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Daily Archives: February 11, 2016

‘Speechless’ Khurram over the moon after World T20 call-up

KARACHI: Recalled opening batsman Khurram Manzoor admitted being ‘speechless’ after he was named in the Pakistan squad for the next month’s ICC World Twenty20 in India despite never having represented the country in the shortest form of cricket. The 29-year-old right-hander, who was unceremoniously discarded after playing the last of ...

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UK deports child refugees to war zones

New figures reveal that Britain has returned more than 2,700 young asylum seekers to war-torn countries in the Middle East over the past nine years. The figures released by the UK immigration minister is two times higher than those originally claimed by the government last week. “While most of the young people were ...

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Syria expects to free Aleppo in short, tough battle

The Syrian government says its forces will soon take full control of the militant-held areas of Aleppo but predicted a tough battle for the largest city in the Arab country. “These battles are not easy, but the day will come, God willing, when all Aleppo – its rural areas and the ...

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‘Apartheid’ Netanyahu calls Palestinians ‘wild beasts’

Top negotiator Saeb Erekat has condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s characterization of Palestinians and regional nations as “wild beasts,” denouncing the remarks as apartheid-speak.  On Tuesday, Netanyahu said Israel needed to surround itself with fences and barriers “to defend ourselves against the wild beasts,” as he toured the construction site of a ...

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Israeli forces seize cattle in southern Lebanon

Israeli troops have crossed into Lebanon and made off with cattle in the southeastern village of Halta, in the latest violation of the Arab country’s territories.  The Israeli patrol crossed the “Blue Line” and encroached 100 meters inside the Lebanese territories and drove 100 heads of cattle belonging to a Lebanese ...

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French FM Fabius quits, lashes out at US, Russia

PARIS: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius bowed out of government on Wednesday after a career spanning more than three decades that saw an early string of scandals, but ended with him shepherding a complex climate deal as foreign minister. And he didn’t leave quietly, lashing out at Russia and Iran ...

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US Senate backs new sanctions on North Korea

The United States Senate has backed new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program. The senators unanimously backed North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act in a 96-0 vote on Wednesday, arguing the UN Security Council was too slow in stifling the Asian state’s threat. “China, the very entity ...

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