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Tennis: Federer calls for consistent global dope testing

MIAMI (AFP) – Roger Federer believes tennis does not face a major doping problem but voiced concern here Thursday that drug testing protocols are not being taken seriously enough in certain parts of the world. The record 17-time Grand Slam singles champion spoke out at the ATP and WTA Miami ...

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The dilemma of child marriage in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has yet again proposed an amendment in the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929, which suggests an increase in the punishment of those who are found guilty of underage child marriage. The amendment was proposed by Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Kishwar Zehra. The MNA proposed that ...

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US military ‘boosting’ role in north Iraq fight

The United States military is reportedly boosting its combat role in the north Iraq fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terror group. Reports say the American military appeared to engage in the battle against ISIL on Thursday as Marines operating from a small outpost provided targeting assistance and artillery fire to ...

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UK NGO urges end to arming Saudi Arabia over rights record

The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) condemns the UK government for arming the “repressive” Saudi Arabia, urging an end to complicity in Saudi repression of its people and its aggression against Yemen. The UK-based organization said Saudi Arabia is the UK’s biggest arms customer. It described the UK’s relation with Riyadh ...

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Saudi authorities hold workshop to review security plans for Hajj

Saudi authorities have held a workshop to review security plans for Hajj rituals, months after the deadly crush in Mina. According to the English-language daily Saudi Gazette, the three-day workshop, which was attended by various government officials, reviewed emergency medical plans and “the lessons of last year’s hajj season.” The ...

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Cruz hits back at Trump over wife jab

US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and party rival Ted Cruz feud over their wives after stirring controversies about them. Cruz on Thursday branded Trump a “sniveling coward” as the war of words between the Republican contenders over their wives took a nastier turn. The verbal attack came after Trump’s ...

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Boko Haram abducts 16 women in northeast Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists have kidnapped 16 women in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Adamawa, local officials say. Police said they have received reports of the kidnap of 14 women and two girls by gunmen believed to be Boko Haram insurgents near Sabon Garin Madagali village. According to locals, the women were ...

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