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Pakistan Super League kicks off in UAE today

The first match of the PSL will be played between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators today. DUBAI (Dunya News/AFP) – The long-awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) is ready to kick off today (Thursday) in Dubai. The first match of the PSL will be played between Islamabad United under Misbah-ul Haq’s ...

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Afghanistan’s chief executive courts Indian investment

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan’s chief executive Abdullah Abdullah urged Indian businesses on Wednesday to invest in the conflict-torn nation where China and Pakistan have also been jostling for a foothold. India is one of the leading donor nations to Afghanistan and the largest in the South Asia region, but trade between ...

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10 Indian soldiers go missing after avalanche hits glacier

SRINAGAR: Ten Indian soldiers were feared buried in an avalanche that hit Siachen Glacier in the India-held portion of Kashmir on Wednesday, an army spokesman said. The soldiers were hit while on duty at a post on the glacier at an altitude of 19,000 feet, Colonel S.D. Goswami said. “In ...

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Emergency powers abused in France: Rights groups

Human rights groups say the national state of emergency in France, imposed after the November 2015 attacks in Paris, is being abused by police and government officials. In a report, Amnesty International said the state of emergency has led to thousands of warrantless house searches and hundreds of curfew orders, ...

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Rs1.8 billion lost to PIA strike

KARACHI: The national flag carrier has incurred an estimated loss amounting to Rs1.8 billion since last week, as angry employees protested against the government’s proposed plan to privatise Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), spokesperson Danyal Gilani said Thursday. Protesters in Multan hold eggs with slogans written on them. —DawnNews As demonstrations ...

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US drone attacks kill 12 in Yemen

At least 12 people have been killed in two US drone strikes in Yemen’s southern provinces. Six of the fatalities – all of whom were reportedly al-Qaeda militants – were killed in a US drone raid in the Maraqesha district of Abyan Province early on Thursday. Among the dead was Jalal ...

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Blockaded Gaza Strip facing disaster: UN official

A senior UN official says the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip has put the Palestinian enclave on a “disastrous trajectory.” Robert Piper, the humanitarian coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, said Thursday thousands of Palestinians remain homeless since Israel does not let construction materials enter the territory. The enclave of 1.8 million is struggling to emerge from ...

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Chairman PIA Nasir Jaffar’s resignation accepted

Nasir Jaffar had announced his resignation in ‘Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath’ show. ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted Chairman Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Nasir Jaffar’s resignation today (Thursday), Dunya News reported. A spokesperson of the Prime Minister House said the Chairman of the national flag ...

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146 APS students depart for Dubai to watch PSL matches

Afridi also distributed cricket accessories among the students and took selfies with them. PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – As many as 146 students of Army Public School (APS) have departed for Dubai along with star player and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi to watch Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches. According to Inter-Services ...

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Taylor Swift to develop mobile game with Glu Mobile

The game is slated for release in late-2016 and that it is a “multi-year partnership.” (Reuters) – Grammy-award winning pop star Taylor Swift is making her first foray into the world of mobile gaming by partnering with Glu Mobile Inc to develop a new game, the company said on Wednesday. ...

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