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Daily Archives: October 6, 2016

Fawad Khan blessed with a baby girl

LAHORE – Fawad Khan and his wife have been blessed with a babygirl. Fawad’s wife Sadaf gave birth to the child in a hospital in Lahore on October 1. However; the name of the girl is yet to be finalized. This is the second child of the couple after their ...

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Pakistan ready for World Cup push, says Azhar

ABU DHABI: Pakistan’s one-day skipper Azhar Ali insisted Thursday that his fast developing team is well set to qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup. Pakistan whitewashed the West Indies 3-0 with a convincing 136-run win in the third and final one-dayer in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The series win ...

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Bangladesh hold war game ahead of England ODIs

DHAKA: Bangladeshi army commandos abseiled into the national stadium Thursday as they staged a war game designed to reassure England’s cricketers over their security on the eve of the opening ODI of their controversial tour. More than a dozen commandos scaled down ropes from helicopters hovering over the nets at ...

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Ethiopia Protests Continue Despite Call for Calm

WASHINGTON — Ethiopia is observing an official mourning period for more than 50 people killed during a crackdown and stampede at an ethnic cultural festival in the Oromia region Sunday. At the same time, the country is seeing a continuation, possibly an escalation, of the anti-government protests that sparked the violence. ...

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India slow to expand Iran port

When the leaders of India, Iran and Afghanistan gathered in Tehran in the spring for a ceremony marking India’s development of a strategic Iranian port, they recited Persian poetry and said their partnership would “alter the course of history”. On a recent visit, roughly 13 years after India first agreed ...

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Syria announces surprise easing of Aleppo assault

DAMASCUS: Syria’s military on Wednesday announced a surprise reduction in bombardment of rebel groups in devastated Aleppo, nearly two weeks after declaring an all-out assault to capture the city. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 270 people, including 53 children, had been killed in air raids on the eastern ...

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Russia suspended nuclear cooperation deal with US over sanctions

Russia has announced the suspension of a nuclear and energy sector cooperation agreement with the US over Washington-imposed sanctions due to the crisis in Ukraine.       The Kremlin made the announcement via a Wednesday statement signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (seen below). “In connection with the imposition of restrictions on ...

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