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Earthquake rattles Lahore and adjoining areas

LAHORE: An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted Lahore and its adjoining areas today, Sunday. The tremors were felt in Lahore, Sheikhupura and its adjoining areas. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was twenty four kilometers east of Lahore near Pak-India border at a depth of twenty kilometers.

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Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the U.S. “Start building new plants now. Exciting!” Trump said Saturday in a tweet aimed at the Cupertino, California-based company. This week, Apple...

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The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

A supply ship towing a long floating boom designed to corral ocean plastic has set sail from San Francisco for a test run ahead of a trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to clean up half of the infamous garbage patch within five years when all systems...

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Warner’s ‘Nun’ proves part of a winning habit in N. America theaters

Horror movie "The Nun" was the top draw in North American movie theaters this weekend, extending a remarkable string of recent successes by Warner Bros., industry watchers said. "The Nun," the latest scary feature in the popular "Conjuring" series, took in an estimated $53.5 million for the three-day weekend, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. British director Corin Hardy had...

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North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

North Korea refrained from displaying its intercontinental missiles in a massive military parade through Pyongyang celebrating its 70th birthday Sunday -- a conspicuous absence touted by US President Donald Trump as "a big and very positive statement". Thousands of North Korean troops marched through Pyongyang, followed by artillery and tanks but not the long-range missiles that have been a bone...

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7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack

Seven people including two British tourists were wounded Sunday in Paris after they were attacked by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar, according to police and other sources. A source close to the inquiry said the suspect, believed to be an Afghan national, has been arrested. "Nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature...

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WTA chief backs Serena as row grows over US Open ‘sexism’

Serena Williams's claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday. Williams was handed three code violations -- and docked a point and then a game -- in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka in the Flushing Meadows final....

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Disney villains provide inspiration at New York fashion show

NEW YORK: No one wants to be a fashion victim, but fashion villains owned the runway on Friday as designers The Blonds served up spicy and spiky styles with a show inspired by Disney’s vamps and vixens. The “Disney Villains x The Blonds” fashion show electrified a wildly cheering audience that stood in marked contrast to the usual sangfroid reserve...

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‘Star is Born’ actress Lady Gaga recalls time she ‘couldn’t get an audition’

TORONTO: Lady Gaga, making her debut as a movie actress in “A Star is Born”, said on Sunday she was humbled by the role, calling herself “just a girl from New York who couldn’t get an audition.” Gaga, the “Born This Way” singer best known for her flamboyant stunts on stage, plays an aspiring singer in the third remake of...

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NYC subway station buried by 9/11 open again

NEW YORK: Just days before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, trains are once again running through a New York City subway station buried when the Twin Towers fell 17 years ago. The Cortlandt stop reopened on Saturday on the Number One line in what The New York Times described as "the last major piece in the city's quest...

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Trump administration to take tough stance against International Criminal Court

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, is to make the announcement in a midday speech to the Federalist...

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Russia prepares for biggest war games in its history

Russia on Tuesday will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300,000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers, in a move NATO denounced as "exercising large-scale conflict". The week-long deployment alongside Chinese and Mongolian armies dubbed "Vostok-2018" (East-2018) will start in eastern Siberia on September 11. It comes at a time of escalating tensions between Moscow and the...

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Asian markets hit by fresh trade fears after Trump comments

HONG KONG: Donald Trump’s latest threat to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports sent Asian markets tumbling Monday on growing fears of an all-out trade war between the world’s top two economies. The president’s comments Friday added to the uncertainty on trading floors, which have also been hit by a concerns of a brewing financial crisis in emerging markets. They...

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Cholera outbreak kills 10 people in Zimbabwe

HARARE: A cholera outbreak has killed 10 people in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare after they drank contaminated water, a city health official said on Sunday. Harare city council has struggled to supply water to some suburbs for more than a decade, forcing residents to rely on water from open wells and community boreholes. Clemence Duri, Harare city’s health director said more...

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US Open champion Djokovic: ‘I owe Federer, Nadal’

Novak Djokovic was thrilled to match Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday, but he said it´s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have made him the player he is. "Pete Sampras is one of the biggest legends ever to play the game," Djokovic said after earning a third US Open crown with...

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Interior Ministry suspends Dar, wife Pakistani passports

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, the interior ministry has suspended the passports of former finance minister Ishaq Dar and his wife, Newsone reported. Dar, who is accused in corruption references was called an absconder over failing to appear before the Accountability Court, earlier this year.   Last week, the Supreme Court directed authorities to present Dar within 10 days. With the latest...

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Ban cheese imports? Pakistan discusses outside-the-box ideas to avoid IMF bailout

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani economic advisors discussed banning imports of luxury cars, smartphones and cheese in a wide-ranging strategy session on how to avoid seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a senior government advisor said. While no decisions were made, the floating of radical measures to tackle Pakistan’s ballooning current account deficit by the newly formed Economic Advisory Council...

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