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20 killed in DR Congo ethnic clashes: UN

Twenty people died in ethnic clashes last week in the troubled central Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said Wednesday. The UN’s DR Congo mission, MONUSCO, said in a statement that the clashes took place on April 19 east of the Kasai capital, Tshikapa, between members ...

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Russia: Turkey’s airstrikes in Syria, Iraq provoke serious concern

Russia has dubbed Turkey’s air raids in Syria and Iraq as “unacceptable” and in violation of the basic intergovernmental principles. “Such steps provoke most serious concern in Moscow,” said a statement released by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. “In this situation, we call on all parties to exercise restraint…These are ...

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Imran Khan has broken ‘record of lies’: Punjab CM

LAHORE  – Enraged Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has broken the record of lies. Addressing a laptop distribution ceremony at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, CM said that “if Khan’s allegation of offering him Rs 10 billion as a bribe is ...

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Gehwara-e-Adab hosts mushaira in New York

NEW YORK  – A poetry sitting was organized in New York by a literary organization Gehwara-e-Adab and was attended by poets from various US states. The mushaira was presided by renowned elderly poet Rafiuddin Raz whereas the chief guest was a well-known Indian poet Manzar Bhopali whose performance outshined in ...

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Huge blast near Damascus airport, ‘probably’ Israeli strike

BEIRUT  – A huge explosion hit near Damascus International Airport early Thursday setting off large fires, with Syrian regime ally Hezbollah saying it was “probably” the result of an Israeli air strike. The Lebanese militant group’s Al-Manar television said the raid hit a warehouse and fuel tanks, without specifying whether ...

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Tennis: Bouchard urges life ban for ‘cheater’ Sharapova

Eugenie Bouchard attacked Maria Sharapova as a “cheater” over her return. ISTANBUL  – Eugenie Bouchard attacked Maria Sharapova as a “cheater” over her return from a drugs ban and suggested the Russian should be kicked out of tennis for life. Bouchard said the Women’s Tennis Association was sending the wrong ...

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Trump may ‘break up’ unruly federal court

US President Donald Trump has floated the possibility of breaking up the 9th Circuit Court, after a district court in its jurisdiction blocked another anti-immigration step taken by his administration. “There are many people who want to break up the 9th Circuit. It’s outrageous,” Trump told Washington Examiner on Wednesday, ...

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