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Tears, a sword and a mishit: A look at five great India-Pakistan cricket encounters

Sparks generally fly when India take on Pakistan at cricket and Wednesday's Asia Cup clash in Dubai will be an emotionally charged fixture as always. AFP Sport looks at five of the most memorable previous encounters, the first since Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final in June 2017. - Dark day - On the same...

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Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

NEW YORK: — Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket....

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Seven killed in blast in Afghan capital

KABUL: At least seven people were killed and 25 wounded on Sunday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated explosives near a procession in Kabul commemorating the death of former anti-Soviet commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, a government official said. Police said the suicide attack came hours after another suspected suicide bomber was shot by police in Kabul before he...

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Governor House Murree opens for General Public

LAHORE: It emerged on Sunday, after Governor House in Sindh opened its doors to public for the first time,  that the Governor House in Murree has been made accessible to the public as well. The decision came after Governor Punjab Chaudhry M Sarwar gave the order upon Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directives. Public will be able to visit the Governor...

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Time to act against black sheep in police: AIG Karachi Dr Amir Sheikh

KARACHI: On Sunday, Additional Inspector General of Police Dr Amir Sheikh that the black sheep in the police department, supporting criminals, had been given ample time to mend their ways but now it has become intolerable. The AIG Karachi was addressing police officers at a ceremony here, which was attended by DIGs, SSPs and other policemen. “100 out of 36,000-strong...

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Governor Sindh Imran Ismail announces to donate his one year salary in dams fund

KARACHI: On Sunday, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail announced to donate his one year salary to Dams Donation Fund. The decision to donate his income came following prime mnister Imran Khan's appeal from overseas Pakistanis to donate Dollars to tackle the water scarcity, which could be resolved by building dams. On Saturday, the Punjab provincial cabinet also announced to donate their...

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Ex-IMF Chief says world unprepared for next financial crisis

PARIS: The world is less well equipped to manage a major financial crisis today than it was a decade ago, according to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In an interview with AFP, the now-disgraced Strauss-Kahn — who ran the fund at the height of the 2008 financial meltdown — also said rising populism across...

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Donald Trump cuts $25 million in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid, a State Department official said on Saturday. Trump called for a review of US assistance to the Palestinians earlier this year to ensure that the funds were being spent in...

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Serena Williams defends herself after Grand Slam controversy

NEW YORK:  Serena Williams said she did not know her coach was giving her instructions and had “never cheated in her life” after her hopes of winning a 24th Grand Slam title ended in extraordinary scenes at the US Open on Saturday. The American received three code violations, including a game penalty for verbal abuse, from chair umpire Carlos Ramos...

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South Sudan plane crashes with about 20 on board

JUBA: A 19-seater plane crashed into a lake in the centre of South Sudan on Sunday, a regional official told AFP, adding "many on board are feared dead". "We have not yet established full details of the airline but what we know it is a 19-seater plane coming from Juba to Yirol this morning," said regional information minister for the...

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Saudi information minister meets PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, Saudi Arabia's Minister for Information Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad said Riyadh wishes to work with the new Pakistani government. The Saudi minister called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry were also part of the meeting. Earlier, the Saudi minister called upon Chief of Army Staff...

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One soldier embraces martyrdom in Awaran in IBO: ISPR

AWARAN: The Army media wing, Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) said on Sunday, that one soldier embraced martyrdom and one wounded, whereas four terrorists were killed during intelligence-based operations (IBOs) in Balochistan. 24-year-old sepoy Ramz Ali embraced martyrdom during the operation. According to the ISPR statement, security forces conducted IBOs in the Jhao area near Awaran and recovered a large...

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Illegal wedding halls bulldozed in Islamabad as Anti-Encroachment drive resumes

ISLAMABAD: Illegally constructed wedding halls and other setups were razed to the ground as anti-encroachment drive resumed in Islamabad, on Sunday. State Minister for Affairs Shehryar Afridi visited one of the sites where the drive was under way — G-12 near Kashmir highway — and said the structures constructed without official approval will be bulldozed. The drive was started by...

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Honour Killing claimed two lives in Karachi

KARACHI: On Saturday night, the police arrested two men for the murder of a woman and a boy over honour in Karachi's FB area. The tortured bodies of a 22-year-old woman and an 18-year-old boy were found hanging here in the city, police official said. The woman’s father who has been identified as Khair Muhammad Khan and her husband Sabir...

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Dr. Arif Alvi sworn in as 13th President of Islamic Republic of pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Dr Arif Alvi took oath as Pakistan's 13th president in a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar administered the oath to Alvi. The ceremony was attended by former president Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee...

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Pakistan-China relationship based on mutual respect: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR),  Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the relationship between Pakistan and China is based on convergence of views and mutual respect. The statement was made at the Chinese foreign minister's meeting with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Appreciating professionalism of Pakistan Army, the ISPR said, Yi said...

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PM Imran to visit Karachi on Sept 16th

KARACHI: On Saturday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesperson said Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Karachi on the invitation on Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on September 16. The premier is expected to chair a meeting over the security situation in the metropolis, and will also be briefed on the ongoing development projects. PM Khan will attend Bhasha Dam fundraising programme at the...

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