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Showbiz stars come under one roof to celebrate Independence Day

LAHORE  – Well-known showbiz stars, models and singers celebrated Independence Day in Lahore with great patriotism and spirit, reported on Saturday. The dazzling celebs came under one roof and expressed solidarity with their homeland on Independence Day. Waving Pakistani flag and adorning green dresses, the stars pledged harmony for the country. ...

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Messi rejoins Argentina for love of country

BUENOS AIRES: Star striker Lionel Messi will return to play for the Argentine national football team for “love” of his country, despite earlier vowing to retire in frustration, he said on Friday. Argentina’s new coach Edgardo Bauza promptly named him to the squad for two looming qualifying games for the ...

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UN to send 4,000 soldiers to South Sudan despite govt. opposition

The United Nations Security Council has authorized the deployment of a 4,000-strong protection force to the conflict-hit South Sudan despite Juba’s strong opposition to the move. On Friday, the Security Council approved the US-drafted resolution with 11 votes in favor, while Russia, China, Egypt and Venezuela abstained, granting extended powers to the peacekeepers present in ...

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Zambia’s opposition candidate leads in presidential vote

Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken an early lead over President Edgar Lungu in a closely-contested election in the copper-producing but economically-challenged African nation. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) postponed the announcement of initial poll results on Friday, stating that audits were taking longer than expected due largely to a huge ...

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Iraqi forces drive terrorists out of villages near Mosul

Iraqi security forces have liberated four villages south of the strategic northern city of Mosul from the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group, continuing a push to flush the extremists out of the city. The Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced in a statement that security personnel had taken control of the villages ...

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Yemen snipers take out three Saudi troops

Yemeni army snipers have killed three Saudi troops inside Saudi Arabia as part of retaliatory operations against the deadly Saudi war against Yemen. The Saudi troops were sniped out in the Jizan region in Saudi Arabia’s extreme southwest, which borders Yemen, on Saturday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported. The channel also ...

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Daesh executes five civilian rescuers in Iraq: Local TV

Daesh has reportedly executed five individuals who had been helping civilians in Iraq flee the areas controlled by the Takfiri terrorist group. Iraq’s Alhurra television channel reported the atrocity on Saturday, saying the group had confirmed the executions — which had been carried out at unknown locations — by circulating ...

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Hundreds of Britons dying from hunger, government figures show

UK food bank charities have sharply criticized the poverty “scandal” in Britain after disturbing new statistics revealed that hundreds of Britons died from hunger and malnutrition last year. Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) indicate that 391 people died from hunger or malnutrition in 2015, a 27 percent ...

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