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Abu Dhabi Test: Pakistan need 176 to win first Test against New Zealand

ABU DHABI: Pakistan need 176 runs to win the first Test after New Zealand were dismissed for 249 in their second innings on the third day in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Medium pacer Hasan Ali took his maiden five-wicket haul with 5-45 while leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 5-110 — his 14th five-wicket haul in an innings — as New...

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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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Trump crosses new line, endorses database for Muslim Americans

NEWTON: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has voiced support for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States — the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris. "I would certainly implement that. Absolutely," Trump told a News reporter between campaign events Thursday in Newton, Iowa, according to video posted on MSNBC.com....

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Bombings near Baghdad Shiite mosque kill 10: Officials

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security officials say a suicide blast and a roadside bomb have targeted a Shite mosque in a southern Baghdad neighborhood, killing 10 people. Police officials say the attack happened in the Nahiyet al-Rasheed neighborhood where a roadside bomb went off first on the street outside the mosque, just as worshippers were finishing Friday prayers. Within minutes, a suicide...

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Zulfiqar Mirza group clean sweeps in Badin: Unofficial results

BADIN: Candidates belonging to the group of Zulfiqar Mirza, the disgruntled former leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), won Local Government Elections in all 14 wards of his native Badin District’s municipal committees on Thursday. The win is seen as the biggest upset for the ruling party in Sindh led by Asif Ali Zardari and his son Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who...

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LG Polls: Polling for second phase ends in Sindh, Punjab

LAHORE/KARACHI: Polling for the second phase of local bodies’ elections ended in 12 districts of Punjab and 14 districts of Sindh under strict security, NewsONE reported on Thursday. Polling began at 7:30am early this morning and ended at 5:30pm. According to Election Commission, expiry of CNIC does not invalidate the voters from casting votes. Second Phase Districts The second phase...

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Ayyan Ali indicted in currency smuggling case

RAWALPINDI: A special customs court in Rawalpindi on Thursday finally indicted model Ayyan Ali in the currency smuggling case, over eight months after her initial arrest from the airport with an undeclared half-a-million dollars in cash. Ayyan Ali was arrested from Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport on March 14 with USD 500,000 and was accused of attempting to illegally take...

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Assad: No political process while ‘terrorists’ in Syria

ROME: Syrian President Bashar Assad has told Italian state television that no political process can begin while "terrorists" occupy his nation. Assad in an interview shown Wednesday night said "nothing can start before defeating the terrorists who occupy parts of Syria." Foreign ministers from 19 countries meeting recently in Vienna set a Jan. 1 deadline to start negotiations aimed at...

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Norwegian PM condemns killing of Islamic State hostage

OSLO: A Norwegian man held in Syria by Islamic State has most likely been killed by his hostage takers, Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference on Wednesday, following reports by an online IS publication of his execution. The man was identified as Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, who was believed to have been held captive since January. Islamic State said...

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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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