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Ayesha Omar, Azfar Rehman injured in car accident

Actors Ayesha Omar and Azfar Rehman have been injured in a car accident on Super Highway while they were travelling from Karachi to Hyderabad for the launch of a clothing store. Ayesha and Azfar were accompanied by host/actor Anoushey Ashraf and model Abbas Jafri on this trip, but were travelling ...

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Cycling: Olympic cyclist Lea suspended for doping violation

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Two-time Olympic cyclist Bobby Lea said Thursday he will appeal a doping ban that would end his chances of competing at next year s Rio Games. The US Anti-Doping Agency said an arbitration panel had approved a 16-month suspension, starting from September 10, which stemmed from a ...

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Nigerian Govt Shuts Down Owerri Medical Centre

The federal ministry of health has temporarily shut down the federal medical centre, Owerri in order to reorganize, restrategise and redefine rules of engagement at the hospital. Minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole made this known yesterday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the crisis at the hospital. He said ...

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Afghanistan wins approval to join WTO

KABUL: Afghanistan has won formal approval to join the World Trade Organisation in a move the US-backed government hopes will help lift its war-shattered economy and create jobs in one of the world’s poorest countries. Afghanistan has until June 30 to ratify the agreement, the final step before becoming a full ...

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Two tonnes of elephant tusks seized in Vietnam

HANOI (AFP) – More than two tonnes of elephant tusks, illegally brought into Vietnam from Mozambique have been seized, an official said Friday. The 2.2 tonnes of tusks, 835 individual pieces, were discovered on Thursday among sacks of beans, a customs official from northern Hai Phong port told AFP, asking ...

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Turkish forces kill 25 Kurdish militants in southeast operation

DIYARBAKIR (AFP) – Turkish security forces have killed 25 Kurdish militants this week as they battle suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) inside two flashpoint towns, security sources said on Thursday. The operations conducted inside the towns of Cizre and Silopi in the southeastern Sirnak province, backed ...

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