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Rihanna cancels Nice concert after attack

LONDON (Reuters) – Pop star Rihanna has cancelled a concert scheduled for Friday in Nice after a gunman in a truck ploughed into crowds marking Bastille Day in the southern coastal French city, killing at least 84 people. “Due to the tragic events…my concert…will not be going ahead as planned,” ...

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Lord’s Test: Pakistan consolidate on 107-run lead

LONDON: Pakistan on Saturday stretched their second innings lead to 107 after a 38-run partnership between Shan Masood and One-day International skipper Azhar Ali. The duo stabilised the innings after Misbah-ul-Haq-led Pakistan faced an early blow in the form of Mohammad Hafeez’s dismissal. The right-handed batsman was caught, in slip ...

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Nearly 150,000 Afghans displaced in first six months of 2016: UN

The United Nations (UN) says nearly 150,000 Afghan residents were displaced from their homes in the first six month of 2016 as a result of violence in Afghanistan. The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said many of those displaced were farmers, who missed critical sowing and harvest ...

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Ghani orders anti-Daesh operation in Nangarhar

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the country’s National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to launch a major operation against Daesh-linked terrorists in an eastern province. Ghani announced the order during a Friday speech before the Afghan military forces in a visit to Nangarhar Province, which has witnessed an increasing ...

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US missile system unreliable: Study

The US missile system designed to defend American cities and towns against a limited nuclear attack is ineffective and “unable to protect the US public,” according to a new report. The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system (GMD, which is projected to cost $40 billion by 2017, is “in tatters” after years of neglect, ...

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9/11 was orchestrated by CIA, Mossad: Scholar

US and Israeli military and intelligence agencies were involved in launching the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, says an American scholar and a retired professor in Madison, Wisconsin. “9/11 was in fact an orchestrated event that was brought to us compliments of the CIA, the neocons (neoconservatives) in the Department ...

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Obama urges support for Turkish government

US President Barack Obama has called on all sides in Turkey to avoid “any violence or bloodshed” amid the ongoing military coup in the country. Obama urged support for the “democratically-elected” Turkish government on Friday after an army group said it has taken over the country. The White House said ...

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