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Three women say Saudi prince abused them at Beverly Hills mansion

LOS ANGELES: Three United States (US) women claim a Saudi prince assaulted them and held them captive during three days of sex-and drug-fuelled partying at a Beverly Hills mansion. The unidentified women, who have filed a civil suit in Los Angeles (LA) against Majed Abdulaziz Al Saud, 29, say they were hired by the prince as housekeepers in late September....

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KP announces compensation of earthquake victims

CHITRAL: Announcing a compensation of Rs300, 000 each for families of earthquake victims, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said each district was affected by the natural calamity. At least 185 people are confirmed dead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the aftermath of a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake which hit northern Afghanistan yesterday. Overall, 270 people have been killed in the...

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Tom Felton joins Kate Mara in indie war hero drama

Actor Tom Felton has been roped in to star in the yet untitled indie war hero drama focusing on the true story of Iraq War hero Megan Leavey. The 28-year-old actor, who is best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, will be joining Kate Mara for the project. Gabriela Cowperthwaite will be directing the drama,...

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Taliban vow to help Afghanistan after deadly quake

KABUL: The Taliban on Tuesday urged charity organisations not to hold back in delivering aid to Afghan victims of a devastating earthquake, saying militants in the affected areas were ordered to provide “complete help”. At least 76 people were killed in Afghanistan after the powerful quake struck Monday in the Hindu Kush region, officials said, raising fears that the toll...

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Seven FC men killed in South Waziristan border attack: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: At least seven Frontier Corps personnel were killed as a checkpost northeast of South Waziristan's Angoor Adda came under fire Tuesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. "The terrorists opened heavy fire from across the Pak-Afghan border early on Tuesday," the ISPR said.

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China’s richest man ‘doubled fortune in 12 months’: Forbes

BEIJING: China's richest man saw his fortune balloon by nearly $17 billion a sum larger than the Gross Domestic Produce (GDP) of Iceland in the past year, business magazine Forbes said Monday. Wang Jianlin, founder of real estate and entertainment conglomerate Wanda Group, saw his wealth rocket from $13.2bn to $30bn in the publisher's 2015 China Rich List. The windfall,...

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2nd Test: Misbah praises bowlers, England’s resistance

DUBAI: Rival captains Misbahul Haq and Alastair Cook praised England’s figthback which delayed Pakistan’s victory in the second Test in Dubai, hailing batting from the tail on a difficult last day pitch on Monday. Pakistan’s 178-run win only came with 6.3 overs remaining in the day with England’s ninth wicket stand of 55 between Adil Rashid (61) and Mark Wood...

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Kashmiris observe Black Day today against Indian occupation

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe Black Day today in protest against Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. It was on 27th October in 1947 when Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir in sheer violation of the Partition Plan of the Subcontinent. The day will be marked with complete shutdown in...

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UN mobilizing to aid quake victims

UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says U.N. agencies are mobilizing and are ready to support government-led relief operations for earthquake victims in Afghanistan and Pakistan if asked. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that "reports are still coming in but it is clear that there has been loss of life and serious damage to infrastructure in both countries." He...

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Army’s relief, rescue operation continues in quake-hit areas

RAWALPINDI: Relief and rescue operation by Pakistan Army is continuing in the quake-hit areas as DG FWO has arrived at Karakoram Highway with troops, according to Inter Services Public Relations. Director General ISPR Lt-Gen. Asim Bajwa while updating on relief and rescue operation by Pakistan Army, said 27 of 45 landslides have been cleared by FWO at Karakoram Highway and...

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At least 360 dead in Pakistan quake, relief efforts underway

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas were most seriously affected as a powerful earthquake rocked Pakistan and the region on Monday causing around 360 deaths and injuries to at least 1,800 people. Thousands of houses were damaged across the country as a result of the quake. The tremors were also felt in India, the Middle East, the Central...

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Oil prices retreat in Asia

Singapore: Oil prices extended losses in Asia Tuesday on expectations of a rise in US crude inventories and following forecasts that a global supply glut will persist into next year. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) will release Wednesday its weekly report on the country´s commercial crude inventories for the week ending October 23, which is seen as a gauge...

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Rangers serve legal notice to MQM’s Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Monday sent a legal notice to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Waseem Akhtar for leveling false and baseless allegation against the paramilitary force during a TV talk show. According to a press release issued here, the Rangers spokesman said Akhtar, in a television talk show aired on September 29, had accused the Rangers of...

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At least three dead in suicide attack at Saudi mosque

DUBAI: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Najran in southern Saudi Arabia on Monday, killing at least three people and wounding several others, Saudi-owned al Arabiya television reported. The attack on the al-Mashhad mosque occurred during evening prayers, and authorities are investigating the bombing, a Saudi news website reported, without giving further details. This is not...

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Google launches tool to locate earthquake victims

In the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan and Afghanistan, Google has launched a person finder allowing individuals to post and search for their families. “Person Finder launched to help track missing persons for Pakistan, Afghanistan,” the search engine giant said on Twitter. As the 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck, the death toll is feared to climb in the coming...

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