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Winning streak continues: India thrashes Pakistan in World Cup encounter

MANCHESTER: The tournament favourites India thrashed their arch rival Pakistan in the World Cup match holding the grip on unbeatable streak against the green shirts. Earlier today ( Sunday), Pakistan's Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to field first on forecast condition in Old Trafford ground, Manchester. Rohit Sharma scored 140 runs followed by Virat Kohli 75 runs....

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Boult knocks Australia for six as New Zealand take ODI series

A six-wicket haul for Trent Boult and a Ross Taylor century brought New Zealand a 24-run victory over Australia in the third one-day international on Sunday to win the series 2-0. Their masterclass saw New Zealand reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy while Australia lost their outright hold on the world number one ODI ranking. They slipped to 118 points, equal with...

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Iran vows ‘roaring missiles’ if threatened, defies new sanctions

A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would use its missiles if its security is under threat, as the elite force defied new U.S. sanctions on its missile programme by holding a military exercise on Saturday. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since a recent Iranian ballistic missile test which prompted U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions on...

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Google Ordered to Give FBI Access to Emails Stored on Foreign Servers

A U.S. judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft Corp. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter in Philadelphia ruled on Friday that transferring emails from a foreign server so FBI agents could review them...

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China warns US against stirring up ‘instability’ in East China Sea

Beijing has reminded the US that it has “inherent” sovereignty over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea after the new US defense secretary vowed to continue to protect the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands on behalf of Japan. The islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, were transferred by US under Japan’s administrative control in 1971,...

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US suspends enforcement of travel ban

Washington: The Justice Department has appealed a judge's order temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban, saying it's the "sovereign prerogative" of a president to admit or exclude aliens in order to protect national security. The appeal filed late Saturday at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, cites a "basic principle that an alien...

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A minute of Silence for decades of slaughter, PM, Sartaj and others speak

Pakistan is observing Kashmir Day today (February 5) to show solidarity with the Kashmiris in their struggle for freedom. A one-minute silence was observed nationwide at 10 AM in tribute to the Kashmiri people. Conferences, rallies, and protests will follow suit. People will also be forming chains by holding hands at locations that connect Kashmir and Pakistan, such as Azadpatan ,...

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14 die in Chitral Avalanche

Chitral Scouts Commandant Col Nizamuddin Shah told, the bodies of 14 had been recovered from the debris. At least 25 houses have been buried and five houses have been completely destroyed. Six women, six children, and two men are among those killed, Col Shah said. It is unclear how many people have been affected by the avalanche as yet. Chitral...

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Indian police kill two ‘militants’ in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Two suspected rebels were killed Saturday in Indian held Kashmir in a firefight that broke out when government forces intercepted a vehicle they were travelling in, police said. Superintendent of police, Imtiyaz Hussain, said they had information that the militants were travelling toward the city of Srinagar. “We intercepted their (the militants’) vehicle near Sopore on the main highway....

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Renowned Urdu author Bano Qudsia passes away

LAHORE: Renowned Urdu novelist and playwright Bano Qudsia passed away on Saturday at the age of 88. The literature prodigy authored various novels in Urdu and Punjabi, including the famed Raja Gidh and Haasil Ghaat. She also wrote for hit television and stage plays. Qudsia shot to fame in the literary circles for her famous novels including Amar Bail and...

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At least nine killed in Indonesia boat accident

JAKARTA: At least nine people have been killed and one is still missing after a fishing boat capsized in eastern Indonesia, an official said Saturday. The wooden boat was carrying around 30 people when it overturned Friday afternoon after departing from Takalar Lama river to Tanah Keke island in the province of South Sulawesi. Twenty-one people have been found alive...

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South Africa launches ´global´ T20 league

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa on Saturday announced plans for a Twenty20 league which it hopes will attract major international investment and big-name players. The #T20 Global League appears to be based on the successful Indian Premier League and Australia´s Big Bash League, although there were limited details about the structure of the tournament. Eight franchises will be sold and the...

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U.S.-backed Syrian force starts new phase of Raqqa assault

RAQQA PROVINCE, Syria: An alliance of U.S.-backed militias said it had begun a new phase of its campaign against the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa on Saturday and aimed to complete its encirclement. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement the action was being undertaken with "increasing support from the (U.S.-led) international coalition forces through guaranteeing air cover...

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China official says U.S. should stop using Dalai Lama to stir trouble: state media

BEIJING: The United States should stop using the Dalai Lama to create trouble for China, a senior Chinese official in charge of Tibet affairs told an influential state-run newspaper. It would bring no benefit to the U.S. but damage Sino-U.S. ties instead, the Global Times reported late Friday, citing Zhu Weiqun, head of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of...

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Iran ‘biggest state sponsor of terrorism’, US Defense Secretary

US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran was the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country's weapons procurement network. “As far as Iran goes, this is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world,” Mattis said at a press conference in Tokyo, but added that the US...

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Turkey says kills 51 Islamic State militants in northern Syria

ANKARA: Turkey hit 59 Islamic State targets and killed 51 militants in northern Syria as part of its ongoing incursion, the Turkish military said on Saturday. Turkish forces have surrounded the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab for weeks as part of an operation that has been going on for more than five months. Four of those killed were so-called emirs,...

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Defiant Iran to hold military exercise after White House warning

TEHRAN: Iran is holding a military exercise on Saturday to test its missile and radar systems, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump's administration imposed sanctions on Tehran for its recent ballistic missile test. The United States sanctioned 13 individuals and 12 entities under U.S. Iran sanctions authority on Friday, after the White House had put Iran "on notice" over...

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