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Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumbawa

SINGAPORE: An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday. There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km (22 miles), at...

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US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to go to Iraq

WASHINGTON: On Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to go to Iraq “soon,” congressional sources. There was no other information about when Kerry might come to see the nation amid a militant offensive. President Barack Obama sooner declared a new diplomatic initiative, stating he was posting the top US diplomat this weekend for talks in the Middle...

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QUETTA: Balochistan government is ready to present budget

The Balochistan government is ready to present budget for the financial year 2014-15 with an outlay of over Rs 215 billion today. Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch said the budget was developed keeping in perspective the troubles of people. The budget will be confronted in the Balochistan Assembly. Information Minister Balochistan told media special attention was applied to health and...

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Turkey offered a warning to its citizens in Iraq to leave

Turkey offered a warning to its citizens in Iraq to leave all but the Kurdish-run north on Wednesday, quoting a possible struggle for Baghdad and saying "negative propaganda" was being spread against it in the Shi'ite-dominated south of the state. The foreign ministry urged Turks to allow eight more provinces south of Baghdad, meaning its advisory now covers whole of...

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Turkish – President Evren who came to represent the “Pasha”

ANKARA: General Kenan Evren, 96, who came to represent the “Pasha” officer class that dominated Turkish politics over decades, was doomed to life in jail on Wednesday for running a 1980 coup that resulted in widespread torture, arrests and deaths. Hundreds of disappeared and Fifty people were carried out by the military thousands more were arrested. To attend the court...

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TORONTO: Dr. Tahir UL Qadri turned down a judicial commission

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) head Dr. Tahir UL Qadri on Wednesday turned down a judicial commission set up by the Punjab government to open a probe into the ends of eight people in Lahore yesterday. “I appeal to judge to relieve himself from the charge. Those who held out the murders lodged an FIR themselves,” he stated while addressing a...

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Central bank’s start hiking short-term interest rates

Later on the two-day meeting ends today, the closely watched Federal Reserve policy statement comes first. Then Fed Chair Janet Yellen faces off with reporters, who will attempt to extract valuable nuggets of info from her regarding the central bank’s innermost thoughts on when they will start hiking short-term interest rates next year and how quickly the hikes will occur....

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WASHINGTON: Facebook has launched new instant messaging app

Facebook has launched new instant messaging app that enables users to transmit pictures or video to selected friends who can simply view them if they charge an image back. Slingshot, available for Apple and Android devices, is the second product to occur out of the social networking website's Creative Labs ideas laboratory. "Shoot a picture or video of what you're...

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IRAQ: Muslim extremist group has tried to win over residents

In the week since it captured Iraq's second- biggest city, Mosul, a Muslim extremist group has proven to win over residents and has ended short of widely enforcing its strict brand of Islamic law, residents allege. Sticking around is easier now that the much-despised blast walls and security checkpoints are broken. But the militants' restraint may only be temporary. In...

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CUIABA: Russia tie with South Korea in the World Cup

Russia experienced despair, then joy as Alexander Kerzhakov's stabbed equalizer made amends for goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev’s terrible blunder in an untidy 1-1 tie with South Korea in the World Cup on Tuesday. The resolution left the teams in joint second spot in Group H after the inaugural cycle of matches behind leaders Belgium, who earlier came from behind to win...

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RIO DE JANEIRO: A carnival atmosphere in Brazil.

There were concerns of mass protests, unfinished stadiums and rampant crime, only a week into the World Cup, there is a carnival atmosphere in Brazil and the worst doubts have largely dispersed. In stereotypical JeitooBrasileiroo," or Brazilian style, the hosts waited till the final minute to pull their World Cup together and go into the celebratory spirit But with the...

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COLOMBO: More deadly violence flared in a Sri Lankan coastal resort

More deadly violence flared in a Sri Lankan coastal resort where Buddhist hardliners set shops and homes alight for a second night running in defiance of a curfew, police and residents said Tuesday. Amid mounting international concern over the unrest, residents of a township which has suffered the brunt said a security guard was defeated in an attack outside a...

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BRUSSELS: The European Union is teaming up with South Korea

The European Union is teaming up with South Korea to jointly explore the next generation of mobile broadband technology, hoping the Asian country's expertise will help it catch up in a field crucial for economic development and jobs. South Korea has one of the fastest mobile broadband networks and is home to Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker. Europe had...

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TOKYO: Asian stock markets were mixed on Tuesday

Asian stock markets were mixed on Tuesday, amid ongoing tensions in Iraq and as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting due to start later in the day. During the late Asian trade, Hong Kings Hang Seng sank 0.45%, China’s Shanghai Composite declined 0.9%, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 closed 0.21% lower, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 ended up 0.29%....

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INDIA: Sidharth Malhotra and Aditya Roy Kapur are the new enemies

Yes, you read that right. Sidharth Malhotra and Aditya Roy Kapur are the new enemies in B-town, and we won't be surprised if you imagined the reason. Ya ya! We do know who you think it is, and your right. Apparently, it’s Shraddha Kapoor. Now, Adi and Shraddha are touted to be a couple, that we entirely experience. But trouble...

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CURITIBA: Nigeria and Iran played out the first draw

Nigeria and Iran played out the first draw of the 2014 World Cup in a drab 0-0 affair in Curitiba on Monday. A tournament that had been spoiling fans in Brazil with goals and excitement was due a dull match and these two sides delivered on that. Nigeria -- who are at present in nine World Cup matches, a longer...

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