mother in Saudi Arabia sparks debate about Islamic scholar

RIYADH: Driven by radical beliefs, twin brothers allegedly killed their mother in Saudi Arabia after she tried to stop them from joining Islamic State in Syria in a case that outraged Saudi Arabians worried about rising Islamic militancy. The June 24 killing, in a country where respect for elders is seen as a bedrock of society, whipped up a storm...

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Iran condemns suicide attacks in Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN: Iran on Tuesday condemned three suicide bombings that rocked its regional rival Saudi Arabia, one of them targeting Islam’s second holiest place, the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina. “There are no more red lines left for terrorists to cross. Sunnis, Shias will both remain victims unless we stand united as one,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter. Four...

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Jeddah suicide bomber was Pakistani: Saudi interior ministry

RIYADH: Monday’s first bombing, near the US consulate in Jeddah, was carried out by a Pakistani resident, Saudi Arabia interior ministry reported. The suspect was later identified by the interior ministry as Abdullah Qalzar Khan, a 35-year-old private driver who had been living with his wife and her parents in Jeddah for 12 years. Interior ministry spokesperson General Mansour al...

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Hajj corruption case: former religious affairs minister to spend eid in jail

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court rejected the bail petition filed on behalf of former federal minister for religious affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi. The high court upheld the decision of a lower court that sentenced the minister to 12 years in prison. Therefore, Kazmi will be spending Eid in prison. Kazmi was accused of corruption during the course of renting residential buildings...

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Electricity price plunges by Rs 3.32 per unit, notification issued

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday has announced reduction in electricity prices by Rs 3.32 per unit and a notification has also been issued in this regard. According to NEPRA officials, price decrease on bills will be applied this month. The reduction has been issued in terms of monthly fuel adjustment for the month of May. Except...

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Govt decides to keep petrol prices unchanged in July

ISLAMABAD: Prices of petroleum products would remain unchanged during next month. This was announced on Thursday by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after consultations with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said OGRA had recommended an increase of 1.93 rupee a litre in the price of petrol; 3.53 rupee for high octane; 8.62 rupee for Kerosene oil and 3.75 rupee a litre...

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Japan PM tells finmin to take needed FX steps post-Brexit vote

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday instructed Finance Minister Taro Aso to watch currency market “ever more closely” and take steps if necessary, in the wake of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union. Abe made the comments at an emergency meeting with Aso and Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso as some analysts speculate the central...

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PCB bio-mechanics lab meets international standards

LAHORE: The head of Pakistan Cricket Board’s bio-mechanics laboratory, Prof Awais says that the facility meets all the required international standards to get accreditation with the International Cricket Council (ICC). “According to our record, it is an international standard facility which fulfills all the laid down criteria to get affiliated with the ICC which can send its experts to check...

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Europeans, Asians battle for UN power seats

United Nations: Three European countries and two Asian nations are battling for seats on the UN Security Council in elections on Tuesday that are drawing attention to the refugee crisis and human rights. Five non-permanent seats are up for grabs in the vote at the UN General Assembly, but two are all but decided. Ethiopia and Bolivia are running unopposed...

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Djokovic races through Wimbledon opener

LONDON: World number one Novak Djokovic got his campaign for a third successive Wimbledon title off to a winning start with a 6-0, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 victory over Britain’s James Ward on Monday. The 29-year-old Serb, the holder of 12 Grand Slams after clinching a first French Open earlier this month, is on target for the record books. A fourth...

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EgyptAir black box flight recorder ‘has been repaired’

Cairo: One of the two black box flight recorders from the EgyptAir plane that plunged into the Mediterranean last month has been repaired, Egypt's investigation commission said Tuesday, prompting hopes it could provide clues on why the aircraft went down. The two black box recorders were found two weeks ago, but were too damaged to extract information on what caused...

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