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Johnson revels in ‘compliment’ of crowd abuse

NOTTINGHAM: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has insisted he is relishing the role of being the man English crowds love to hate. Johnson was subjected to prolonged vocal abuse as England won the third Ashes Test by eight wickets inside three days at Birmingham’s Edgbaston ground to take a 2-1 ...

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Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2015 tops 2,000: IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says more than 2,000 migrants, who tried to reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year, have lost their lives in the perilous journey across the sea. “Unfortunately, we have now reached a milestone whereby over 2,000 migrants and refugees have died as of this ...

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3 die in India-Pakistan exchange of fire in Kashmir

Indian and Pakistani soldiers have once again exchanged fire along the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, leaving at least two Pakistanis and an Indian villager dead. Latest media reports said shelling has forced panic-stricken civilians to leave villages along the de facto border, which divides the disputed ...

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Attack on soldiers in north Mali kills 10

At least 10 soldiers have been killed in the northern Mali region of Timbuktu in an apparent terrorist attack against their camp. “This morning at [the town of] Gourma-Rharous, we pushed back a terrorist attack, which caused 10 deaths in our ranks,” said a military source on Monday. Another military ...

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Pentagon: US not at war with Assad in Syria

The Pentagon has announced that the United States is not at war with the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, but it is fighting against the ISIL terrorist group. “We are not at war with the Assad regime,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said on Monday. “The people we are ...

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Iran, US closer to joint trade chambers

A top Iranian trade official has confirmed that the United States has already taken measures for the establishment of the US-Iran Joint Chamber of Commerce, saying a reciprocal move will start in Tehran once the Chamber is officially launched in Washington. Mohsen Jalalpour, the president of Iran Chamber of Commerce, ...

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Construction TAPI gas pipeline project to begin in December

ISLAMABAD: The construction of Turkemanistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India gas pipeline project is set to begin in December, officials said Monday after a Turkmenistan delegation met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad. The Turkmen authorities on Monday told PM Sharif that ground on the pipeline— dubbed TAPI — would be ...

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At least nine swept away by flash flood in China

BEIJING: State media reports say the flood struck Xiaoyuhecun Valley on Monday afternoon amid the heaviest rains recorded in the area in 30 years. A flash flood has struck a scenic area outside the city of Xi’an in central China, sweeping away nine Chinese tourists. Eight bodies have been recovered. ...

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PEGIDA opponents, supporters stage demos in Germany

The supporters and opponents of the German anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant PEGIDA movement have staged separate demonstrations in the eastern German city of Leipzig to protest against the policies pursued by the Berlin government. On Monday, close to 400 followers of PEGIDA and its offshoot in Leipzig (LEGIDA) marched through the ...

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