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Daily Archives: September 18, 2015

COAS, PAF chief meet injured men at Peshawar CMH

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif and PAF chief Air Vice Marshal Sohail Aman today (Friday) visited the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Peshawar to meet injured law enforcement personnel. According to ISPR, the injured personnel are in high morale and spirits. More than a ...

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PCB should stop pushing for India series: Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should stop pushing for a series against India and concentrate more on persuading other teams to tour Pakistan. Afridi told reporters on Friday in Lahore, “I don’t know why we are pushing for a series against India again and ...

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Ukraine blacklists Russian individuals, legal entities

Lena Savchuk Kiev Kiev has blacklisted over 400 foreign individuals and 90 legal entities from Russia and other countries over alleged involvement in criminal activities against Ukraine. This is the first sanction list Ukraine issued since a deadly conflict in the east broke out in April last year. Clashes have ...

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30 killed in attack on northwest Pakistan airbase

At least 30 people are killed after pro-Taliban militants attack an air force base in the northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar. The militants struck the residential compound within the base on Friday, killing at least 17 people. Soldiers quickly surrounded the attackers, confining them to a small area and killing ...

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Mother, 5 children dead in Mexico mudslide

A mudslide caused by severe weather in Mexico has killed a mother and her five children, authorities say. The incident happened on Thursday during heavy rains in the eastern state of Veracruz. The 28-year-old mother and her children aged 12, 11, seven, three and 18 months, were killed in their sleep ...

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Some 1.4mn children fled Boko Haram militancy: UN

The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) says the militancy waged by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has forced around 1.4 million children in the Lake Chad region to flee. The number includes some 500,000 youngsters displaced over the last five months after an upsurge in attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and ...

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Barrel bombs kill 21 civilians near Syria’s Daraa: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) – Barrel bomb attacks by Syrian regime helicopters killed at least 21 civilians late Thursday in a rebel-held town near Daraa city, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime helicopters “dropped barrel bombs on neighbourhoods in Busra al-Sham in Daraa province,” killing at ...

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Blasts claim 23 lives in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: At least 23 people were killed and 68 others wounded when three bombs went off in mainly Shia neighbourhoods in central Baghdad on Thursday, security and medical sources said. Two suicide blasts claimed by the self-styled Islamic State killed at least 19 people in the commercial district of Bab ...

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