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Butt says Amir will return to form just like boxer Ali

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt said Friday his spot-fixing accomplice Mohammad Amir will be in top form on his return to Test cricket, just like boxer Muhammad Ali was after his suspension from boxing. Pakistan take on England in the first of four Tests at Lord’s from July 14 ...

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Tajikistan quake ruins 30 homes, school

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has destroyed at least 30 homes and a school in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan but has not caused any deaths or injuries, emergency officials say. The tremor took place in the remote Rasht region of the country, nearly 200 kilometers east of the capital, ...

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Rights group says US undercounts drone civilian casualties

International human rights organization Reprieve has accused the White House of downplaying civilian casualties from US drone strikes. Published by the Director of National Intelligence on Friday, a review of drone operations outside of war zones claims that between 64 to 116 civilians have been killed in 473 aerial strikes since ...

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Leaked: Gen. Breedlove plotted US conflict with Russia

Leaked private emails show that retired US General Philip Breedlove, until recently NATO’s supreme allied commander, plotted against the White House to escalate military tensions with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. In a series of messages in 2014, Breedlove reached out to several influential insiders for advice on how ...

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Trump repeats calls for return of waterboarding

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeated calls for the return of the waterboarding torture technique against terrorism suspects, saying, “I like it a lot.” “You have to fight fire with fire,” said Trump, after referring to beheadings by the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, The Hill reported on Friday. ...

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FBI to interview Clinton over private email use

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is scheduled to interview US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the coming days over her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. A source close to the investigation suggested the interview may take place on Saturday at ...

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Homelessness among English households rises 54%: Report

Homelessness among households in England has risen over 50 percent in the past 6 years, according to UK government figures. According to figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), homelessness among English households has risen 54 percent since 2010. This represents the sixth consecutive annual rise ...

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Libya troops retake Sirte area after clashes with terrorists

Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government have wrested control of a district south of the city of Sirte following heavy clashes with Takfiri Daesh terrorists, officials say. Mohamed Gnaidy, intelligence chief for Misrata forces, told Reuters on Friday that the residential 700 neighborhood was under the control of his troops ...

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