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War kills more than 100,000 babies a year, says Save the Children

MUNICH: At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday. In the 10 worst-hit countries, a conservative estimate of 550,000 infants died as a result of fighting between 2013 and 2017. They succumbed to war and its effects, among them hunger, damage...

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Khashoggi’s body was ‘dissolved’ after murder: Erdogan advisor

ANKARA: The body of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "dissolved" after he was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a month ago, an advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday. The claim echoed what a Turkish official had told the Washington Post -- for which Khashoggi was a contributor -- that authorities are investigating a theory...

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October inflation at four-year high on gas price hike, rupee fall

ISLAMABAD: Annual inflation rate jumped to 7 percent in the month of October, the highest in four years, from 5.12 percent a month earlier, due to a steep rise in gas prices and multiple devaluations of the rupee. On a month-on-month basis, prices spiked 2.56 percent in October, according to data released by the Bureau of Statistics on Friday. Prices...

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Pakistan, IMF bailout talks to commence from Nov 7

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will arrive in Pakistan on November 7 for talks on a bailout package. According to details, IMF has also prepared conditions that include control on privatization, tax reforms, circular debts and inflations for Pakistan to avail the package. On Saturday, Pakistan’s Finance Minister of Pakistan, Asad Umar claimed that this would...

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Donald Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones at US military

President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally. Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border had thrown rocks "viciously and violently" at Mexican police. "We're not...

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Afghan forces control over Kabul slipping, observes US watchdog

WASHINGTON: Kabul´s control of Afghanistan slipped in recent months as local security forces suffered record-level casualties while making minimal or no progress against the Taliban, a US government watchdog said Thursday. The latest glimpse into Afghanistan´s security crisis highlights persistent problems among police and army units who have faced years of devastating losses, and shows the Taliban´s resilience 17 years...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand by two runs in Twenty20 thriller

Left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi defended 17 runs in the last over as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by two runs in a thrilling finish to the first Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. New Zealand needed six off the last delivery to tie the match but experienced batsman Ross Taylor managed just a boundary as New Zealand --...

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Afghan army helicopter crash leaves 25 dead

HERAT: An Afghan army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing all those on board, officials said. The aircraft crashed due to "bad weather" in Anar Dara district, which borders Iran, Farah provincial governor spokesman Nasir Mehri said. The Taliban claimed its militants brought it down. Among the dead were the deputy army corps commander for...

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Aasia Bibi's departure

Aasia acquitted by top court, orders prompt release

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over alleged blasphemy, and ordered her immediate release, declaring her 'not guilty'. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel heard Bibi's 2014 appeal against her conviction...

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German Nurse admits to killing 100 patients

OLDENBURG: Former nurse Niels Hoegel, admitted Tuesday to killing 100 patients in his care, on the first day of his trial in the biggest serial killing case in Germanys post-war history. Hoegel, 41, has already spent nearly a decade in prison on a life term for other patient deaths, and is accused of intentionally administering medical overdoses to victims so...

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Asian markets mostly down, trade war fears back in headlines

Asian markets mostly fell Tuesday with Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks sinking following a report that the White House is preparing to impose tariffs on all its Chinese imports, throwing the trade war back into the spotlight. The story added to skittishness across trading floors, where investors are already fretting over a number of issues including geopolitical tensions, rising US...

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian man during Gaza protests: medics

GAZA: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 25 including two medics on Monday during Palestinian protests along the Gaza Strip’s beachfront border with Israel, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Witnesses said dozens of protesters in the northern Gaza Strip burned tires and threw stones at Israeli soldiers stationed behind Israel’s frontier fence and that troops fired live...

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Indonesian Lion Air plane crashes into sea with 189 passengers and crew

JAKARTA: A brand new Indonesian Lion Air plane carrying 189 passengers and crew crashed into the sea Monday, officials said, moments after it had asked to be allowed to return to Jakarta. The Boeing-737 MAX, which went into service just months ago, vanished from radar 13 minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital, plunging into the Java Sea. Video...

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Synagogue gunman kills 11 in America’s worst anti-Semitic attack

PITTSBURGH: A gunman faces 29 federal charges of violent crimes after he opened fire during a baby-naming ceremony at a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh on Saturday, killing 11 people and injuring six in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in recent US history. The shooter — identified as a 46-year-old local resident named Robert Bowers — reportedly yelled "All...

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Kashmiris observing black day today against illegal Indian occupation for 71 years

SRINAGAR: On Saturday, Kashmiris living on both sides of Line of Control and the world over are observing Black Day today to condemn the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir State by Indian forces. Today marks the 71 anniversary of Indian occupation in Kashmir valley. It was on 27th October 1947 when Indian troops landed in Srinager in sheer violation...

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Indian troops martyr two more youth in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Indian troops in another act of state terrorism martyred two more youth in the Baramulla district in occupied Kashmir on Friday, taking the number of martyred youth to 10 since Wednesday. The troops killed the youth during a search operation at Pazalpora in the Sopore area of the district. Earlier, an Indian soldier, Brijesh Kumar, was critically injured in...

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De Niro, Biden bring bomb alerts to 10, manhunt intensifies

Hollywood megastar Robert De Niro and former US vice president Joe Biden were the latest targets in a spree of 10 devices and pipe bombs sent to opponents of Donald Trump, but a nationwide manhunt revealed no major public leads Thursday. Hundreds of officers from the FBI, US Secret Service and dozens of other agencies are searching round the clock...

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