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The gems world lost in 2016

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Time passes but the grief of departed souls continues to uproar the hearts. There was indeed an uptick in personalities’ demises in 2016 as the world has lost superstars, prominent personalities and some greatest athletes. Here is a look of some famous national and international figures who ...

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Surprise win can give rebuilding Australia belief: Smith

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Steve Smith believes the unlikely victory over Pakistan in the second Test here on Friday can galvanise his team as they brace for stiffer challenges against India at the end of the home summer. With rain reducing the Test to a final day shootout, Australia ran through ...

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Kabila agrees to quit power after 2017 polls

The government of the Congolese President Joseph Kabila has reportedly reached an agreement with opposition parties to end the current political crisis in the Congo over his refusal to step down following a defeat in recent polls. Under the last-minute accord struck Friday by political parties in the Democratic Republic of ...

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Tunisia has jailed or monitored 800 militants since 2007

Tunisia says it has jailed or closely monitored 800 militants who have returned from conflict zones over the past decade. Iyed Dahmani, the government spokesman, said 800 extremist militants had returned to the country since 2007. Among these, some are in prison, others under house arrest, or under strict surveillance, ...

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China mulls measures against Taiwan: Sources

Senior Chinese military officers say the country’s army is considering strong measures to prevent Taiwan from moving toward independence as warming relations between the self-ruled island and the US raise concerns in Beijing. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the officers said on Saturday that the issue of Taiwan had turned into a hot topic within ...

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New Chinese Ebola vaccine safe, protective: China

China says its first domestically-developed Ebola vaccine is a major medical breakthrough as it passed the Phase-II clinical test and gains permission for clinical trials overseas. On Friday, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) cited a report by the country’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences (AMMS), the developer of the “rAd5-EBOV” vaccine, ...

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Russian operation hacked Vermont utility, US officials say

US officials say malicious software tied to a Russian hacking group associated with attempts to influence the presidential election was found within a computer that belongs to an electric utility company in Burlington, Vermont. A code associated with the Russian hacking operation, dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the White House, has been ...

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