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Govt sets up crisis cell after major earthquake

ISLAMABAD: Authorities established a central crisis cell in Islamabad after a strong earthquake left nearly 100 people dead and hundreds injured in Pakistan, NewsONE reported. According to sources, the PM has directed the cell to gather information about damages and loss of lives. The PM has also directed all federal civil, military and provincial agencies to declare immediate alert and...

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Processed meat can cause cancer, red meat probably can: WHO

Eating processed meat can lead to bowel cancer in humans while red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said on Monday in findings that could sharpen debate over the merits of a meat-based diet. The France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the WHO, put processed meat such as hot...

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2nd Test: Pakistan beat England by 178 runs

DUBAI: Pakistan beat England by 178 runs in the second Test on the fifth and final day in Dubai Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Adil Rashid was the last man dismissed after scoring a 172-ball 61 in 239 minutes. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took 4-87 and left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar took 3-53 as England, set a daunting...

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COAS reaches Peshawar to review quake relief work

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday reached Peshawar to review earthquake relief works by Pakistan army, NewsONE reported. Earlier, Army chief directed Pakistan Army for immediate relief and rescue efforts as a major earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter Scale caused widespread damages. “Army troops directed to carry out immediate rescue work in any affected...

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Earthquake: Aftershocks possible during next 24 hours

A spokesman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has said there is possibility of aftershocks during the next 24 hours and a country-wide alert has been issued on that count. He said though intensity of the quake was severe but apparently it did not cause major losses because its depth was intermediate. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has offered all possible...

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Palestinian stabs Israeli in West Bank, shot dead: Army

The Israeli military says a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli in the West Bank before being shot and killed. According to the military, the Israeli was stabbed in the neck Monday and "severely wounded" at an intersection near the city of Hebron. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says initial reports indicated the Israeli was a soldier, but the military declined to say...

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Sri Lanka spinners seal 2-0 series win against West Indies

COLOMBO: Left-arm spinners Rangana Herath and Milinda Siriwardana shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka thumped the West Indies by 72 runs in the second Test on Monday to sweep the series 2-0. The tourists, who resumed on 20-1 chasing a victory target of 244, were shot out for 171 in the post-lunch session of the fifth day's play at the...

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Roadside bomb kills two human rights workers in Afghanistan

KABUL: Afghan officials say two employees of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission were killed by a roadside bomb that struck their vehicle in the eastern Nangarhar province. Commission spokesman Rafiullah Bedar said six other employees were wounded in the incident, which took place Monday morning as they were heading from their homes to the office. Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal, spokesman...

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Indonesia arrests Indian suspect wanted for murders of 20 women

BALI: Police on the Indonesian resort island of Bali say they've arrested a former Indian primary school teacher who is facing the death penalty in his homeland for the murders of 20 young women. The suspect is accused of murdering the women using cyanide from 2003 to 2009. A court in the southern Indian city of Mangalore had sentenced him...

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Oil prices weak as demand seen sagging toward year-end

SINGAPORE: Crude oil prices remained weak on Monday as a slowing demand outlook implied oversupply will remain in place for months, prompting speculators to cut their bets on rising prices. Front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at $44.62 per barrel at 2.59 a.m. ET, a mere 2 cents above their last close but more than 12 percent below their October...

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‘GoldenEye’ Bond girl Famke Janssen ready for female 007

LOS ANGELES: “GoldenEye” Bond girl Famke Janssen feels the franchise can now have a female 007. The 50-year-old actress said she is is still a fan of the series. “Every time when they cast a new Bond, it’s great to see. I’m ready for a female Bond at this point too! Now that we’ve had a female M, we can...

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JIT member Tariq Ilyas’s statement recorded in BB murder case

RAWALPINDI: Joint investigation team (JIT) member and prosecution witness Tariq Ilyas’s statement in former prime minister (PM) Benazir Bhutto murder case has been recorded here on Monday. Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that United States (US) journalist, Mark Siegel would be available for cross examination on November 4 and 5. Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court’s (ATC) Judge Rai Ayub Marth held...

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Wahab reported for footy tricks with cricket ball: Reports

DUBAI: England complained to the match referee that Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz deliberately trod on the ball during the fourth day of the second Test on Sunday, British media reported. The incident took place during England’s second innings with batsman Joe Root getting involved in a heated argument with Riaz. “Root complained to the umpires because he felt Pakistan fast...

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Pak Army evacuates another 70 tourists from snow-hit Naran

NARAN VALLEY: Another 70 tourists who were stuck in Naran Valley due to heavy snowstorm have been evacuated by Pak Army here on Monday. As per details, a contingent of 200 army troops including 20 doctors are currently participating in the relief activities. Meanwhile, National Highway Authority (NHA) has stated that about 150 tourists and 300 cars stuck in Naran...

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Child martyred in unprovoked Indian firing on Working Boundary

Indian Border Security Force resorted to unprovoked firing on Working Boundary in Shakargarh sector. Narowal District Coordination Officer Syed Najaf Ali Shah told that a child was martyred and five other persons were injured in the firing. Twelve cattle heads perished while fifty-nine were wounded. The Punjab Rangers retaliated the firing befittingly and silenced the Indian guns.

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Canadian whale-watching boat sinks, killing five with one missing

TOFINO: A Canadian whale-watching tour boat with 27 passengers on board sank off the coast of British Columbia on Sunday, killing five people with one missing, rescue officials said. Twenty-one people had been rescued when the search was called off late at night, Melissa Kai, a spokeswoman for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), said. A military rescue helicopter and...

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