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‘Merit being ignored in team selection’

LAHORE: Despite the Pakistan team management unhappy with fitness levels of several players, most of them are getting regularly selected in the One-day International and Twenty20 teams thanks to support in the power corridors, well-informed sources told Dawn on Wednesday. The players aren’t maintaining their fitness levels while they’re also ...

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Britain launches airstrikes against IS in Syria

AKROTIRI: British warplanes have carried out airstrikes in Syria, hours after the United Kingdom’s parliament voted to authorise air attacks against the militant Islamic State (IS) group’s targets there. Four Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornados took off from a British air base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, shortly after the vote. The ...

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Israel destroys two more Palestinian homes in West Bank

Israeli forces have razed the home of a Palestinian man in the West Bank after demolishing another Palestinian house in the region in their latest string of violence in the occupied territories. The Israeli army said on Thursday that troops knocked down Rajeb Aliua’s home in Nablus for allegedly masterminding the killing ...

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Iran warns against Syria talks violating Vienna agreement

A senior Iranian official has warned against any meetings outside the provisions of the recent agreement reached in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on the crisis in Syria. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday night that any “sideline talks” on the Syrian crisis in Saudi Arabia or Jordan constitute a ...

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11 people killed in bus crash in Indonesia

At least 11 people have been killed in a bus crash in Indonesia’s West Java Province. Police said on Thursday that eight people were also seriously injured after a bus crashed into a truck. All of the injured passengers were transported to hospital. Local media reported that the bus was traveling at ...

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Cameroon army says it has killed 100 Boko Haram militants

Cameroonian forces have killed about 100 Boko Haram Takfiri militants and freed some 900 captives held by the Nigeria-based militant group. “A special clean-up operation from November 26 to 28” against Boko Haram militants in the border area with Nigeria “neutralized more than 100” of them, Cameroon Defense Minister Joseph ...

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