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Akmal dropped as Pakistan announce team for England T20s

LAHORE: Batsman Umar Akmal was dropped over disciplinary issues as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced the squad for the upcoming three-match T20 series against England. According to a PCB press release, the 16-member squad was approved by Chairman Shaharyar Khan has following the recommendation of the selection ...

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Kerry says US-Israeli alliance strongest of all

Secretary of State John Kerry has reaffirmed the US government’s unwavering support for Israel and the “Zionist dream.” “No alliance of Israel’s is stronger than the one it shares with the United States of America,” Kerry told a mainly Jewish audience during an event at the United Nations on Wednesday ...

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UN, Western powers discuss sending troops to Burundi

The UN and Western powers are discussing the possible deployment of troops to Burundi citing purported concerns that the violence there could spiral out of control. At least 240 people have been killed in Burundi and tens of thousands have fled to neighboring states in violence that erupted when President ...

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Israel warplanes strike near Syria airport: Report

Israeli warplanes have struck targets near the international airport in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syrian media says. The reports said the attack happened Wednesday morning. There were no immediate comments from the Syrian government on the issue. In October, the Israeli military launched a number of artillery attacks against Syrian army posts ...

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Turkish police arrest 11 suspected Daesh militants

Security forces in Turkey have arrested nearly a dozen suspected members of the Takfiri Daesh militant group. On Thursday, anti-terror squads conducted a string of simultaneous raids on more than 20 locations across Turkey’s most populous city of Istanbul, situated some 574 kilometers (357 miles) northwest of the capital, Ankara, ...

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Israeli settlers kill young Palestinian in al-Khalil hospital

Israeli settlers have sneaked into a medical center in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) and fatally shot a young Palestinian man hospitalized there for gunshot wounds sustained during clashes in the occupied Palestinian territories some weeks ago. On Thursday morning, a group of 21 settlers made their ...

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