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Maryam Nawaz’s interview ‘forcefully’ taken off air within minutes

Islamabad: In yet another incident of media censorship in Pakistan, an interview of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz with a Pakistani news channel went off air “forcefully” within a few minutes of broadcasting. “Just came to know @MaryamNSharif interview has been ...

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Al-Qaeda chief calls for ‘unrelenting blows’ on army in Kashmir, chides Pakistan for ‘double game’

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has asked “Mujahideen in Kashmir” to inflict “unrelenting blows” on the Indian Army and government in Jammu and Kashmir in a message released by the terror group’s media wing. In the 14-minute speech, Al-Zawahiri also brought ...

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White House basement office leaks as heavy rains hit US capital Washington DC

Driving rains flooded parts of Washington, D.C., on Monday, shattering a daily record in just an hour, forcing 15 swift-water rescues from stranded cars and causing an undeniable leak in the White House. “This is a life-threatening situation. Seek higher ...

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U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value of $2.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday, despite Chinese criticism of the deal. China’s Foreign ...

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Rich Indians to the rescue as Chinese tourists shun Thailand

Thailand’s struggling tourism industry is finding support with visitors from the population colossus to its west, just as the years of bumper arrivals from the giant to its north are beginning to wane. At a beachfront hotel on the tropical ...

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Tsunami alert issued after earthquake of 6.9 magnitude hits eastern Indonesia

Jakarta: A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island late on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for eight cities near the epicenter. The quake struck out ...

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21 injured in gas explosion at US mall, say authorities

Miami: A powerful explosion from a suspected gas leak ripped through a shopping mall in Florida on Saturday, injuring 21 people, the fire department said. The explosion sent debris flying across the parking lot of the Fountain Plaza shopping center, ...

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Judge blackmailed to give guilty verdict, says Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, releases ‘confession’ video

Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Saturday released a video clip showing an accountability court judge allegedly confessing that he convicted former premier Nawaz Sharif under pressure from hidden forces. Addressing a press conference here Maryam, the ...

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Tunisian PM bans wearing of face veil in public institutions

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab face veil in public institutions “for security reasons” an official source told Reuters on Friday. The decision follows Tuesday’s suicide bombing in Tunis by a wanted militant. It ...

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Pink City Jaipur declared World Heritage site by UNESCO

The Walled City of Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, Saturday made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. “Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Jaipur City in Rajasthan, #India. Bravo,” UNESCO tweeted Saturday ...

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Indian-origin banker gets 13 years in jail for forgery, cheating in Singapore

An Indian-origin private banker was sentenced to 13 years jail on Thursday in Singapore, after he pleaded guilty to 20 forgery and cheating charges, and another 30 charges under the Computer Misuse Act for USD 10 million. Another 503 similar ...

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Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles southern California

The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a ...

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UK lawyer jailed for abusing Air India cabin crew found dead

A senior UK-based international human rights lawyer who repeatedly hurled expletives and spat at Air India staff last year has committed suicide. The video of 50-year-old Simone Burns on board a Mumbai-London Air India flight went viral and was played ...

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On action against Hafiz Saeed, India says Pak trying to hoodwink international community

Pakistan is trying to hoodwink the international community with its “cosmetic” steps against terror groups, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. The MEA’s response came after Pakistan claimed that it had “booked” Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and 12 ...

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