North Korea’s Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

SEOUL: North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear program. After a summit in Pyongyang, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the North was also willing to close...

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AFC Cup: KRL shocked by Taiwan Power Company

KARACHI: Pakistan champions KRL were hit hard by Taiwan Power Company, going down 3-1 as they launched their campaign on a disappointing note in the AFC Presidents Cup in Tajikistan yesterday. KRL managed to contain the top club in the championship in the first half but conceded their first goal when He Ming-Chan scored in the 55th minute. He then scored...

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World Twenty20: Sri Lanka wait on Mendis’ fitness

PALLEKELE: Hosts Sri Lanka hope their magician spinner Ajantha Mendis recovers in time to face New Zealand in their opening Super Eights match at Pallekele today. The 25-year-old spinner took six for eight against Zimbabwe — the best figures in all Twenty20 cricket — in a group D match before a side strain ruled him out of his team’s second outing,...

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World Twenty20: Pacers are a concern, says Hafeez

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez admitted his misfiring pacers were a concern ahead of the Super Eights where teams can capitalise on the weakness. Pakistan thumped Bangladesh by eight wickets in Pallekele but they head into the next round with a question mark on their pace bowlers, with experienced Umar Gul conceding 43 off his three overs and Sohail Tanvir going...

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Pan Pacific Open: Sharapova sails into Tokyo quarter-finals

TOKYO: Two-time champion Maria Sharapova finally found some rhythm to dispose off stubborn Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open yesterday. The French Open holder from Russia, who needed more than three hours to beat qualifier Heather Watson of Britain on Tuesday, showed few signs of fatigue in coming through 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)...

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PTA blocks 753 anti-Islam film YouTube links

ISLAMABAD: Following the Supreme Court’s orders, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday blocked 753 links to a recently released anti-Islam film on YouTube that has sparked anti-US protests across the Muslim world, Express News reported. The chief justice had directed PTA to take down all sacrilegious material that disrespects Islam or Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in any way and had directed...

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NRO implementation case: Zardari invites allies ahead of PM’s court appearance

ISLAMABAD: With the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court on September 18, President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday extended an invitation to all coalition partners for a meeting intended to thrash out a unified strategy ahead of the prime minister’s scheduled court appearance. While talking to The Express Tribune, sources revealed that the...

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Karachi factory fire death toll reaches 236-police

KARACHI: The death toll from a fire that swept through a garment factory in the Pakistani city of Karachi has climbed to 236, police said on Wednesday. Karachi police chief Iqbal Mahmood also said rescue teams were still trying to gain access to parts of the facto.

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Social media – a world of wonders for fashion designers

KARACHI: Designers agree that advertising expenditure can turn out to be a major hindrance, especially if you are new in the fashion industry. Creating awareness about your brand and attracting customers becomes an additional cost. But this is where social media steps in. By simply uploading fashion collections on social networking websites such as Facebook or posting about it on...

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Paralympics: US swimmer Arlen finally wins gold

LONDON: US swimmer Victoria Arlen on Saturday took Britain Ellie Simmonds' S6 100m freestyle title, swimming to victory in a new world record for her first Paralympic gold of the London Games. The 17-year-old led from the front to take the race in 1min 13.33sec, more than a second faster than her previous world best, with Beijing champion Simmonds in...

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Djokovic sets up Murray US Open final

NEW YORK: Defending champion Novak Djokovic swept into his third consecutive US Open final, setting up a title showdown with Britain's Andy Murray, with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Spain's David Ferrer on Sunday. Ferrer had led 5-2 in the first set overnight when the semi-final was suspended due to violent storms which battered New York, but Djokovic...

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Monsoon rains kill 36 in Punjab, Sindh

KARACHI: Thirty-six people lost their lives in separate incidents of electrocution and structure collapse, as late monsoon rains unleashed devastation in Punjab and Sindh provinces. A twelve-year old boy was killed when lightening struck in Rahimyar Khan while two men lost their lives as a result of electrocution in Multan. Other incidents of roof or wall collapse left a child...

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Actor Adam Sandler poses with mascots of characters from "Hotel Transylvania", as he arrives on the red carpet for the film's gala presentation at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, September 8, 2012. PHOTO : REUTERS

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