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Venezuela-Colombia border closed after merchant’s death

  An incident involving street vendors from Colombia and Venezuela’s National Guard has caused authorities from both countries to close the main border crossing between the two countries. Trouble reportedly started when Venezuelan authorities discovered a Colombian man on a hidden trail trying to smuggle goods across the notoriously porous ...

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Bangladesh, India in historic land swap after 70 years

DAHALA KHAGRABARI: Bangladesh and India will this week finally swap tiny islands of land, ending one of the world’s most difficult border disputes that has kept thousands of people in stateless limbo for almost 70 years. At one minute past midnight on Friday, some 50,000 residents along the border will ...

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Indian army says soldier killed in cross-border firing

SRINAGAR: A soldier who was injured in an exchange of fire between Pakistani and Indian troops along the Line of Control on Wednesday evening succumbed to his injuries, the Indian military said today. Colonel SD Goswami, a spokesman for the Indian Army accused Pakistani troops of opening “unprovoked fire” at ...

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Chinese group shows interest in PSM

ISLAMABAD: Sinosteel Corporation, China’s second largest importer of iron ore, has expressed interest in the revamping and expansion of existing plants and operations of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM). In a meeting held with Minister for Industries and Production, Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi here on Wednesday, a Sinosteel delegation said that ...

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Pakistan series will go ahead: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman

HARARE: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Wilson Manase says Pakistan’s incoming tour will go ahead next month with a revised schedule. Pakistan was set for a month-long visit from Aug. 17, then reportedly decided to delay the limited-overs series so as not to jeopardise its qualification for the 2017 Champions Trophy, which ...

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IS planning to trigger war in India: report

NEW DELHI: The self-styled Islamic State (IS) is preparing to trigger a war in India to provoke an “Armageddon-like end of the world” according to a recruitment document of the terrorist group that was found in Pakistan, Press Trust of India reported on Wednesday. The Indian news agency said it ...

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