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Second ODI: South Africa beat Pakistan by five wickets

DURBAN: A brilliant all-round display from Andile Phehlukwayo and an assured batting effort from Rassie van der Dussen has taken the Proteas to a five wicket victory over Pakistan in the second ODI at Kingsmead in Durban. Pakistan were bowled out for 203, a total which seemed unlikely when Hasan, batting at number ten, came in with his side in desperate trouble at 112 for eight. Hasan hit...

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Curfew reimposed in Occupied Kashmir after fresh clashes

OCCUPIED SRINAGAR: Authorities reimposed a curfew in parts of India occupied Kashmir following fresh clashes Monday between protesters and Indian security forces hours after the government announced an end to a 52-day lockdown. Restrictions had been lifted early Monday in most parts of Kashmir Valley, including the main city of Srinagar, but thousands of protesters across the disputed region took...

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Michael Jackson’s 58th birth anniversary today

LONDON: August 29 (today) marks the 58th birth anniversary of the “The King of Pop” Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was born on August 29th, 1958 Known as one of the most loved and influential entertainers of all time, he started off his musical career by being the member of “Jackson 5”. Although he was a mega-star since his early years,...

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Karachi: Mukka Chowk renamed to Shaheed Liaquat Ali Khan

KARACHI: District Municipal Corporation Central on Monday issued a notification regarding the renaming of Mukka Chowk, located in Azizabad, to Shaheed Liaquat Ali Khan Chowk. The move comes days after posters related to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder affixed at the roundabout were removed following MQM founder s anti-Pakistan statements which caused outrage in many parts of the country.

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Year-long Mars isolation experiment in Hawaii ends

LOS ANGELES: Six people who were isolated on a remote site in Hawaii for one year to help NASA plan for a mission to Mars emerged from their dome Sunday, happy to breathe fresh air and meet new people. The team was based on the barren northern slope of the Mauna Loa volcano, and spent their time inside a dome...

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Bank officer held for August 22 rioting: DG Rangers

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers chief Maj-Gen Bilal Akbar said that one bank officer was arrested by paramilitary force on charges of sheltering protesters during August 22 riots. Speaking to media persons at Jinnah Hospital on Monday, Maj-Gen Bilal Akbar said investigations are under way. “Muttahida founder incited his supporters to violence under a plan,” he said. “We have rounded up six...

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More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

OSLO: More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in southern Norway, officials said Monday, in the largest such incident known to date. The 323 reindeer, including 70 young, were found on Friday by a gamekeeper on the Hardangervidda plateau, a national park where Europe's largest herd of some 10,000 wild reindeer roam freely. Television footage showed the...

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France meets Muslim leaders, experts after burkini row

PARIS: France's Interior minister has gathered leaders of the country's Muslim community, experts and lawmakers to mend relations between Islam and the French state undermined by the burkinis dispute. Bernard Cazeneuve, who also has government responsibility for maintaining good relations with religious denominations, told the La Croix newspaper ahead of Monday's meeting that he wants to create a foundation to...

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18 killed at Karbala wedding party: police

BAGHDAD: At least 18 people were killed at a wedding party near Iraq's southern city of Karbala late on Sunday, police said on Monday. A police statement said five assailants including a suicide bomber attacked the celebration in Ain al-Tamr, west of Karbala. The group opened fire with machine guns and threw hand grenades at the party, the statement said,...

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PTI files petition over Panama Leaks in SC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for allegedly owning offshore accounts named in the Panama Papers. The petition states that Panama Leaks have become a concern for the entire public. It adds that money from Pakistan has been illegally stashed away in offshore accounts. The...

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Roof collapse kills one in Lahore

LAHORE: At least one person was killed as roof of a house collapsed in Raiwind area of Lahore after heavy rain. The incident occurred in Ali Raza Abad area of Raiwind due to the dilapidated state of the roof. Rescue team said that 47-year-old Zulfiqar died after being entrapped in the rubble. Atleast 17 people were injured a day before...

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Strike continues as curfew lifted from most of held-Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Monday lifted a curfew imposed in most parts of India-held Kashmir as part of a 52-day security lockdown, although most shops and businesses remained closed due to an ongoing strike called to protest Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region. Government forces on Monday removed steel barricades and coils of barbed wire from the roads across the...

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FIA arrests key suspect in Barrister Fahad Malik murder case

ISLAMABAD: Key suspect in Barrister Fahad murder case has been arrested from Torkham border while escaping to Afghanistan on Sunday. The suspect identified as Raja Arshad fled from Islamabad to Torkham border in a bid to enter Afghanistan. During interrogation the suspect has revealed that he is a resident of Islamabad. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) recovered a passport from him...

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Suspected Kurdish militants fire rockets at Turkey’s Diyarbakir airport

Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at the airport in Turkey's main southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, Dogan news agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Four rockets were fired at a police checkpoint outside the VIP lounge, and passengers and staff were taken inside the terminal building for safety,...

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Up to 300,000 refugees to come to Germany this year: Migration office head

The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) told a German newspaper that he expected a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year. "We're preparing for 250,000 to 300,000 refugees this year," BAMF head Frank-Juergen Weise told Bild am Sonntag newspaper in comments due to be published on Sunday. Germans tend to use the...

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NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter

WASHINGTON: NASA's Juno space probe on Saturday was set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency's officials said. Juno was to swing within some 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) of the solar system's largest planet, the closest any spacecraft has passed,...

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Pakistan lost to England in second ODI by four wickets

LONDON: England doubled their lead 2-0 against Pakistan in the five-match ODI series on Saturday with a four-wicket win at the Lord's. England reached the target of 252 for the loss of six wickets, thanks to Joe Root who scored a match winning 89 off 108 balls. Muhammad Aamir got an early breakthrough for Pakistan in the first over in...

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