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Uncertainty looms over Pakistan-India women’s cricket series

The series scheduled to be played between India and Pakistan’s women’s cricket teams remains in doubt as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not responded to Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) queries on the series since May with a confirmation or rejection, cricinforeported. The two teams have ...

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Bangladesh accelerates trials of militants

Bangladesh plans to expedite the trials of suspected extremist militants, sparking concerns among human rights groups, which suggest that the move could be politically-motivated. The government is “trying to fast-track all the militant-related cases,” Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said on Monday. Since July, Bangladeshi police have shot dead nearly 40 ...

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6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts northwest China: USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale has struck northwestern China, with no immediate reports of casualties or damage. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake, whose epicenter was in a sparsely-populated area of Yushu prefecture and relatively deep at 32 kilometers, struck the northwestern province of ...

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Moscow, Cairo launch joint counterterrorism drills

Military forces of Russia and Egypt are taking part in joint military drills on Egyptian soil, the first such maneuvers in the African continent. “The Russian-Egyptian exercises involving units of airborne troops of the Russian Federation and the airborne troops of the Arab Republic of Egypt will develop common approaches ...

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Bomb blast kills 10 south of Baghdad

A bomb planted in a car has exploded in an area to the south of the Iraqi capital, killing at least ten people and injuring 25 others. The bombing occurred when a convoy of volunteer Shia fighters was passing by in the al-Yusefiyah district 15 kilometers south of Baghdad. The victims ...

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