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Daily Archives: September 22, 2016

Younis Khan hospitalised for suspected dengue

KARACHI: Test cricketer Younis Khan, who was hospitalized a day earlier after suffering from high-grade fever, has improved fast and may be discharged in a day or two, friends and doctors told Dawn on Wednesday. The batsman suffering from fever was admitted to a private hospital where sour­ces said he ...

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Turkey’s AKP in search of consensus on new charter: PM

The leader of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) says he is looking forward to meeting with the heads of the main opposition groups to discuss changes in the constitution. Binali Yildirim, who also serves as Turkey’s prime minister, said Wednesday that a “compromise” between the AKP and the ...

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Protester shot dead in Charlotte demo, police deny involvement

A protester shot at a demonstration against US police brutality on African Americans has succumbed to his wounds in the state of North Carolina, the Charlotte police chief says. The protesters were marching Wednesday to denounce the police shooting of African American Keith Lamont Scott, killed in the city late ...

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US fighter plane crashes off Japanese island of Okinawa

An American fighter plane has crashed off the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, according to reports. The military aircraft that crashed on Thursday afternoon was believed to be a AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet, reports said. A Japanese coast guard official told CNN that the fighter jet departed the Kadena US airbase and crashed off ...

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Obama set to veto 9/11 victims’ effort to sue Saudis

US President Barack Obama is set to veto legislation which gives the families of 9/11 attack victims a civil cause of action against Saudi Arabia in American courts. Obama administration officials have said the president will reject the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” by a Friday veto deadline, AFP ...

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UK defense secretary cites progress in anti-Daesh fight

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says Daesh Takfiri terrorists are being eliminated particularly in Iraq. Fallon made the remarks at a press conference during a visit to the Iraqi capital Baghdad, where he praised anti-ISIL efforts in Iraq and Syria, both gripped by the Takfiri militancy. The northern and western ...

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South African police fire tear gas at student protesters

South African police have fired tear gas at students protesting against a government decision to increase tuition fees for 2017. The police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse students marching near the University of the Witwatersrand, also known as “Wits,” in downtown Johannesburg on Wednesday. Nompendulo Mkhatshwa, the outgoing president of the student ...

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