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Karbala teaches lesson to never bow before forces of tyranny

Web Desk: Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against terrorism, extremism and intolerant ideology and emphasized on promoting affinity and brotherhood. On this day, we will have to shun our sectarian, ethnic and provincial differences and have to inculcate equality, harmony, discipline and the traits of sacrifice in ourselves. The...

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Funding for 9/11 attack came from India: Former Delhi police chief

NEW DELHI: A former police commissioner of New Delhi, Neeraj Kumar, has claimed in his book that part of the funding for 9/11 attacks in the United States (US) had emerged from India, according to report published on an Indian news website. The former police officer, who served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and retired as a Delhi...

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Two dead, seven arrests in police raid on Paris apartment: Source

PARIS: Two people holed up in a flat in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis have died and seven have been arrested so far in an ongoing police raid, a source close to the investigation said on Wednesday. A woman blew herself up at the house during the raid, Paris prosecutor's office had said earlier on Wednesday. French media said a...

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Indian toddler dies after getting head stuck in lift

HYDERABAD: Indian police said Tuesday they have detained a school principal and a teacher after the death of a three-year-old girl whose head became stuck in the doors of an elevator. The child, Syeda Xainab Fatima Jaffer, was taking the lift up to her classroom in the southern city of Hyderabad with her teachers when the horrific accident occurred. A...

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EU unanimously supports France assistance request

Brussels: European Union defence ministers on Tuesday unanimously backed France's request for help with military missions in the wake of the Paris attacks, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said. "France has requested aid and assistance in accordance with article 42-7. It's an article that has never been used before in the history of our union," Mogherini said, referring to...

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Umar Akmal responds PCB notice, denies wrongdoing

LAHORE: Pakistan’s talented but controversial batsman Umar Akmal Monday denied any wrongdoing in a party, which led to his axing from the Twenty20 team for the three-match series against England later this month. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) last week said Umar was in contention for the 16-man squad but was dropped over an incident in Hyderabad in which he was...

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Djokovic, Federer make strong starts at Tour Finals

London: Novak Djokovic made a flying start to his bid for a record fourth successive ATP Tour Finals title with a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Japan's Kei Nishikori, while Roger Federer cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 win against Tomas Berdych on Sunday. Defending champion Djokovic and six-time winner Federer have dominated the prestigious season-ending event for the last decade, lifting...

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Indian citizen slams jeep in Wagah border gates

LAHORE: Indian citizen on Monday has slammed jeep in Wagah border gate destroying Indian side while Pakistani gate was partly affected. Pakistan Rangers stated that the incident took place at around 4 am today. An Indian national drove his four-wheel drive into the gates. Border Security Force (BSF) seized the vehicle and detained the violator. Due to the destruction at...

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Fawad Khan invites Shah Rukh Khan to visit Pakistan

MUMBAI: Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has invited Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan to visit Pakistan. Fawad Khan made the offer to King Khan while speaking at an event. Calling SRK a “good friend of his”, the Khoobsurat star mentioned that he has invited King Khan to visit the neighboring country. Shah Rukh Khan has not announced his decision yet. The...

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Flu risk cut by vigorous exercise

A new study suggests that doing at least two and a half hours of vigorous exercise each week cuts the chance of developing flu. Around four thousand eight hundred people took part in the Flu Survey, run by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It said moderate exercise did not appear to have a protective effect. During the...

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Rangers arrest five suspected militants in Karachi

KARACHI: Rangers claimed to have arrested five militants from different areas of the metropolis on Sunday. According to the Rangers spokesman, the paramilitary forces conducted raids in Liaquatabad and Shah Faisal Colony areas of Karachi. He said that the accused are affiliated with a banned outfit and a gang war group. Weapons were also recovered from the possession of the...

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Navy test fires anti-ship guided missiles with pinpoint accuracy

KARACHI: In an impressive display of naval fire power, the front line combat units of Pakistan Navy Fleet successfully test fired anti-ship guided missiles in North Arabian Sea on Saturday. The Chief of Naval staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah along with senior naval officers witnessed the firings onboard PNS Alamgir, said a statement issued by Pakistan Navy. The missiles launched from...

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Syria’s Assad: Paris attacks result of French policy

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Saturday that French policy had contributed to the “spread of terrorism” that culminated in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group which killed 128 people in Paris. In a meeting with a delegation of French lawmakers in Damascus, Assad said France’s “mistaken policies… had contributed to the spread of terrorism.” “The terrorist attacks...

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Eight militants killed in Paris attacks: Investigation source

PARIS: A total of eight militants were killed, including seven by their suicide belts, during Friday's attacks in Paris that left at least 120 dead, a source close to the investigation said. Four of the attackers were killed in the Bataclan concert hall, three by activating their suicide vests and one shot by police. Three more died near the national...

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Saudi man gets jail, 30 lashes for slapping and spitting on wife

A Saudi court of appeals has confirmed the sentencing of a man to 30 lashes for slapping his wife and spitting on her last week. The citizen, whose identity has not yet been revealed, was jailed for a week after assaulting his wife by slapping and spitting on her face in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province, according to Saudi online news...

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COAS lauds high standards of safeguarding nuclear assets

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday expressed full confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security regime and lauded high standards of professionalism and commitment to safeguarding the country’s strategic assets. The Army Chief visited Pakistan’s Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security (PCENS) today and witnessed its state of the art facilities and ongoing training activities, said a...

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Suicide bombing at Shiite memorial service in Baghdad kills 17

BAGHDAD: Iraqi police officials say a suicide bomber killed 17 people at a Baghdad memorial service for a Shiite militia fighter killed in battle against the Islamic State group. The official says the bomber detonated his explosives' vest on Friday at the service in the southwestern Baghdad suburb of Hay al-Amal. At least 43 people were wounded. No one has...

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