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Court extends Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand for 14-days

LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday approved a 14-day physical remand of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz till July 10 after he was presented before the court in Lahore today. Hamza who was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on June 11 after the Lahore High Court rejected his interim bail in the Ramzan Sugar Mills and...

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Boko Haram ambush ‘kills eight soldiers’ in NE Nigeria

Kano (Nigeria): At least eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram ambush on Friday, sources said, highlighting the Islamist group's capacity to strike despite government claims it is seriously weakened. Troops heading to the town of Dikwa came under attack at about 9:00 am (0800 GMT) at Ajirin village, in the Mafa area, some 52 kilometres (32 miles)...

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Iraqi officials: Suicide bombings in eastern Mosul kill five

BAGHDAD: Two suicide bombings in the eastern half of the Iraqi city of Mosul, including one that hit a popular restaurant, killed at least five people on Friday and wounded over a dozen others, Iraqi military and medical officials said. The Islamic State group, which still firmly controls western Mosul, a more densely populated urban area, claimed responsibility for the...

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Gladiators defeat Qalandars in low-scoring thriller

DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators have defeated Lahore Qalandars by 8 runs in an exciting low scoring match of Pakistan Super League to start of their campaign on a winning note. Qalandars were bowled out for mere 128 runs in reply to Quetta’s total of 136. Chasing a target of 137 runs, Lahore Qalandars went off to a flying start with Jason...

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PSL: Sharjeel khan and Khalid Latif of Islamabad United suspended on corruption

The Pakistan Cricket Board has provisionally suspended two players — Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif — under its Anti-Corruption Code as part of an ongoing investigation into an international syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which is being played in Dubai. “Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been suspended and the rigorous...

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Pakistan beat Papua New Guinea by 236 runs in women’s World Cup qualifier

Pakistan beat Papua New Guinea by a total of 236 runs in the ninth match of ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier in Colombo on Friday, ESPNcricinfo reported. Pakistan Women won the toss and chose to bat, giving the opponent a robust target of 277 runs in 50 overs over the loss of five wickets. Player of the Match was awarded...

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Cable operators allowed to screen Indian movies

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Thursday issued a decree, allowing licensed cable television operators to air Bollywood movies on television channels. The court also sought a reply from the federal government on whether Indian dramas could be shown on Pakistani TV channels. The high court chief justice issued this order on a petition of...

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Saudi-led strikes on Yemen port, fears for civilians: U.N.

The Saudi-led coalition has intensified air strikes on the Yemen port of Hodeidah, potentially trapping civilians and endangering a humanitarian operation to import vital supplies, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday. Yemeni government forces backed by Gulf Arab troops have secured the Red Sea coast city of al-Mokha, held by Iran-allied Houthi fighters for two years, the...

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Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says

KABUL: The Afghan Defence Ministry welcomed on Friday suggestions by the commander of international forces in Afghanistan that more troops were needed to train Afghan security forces, who are battling to hold back a growing Taliban-led insurgency. General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington on Thursday he...

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Pak Navy AMAN Exercises kicks off in Arabian Sea

KARACHI: The four-day multi-national Exercise Aman 2017 began in Karachi this morning. The commander of Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini who was the chief guest on the occasion, inaugurated the exercise by hoisting national flag at Karachi dockyard. The vice Admiral speaking at the ceremony said that the exercise will help in competing human trafficking, smuggling of narcotics and...

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Blast injures five in Bajaur

KHAR: Five students were injured in a roadside bomb blast in Arang area of Bajaur Agency on Friday morning. Sources privy to the political administration said that the vehicle was carrying students to a private school when the explosion took place. The injured have been shifted to hospital in Khar, Bajaur Agency and Timergara, Lower Dir.

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I want to focus more on batting: Azhar

DUBAI: Azhar Ali said on Friday he was desperate to resurrect his fortunes with the bat ahead of the 2019 World Cup after giving up the Pakistan ODI captaincy to be replaced by Sarfraz Ahmed. The 31-year-old was already facing calls for his head following Pakistan’s dismal 4-1 series loss in Australia last month, but on Thursday he offered his...

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United thrashes Zalmi in opening PSL match

DUBAI: Defending champion Islamabad United thrashed Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets in the first T20 match of Pakistan Super League's second edition at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin has played a superb innings of 73 off 39 balls, while opener Dwayne Smith made 55 runs for the team victory. Peshawar Zalmi had set 191 runs target with...

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Four killed as commuter bus overturns in Karachi

KARACHI: At least four people were killed and 12 injured on Thursday when a commuter bus overturned in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi. The injured were shifted to various hospitals of the metropolis. The accident occurred in the limits of Aziz Bhatti police station, near Baitul Mukaram Masjid. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has asked for an inquiry to...

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Eiffel Tower to get 2.5-metre glass security wall

PARIS: A glass wall 2.5 metres (eight feet) high will be erected around the Eiffel Tower in Paris this autumn, part of a multi-million euro plan to prevent attacks on the iconic monument, the city said Thursday. The wall will replace the metal fences thrown up around the 324-metre (1,063-foot) Iron Lady during the Euro football tournament last year. "The...

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China to take fingerprints of foreign visitors as security step

China is to begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors as it steps up security on its borders, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday. The fingerprinting of foreigners will be introduced at Shenzhen airport in the south from Friday, and it will then be gradually rolled out at other entry points around the country, the ministry said in...

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LHC releases Gullu Butt

LAHORE: A two-member bench of Lahore High Court ordered on Thursday the release of Gullu Butt, who was caught vandalising vehicles during the Model Town issue in 2014. His lawyer said Butt has completed his prison term. The court has removed the cases charged on him under sections of the terrorism law. Butt was charged with vandalising vehicles and property...

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