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Three FC soldiers martyred in Marwat: Officials

Quetta:  Pakistan: Three paramilitary soldiers have been martyred in a bomb blast in Pakistan´s troubled southwest, officials said. The incident happened in Margat area on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. "An improvised explosive device planted along the road went off as a vehicle of Frontier Corps (FC) passed by, killing three soldiers and wounding four others,"...

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Eight die, scores injured in Indus Highway accident

DADU: At least eight people including a woman were killed and 26 injured when a passenger bus and trailer collided on Indus Highway in Sindh’s, Dadu district on Wednesday night. According to police, the passenger bus was travelling from Larkana to Karachi when it collided with a trailer near Makhdoom Bilawal area in Dadu, resulting in eight dead and 26...

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Saudi King Salman supports son MbS on public tour despite Khashoggi crisis

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has embarked on a domestic tour this week with his favourite son, demonstrating his support for his chosen heir despite the crisis spawned by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Roads were lined with Saudi flags and images of the king and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman when they arrived in the central...

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Aasia Bibi's departure

Confusion still looms on Aasia Bibi’s departure, FO claims Aasia still in Pakistan

MULTAN: Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani-Christian woman who spent eight years on death row but was acquitted by the Supreme Court last week in a blasphemy case against her, was freed from the prison here in the city, her lawyer said Wednesday night. Bibi, a mother of five, is believed to have already flown out of the city of Multan where she was...

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Boult hat-trick stuns Pakistan in first ODI

ABU DHABI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs in the first One-Day International of three-match series in Abu Dhabi here on Wednesday. Batting first, New Zealand set a target of 267 runs for Pakistan. In reply, Pakistan were all-out by scoring 219 runs in 47.2 overs. The left-arm strike bowler took a hat-trick with his eighth, ninth and 10th deliveries...

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Ross Taylor doubts Hafeez’s bowling action during match

Web Desk: An interesting development was witnessed during the first one Day between Pakistan and New Zealand when Batsman Ross Taylor by violating the rules of ICC raised objections on the bowling action of Muhammad Hafeez by calling him a 'chucker'. Taylor objected to the bowling action in the 26th over of New Zealand innings. The Kiwi batsman told the...

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Trump mocks losing Republican candidates for shunning him during campaigns

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Republicans who avoided campaigning with him before congressional elections and who were not elected during their races, referencing a list of candidates by name. “Those are some of the people who decided for their own reason not to embrace - whether it’s me or what we stand for,” Trump told reporters. “They...

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PM Imran orders to conduct forensic audit of Evacuee Trust Property Board

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday has ordered to conduct a forensic audit of Evacuee Trust Property Board. The Prime Minister issued these directives during a briefing by Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Dr. Noorul Haq Qadri. The Prime Minister expressed grave concern over the reports of wide scale administrative and financial irregularities in the board. He directed that...

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Pakistan receives unconditional package from Saudi Arabia, says FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the Senatethat Saudi Arabia had not asked Pakistan to participate in the Yemen war in exchange for financial assistance. "We have received an unconditional package from Saudi Arabia. No conditions have been imposed," the minister said while responding to concerns expressed by opposition senators. Prime Minister Imran Khan had only offered...

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Russia seeks to de-dollarise as new US sanctions loom

MOSCOW: Moscow is intensifying efforts to wean its economy off the dollar as Washington considers tough new sanctions that could deny Russia access to foreign debt markets and cut its banks from the greenback. President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly slammed the US unit´s dominance on the world´s stage but the country´s previous efforts to de-dollarise its economy have so far...

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Actor Idris Elba named sexiest man alive by People magazine

LOS ANGELES: Actor Idris Elba, who James Bond fans are campaigning to be the next person to play 007, was named the sexiest man alive on Monday by People magazine. The London-born actor, 46, said he didn’t believe it when the magazine told him. “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’” Elba told the celebrity publication. “Looked in the...

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Pervez Khattak appointed chairman of parliamentary committee to probe rigging allegations

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday was appointed chairman of the parliamentary committee to probe alleged rigging in the Jul 25 general election. Khattak was elected unopposed by a meeting of the committee, which was formed after opposition demand and complains of wide-spread rigging in the polls. The committee members also agreed on constitution of a 10-member sub-committee to...

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Aafia Siddiqui seeks PM Imran’s help of getting her out of prison

Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist jailed in the US, has written a letter to PM Imran Khan asking for help while pleading her innocence, according to local news channel. Aafia handed the letter to Pakistan’s Consul General in Houston Aisha Farooqui who visited her on October 9, according to the foreign office. “I want to get out of prison, my imprisonment...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan discuss ways to ensure dignified return of Afghan nationals

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday deliberated on the ways to enhance mutual cooperation for a dignified, gradual, time-bound and complete return of the Afghan nationals to their country. The deliberations were held during the second meeting of the Refugee Working Group (WG) under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Stability (APAPPS) here at the Ministry of SAFRON. The...

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Cyber Security Breach: SBP- FIA at odds over Banks data compromised

ISLAMABAD: As the local banking industry wakes from reports of a potentially massive cyber security breach, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) appeared to be at odds over the true scale of the attack. The FIA’s cyber-crime chief set off alarm bells on Tuesday when he said that customers’ data from "almost all major Pakistani...

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IMF delegation arrives in Pakistan for bailout talks

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrived in Islamabad today (Wednesday) for talks on a bailout package. According to details, the talks with IMF delegation will continue for two weeks. In first phase the IMF’s technical team will hold talks with Pakistani officials and Pakistan will inform the money watchdog about the country's economic needs. According to...

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Facebook, Google tools reveal new political ad tactics

SAN FRANCISCO: Public databases that shine a light on online political ads — launched by Facebook and Google offer the public the first broad view of how quickly the companies yank advertisements that break their rules. The databases also provided campaigns unprecedented insight into opponents’ online marketing, enabling them to capitalize on weaknesses, political strategists told Reuters. Facebook and Google,...

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