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Kazan Hosting Special Olympics after Sweden Pullout

The countdown has begun for the Special Olympics, World Winter Games, which are set to kick off in Kazan, Russia in one year. More than 2,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from over 100 countries will compete. Kazan jumped in to host the games at the last minute after Sweden pulled out due to financial reasons - a controversial decision given...

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Kazan Hosting Special Olympics after Sweden Pullout

The countdown has begun for the Special Olympics, World Winter Games, which are set to kick off in Kazan, Russia in one year. More than 2,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from over 100 countries will compete. Kazan jumped in to host the games at the last minute after Sweden pulled out due to financial reasons - a controversial decision given...

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China urges for normalization between US, North Korea over war of words

BEIJING: China's President Xi Jinping has urged US President Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid "words and actions" that worsen tensions, state media say. Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain "fire and fury" on the North. But China, North Korea's only major ally, has been urging restraint. A...

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COAS visits family of major martyred in Dir

LAHORE: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the family of Major Ali Salman here on Friday, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations. Major Salman was martyred during an intelligence-based operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Upper Dir district on August 9. Gen Bajwa, who was accompanied by his wife, acknowledged the supreme sacrifice of the officer, saying...

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Expressing rage over Judges: Nawaz draws analogy between Court’s verdict, and the verdict by the People

GUJRANWALA: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif started drawing comparisons between the Supreme Court of Pakistan verdict and the gathering he and his part able to assemble. “Have you accepted the court’s decision? My appeal is in your court. Nawaz Sharif’s appeal is in your court.” To which the crowd responded "no." He was addressing the public gathering in Gujranwala. On...

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PM Abbasi lands in Karachi as his first official visit

KARACHI: Newly elected Prime Minister Shahaid Khaqan Abbasi arrived at Karachi, today morning. He was accompanied by the Interior minister Ahsan Iqbal. The premier was received the Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah at Karachi Airport The Prime Minister also visited the Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to pay his regard ahaead of the 7oth Independence day. He...

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China, India heat up: India’s military steps up operational readiness on China border

NEW DELHI - India's military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan region near their disputed frontier. Indian and Chinese troops have been embroiled in the seven-week confrontation on the Doklam plateau, claimed by both China and India's...

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Bilawal takes off his hand in providing support to Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took off his and in giving any cooperation to the ousted prime minister nawaz sharif. Addressing a press conference Bilawal Bhutto said that he will not receive phone of the deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, if he contacts him. “We have never lent support to PML-N but have always helped democracy to...

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Nawaz rally crushes a teen ager to death

GUJARAT: A 12-year-old boy was crushed to death by an Elite Force vehicle which was part of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ‘home-going rally’ on Friday. Hamid, resident of Lala Mosa, Gujarat was killed when the car in the convoy hit him, killing him on the spot, police said. According to a local TV news channel, the boy father fell...

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Kulsoom Nawaz to contest by-poll of NA-120

LAHORE: Former first lady of Pakistan, wife of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz to compete in elections, as Pakistan Muslim League (PML(N)) has filed her nomination paper in Election Commission of Pakistan(ECP), Lahore office. According to TV report her nomination paper was filed by PML)N) stalwarts Dr. Asif Kirmani, Captain Safdar. She will contest elections on the vacant...

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China monitors WeChat, Weibo and Baidu; in a country where western social media websites are banned

BEIJING: China is investigating its top social media sites, including WeChat and Weibo, for failing to comply with cyber laws, the latest step in the country's push to secure the internet and maintain strict Communist Party control over content. President Xi Jinping has made China's "cyber sovereignty" a top priority and has also reasserted the ruling party's role in limiting...

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Najam Sethi leaves for Srilanka; to discuss Pak- India bilateral series

Lahore: Newly elected Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi, left for Srilanka to attend meeting of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in Colombo, this morning Talking to a local news channel at Lahore Airport Sethi assured, that the he would talk to his Indian counterparts for discussing possible cricket bilateral series to be played between Pakista and India. The chief of...

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Trump thanks his counterpart Putin for slashing US Diplomatic staff

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump's kid-gloves handling of Putin. Breaking nearly two weeks of silence on Putin's July 30 order cutting U.S. embassy and consulate staff by nearly two thirds, Trump said: "I'm...

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Nawaz slams judiciary for inaction against military dictators

JHELUM: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif alleged judiciary for legitamizing military dictators. He was addressing the public gathering here, in Jhelum, on Thursday eve. Addressing his party workers, he lamented that "You sent me to Islamabad, they sent me bact to home.". Also added that 200 million people elected him and "5 honorable Judges" sent him home back. The deposed...

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Nawaz resumes his rally from Rawalpindi, as political motorcade enters into 2nd day

RAWALPINDI: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resumed his march from Rawalpindi. He will use a long road trip back to his hometown, Lahore, via the Grand Trunk (GT) Road after an overnight stay in Rawalpindi as his procession enters its second day on the streets. The deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the apex Supreme Court of...

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4 Palestenians wounded, as Israel strikes in Hamas location

GAZA: At least 4 Palestenians suffered injuries, one of them seriously wounded, as Israel claims counter attack, after rockets attack from Gaza strip, the claim which Hamas denied. According to the famous Qatar's website Al Jazeera, the attacks on Tuesday targeted three locations in Gaza. The Israeli military said it carried out the air attacks in response to a rocket...

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