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Iran rejects Trump report that US Navy downed ‘provocative’ drone

DUBAI: Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump’s assertion that the US Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were safe, but there was no sign of a major Gulf escalation despite fears both sides could blunder into war. In the latest episode to test nerves around the strategic waterway, Trump said on Thursday...

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Copa America: US down Paraguay to top group as Colombia stunned

LOS ANGELES: The United States battled to a 1-0 victory over Paraguay to seal their place in the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals on Saturday as group rivals Colombia crashed to a potentially costly 3-2 defeat to Costa Rica. A first-half strike by Clint Dempsey secured a precious win for the hosts which ultimately ensured Jurgen Klinsmann’s team finished on top...

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As it happens in Euro 2016 opener, England 1 Russia 1

England were agonisingly denied an opening Euro 2016 victory after a last-minute Russia goal saw the Group B game finish 1-1 in Marseille on Saturday evening. Roy Hodgson's men created plenty of chances throughout the contest, with Eric Dier finally making the breakthrough with a curling free kick in the 73rd minute. England looked set to see out the match...

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‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio Olympic venues, beaches

RIO DE JANEIRO: Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5. The findings from two unpublished academic studies seen by Reuters concern Rio's most popular spots for tourists and greatly increase...

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Euro 2016: France beat Romania 2-1 in opening match of the tournament

Paris: Dimitri Payet struck a sublime late winner to earn hosts France a 2-1 victory over Group A rivals Romania in the opening match of the European Championship, but more violence broke out between rival fans in Marseille. Thousands of police surrounded the Stade de France ahead of the gala opener amid widespread security fears, with the month-long football fiesta...

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ADB Oks 1st co-financing with China’s AIIB for Pakistan road

MANILA: The Asian Development Bank announced Friday its approval of a $100 million loan for a highway project in Pakistan, marking its first co-financing with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. AIIB will provide a $100 million counterpart loan subject to its board’s approval later this month while the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development is extending a $34 million...

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Amir granted UK visa by British authorities

KARACHI: Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Amir has been granted visa by the British authorities for the upcoming tour of England, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said on Thursday. The left-arm pacer is set to make a comeback in Test cricket at the Lord's Cricket Ground after six years of absence, the same venue where he played his last Test. The...

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Scotland police introduces hijab for Muslim officers

EDINBURGH: Scotland police is preparing to introduce the hijab as an optional part of its uniform to encourage more Muslim women to join the police force. The decision is part of the force’s Work Force Diversity Strategy plan which aims to recruit a more religiously and racially diverse work force into the police. According to Herald Scotland, numbers reveal that...

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First element discovered in Asia named “nihonium”, after Japan

TOKYO: Japanese scientists behind the discovery of element 113, the first atomic element found in Asia indeed, the first found outside Europe or the United States have dubbed it “nihonium” after the Japanese-language name for their country. “I believe the fact that we, in Japan, found one of only 118 known atomic elements gives this discovery great meaning,” said Kosuke...

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Rs100 should be paid as Sadqa-e-Fitr: Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman

ISLAMABAD: Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman has announced rates of Sadqa-e-Fitr with respect to prices of wheat, barley, dates and raisins, reported Wednesday. The minimum amount that should be given in charity is Rs 100 with respect to wheat, in accordance with Barley it is Rs 320, with respect to price of dates and Raisins it is Rs...

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8 to 10 glass water intake per day to avoid heat affects in Ramazan: Experts

ISLAMABAD: Physicians and health experts have asked people for increasing water intake to avoid heat affects and maintain required level of minerals in the body especially during Ramazan. Due to hot summer season and humid weather, the chances of dehydration will increase in human body and especially in fasting duration for more than 15 hours. Doctors advised general public to...

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Moon sighted, Ramadan in Pakistan begins on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The month of Ramazan will commence Tuesday after the moon marking the start of the holy month was reportedly sighted in various parts of the country. The Central Ruet-i-Hilal committee Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman announced the moon-sighting in a press conference in Karachi.

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Ramazan to begin on Monday in Gulf countries

RIYADH: The annual fasting month of Ramazan is due to begin Monday in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, religious authorities in the four countries said. The announcement was made on Sunday after the sighting of the crescent moon. Saudi Arabia's state TV announced the new moon of Ramazan was spotted Sunday evening. Other Muslim countries in...

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‘Proud British fighter’ Amir Khan wants success for Pakistan, too

ISLAMABAD: Boxer Amir Khan has denied betraying his British upbringing after being criticised for saying he would represent Pakistan at the Rio Games, insisting he only wanted to boost the sport in his parents’ country of birth. But the Bolton-born fighter also admitted he would not be willing to face an accompanying two-year ban from the World Boxing Council that...

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passes away at age 74

PHOENIX: Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose record-setting boxing career, unprecedented flair for showmanship, and controversial stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died on Friday aged 74, media reports said. Family spokesman Bob Gunnell told NBC News that Ali died in a Phoenix-area hospital. Reuters could not immediately confirm the report. "My heart...

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Murray into French Open final against Djokovic

PARIS: Andy Murray will play Novak Djokovic in the French Open final after the second seed ended Stan Wawrinka's reign as the champion at Roland Garros on Friday. Murray reached the title match in Paris for the first time with a comprehensive 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 semi-final win over the Swiss title-holder who was on a 12-match winning streak in...

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Serena Williams to play Garbine Muguruza in French Open final

PARIS: Serena Williams moved one victory from her second consecutive French Open trophy and 22nd Grand Slam title overall, beating Kiki Bertens 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the semifinals Friday. For the second match in a row, the No. 1-seeded Williams was hardly at her best, falling behind early and making 22 unforced errors in the first set alone. Williams needed...

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