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Daily Archives: August 19, 2015

15,000 people arrested in China for ‘Internet crimes’

Chinese officials say they have detained 15,000 people for crimes that “jeopardized Internet security,” as they intensify a campaign to detect illegal Internet activities. China’s Ministry of Public Security made the announcement in a late Tuesday statement, without specifying when the arrests had been made, with some reports, however, saying ...

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PCB chief to appoint two eminent cricketers as advisers

LAHORE: Taking note of an alarming situation which sees no cricketer in its Board of Governors (BoG), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed chairman Shaharyar Khan to appoint two eminent cricketers as advisers who can be invited to the BoG meeting when required. The move came after the PCB’s ...

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Tabu to get musical in her next film, ‘Missing’

After her well-received song in Haider, Tabu is set to croon again in her upcoming film Missing. Also starring Manoj Bajpayee, Missing is a psychological thriller directed by little known director Mukul Abhayankar. In the film, Tabu has sung a lullaby titled ‘Soja Re’ for her on-screen daughter, reports Mid-Day. ...

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AIPAC ‘easily buys votes’ in Congress against Iran: Journalist

The influential Israel lobby is making large contributions to members of Congress to bribe them into voting against the Iran nuclear agreement, says an independent investigative journalist and writer in Texas. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) “spreads their wealth around through both sides” in Congress, pressuring many Democrats to join Republicans in ...

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Saudi Arabia kills tens in Yemen’s Hudaydah

Saudi Arabia has bombarded several areas in Yemen, killing tens of people in airstrikes on the province of Hudaydah. According to local media outlets, the people were killed on Wednesday after Saudi warplanes bombarded restaurants and shops in the district of ad Dahi in Hudaydah in western Yemen. Reports said that many ...

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Nearly 400 kids killed in Yemen since late March: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says around 400 children have been killed in Yemen since late March, when Saudi Arabia launched a military campaign against its impoverished neighbor. In a report titled “Yemen: Childhood Under Threat”, the UNICEF said that as many as 398 children have been killed and nearly 600 others ...

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Iran remembers 1953 US-led coup against then Iran PM

Iran is remembering the anniversary of the 1953 coup against the government of then democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq. In August 1953, the British and American intelligence agencies initiated a coup by the Iranian military, setting off a series of events, including riots in the streets of the capital, Tehran, ...

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UN chief concerned at violence on disputed Kashmir border

The United Nations, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expresses serious concern about the recent escalation of violence along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan ─ AP/File UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday voiced alarm at the latest upsurge in violence along the disputed border of India ...

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