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FIFA WorldCup: Sweden thrashes S. Korea by 1-0 victory

A penalty awarded through video review gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday. Andreas Granqvist guessed correctly and easily converted the kick in a game Sweden mostly dominated. The victory was vital to Sweden. Mexico grabbed a surprise 3 points from Germany in this group on Sunday, and most everyone thinks Germany will come...

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FIFA WorldCup: Sweden thrashes S. Korea by 1-0 victory

A penalty awarded through video review gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday. Andreas Granqvist guessed correctly and easily converted the kick in a game Sweden mostly dominated. The victory was vital to Sweden. Mexico grabbed a surprise 3 points from Germany in this group on Sunday, and most everyone thinks Germany will come...

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Historic Peace marchers arrives Kabul

KABUL: Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramazan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. The marchers, all men, including teachers, students and war victims on crutches and one in a wheelchair, were welcomed along the way by village women carrying the Holy...

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UAE warns rebels unconditional´withdrawal from Yemen port

DUBAI: The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled. "There can be no conditions in any offers to withdraw," the United Arab Emirates´ minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash told a press conference...

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Won’t change decision related to party’s ticket: Imran addresses disgruntled workers

ISLAMABAD: On Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran khan said that he will not alter his decision related to the issuance of party's election ticket to candidates. While addressing the disgruntled members of PTI's, who were protesting outside his residence in Bani Gala, Imran said that the decision for awarding tickets has been done by the parliamentary members on the basis...

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Battle of the hats held at elite French horse race

CHANTILLY, FRANCE: Champagne corks pop over the pounding of hooves and the "best hat" prize is as fiercely contested as the race itself: welcome to the Prix de Diane, a highlight of the year for France´s horsey set. Some 40,000 well-dressed spectators flocked to Sunday´s races in the shadow of a chateau north of Paris, clutching picnic baskets, ice-cold wine...

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Imran submits written reply to ECP, says objections to candidacy baseless, unverified

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, cricketer turned politician and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  chairman Imran Khan via his legal counsel submitted his reply to Election Commission of Pakistan(ECP)  over objections to his candidacy for the upcoming general election for NA-53 constituency of Islamabad. The reply, which was submitted by the assistant lawyer of Babar Awan, stated that the objections to Imran’s candidacy are baseless and...

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President Mamnoon arrives in Dushanbe to attend conference on ‘water and sustainable’ development

DUSHANBE: President Mamnoon Hussain is visiting Tajikistan to participate in an international conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-28 being held in Tajik capital on June 20 and 21. The conference being hosted by Tajikistan in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and other partners, will focus on sustainable...

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Maryam Nawaz nomination papers for NA-125 accepted

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz was cleared to contest elections from Lahore's NA-125 constituency on Monday after the returning officer (RO) accepted her nomination papers. The decision came as RO Asif Bashir dismissed all objections raised during scrutiny of her nomination papers. Maryam is expected to contest on the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's ticket to contest the...

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Australia tumbles to low ICC rankings after 34 years

Defeats in the first two ODIs against England have sent Australia tumbling to a 34-year low in the ICC rankings. They have slipped to sixth place, and will need to win at least one of the three remaining games in the series to climb back above Pakistan to fifth. According to cricket.com.au, the last time Australia found themselves in sixth...

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Japan pushed to trade deficit as it imports US aircraft

Imports of US aircraft helped push Japan to a trade deficit in May, official data showed on Monday, but experts said it was a temporary effect not linked to ongoing trade tensions. Japan's imports rose 14.0 per cent in May from a year earlier, according to finance ministry data. Exports also enjoyed an 8.0 percent rise but the overall effect...

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Giant python swallows Indonesian woman

MAKASSAR: An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said Saturday. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre python which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the...

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Harnai national highway’s traffic suspended as heavy rain lead to overflow

HARNAI: On Monday, the vehicular traffic was halted on the National Highway in Harnai district of Balochistan y after heavy downpour led to overflow of water streams. According to Meet office, there was flooding in streams, rivers of Harnai after last night’s downpours. Following heavy rain the traffic was suspended at three points on the Harnai-Punjab National Highway, leaving hundred...

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SC orders to constitute special committee to ensure issuance of CNICS to transgender persons

LAHORE: On Monday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed to form a special committee to ensure the transgenders are issued computerized national identity cards (CNIC). Today, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar presided over the suo motu hearing of non-issuance of CNICS of the transgender persons at Supreme Court's  Lahore Registry, The CJP Saqib Nisar took the suo motu...

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Mexicans jubilant over special World Cup win against Germany

MEXICO CITY: Mexicans jumping in jubilation on Sunday shook the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors and throngs danced in the streets after their team scored a surprise victory over World Cup defending champion Germany. Elated fans waved Mexican flags and donned traditional “sombrero” hats at the iconic Angel of Independence monument in downtown Mexico City as they...

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Brazil manages to draw by 1-1 against Switzerland in Group E opener

ROSTOV-ON-DON: A second-half header from Steven Zuber cancelled out a sensational early goal from Philippe Coutinho as Switzerland and Brazil drew 1-1 in a tight Group E World Cup opener on Sunday. With 20 minutes gone, Coutinho gathered a clearance 25 yards from goal and curled a marvellous shot into the far corner off the post to give the five-times...

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Digital media’s fake followers: Unilever takes stand to make advertising transparent

LONDON: Consumer goods giant Unilever — the world’s second-biggest advertiser — is cutting ties with digital media “influencers” that buy followers, saying it wants to help make advertising more transparent. With big brands advertising more on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, a cottage industry of “influencers” has sprung up, in which celebrities and other popular people earn money...

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