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Nearly 900 killed in ethnic violence in Congo in mid-December: UN

GENEVA: At least 890 people are believed to have been killed in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo last month, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday. The toll doubles an estimate provided on Monday by a local priest and a civil society activist who said that at least 400 people had been killed in bloodshed...

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Australia beat India by 34 runs in first ODI

SYDNEY: Australia beat India by 34 runs in the first one-day international in Sydney on Saturday. The Australians made 288 for five off their 50 overs after winning the toss and restricted India to 254 for nine. Rohit Sharma blasted 133 off 129 balls in a brave effort to keep India in the contest, while Jhye Richardson took four for...

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South Pujab province to be established this year: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: On Saturday, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that a separate South Punjab province along with its secretariat will be established this year. Speaking to the media in Multan, Qureshi said that a separate Public Service Commission will also be established for the proposed province. “We have sought support from the opposition for the creation of Southern...

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Fabregas completes move from Chelsea to Monaco, reunites with Henry

Cesc Fabregas completed his move from Chelsea to Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco on Friday to reunite with his old Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry. Fabregas put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Stade Louis II after passing a medical earlier in the day on the Mediterranean coast. A source told AFP that Chelsea will only receive payments related...

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Asia Bibi Acquittal: SC orders protest victims to be compensated within 30 days

LAHORE: On Saturday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed the federal and provincial governments to compensate within a month those who suffered losses during religious parties’ protests following Asia Bibi’s acquittal. A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard at the SC’s Lahore Registry a suo motu case pertaining to the losses and damage...

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Pak envoy to US DR Asad Majeed Khan presents credentials to President Trump

WASHINGTON: In a press release issued, on Saturday, from Pakistan's mission in Washington said that newly appointed ambassador to US, Dr Asad Majeed Khan, presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump at a ceremony held at the White House. "Ambassador Khan conveyed the greetings of Pakistan’s leadership to President Trump who reciprocated with similar positive sentiments for Prime Minister...

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21% girls in Pakistan get married before age 18: WHO

A recent report issued by the World Health Organization states that more than 140 million underage girls are likely to get married between the years 2011-2020. Titled, “Demographics of child marriages in Pakistan”, the report states that child marriage remains a serious concern in Pakistan, with 21 per cent of the girls getting married before reaching the age of 18...

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Mini-budget to be presented on Jan 23, says Finance Minister

KARACHI: On Saturday, Finance Minister Asad Umar announced that the government will present the mini-budget on January 23. Earlier, the mini-budget was initially set to be presented on January 21 but was delayed as Prime Minister Imran Khan will be travelling, Umar informed during a meeting with traders at Karachi Chamber of Commerce. "Tax anomalies will be removed in the...

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UNGA president Maria Fernanda Espinosa to visit Pakistan next week

NEW YORK: According to the spokesperson, the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa will visit Pakistan from January 18 to 22 at the invitation of the Pakistani government. Addressing an afternoon briefing at the UN headquarters in New York, Monica Grayley said, “The president of the National Assembly will visit Pakistan from the 18th to...

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FBI opened probe over collusion between Donald Trump and Russia

The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday. The investigation — a dual counterintelligence and criminal probe — was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017, the Times said, citing anonymous sources. The counterintelligence...

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PIA, CAA blamed for 2016 air crash near Havelian

KARACHI: On Friday, the Safety Investigation Board (SIB) tasked with a probe into the 2016 crash of a domestic flight that killed all the 47 people on board, including singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed, has found a ‘lapse’ on the part of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and a ‘lack of oversight’ by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that may have led...

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Facebook bans Philippine ‘fake accounts’ group followed by millions

 Facebook says it has banned a Philippine digital marketing group which runs hundreds of pages across the social network with 43 million followers, accusing it of "inauthentic behaviour" and using fake accounts. Facebook has stepped up efforts to root out fake accounts after being criticised for failing to tackle hate speech and misinformation on its platforms. Filipinos are among the...

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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Vlastimil Gular´s life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice. But the 51-year-old father of four is still chatting away using his own voice rather than the tinny timbre of a robot, thanks to an innovative app developed...

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Two terrorists killed during IBOs in Balochistan: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Friday,  according to the Inter-Services Public Relations,  FC Balochistan conducted intelligence-based operations (IBOs) at suspected terrorist hideouts in Kalat, Kharan, Maiwand areas of Balochistan. During the IBOs, two terrorists were killed , which were conducted as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, said the military media wing. Weapons and ammunition including sub-machine guns, IEDs, grenades, mines, RPG-7 rockets and communication equipment were...

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Johannesburg Test: Pak could not capitalize over remarkable turnaround as S. Africa bowled out for 262

JOHANNESBURG: On Friday, Pakistan's bowlers staged a remarkable turnaround as South Africa were bowled out for 262 on the first day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium. South Africa seemed in control when they reached 226 for three at tea on the best batting pitch of a series they have already clinched by winning the first...

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India suspend Hardik Pandya, Lokesh Rahul over comments on women

New Delhi: India on Friday suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman Lokesh Rahul over comments made about women on a TV show and could force them to leave the team´s Australia tour, a cricket board source told AFP. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has told the team management that the duo will not play in at...

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India plans manned space mission by December 2021

India will send its first manned mission into space by December 2021, the head of the country's space agency said on Friday. The three-person mission would make the Asian giant the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to put people in space. "We are planning to have the first unmanned mission by December 2020, the second by...

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