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Daily Archives: September 24, 2015

‘Young women players should be given chance in BD series’

KARACHI: Former first-class cricketer and women’s coach Adnan Jamal has called for induction of budding young talent in the series against visiting Bangladesh team for grooming more women international players for future. “Inclusion of some new top performing women players will help in strengthening and expanding the pool of players ...

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Protests across France against Hollande’s union repression

The Socialist Party in France controls the executive and legislative branches of the government, but many say the party is socialist in name only. President Francois Hollande continues to pursue anti-union tactics in order to stifle criticism of his unpopular economic policies. As Ramin Mazaheri reports from Paris, union members ...

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Army rescues over 240 women, children in northeast Nigeria

Nigerian soldiers have rescued more than 240 women and children in a series of security operations against the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group in the country’s troubled northeast. Nigerian military sources said on Wednesday that the hostages were released and rescued on Tuesday as the soldiers cleared “terrorist camps” near ...

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Obama, pope unite for action on migrants, climate

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama and Pope Francis married their political and spiritual power to urge action on immigration and the environment Wednesday, during the popular pontiff s maiden White House visit. America s first black president offered the first Latin American pope a stately and effusive welcome on the South ...

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White House braces for government shutdown

The US federal government has begun preparing for a possible shutdown, according to the White House. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that “it was only prudent to begin such planning,” and lamented that this was “a process that we have unfortunately become all too familiar with.” Congressional conservatives ...

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Israeli forces arrest nine Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli forces have arrested at least nine Palestinians during separate overnight raids on a number of houses across the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Wadi Hilweh Information Center said Israeli military vehicles rolled into the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East al-Quds (Jerusalem) early on Thursday and unloaded Israeli forces, who ...

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Over 10,000 migrants enter Hungary in new record

BUDAPEST (AFP) – A new record of 10,046 migrants entered Hungary on Wednesday, mostly via Croatia, Hungarian police said Thursday as refugees continued to pour through the western Balkans bound for northern Europe. A total of 9,939 migrants entered from Croatia, while 102 crossed from Serbia, police said. The discrepancy ...

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