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PCB inquiry: I had permission to attend party, says Umar Akmal

Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal on Monday responded to the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) show-cause notice after he was dropped for the T20 squad for his alleged involvement in “unethical activities” during a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match in Hyderabad. “I attended a dinner party after being granted official permission by [SNGPL’s] ...

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Bloodbath in France stirs fear, panic

Ramin Mazaheri Paris France is trying to pull itself together following the horrific attacks that have appalled the Western world. The mood is far more subdued than in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, as the nation wonders how they should move forward.

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Infighting claims over a dozen lives in Iraq’s Tuz Khurmatu

Altaf Ahmad Baghdad In recent days, the Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu has witnessed fierce clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Turkmen members of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units. The situation in the town is calm now. Iraqi officials and religious figures are warning of the repercussions of this issue ...

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More attacks being prepared against France: French PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says more attacks are being prepared not just against France but also elsewhere in Europe.​ “We know that operations were being prepared and are still being prepared, not only against France but other European countries, too,” he told RTL radio on Monday. The French prime ...

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Drone strike kills 12 Taliban in Afghanistan

KABUL: A drone strike in a volatile southern province of Afghanistan bordering Pakistan has killed 12 Taliban, an official said on Sunday. The dead included three Afghans and nine foreigners, said Ahmad Zai Abdulzai, the spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province. He declined to elaborate, but when Afghan officials ...

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Iraqi Kurds unearth another mass grave near Sinjar

A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of Izadi Kurds murdered by Takfiri Daesh terrorists has been discovered in northern Iraq. Located near the newly-liberated Iraqi town of Sinjar, the mass grave contains the bodies of up to 60 Izadi men, women and children, Sinjar’s director of intelligence Qasim ...

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