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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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Russia stun Spain on penalties, advance to quarter-final

MOSCOW: Host nation Russia stunned 2010 winners Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, holding their nerve in scenes of high drama in Moscow. Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was the hero, saving spot-kicks from Koke and Iago Aspas as Russia won 4-3, sparking emotional scenes as the rain poured down at the Luzhniki stadium. Fernando...

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Pakistan thrashes Zimbabwe by 74 runs in T20i tri-series opener

HARARE: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 74 runs in the first match of the Twenty20 tri series opener played at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Batting first Pakistan scored 182 runs for the loss of four wickets in allotted 20 overs. In response Zimbabwe were all out by making 110 in 17.5 overs. Muhammad Asif was declared Man of the match....

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Zimbabwe win toss, elect to field against Pakistan in T20 tri-series opener

HARARE: Zimbabwe have won the toss and elected to field against Pakistan in the opening match of the triangular series. Pakistan will be looking to maintain their top spot on the ICC T20 ranking, which also features Australia. They will be looking to put behind their horrid tour of England after enduring a 6-0 drubbing across limited overs formats. Australia currently stands on...

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Japan booed off but reach last 16 despite Poland loss

Japan and Poland were booed from the pitch in Volgograd after a farcical end to their final Group H match which saw the Blue Samurai qualify for the last 16 despite a 1-0 defeat. Japan went through by the slimmest of margins -- their fair play record -- after the last 10 minutes were played out like a training match...

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Belgium, England battle for top spot after Germany World Cup shock

KALININGRAD, Russia: England and Belgium battle it out for top spot in their group on Thursday as the remaining teams at the World Cup digest Germany´s astonishing exit from the tournament in Russia. Both sides -- packed with Premier League talent -- have sailed through Group G, winning their two games and are now in the curious situation of weighing...

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Germany knocked out of World Cup after shocking defeat to South Korea

MOSCOW: Defending world champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday, courtesy of two stoppage-time goals. South Korea´s Kim Young-gwon scored in added time following a video review and Son Heung-min added another goal just before the final whistle. The four-time winners, who had not been eliminated in a World...

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Argentina rescued by Messi, Rojo from humiliating early exit in a must win game

SAINT PETERSBURG: Marcus Rojo's stunning finish four minutes from time kept Lionel Messi and Argentina's World Cup hopes alive to see off Nigeria 2-1 on Tuesday and set up a last 16 meeting with France. Messi's first goal of the tournament got the two-time winners off to a perfect start in Saint Petersburg, but Victor Moses's 51st-minute penalty had Jorge...

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PCB and Emirates Cricket Board reach settlement over T20 league

Web Desk: Finally a breakthrough has been made between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) after a long tussle over holding T20 League during PSL and bilateral series. "The PCB and ECB have held fruitful discussions on matters of mutual interest," said a press release. According to the press release PCB will continue to host its major...

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India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife: global poll

LONDON: India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi...

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Uruguay win group as Suarez inspires 3-0 win over 10-man Russia

Luis Suarez helped fire Uruguay into the last 16 of the World Cup as Group A winners on Monday after opening the scoring in their 3-0 win over host nation Russia, who had a man sent off. A pinpoint free-kick from the Barcelona star and an own goal from Denis Cheryshev put Uruguay 2-0 up inside 23 minutes in Samara...

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Spain and Portugal target last 16 as Russia ride momentum

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and 2010 winners Spain can lock down spots in the World Cup last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay. Spain crashed out in spectacular fashion in the group stage four years ago in Brazil but are on course to reach the knockout phase in Russia despite...

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OGRA increases gas prices by 300pc

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has proposed to surge the gas prices by almost 300 percent for domestic consumers and an increase of 30 percent in commercial sector. According to local media, as per the recommendation forwarded by OGRA to the interim government, an increase of Rs204 per MMBTU has been suggested for the domestic consumers. As per...

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Portugal ready for ‘tough battle’ with Iran

SARANSK, RUSSIA: Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in Monday´s decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16. European champions Portugal are level with Spain on four points at the top of Group B and need a draw to guarantee qualification. Iran, who beat Morocco in their opening game...

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England joins Belgium into last 16 after thrashing Panama by 6-1

Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia: England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games. A hat-trick from captain Harry Kane -- which means he is now the leading scorer in the tournament with five goals -- two from John Stones, his first ever in...

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Germany rescue World Cup hopes with dramatic Kroos winner

SOCHI: A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16. Kroos curled in a superb strike from an indirect free kick to grab the three points for the four-times world champions who are now level with Sweden in Group...

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Germany face crunch Sweden clash today

SOCHI: Germany can ill afford another slip-up when they take on Sweden at the World Cup on Saturday, as the defending champions attempt to follow Brazil´s lead by belatedly springing into life. Joachim Loew´s side slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Mexico in their opening Group F match, paying the price for a calamitous first half in a performance that...

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