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Abu Dhabi Test: New Zealand bowled out for 153

Pakistan´s spin-cum-pace attack left New Zealand in ruins at tea on the opening day of the first Test despite captain Kane Williamson´s half century in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The Kiwis were all out for 153, with Williamson´s 27th Test half century reduced to a footnote. His performance with the bat had lifted New Zealand from 39-3 to 111 before...

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No decision yet on Pakistan-India series: Indian foreign ministry

NEW DELHI: Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said on Friday New Delhi has not yet made a decision on the Pakistan-India cricket series. “No decision has been taken on the India-Pakistan cricket series,” Swarup said on Twitter. The Indian MEA spokesperson’s statement comes a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave his approval for the series. “Given...

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1st T20: England beats Pakistan by 14 runs

DUBAI: England has beaten Pakistan by 14 runs in first Twenty 20 International (T20i) played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Sohail Tanvir smashed unbeaten 25 runs in 22 balls. Sohaib Maqsood scored 24 runs in 16 balls. Wahab Riaz scored 21 in 31 balls. While, Anwar Ali smashed 20 runs in 14 balls. Topley and Plunkett grabbed three...

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1st T20: England set 161 runs target for Pakistan

DUBAI: England has set 161 runs target for Pakistan in first Twenty 20 International (T20i) being played here at Dubai International cricket stadium here on Thursday. Earlier, England won the toss and decided to bat first against the host country. Guest side scored 160 runs on loss of five wickets in 20 overs. Billings smashed massive half 53 runs in...

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Manchester Clubs Fail to Impress as Real and PSG Win

Real Madrid, who had already sealed a place in the last 16 of the Champions League, ensured top spot in Group A with a remarkable 4-3 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. Cristiano Ronaldo scored after 18 and 70 minutes while Luka Modric (50) and Dani Carvajal (52) also struck to put the 10-times European champions in complete command on a freezing...

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Aamir, Shah Rukh and Dilip Kumar are like snakes: Shiv Sena

MUMBAI: Senior Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam likened actors Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Dilip Kumar to snakes. The Shiv Sena leader likened Muslim Indian actors to snakes. He said that Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Dilip Kumar were snakes as they were ‘ungrateful’. “From Dilip Kumar to Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir, we...

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Violence against women a human rights violation

International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women is being observed today. In this regard sixteen-day countrywide campaign would start today to raise awareness among people on women’s rights. The government departments, social organizations, human rights groups and media have arranged special functions and programs to highlight the issue during the campaign. One in three women worldwide have experienced physical...

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Power tariff decline likely after fuel adjustment for October

ISLAMABAD: Power tariff is likely to witness a decline of Rs1.81 per unit as a result of fuel adjustment for the month of October. In this connection, a petition will soon be sent to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to slash the electricity tariff, said spokesman for Ministry of Water and Power. He said there is a proposal for...

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Scientists create mosquito strain with malaria-blocking genes

WASHINGTON: Scientists aiming to take the bite out of malaria have produced a strain of mosquitoes carrying genes that block its transmission, with the idea that they could breed with other members of their species in the wild and produce offspring that cannot spread the disease. The researchers said on Monday they used gene-editing, a genetic engineering technique in which...

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FIFA President Blatter says he was near death in hospital

ZURICH: Without specifying his illness, Sepp Blatter said in excerpts from a television interview that he was near death when hospitalized for stress-related problems this month. The suspended FIFA president was "between the angels singing and the devil's fire," he told Swiss broadcaster RTS in his first television interview since leaving the hospital on Nov. 12. "But it was the...

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Pakistan ready to help Afghanistan for peace, development: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif said as part of its vision for "Peaceful and Prosperous" neighborhood, Pakistan is ready to help Afghanistan in its quest for peace and development. Talking to Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi in Islamabad on Monday, he said Pakistan believes that a peaceful, prosperous and progressive Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan...

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Verdict on Ayyan’s plea for passport return to be announced on November 25

RAWALPINDI: Verdict on Ayyan Ali’s plea seeking return of her passport will be announced on November 25. The decision was to be announced today but the hearing was adjourned due to absence of customs judge Rana Aftab Ahmed. On the previous hearing, Ayyan’s lawyer Lateef Khosa adopted the stance that seeking access to passport is the basic right of his...

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Farooq Sattar terms JI, PTI ‘political wings’ of TTP

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar on Sunday said Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) wish to delay the local body elections out of fear of an imminent defeat. In a press conference at party headquarters, the MQM leader termed the rival political parties 'political wings' of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). He alleged that the recent killings of law enforcement...

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Rangers detains TTP terrorists among 150 in Karachi raids

KARACHI: At least six suspected terrorists belonging to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were arrested Sunday when Rangers carried out a raid in Ittehad Town neighbourhood of Karachi's Baldia Town area, officials said. According to a Rangers spokesman, weapons were also recovered from the six suspected TTP terrorists arrested in the latest raid in Ittehad Town. The arrests — the...

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Karachi: Rangers nab nine target killers from Lines area

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers have arrested nine accused during a targeted action in Karachi’s Lines Area, the paramilitary spokesman said. According to the spokesman, the accused arrested during action also included target killers, who are affiliated with a political party. Rangers have expedited action against miscreants following attack on paramilitary van in Baldia Town on Friday, in which four personnel were...

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Firing between two groups leaves five dead, two injured in Karachi

KARACHI: At least five people were killed while two others sustained injuries in an exchange of firing between two groups of drug dealers in Karachi’s Golimar here Saturday. According to initial details, unidentified armed men opened firing in Golimar, killing two people on the spot while injuring five others. The wounded victims were shifted to the hospital in critical condition...

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UN approves ‘all necessary measures’ to fight IS

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Friday authorized countries to "take all necessary measures" to fight the Islamic State group in a resolution that won unanimous backing a week after the Paris attacks. The measure drafted by France calls on all UN member states to "redouble and coordinate their efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist attacks" committed by IS...

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