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Afghan mourns as 69 killed in mosque explosions

Police and local people searched on Saturday for more bodies in the rubble of a mosque in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province after bomb blasts in which at least 69 people were killed during Friday prayers. The explosives were placed inside the mosque in Jawdara area of Haska Mena district. Sohrab Qaderi, a member of Nangarhar's provincial council, said the mosque, with capacity...

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Decision to resume Pak-India bilateral cricket up to PM Khan, Modi: Ganguly

KOLKATA: Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly on Thursday sidestepped a question pertaining to the resumption of bilateral cricket between Pakistan and India, saying the decision was up to Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Hindustan Times reported. Ganguly, who will assume the position of the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) chief later this month, told reporters in...

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British PM Boris Johnson agrees ‘great’ new Brexit deal with EU

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Britain and the European Union had agreed a “great” new Brexit deal and urged lawmakers to approve it at the weekend. “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control,” Johnson said in a tweet. “Now parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other...

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Any Indian attempt to divert the water flow will be considered an aggressive act: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday said Pakistan had "exclusive rights" over three Western rivers, adding that any attempt by India to divert the flow of these rivers would be considered an "act of aggression". While addressing a weekly press briefing, the FO spokesperson was asked a question regarding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent remarks...

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Voting ongoing at PS-11; polling agent submits report of PPP leaders’ visits to DIG

LARKANA: Voters headed to the polls for the PS-11 Larkana by-elections on Thursday while a detailed report was submitted to the deputy inspector general (DIG) for Larkana regarding Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders' visits to the polling stations. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced by-elections in the PS-11 Larkana-II constituency after the de-seating of MPA Moazzam Abbasi of...

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35 dead as bus carrying foreigners crashes in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" near the western Saudi Arabian city, a spokesman for Medina police said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency....

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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan remembered on his birth anniversary today

ISLAMABAD: Today marks Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s 202nd birthday. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was born on October 17th, 1817 in Delhi. His family was renowned for the positions they held during the Mughal regime. Sir Syed, was an Indian Muslim pragmatist, Islamic reformist and philosopher of nineteenth-century British India. Born into a family with strong ties with the Mughal court,...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit iconic Badshahi Mosque in Lahore

LAHORE: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend a busy day in Pakistan’s cultural capital, Lahore on Thursday, attending multiple events in the city. For her visit to Lahore, Kate donned a white Gul Ahmed shalwar kameez and a shawl by Maheem Khan. She accessorised her ensemble with a clutch from Mulberry, shoes by Gianvito Rossi and earrings by Asprey....

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IMF report predicts shrinking Pakistan’s economy for 2020

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecasted bleak economic indicators for Pakistan for fiscal year 2020, according to a new report issued by the global monetary body on Wednesday. According to the report, the unemployment rate in Pakistan is expected to rise from 6.1 percent to 6.2 percent in 2020, whereas the gross domestic product (GDP) growth is forecasted...

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Mitchell Marsh set to miss Pakistan Test after punching wall fracturing right hand

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh is set to miss the opening Test against Pakistan after fracturing his right hand punching a wall, with Australian coach Justin Langer branding him "an idiot". The Western Australia captain took his frustrations out in the changing rooms after he was dismissed for 53 in a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania on Sunday. Scans revealed a fracture,...

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Lahore medics continue strike for seventh day as patient suffers

LAHORE: The young doctors and medical staff’s strike at Out-Patients Department (OPDs) in public sector hospitals across Punjab entered its seventh day on Wednesday against what they called privatisation of hospitals under the Punjab Medical Teaching Institutions (Reforms) Ordinance 2019. On the call of Grand Health Alliance (GHA), the young doctors, young consultants, nurses, paramedical staff, allied health professionals and...

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338 people across the globe charged in child porn investigation, claims US authorities

WASHINGTON: US law enforcement officials said on Wednesday that 338 people across the globe have been charged as part of a criminal investigation of a child pornography website that sold videos using bitcoin cryptocurrency. The website, called Welcome To Video, was taken offline in March 2018 and contained over 250,000 unique videos, authorities said. Law enforcement authorities have arrested and...

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Trump letter to Erdogan shatters diplomatic norms, alludes to Turkish president as ‘the devil’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a letter about Turkey’s incursion into Syria, “Don’t be a tough guy” and “Don’t be a fool!” The October 9 letter was released by the White House on Wednesday as Trump battled to control the political damage following his decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria, clearing...

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Govt willing to engage with Fazlur Rehman over Azadi March: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday announced the government's decision to "engage with Fazlur Rehman" in response to the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief's declaration to march on Islamabad on October 27. Addressing a media briefing after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) core committee meeting, FM Qureshi said that a small political committee has been formed "to get in touch with...

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Bilawal announces support for JUI-F’s Azadi March

RATO DERO: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said his party has decided to throw weight behind Maulana Fazlur Rehman and support his decision going against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. Speaking to media here at Rato Dero, the PPP chairperson reiterated that his party " thinks government will have to go." He said a lot of...

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Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Kalash Valley to study climate change effects

KALASH: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, on the third day of their five-day trip, visited the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range to witness the effects of climate change — one of the vital aspects of focus of their visit. After visiting Broghil, they travelled to Bombaret village in Kalash valley. https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1184414815814635520 Earlier on...

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Acquittal applications of Khawaja Saad Rafique, Salman Rafique rejected by court

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Wednesday rejected acquittal applications of former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother former provincial minister Khawaja Salman Rafique in the Paragon Housing City scam case. On Monday, Judge Jawadul Hassan had reserved the verdict on the applications after advocates Ashtar Ausaf Ali and Amjad Pervaiz concluded their arguments on behalf of...

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