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Quaidabad Blast: Two martyred, 5 critically injured

KARACHI: On Friday night, at least two persons were martyred and 10 injured Friday as a powerful explosion hit the Quaidabad area of Karachi, police authorities said. The police further disclosed the identity of one of the deceased as Pappu son of Mushtaq; while the injured include Rasheed Rafique,Mushtaq Bilal, Haq Nawaz, Siddiq Dawood, Arsalan Tariq, Allah Ditta, Qamar Abbas,...

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Six sentenced to death for brutal Bangladesh child murders

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Sunday handed four men the death sentence over the brutal killing of a 13-year-old boy that provoked national outrage after video footage of the attack went viral, a lawyer said. Another two men were ordered to hang for the separate torture and murder of another 13-year-old that occurred less than a month later, the prosecutor said....

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Iran plans to attend next round of Syria peace talks

DUBAI: Iran will attend the next round of Syria peace talks, a top advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday, a week after Tehran threatened to withdraw from the process. World and regional powers including Iran met in Vienna on Oct. 30 to discuss a political solution to Syria's civil war. Days later, Iran...

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Bombs across Baghdad kill nine people: Sources

BAGHDAD: Bombs in and around Baghdad killed at least nine people on Saturday, police and medical sources said, highlighting security challenges that include Islamist militancy and sectarian conflict. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamic State militants, who control large parts of the country's north and west, frequently set off bombs in the capital. Five members of the...

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Death toll in Lahore factory tragedy rises to 45

LAHORE: More bodies of the victims of the Sundar Industrial Factory tragedy were recovered early on Saturday, raising the death toll to 45. Rescuers are of the view that there are still chances of survival of the victims. A worker trapped under the debris has contacted his family by phone. Relatives of the victims are praying for the safety of...

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Indian nursing assistant raped on bus in Bangalore

BANGALORE: A bus driver allegedly raped a 19-year-old nursing assistant in his vehicle on the outskirts of India´s southern technology hub Bangalore before dumping her on a roadside, police said Friday. The attack is alleged to have occurred on Thursday when the woman boarded the bus to commute to her job at a nursing home in Hoskote, 30 kilometres (19...

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Chemical weapons used by fighters in Syria: Sources

ALEPPO: Chemical weapons experts have determined that mustard gas was used in a Syrian town where the self-styled Islamic State (IS) insurgents were battling another rebel group, according to a report by an international watchdog seen by Reuters. A confidential October 29 report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a summary of which was shown to...

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Million March to prove Kashmiris haven’t surrendered: Ali Geelani

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Geelani, has said that the Million March will be a clear message for Indian rulers, their agents in the territory and the world community that the people of Kashmir have not surrendered before the military occupation. Syed Ali Geelani in a statement in Srinagar said that Kashmir was an internationally...

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Two more child migrants drown off Greece as UN warns of arrival spike

Athens (AFP) - The cold Aegean Sea claimed the lives of two more migrant children early Thursday, sparking protests in Greece as the UN warned another 600,000 people could arrive by February. The Greek coastguard said the children died off the island of Kos hours before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European Parliament chief Martin Schulz began a visit to...

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Turkish army kills 16 Kurdish rebels in latest clash near Iraq border

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Eighteen people were killed in clashes with the military in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, lifting this week's death toll to almost 40 in the mainly Kurdish area and dampening prospects for a ceasefire. The military killed 16 PKK rebels in a rural area near the town of Yuksekova near the Iraqi border, the General Staff said in a...

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Pakistan beats England, clinch 2nd spot in ICC Test rankings

SHARJAH: Spin trio of Shoaib Malik, Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar shared nine wickets between them to help Pakistan beat England by a big 127-run margin in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Thursday. Shah finished with 4-44, Malik playing his last Test took 3-26 and Babar grabbed 2-31 to bundle England out for 156 soon after lunch...

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