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First day of Pakistan’s tour game in NZ washed out

NELSON: New Zealand ‘A’ and the visiting Pakistan side will try again on Saturday after day one of their scheduled three-day tour match in Nelson was washed out. Constant rain on Thursday and continuing showers throughout Friday meant no play was possible at the Saxton Oval, forcing Pakistan to wait ...

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Police, protesters clash in Chilean capital on second day of protests

Police in Chile have clashed with protesters in the capital, Santiago, on the second day of protests against the government’s rejection of proposed pay hikes. Police forces used water cannon on Friday to disperse demonstrators from around the National Association of Public Employees (ANEF). Demonstrators also carried banners and flags as ...

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Playback singer A. Nayyar passes away

One of the most popular playback singers of the 1970s, Arthur Nayyar, popularly known as A. Nay­yar, passed away on Friday at his residence near the Gul­berg main market. He was 61. According to the singer’s close friends, he died of a cardiac arrest. Nayyar has left three daughters and ...

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Venezuelan govt., opposition resume tense talks to resolve crisis

The Venezuelan government and its opposition rivals have resumed tense, Vatican-backed talks to resolve the stalemate over dealing with the country’s economic crisis and food shortages. The discussions on Friday, mediated by the Vatican envoy,Monsignor Claudio Maria Celli, and Spain’s former premier, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, is expected to determine whether ...

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UN warns about looming threat of ‘genocide’ in South Sudan

A United Nations expert has warned that South Sudan’s festering civil war could spiral into “genocide.” There is a “strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines with the potential for genocide,” Adama Dieng, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, said on Friday. Dieng, who was speaking ...

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Egypt police on high alert amid planned anti-austerity protests

Egypt’s riot police were put on high alert on Friday amid calls for mass protests against recent austerity measures introduced by the administration of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Scores of policemen and high-ranking officers as well as armored vehicles equipped with tear gas canister launchers were deployed to the empty ...

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