Agencies

  • TKABUL    -   The United States is already reducing the size of its troop force in Afghanistan despite the lack of a peace deal with the Taliban, at a time when President Trump has expressed reluctance to remain engaged in costly wars abroad. In a news conference on Monday, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank provided assurances of their continued support to Pakistan’s economy in meetings with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, a press statement issued by the government ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   The Supreme Court Monday retracted its verbal observation of dissolving the 10-member full bench hearing the petitions challenging the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa, and decided that the same bench will continue its hearing. Earlier ...

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  • TQUETTA    -   A blast targeted a police van here on Monday, wounding nine people including three policemen, said police. According to police, the explosives were planted in a motorcycle parked on the roadside and were detonated when the police vehicle passed by on the ...

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  • TDHAKA     -     Bangladesh’s tour of India is in trouble after Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan, in a press conference on Monday, revealed that the players will not participate in any cricketing activities if their 11-point demand is not met by the ...

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  • TGN US President Donald Trump’s obsession with building a wall on the United States-Mexico border knows few limits - he reportedly even entertained extreme ideas such as building a moat over the border and filling it with alligators. This is why when it became apparent that his administration ...

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  • TGeneva     -     Switzerland’s Green Party made historic gains in national elections Sunday, while the anti-immigrant right wing remained the largest party in parliament despite a slip in its support. Projections released by public broadcaster RTS, based on near complete ...

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  • TMIANWALI/MULTAN-Nine members of a family died on Monday morning when an LPG cylinder exploded in an ambulance after it collided with a trailer on Multan-Mianwali Road.According to police and rescue sources, an ambulance carrying a patient and its family members to Rawalpindi was collided with a ...

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  • TTURKEY     -     Angry over the U.S. withdrawal, residents of a Kurdish-dominated Syrian city hurled potatoes at departing American military vehicles as they drove by on Monday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said U.S. troops will stay in eastern Syria to ...

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  • TJOHANNESBURG     -     Russian President Vladimir Putin is following China’s lead and making a splashy bid for influence in Africa, hosting the continent’s leaders this week in the first-ever Russia-Africa Summit. The Kremlin on Monday said 43 of ...

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  • TLONDON    -    Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is following in Meghan Markle’s footsteps by posting her own personal message and caption on Instagram. Sharing several photos from the Royal couple’s trip to the SOS children’s village in Lahore, ...

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  • TMOTEGI    -    MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won the Japanese Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag ride on Sunday as Honda secured the constructors’ title at their home Motegi circuit. The 26-year-old Spaniard had already made sure of his sixth MotoGP ...

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  • TMANCHESTER      -     Manchester United ended Liverpool’s 100 percent start to the Premier League season — and their 17 match winning streak — with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday. But there was disappointment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who ...

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  • TTURIN       -     Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring as Juventus beat visiting Bologna 2-1 on Saturday to move four points clear at the top of the Serie A table. Ronaldo struck from close range after 19 minutes, but Danilo levelled for the visitors soon afterwards. ...

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  • TPhuket     -    Hotels on Thailand’s most popular holiday island have been forced to slash prices with rooms left vacant and beaches sparse as tourist chiefs struggle with a plunge in Chinese visitors caused by the US trade war and a stronger baht. Located ...

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  • TMontreal     -     Bearing posters of Justin Trudeau’s face, written over with green crosses and the word “pipeline,” students gathered in front of the prime minister’s Montreal campaign headquarters.  “Three steps forward, three steps back, ...

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  • TISTANBUL      -     Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants Syrian government forces to move out of areas near the Turkish border so he can resettle up to 2 million refugees there, his spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday. The request ...

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  • TBERLIN       -      Two Green parties appeared to have made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country’s strongest but saw its support slip, a projection ...

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  • TLahore     -     The cement sales in the country have declined by more than 50 percent to almost 70,000 tonnes per day from 145,000 tonnes per day mainly due to the restriction of CNIC, as majority of the dealers are unregistered. Moreover, the high inflation ...

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  • TLONDON    -   London-based world human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has said that it documented a clear pattern of the Indian authorities arbitrarily detaining activists, politicians and even children if they are thought to hold dissenting opinions, as the ...

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  • TLONDON    -     Youri Tielemans capped an inspired individual performance with a fine second-half winner as Leicester City came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at the King Power Stadium after the visitors had a late equaliser controversially disallowed by ...

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  • TANTWERP     -   In the battle between youth and experience, Stan Wawrinka recovered from a slow start to move past Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-2 at the European Open on Saturday. The 34-year-old, who trailed 0-2 in the first set, won 81 per cent of first-serve points (21/26) ...

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  • TLONDON         -     In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, UK lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave ...

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  • TLONDON      -    Hundreds of thousands of Britons marched through London on Saturday to demand a new Brexit referendum, saying their views were being ignored as lawmakers in parliament decided the fate of Britain’s departure from the European Union. The ...

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  • TMELBOURNE     -    The Australian Federal Police said on Saturday it had charged a 43-year-old Iraqi man for his part in allegedly organising a people smuggling venture that led to the deaths of more than 350 asylum seekers when their boat sank in 2001. The man ...

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  • TMOSCOW      -      At least 15 gold miners were killed on Saturday when a dam collapsed, flooding an artisanal mining encampment in a remote part of Siberia, officials said. Heavy rains had weakened the dam and water broke through, sweeping away several cabins where ...

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  • TBEIRUT Lebanon’s prime minister gave his partners in government a 72-hour ultimatum to come up with “convincing” solutions for a rapidly worsening economic crisis, as nationwide protests against the country’s entire ruling political class escalated.The blaze of protests was ...

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  • TBAMAKO      -     The Malian army said it had killed around 50 militants during an operation in which it managed to rescue some of the soldiers who were captured during deadly attacks last month on two bases in the centre of the country. Unidentified assailants killed 38 ...

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  • TBARCELONA      -     Catalonia’s pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra called for talks with Spain’s central government on Saturday to try to end a wave of violence sparked by the jailing of separatist leaders. Barcelona experienced its worst night of ...

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  • TANKARA       -    A fragile ceasefire was holding along Turkey’s border with Syria on Saturday, two days after President Tayyip Erdogan agreed the truce to allow Kurdish forces time to pull back from Ankara’s cross-border assault. Erdogan ...

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