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Pakistan, England tune up with easy warm-up wins

ABU DHABI: Pakistan and England tuned up for their four-match one-day series with comfortable wins against minnows Nepal and Hong Kong respectively in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Pakistan beat Nepal by 121 runs while England thumped Hong Kong by 163 runs in 50-over games to gear up for the bigger ...

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Number of cholera cases in Iraq tops 2,200

Altaf Ahmad Baghdad The number of cholera cases in Iraq has topped 22-hundred. Several people have been killed by the epidemic. Iraq has recently been hit by heavy rainstorms which have caused flash floods. According to the United Nations, cholera is spreading faster in Iraq due to the floods.

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US air force drone crashes in Kuwait

A US military drone has crashed in a countryside in Kuwait, says the Persian Gulf country’s defense ministry. The unmanned plane came down late on Sunday in the Bir Mutla region close to the Ali al-Salem air base, which is currently being used by the US air force. So far, ...

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Israel confirms dropping bombs on impoverished Gaza Strip

Israeli war planes have launched an attack against a site allegedly belonging to Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The attack happened in the early hours of Monday with warplanes targeting the city of Khan Yunis in the coastal strip. So far, no reports of casualties ...

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Russia, Iran ‘sign S-300 delivery deal’

A Russian official says Tehran and Moscow have signed a contract for the long-overdue delivery by Russia of 300 missile defense systems to Iran. Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive of Russian state-owned defense conglomerate Rostec, was quoted by Ria Novosti as saying that the deal had been signed. Russia committed ...

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Refugee death triggers unrest at Australia camp

Unrest has erupted at an immigration detention center on the Australian territory of Christmas Island after the death of a detainee who was trying to escape the camp. The immigration center said in a statement on Monday that officials were working with service providers “to resolve the situation.” It, however, ...

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Racial tensions rising in US state of Missouri

Racial tensions are escalating in the US University of Missouri as dozens of African-American football players threaten to leave team activities until the school’s president is removed. There have been several incidents of racial harassment in recent weeks on the college campus, with the black students complaining of racial slurs ...

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