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Pakistan reworking plans on Cook and Root, says Arthur

After a 330-run drubbing by Alastair Cook-led England, Pakistan have adjusted their plans for the English Test skipper and Joe Root ahead of Wednesday’s contest at Edgbaston, the touring side’s coach Mickey Arthur has said, adding he considers the duo as the backbone of England’s batting. Root scored 254 and ...

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Death toll from India flooding jumps to nearly 100

Indian officials say the death toll from floods caused by heavy monsoon rains has risen to 96 people, with about a million leaving their homes and taking shelter in relief camps. The fatalities have been recorded over the past week in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, Assam State in ...

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Beijing holds massive naval maneuver in East China Sea

The Chinese navy has launched a massive “live ammunition” drill in the East China Sea, which has been the subject of a longtime maritime dispute between Beijing and Tokyo.  According to Chinese media, hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the army took part in the drill on Monday. ...

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Nigerian forces deflect Boko Haram attack

Nigerian army forces and local fighters have stymied an attempt by the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group to attack a northeastern city, killing five of the militants in the process. The counterinsurgency push was made on Monday by soldiers taking part in Operation LAFIYA DOLE (Peace by Force) and those ...

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Texas new gun law allows concealed guns on campus

The US state of Texas has made it legal to carry guns on university campuses, a controversial decision also made by seven other states so far. The decision was made Monday on the 50th anniversary of a deadly campus sniper rampage at the University of Texas at Austin in 1966 ...

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Green Party doesn’t answer to large businesses: Analyst

US Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is not a corporate candidate because her party does not take money from large businesses, an American political analyst and activist says. The Republican and Democratic Parties receive funding from corporations, particularly on the military–industrial complex, Myles Hoenig told Press TV on Monday. ...

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Clinton regains lead over Trump: Polls

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has regained a firm lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump in the run-up to the US 2016 race, polls show. According to a CBS News poll on Monday, Clinton leads Trump by seven percent, having 46 percent of support compared to 39 percent Trump ...

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