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Daily Archives: August 16, 2016

Quaid-i-Azam, Pakistan Movement inspired Oval triumph: Misbah

LONDON: Pakistan’s comeback to level the four-match Test series against England was inspired by the Pakistan Movement which led to the country’s independence 69 years ago, said skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. Misbah’s men marked the nation’s Independence Day on Sunday with a 10-wicket victory over the Three Lions in the fourth Test ...

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Costa late show gets Conte’s Chelsea off mark

LONDON: Diego Costa thrust himself back into the headlines with an 89th-minute winner as Chelsea edged West Ham United 2-1 in Antonio Conte’s first Premier League game as manager on Monday. Eden Hazard, symbol of Chelsea’s slump from champions to a 10th-place finish last season, opened the scoring at Stamford ...

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US army chief arrives in China to discuss THAAD deployment

US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley is in China to hold meetings with top Chinese commanders, as tensions run high between the two countries over Washington’s deployment of missile systems to South Korea. Milley arrived in Beijing on Tuesday and was slated to “meet with the senior leadership ...

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Mourners urge end to hate crimes at slain NYC imam’s funeral

Hundreds of people have attended a funeral service for two Muslim community leaders who were slain in New York City, calling for an immediate end to surging hate crimes against religious minorities in the US. Some 1,000 people, including NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, gathered together on Monday to remember Imam Maulana Alauddin Akonjee and ...

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Egypt pleads for court to allow islands transfer to Saudis

The Egyptian government has for the second time appealed a court verdict that annulled its contentious decision to cede two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. On Monday, Egyptian State Lawsuits Authority, the body that represents the government in legal cases, appealed the verdict before the High Constitutional Court. Earlier this ...

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Zambian president Lungu re-elected in disputed vote

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been declared as the winner of a closely-fought re-election contest in the South African country, amid vote fraud allegations made by the main opposition party. The Electoral Commission of Zambia made the announcement on Monday, saying Lungu garnered 1,860,877 votes or 50.35 percent of the ...

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Indian forces clash with anti-India protesters in Kashmir, kill four

Four people have been killed in clashes between Indian government forces and pro-independence protesters in the Indian-administered Kashmir. The Indian forces fired live ammunition and used pellet guns to respond to stone throwing by protesters in Kashmir’s Aripanthan Village, west of the city of Srinagar, on Tuesday, a police official ...

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Govt move to allay military’s NAP concerns

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday began addressing the military’s concerns about the faltering counterterrorism strategy commonly known as the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism. As the first steps, the government approved a plan for setting up of 29 wings of the Frontier Corps and constituted the body that would ...

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