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Dilip Kumar hospitalised, “next 72 hours crucial

Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital early today after complaints of respiratory problems, reports Hindustan Times. The 93-year-old actor was hospitalised at around 2.30am on Saturday, hospital sources said. “I got a call that he was unwell. He had fever and had vomited a few ...

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Waqar backs Inzamam for chief selector’s role

Waqar Younis may have relinquished his position as Pakistan coach in bitter circumstances but it seems the cricket board is finally implementing the changes to the national setup the former captain had demanded. The aftermath of Pakistan’s disastrous World Twenty20 campaign saw Waqar and captain Shahid Afridi stepping down from ...

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26 Yemenis die in floods triggered by rainfall

A total of 26 people have lost their lives in western Yemen as floods caused by heavy downpour hit the war-ravaged impoverished country and destroyed dozens of homes. Abdulrahman Jarallah, director of the health bureau in Yemen’s western Hudaydah province, released the death toll recorded between Wednesday night and Friday ...

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Five Turkish policemen killed in PKK militant attacks

At least five Turkish police officers have been killed and eight others sustained injuries when militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) carried out two separate attacks in the troubled southeastern provinces of Mardin and Sirnak. Security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said four policemen were killed when PKK militants ...

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Israel extends administrative detention of senior Hamas figure

Israeli authorities have extended the administrative detention of Hassan Yousef, a leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, for another six months. The Palestinian Prisoner Center for Studies (PPCS) reported that Israeli officials took the decision against 60-year-old Yousef, who is a resident of the occupied West ...

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War-hit Yemen closest ever to peace: UN envoy

The United Nations special envoy for Yemen says reconciliation between warring sides to the conflict gripping the Arab country has never been as close as it is now. In an address to the UN Security Council on Friday, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said both Houthi Ansarullah fighters and Saudi-backed loyalists to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemen’s former ...

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‘UK keeps training Saudi forces regardless of deaths in Yemen’

Reports say senior British military officers continue to give Saudi forces targeting training, including for their cruise missile attacks, despite the international outrage over Riyadh’s war on Yemen, which has killed thousands of people. The high level of British military assistance to Riyadh’s military came to light from freedom of information ...

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UNSC deplores N Korea’s latest unsuccessful missile test

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has denounced North Korea’s reported unsuccessful test-firing of a missile, warning that it could take further punitive measures against Pyongyang. In a statement issued on Friday, the 15-member council “strongly condemned” the launch, adding that the move “constituted a clear violation” of UN resolutions ...

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Car bomb kills 3 in eastern DRC

An explosion has struck a vehicle in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing all the three occupants. Evariste Manegabe, a local official, said “the victims are two women and a man who were in the vehicle” that was hit by the blast in Bukavu, the capital of South ...

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