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Miss Puerto Rico lands Miss World 2016 crown

OXON HILL, United States (AFP) – Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday, edging out runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia, and beauties from around the globe. Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes ...

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Sindh govt sends IG police ‘on leave’

Sindh Inspector General AD Khawaja on Monday confirmed he has been sent on 15-day leave. Sources said the Sindh government has decided to remove him. They added that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah met him on Sunday and asked him to go on leave. The federal government has refused ...

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Australia deny Pakistan in gripping Test finale

Australia prevented a world-record, 490-run chase by Pakistan on Monday to win a gripping first Test by just 39 runs and preserve their 28-year unbeaten streak at Brisbane’s Gabba ground. Relieved skipper Steve Smith ran out Yasir Shah for 33 to take the last wicket and end Pakistan’s brave attempt ...

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Pakistan buoyed after unnerving Aussies

Pakistan are looking with renewed confidence to the remaining two Tests in the series after taking Australia to the brink at the Gabba, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said on Monday. Misbah’s men went down with all guns blazing by just 39 runs after chasing a world record 490 runs in the day-night ...

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Amnesty calls on Algeria to adopt law on right to asylum

Amnesty International has called upon Algeria’s government to adopt a law on the right to asylum and to investigate the expulsion of Malian refugees earlier this month. “The authorities should decriminalize irregular immigration,” Amnesty’s Algeria office said in a statement on Sunday. The statement also asked the government to “fight ...

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First planeload of new banknotes arrives in Venezuela

A planeload of Venezuela’s new currency notes has arrived from Sweden, after its delayed arrival and widespread unrest prompted President Niclolas Maduro to temporarily extend the use of the country’s 100-bolivar bills. The plane carrying “272 crates of 50,000 500-bolivar bills” arrived on a cargo plane from the Swedish capital ...

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Militant evacuations from east Aleppo resume: UN

The United Nations says that the evacuation of militants and civilians from the eastern side of Syria’s Aleppo has resumed. “Evacuations are on. Buses and ambulances are leaving east Aleppo now,” the UN official said in an email message to Reuters, noting that the first people left Aleppo at around ...

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Lebanon announces forming of new cabinet

Lebanon has announced forming a new 30-minster cabinet led by Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. The new government was announced on state television on Sunday and brings together the country’s whole political spectrum except for the Christian Phalangist party, which did not accept the portfolio it was offered. “Today a new ...

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