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18 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

Kabul :  At least 18 Afghan policemen were killed after the Taliban attacked a convoy in Farah province, an official said on Monday. “Militants attacked a police convoy in Juwayn district on Sunday evening. The initial information found that 18 police personnel were killed,” the official told Xinhua news agency. He said several police officers […]

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Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high: UN

LONDON: The levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, have hit a new record high, the UN said Thursday, warning that the time to act was running out. Ahead of the COP-24 climate summit in Poland next month, top United Nations officials are again trying to raise the pressure […]

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PESHAWAR:, The explosive material was planted in the Friday Market (Juma Bazar) in Aurakzai tribal district’s Kalaya area. A powerful bomb blast ripped through a busy market outside a religious seminary in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday, killing at least 17 people and over 30 others, officials said. The explosive material was planted […]

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One man’s poison could be another’s meat! These grasshoppers are tasty snacks for Ugandans!

KAMPALA, — It is that time of the year when Ugandans get to enjoy the nutritious insect snack locally known as Nsenene, the local name for grasshoppers, which arrive in large swarms every November-December. In Makindye, a Kampala suburb, the night is lit up by strong lights, almost after every 100 meters. Groups of men […]

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Would be ‘good’ for Musharraf to return to Pak to face trial: Islamabad HC

Islamabad : It would be “good” for Pervez Musharraf if he returns to Pakistan to face the high treason trial, the Islamabad High Court has observed as it directed his lawyer to submit the former military dictator’s travel itinerary at the next hearing. General Musharraf, 75, who has been living in Dubai since 2016, is facing […]

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Afridi’s Kashmir Comment:Miandad Advises Fellow Cricketers To Avoid Sensitive Issues

KARACHI — Pakistan’s former captain Javed Miandad has advised his fellow cricketers to avoid voicing opinions on political and other sensitive issues to avoid controversies. His advice came in the wake of comments made by all-rounder Shahid Afridi on the Kashmir issue. “I would say what Afridi said was not suitable and should have been avoided,” […]

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Taliban kill 30 policemen in western Afghanistan, officials say

Afghan officials say the Taliban have killed 30 policemen in a blistering overnight attack in western Farah province. Provincial council member Dadullah Qani said on Thursday that the onslaught on the police outpost in the province’s district of Khaki Safed began late on Wednesday and continued for more than four hours. In Kabul, lawmaker Samiullah […]

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No plans to grant MFN status to India: Pakistan

Lahore: The Pakistan government has said it has “no immediate plans” to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India. Asked whether the government was considering granting MFN status to India and that Prime Minister Imran Khan was keen to hold peace talks with the Indian government, Adviser to the Prime Minister for Commerce, Textile, Industry […]

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Pakistan refutes reports of Asia Bibi leaving country

Islamabad/Lahore: Pakistani authorities on Thursday rejected as “fake news” reports that a Christian woman who was released from a jail a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy has left for the Netherlands. Aasia Bibi, 47, acquitted in the blasphemy case was released, amid nationwide anger, from the jail […]

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Setback for Trump as Democrats seize House in US midterm elections

Washington: Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump’s agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny In midterm elections two years after he won the White House, Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their majority […]

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