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England set 277 to win first Test as Pakistan add late runs

MANCHESTER: England lost opener Rory Burns before lunch as they set about their 277-run chase for victory on day four of the first test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday. The hosts will need the second-highest successful fourth innings run chase at the Manchester ground to snatch victory, and appear reasonably placed at 55 for one at lunch. Pakistan...

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England set 277 to win first Test as Pakistan add late runs

MANCHESTER: England lost opener Rory Burns before lunch as they set about their 277-run chase for victory on day four of the first test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday. The hosts will need the second-highest successful fourth innings run chase at the Manchester ground to snatch victory, and appear reasonably placed at 55 for one at lunch. Pakistan...

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Black box of ill-fated Air India flight IX-1344 recovered

KOZHIKODE: The black box of Air India flight IX-1344 that crashed in Kerala killing at least 18 people has been recovered, the Indian aviation minister said Saturday. The plane carrying 190 people crash-landed during bad weather Friday night and tore in two, injuring scores of passengers. The Boeing 737, on a special flight from Dubai to bring back Indians stranded...

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Sindh’s businesses, schools to reopen on Sep 15 if coronavirus situation improves: CM

KARACHI: The Provincial Task Force on Coronavirus (Sindh) has decided to resume educational, business, and social activities all over the province from September 15, if the coronavirus pandemic situation does not deteriorate. According to a press release, the decision was proposed by the National Coordination Committee, but the provincial government decided to review the situation in the first week of...

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‘Keeping quiet not an option’: PM Khan thanks Mahathir for speaking against Indian injustices in IOK

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday thanked Mahathir Mohamad for again speaking in support of the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir, as the former Malaysian prime minister vowed to continue to raise the issue of New Delhi's "injustices" in the disputed region. "I want to thank Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad for speaking in support of Kashmiris and against Indian repression in...

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Aamina Sheikh posts wedding band photo, fans speculate about wedding

Pakistan’s famed actor Aamina Sheikh shared a cryptic post on Saturday leading fans into believing that the actor may have gotten hitched. Turning to Instagram, the Cake actor, 38, posted a photo with three hands atop each other holding two wedding rings. Alongside the post, the star wrote, “Bismillah.” https://www.instagram.com/p/CDnjumah_1R/?utm_source=ig_embed While the Jackson Heights actor did not make public any additional information, fans were...

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PM Khan urges Pakistanis to plant trees on Tiger Force Day

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged Pakistanis to join him in a tree plantation drive across the country on Sunday to celebrate 'Tiger Force Day' falling on August 9. In a message on Twitter, the premier said that he has also asked the members of parliament, ministers and chief ministers to participate in the plantation drive. Expressing hope that...

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Blast at military base in Somalia’s Mogadishu kills eight

MOGADISHU: At least eight people were killed and 14 wounded when a huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, emergency workers said. The militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. Soldiers opened fire after the explosion which sent clouds of smoke into the sky, said Halima Abdisalan, a mother...

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Australia to host T20 World Cup in 2022, women’s World Cup postponed

MANCHESTER: Australia will host the this year's T20 World Cup delayed by the coronavirus in 2022, the International Cricket Council announced on Friday. India will host the 2021 edition as planned, the global governing body said, while the 50-over Women´s World Cup, scheduled for next year in New Zealand, has been postponed until 2022. The ICC last month announced that the 2020...

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Mushtaq Ahmed enforces ‘lethal’ Yasir, Shadab against England

MANCHESTER: Former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has backed Pakistan's "lethal" leg-spinners Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan in the first Test against England at Old Trafford. Many teams rarely field one leg-spinner in their side, let alone two, but Pakistan appear to have read the conditions correctly in Manchester for the first of a three-match series. The experienced Yasir led Pakistan's attack...

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IHC forms larger bench to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday formed a larger bench to hear a case regarding the appointment of a legal counsel for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. The larger bench, comprising IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mian Gull Hassan Auranzgeb, will hear the case on September 3. On July 22, the government had approached...

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Three dead in Balochistan as threat of flood looms

QUETTA: At least three people have been killed in Balochistan after heavy rain wreaked havoc in the province. Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani in a statement said a flood-like situation was forming in the province, with dams overflowing due to persistent rain the province for the last two days. The MET Office on Friday had issued a weather advisory for...

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Moody’s elevates Pakistan’s outlook to ‘stable’ from ‘under review for downgrade’

Credit rating agency Moody's has upgraded Pakistan’s outlook from ‘under review for downgrade’ to ‘stable’, while maintaining a B3 rating, the agency said on Saturday. The agency in its latest report also confirmed the B3 foreign currency senior unsecured ratings for The Third Pakistan International Sukuk Co Ltd. The associated payment obligations are, in Moody's view, direct obligations of the Government of...

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Several killed in southern India plane crash

At least 14 people were killed and dozens wounded when a passenger jet skidded off the runway after landing in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, officials and police have said. The Air India Express flight from Dubai was repatriating Indians stranded overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plane was carrying 190 passengers and crew, the civil aviation...

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Arshad Malik found guilty of misconduct, given maximum penalty, rules LHC

The Lahore High Court (LHC) found suspended accountability court judge Arshad Malik guilty of misconduct on Thursday and awarded him the maximum punishment/penalty - dismissal from service. The LHC also issued a notification of removing the judge by issuing its July 3, 2020 decision in writing to remove the accused person from service. "The inquiry officer found that the aforesaid...

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‘Country at tipping point, with only progress ahead,’ says PM Khan at launch of Ravi riverfront project

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the country has now reached a "tipping point" after which it will only see progress. His remarks came at the inauguration ceremony in Lahore of the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project. The premier said two years were spent saving the country from default. "And then the NRO crowd gathered around everywhere,...

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Man dies in police fire near Karachi’s Techno City over misunderstanding

KARACHI: One person was left dead and another injured when police opened fire near Karachi’s Techo City on Friday over suspicions of a robbery. The incident took place when the police mobile was on patrol in the area, officials said, adding that upon witnessing the quarrel between two groups, the personnel had resorted to action. Police said that the officer...

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