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Three civilian injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Three civilian, including woman was injured after Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC),ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the firing took place in Jandrot sector and heavy weaponry was used. Pakistani forces responded befittingly and targeted Indian posts, the ISPR said. In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more...

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Serena holds off Halep to reach US Open semi-finals

NEW YORK: World number one Serena Williams fended off spirited Simona Halep on Wednesday, downing the fifth-seeded Romanian 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the US Open semi-finals. Williams, seeking a record seventh US Open title and 23rd Grand Slam crown, fired 18 aces en route to the triumph, which set up a Thursday evening meeting with first-time Grand Slam semi-finalist...

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Apple makes splash with waterproof iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is out to make a splash with new waterproof iPhones, a smartphone game starring Nintendo's beloved "Mario" and a push on wireless headphones. The iPhone 7 and larger iPhone 7 Plus, with sophisticated camera technology, improved water resistance and other features, were shown off to applause on Wednesday at an Apple event in San Francisco. The flagship...

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Russian jet came within 10 feet of US spy plane: US officials

WASHINGTON: A Russian fighter jet carried out an "unsafe and unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. spy plane over the Black Sea and came within 10 feet (3.05 meters) of the American aircraft, two U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday. The incident is likely to cause more tension between the United States and Russia, who are at odds over the Syrian...

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Police arrests Faisal Vawda for causing gridlock near star gate

KARACHI: Massive traffic jams were witnessed on many significant roads of Karachi including Shahrah-e-Faisal due to the protest of civil society near Star Gate. According to the details, thousands of citizens were left helpless who were trying to return to their homes after offices hours. Due to the gridlock, the traffic from Drigh Road was diverted to Rashid Minhas Road....

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Rekha’s biography reveals shocking details of her relationship with Amitabh

Rekha has preferred being a recluse and shutting the doors of her personal life for the public. She hardly gives out interviews or meets journalists for a casual rendezvous. Now, a book that captures all the minute details, the troubled relationships and the tumultuous episodes of her life is out. Titled Rekha: The Untold Story, the book mainly brings about...

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Curfew grips Occupied Kashmir as 60 injured in fresh clashes

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Wednesday imposed curfew in Kashmir for the 61st day after 60 people were injured in fresh clashes. Life in the occupied territory came to a standstill as shops, petrol pumps and markets remained closed for business. Public transport remained off streets and educational institutes remained shut. Clashes were reported from Pulwama, Bijbehara and Kulgam in South Kashmir...

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PML-N politician Zaeem Qadri’s slip of tongue

LAHORE: PML-N politician Zaeem Qadri had a slip of the tongue on Wednesday when he was speaking to reporters on Wednesday. When asked who would go home, Imran Khan or Nawaz Shairf? the PML-N politician replied: “I have said that Nawaz Sharif will be declared ineligible”. When corrected by reporters, Qadri corrected himself. He added that Nawaz Shrif would remain...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes, burns down hotel room

SYDNEY: An Australian man was left with burns when his Samsung smartphone "exploded" as he slept in his hotel room. Tham Hua, from Victoria state who was visiting Western Australia, said his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded in his hotel room, bursting into flames, Xinhua news agency reported. "My brand new Note 7 exploded this morning while I was still...

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‘Traitors of country deserve death’ slogan banners placed in Karachi

KARACHI: Banners inscribed with threatening slogans ‘Jo mulk ka ghaddar hay, wo mout ka haqdar hai’ (traitors of the country deserve death) have appeared in the port city two days after pro-MQM founder banners. The banners with threatening slogans ‘Jo mulk ka ghaddar hay, wo mout ka haqdar hai’ were put up in several areas including Shahrah-e-Faisal and I.I Chundrigar...

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Iran president calls on Muslims to punish Saudi ‘crimes’

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Wednesday on the Muslim world to unite and punish the Saudi government for its handling of the hajj pilgrimage and wider actions in the region. "Regional countries and the world of Islam should take coordinated actions to resolve problems and punish the Saudi government," he told a cabinet meeting, according to the IRNA state...

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Obama nominates Pakistani-American as first ever Muslim federal judge

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Abid Qureshi, the first Muslim-American, to serve as judge on the federal judiciary, a local newspaper reported. This is the first such judicial nomination in the country’s history. “I am pleased to nominate Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,” Obama said in a statement. “I am confident he...

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Nearly 50 million children ‘uprooted’ worldwide: UNICEF

GENEVA: Almost 50 million children throughout the world are "uprooted," forcibly displaced from their home countries by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations children's program said Wednesday. "Indelible images of individual children -- Aylan Kurdi's small body washed up on a beach after drowning at sea or Omran Daqneesh's stunned and bloody face as he sat in an ambulance...

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Twinkle of success for Pakistani Christian powerlifting duo

KARACHI: Twinkle Sohail and Sonia Azmat have the weight of the Pakistani Christian world on their shoulders, but if anyone can bear the hopes of such a persecuted minority, it is these teenage champion powerlifters. Last year Twinkle became the first Pakistani woman to represent her country in powerlifting, taking a gold medal in the 57-kilogramme junior event at the...

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Iran vessel ‘harasses,’ sails close to US Navy ship in Gulf: US officials

WASHINGTON: A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, U.S. Defense Department officials said on Tuesday. It was at least the fourth such incident in less than a month. U.S. officials are concerned that these actions...

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Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers, monitors say

ALEPPO: A suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo caused dozens of cases of suffocation on Tuesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said. The Syrian Civil Defence, a rescue workers' organization that operates in rebel-held areas, said government helicopters had dropped barrel bombs containing chlorine on the Sukari neighborhood in eastern Aleppo....

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Djokovic into semis after another opponent retires

Novak Djokovic's strange U.S. Open took another bizarre turn as he advanced to the semi-finals on Tuesday when Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired at the start of the third set, trailing 6-3 6-2. Tsonga took a medical timeout during the changeover at 5-2 of the second set and had the area below his left knee taped. World number one Djokovic held...

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