Trump’s choice for UN ambassador withdraws: State Department

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday. Nauert was State Department spokeswoman when Trump chose her for the UN position after working as a host for the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel. She had been criticized by Democrats...

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Sofia Khan, was physically tortured and burnt by her husband

MULTAN: On Sunday, a stage actress was badly tortured by her hubby and stepson here. As stated to sources, the actress, Dilshad alias Sofia Khan, was physically tortured and burnt by her husband, Aijaz, whom she got married nine months ago. The actress stated that she was beaten as she passed up to endure with the husband's ex- married woman....

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Fresh strike on a UN school in southern Gaza

GAZA CITY: On Sunday, around 10 people were cause to death in a fresh strike on a UN school in southern Gaza which was sheltering Palestinians succeeded by an Israeli military derogatory. Representative Chris Gunness for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), pronounced the school had been housed thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) who had been driven to...

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Bajur Agency: FC personal martyred in firing from Afghanistan

BAJUR AGENCY: A Frontier Constabulary personnel martyred in Bajur Agency in a firing incident from Afghanistan on Friday. According to the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), fires were shot from Afghanistan near Dargakhaye area in Bajur. A FC personal was martyred in firing incident adding that  took place before evening on Friday.

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Ten killed as train hits bus with bridal party in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A train smashed into a crowded bus carrying a bridal party west of the Bangladesh capital Friday morning leaving at least 10 people dead and 57 injured, police said. The Simanta Express train ploughed through the bus and then dragged it at least 500 meters (545 yards) along the tracks at Barobazar town near Bangladesh’s western border with India, police...

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Instagram launches new messaging app Bolt.

New York: Social network Instagram has launched its messaging app called Bolt which makes sending visuals easy. The easy to use app allows you to tap once to send a photo and long press to send a video. Undoing a send is done by shaking your phone. For now, Bolt is available only in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, “We...

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General Dalbir Singh Suhag Takes Over As New Army Chief

New Delhi: Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag who served as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff, has been appointed as the new Army Chief as General Bikram Singh retires from his post. Suhag is the 26th Army Chief and for the rest 30 months from now, he will serve as the new chief in the Indian Army. As per...

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Israeli shelling and Hamas missile launches slowly subsided

UNITED NATIONS: On Monday, the UN Security Council  called for an “immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza. The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to put through a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to reach a lasting ceasefire. Above 1,030 Palestinians,...

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Riot rocks UP again, 3 dead in Saharanpur.

SAHARANPUR/LUCKNOW: Twenty people were arrested as curfew and shoot-at-sight orders on Sunday remained in force in the city hit by clashes between two communities over a land dispute. District magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said, “The situation is better than yesterday. I have to just impose the law and order in the city and the situation is quite normal now.” On the...

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Malaysian PM: Agreement reached with Ukraine separatists on police access to crash site.

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Prime Minister said on Sunday that an agreement had been reached with separatists in Ukraine to give international police access to the site where a Malaysian plane was downed and enable investigators to determine why the aircraft crashed. A statement issued by Najib Razak’s office said the agreement with separatist leader Aleksander Borodai would “provide protection...

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Palestinians proceeded out into the streets of Gaza

GAZA CITY: A truce of 12-hour among Israel and Hamas entered into force Saturday, with emergency workers taking advantage of the lull to uncover 35 bodies from the rubble of Gaza families. The bodies were recovered in the first three hours of the “humanitarian“ truce that came into effect at 0500 GMT as top diplomats gathered in Paris to press...

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs

DUBAI: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to stop the “Zionist state”, but said until such a ballot could be supported, armed resistance was necessary. Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini have called frequently over the years for an end to the Jewish state, adding through...

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Algerian aviation authorities have unable to find contact with an Algerie aircraft

ALGIERS: On Thursday, Algerian aviation authorities have unable to find contact with an Air Algerie aircraft en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, about 50 minutes later than take-off.

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The accident occurred at an unmanned level crossing near Masaipet village

More than 25 kids were killed along with their driver when a school bus was off by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police alleged. The passenger train rammed into the school bus, dropping behind it several hundred meters down the track, reports stated. Extra students who were going on the bus were wounded but no one get...

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Shiv Sena MPs force Muslim worker to break Ramazan fast

NEW DELHI: In what can only be termed as a complete abuse of power and a startling reminder of how our politicians abuse power, it is being reported that 11 Shiv Sena MPs at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi forced a Muslim worker to break his Ramzan fast. The MPs were apparently not satisfied by the fact that they had...

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After Afghan pullout: Keep funds flowing, Fatemi urges US

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi on Tuesday insisted that even after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, US should continue its aid in the war against terrorism. Speaking at the US think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, Fatemi said that Pakistan expects assistance from the US in case it fails to root...

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Palestine Liberation Organisation backs Hamas truce demands.

GAZA: The Palestinian decision-making body led by U. S. -backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts. With Israeli and U.S. encouragement, Egypt has tried to get both sides to hold fire and then negotiate terms for protracted calm in the Palestinian...

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