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Old guns Malik and Afridi roll over defending champs IU

DUBAI: Islamabad United Vice Captain Shadab Khan turned the low-scoring match interesting after taking two wickets against Multan Sultans in the 125 run-chase in the first fixture of the day at the Dubai International Stadium. Fast bowler Waqas Maqsood drew the first blood with the wicket of Johnson Charles. Shadab's run out of opener Shan Masood from backward point tilted the...

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Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt, study warns

Kathmandu -Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world´s "Third Pole", could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced, scientists warned in a major new study issued on Monday. And even if the "most ambitious" Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is achieved, one-third of the glaciers would go, according to the Hindu Kush Himalaya...

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Donald Trump did not ask permission to ‘watch Iran’: Iraq’s President

Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Monday that President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq’s permission for US troops stationed there to “watch Iran.” Speaking at a forum in Baghdad, Salih was responding to a question about Trump’s comments to CBS about how he would ask troops stationed in Iraq to “watch” Iran. US troops in Iraq are there as...

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COAS pays tribute to Kashmiri brethren: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Monday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the Corps Commanders' conference held at the GHQ, Islamabad said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release. “The dividends of improved internal security situation must reach out to people of Pakistan through socioeconomic development, ” said the COAS. “While safeguarding the borders and carrying...

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UK, Spain recognise Juan Guaido as Venezuela leader

Spain and Britain on Monday became the latest nations to recognise Venezuela´s opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader after President Nicolas Maduro defiantly rejected an ultimatum by European countries to call snap elections. Already recognised by the United States, Canada, Australia and several Latin American countries, Guaido is trying to force the socialist leader from power so he can...

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PM Imran launches ‘Sehat Insaf Card’

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched ‘Sehat Card Scheme’, Newsone reported. Under this scheme, the treatment for angioplasty, brain surgery, cancer and other diseases will be done free of cost. In the first phase of this launched scheme, health cards will be distributed in Islamabad and they will be distributed in tribal areas and around the country...

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Cancers linked to obesity on the rise in young adults: Study

PARIS: A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday. In a sweeping study covering two-thirds of the US population, they showed that half a dozen cancers for which obesity is a known risk factor became more frequent from...

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S&P lowers Pakistan’s credit rating to ‘B-‘ from ‘B’; maintains stable outlook due to sufficient funding

Standard & Poor (S&P) Global Ratings said on Monday it lowered Pakistan’s sovereign credit rating to ‘B-‘ from ‘B’, citing diminished growth prospects, as well as elevated external and fiscal stresses. S&P maintained Pakistan’s rating outlook at ‘stable’. The credit rating agency stated that its stable outlook for Pakistan reflected its expectation that Pakistan will secure sufficient funding to meet its...

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World Cancer Day observed

The World Cancer Day was observed today (Monday). The theme of the day this year is “ “I can, we can”. Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February. The Day aims to save millions of preventable...

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Federal government issues list of public holidays for year 2019

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, the federal government issued lists of public holidays for the year 2019 along with optional holidays available to government officials  which also includes religious occasion holidays for  Non-Muslims. There will be 14 public holidays this year, including Kashmir Day, Pakistan Day, Labour Day, Eidul Fitr, Eidul Azha, Independence Day, Ashura, Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) and Quaid-e-Azam Day,...

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Peshawar Zalmi’s Darren Sammy arrives Pakistan to attend kit launch

PESHAWAR: Darren Sammy, West Indies all-rounder landed in Pakistan on Monday morning to attend Peshawar Zalmi’s kit and anthem launch ceremony ahead of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League. Sammy, who arrived in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, and then left for Peshawar to attend the ceremony has represented Peshawar Zalmi in all the editions of PSL so far and enjoys...

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Babar Azam’s 90 in vain as Pakistan lose T20 series winning streak

JOHANNESBURG: Babar Azam hit a majestic 90 but Pakistan´s long streak of series wins came to an end in the second Twenty20 international against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. South Africa took a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series with a dramatic seven-run win. Pakistan had not lost a T20 series since they were eliminated from...

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Prime Minister Imran Khan in Lahore for a day

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Lahore on Sunday on a day-long visit where he will chair a meeting of the Punjab cabinet. The prime minister will meet Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar and Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar during his visit. He will also meet members of the Punjab media committee. During the visit, the prime minister will be...

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Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing

BRUMADINHO: The toll from a dam collapse last week at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 121 dead and 226 missing, according to officials Saturday. The emergency service for the state of Minas Gerais, where the January 25 disaster occurred near the town of Brumadinho, said the search was ongoing for bodies. All those listed as missing are...

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Nida Dar’s heroics lead Pakistan to victory over Windies

KARACHI: Nida Dar smashed a spectacular 53 and took two catches and a wicket as Pakistan women defeated West Indies women by 12 runs in the third and final T20 international at Karachi’s Southend Club on Sunday to avoid a series clean sweep. Dar's 53 off 40 balls included 5 fours and 2 sixes, as she helped propel Pakistan to 150-6 after the...

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Complete shutdown in IoK as Modi visits

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown is being observed in Indian occupied Kashmir on Sunday to register a protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the valley to lay foundation stones of different developmental projects. According to Kashmir Media Service, call for a shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and...

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Sarfaraz Ahmed: Phehlukwayo was under the impression that I abused his mother

KARACHI: In a press conference at Karachi's south end club after the first innings of the ongoing West Indies vs Pakistan International T20 tournament's final encounter, Sarfaraz cleared the air and answered the questions regarding recent controversies, his ban and the question marks on his captaincy moving on towards the world cup. Sarfaraz Ahmed told the media that Andile Phehlukwayo was...

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