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Daily Archives: June 29, 2017

New spell of monsoon to continue in parts of country today

LAHORE – The new spell of monsoon that was started in Pakistan two days ago will continue to persist today (Thursday) as well. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Lahore and Islamabad are witnessing cloudy weather along with cold winds whereas there is a chance of flooding in seasonal ...

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US policies root cause of human trafficking in world: Iran

Iran has rejected groundless US claims against the country in its annual report on global human smuggling, saying such crimes are in fact rooted in Washington’s warmongering and “interventionist” policies in different parts of the world. “The root cause of human trafficking should be seen in the unilateral, interventionist and ...

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Australia warn players as pay row deadline looms

SYDNEY – Cricket Australia has sent a formal letter to warring players officially informing them they will be unemployed if a deal is not reached this week in their protracted pay dispute. Amid reports that Australia’s cricketers will decide this weekend whether their image rights are sold offshore, CA high ...

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Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio

REYKJAVIK – Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery. In southern Iceland, the massive Almannagja gorge stretches as far as the eye can see. Its ...

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Australia spying on China, stealing its technology: Newspaper

A Chinese state-run newspaper accused Australia of spying on China and stealing its technology on Thursday, weeks after Beijing rejected allegations of interference in Australian politics. An employee of China’s national security department told the Global Times that Australian intelligence agents “in disguise” collect information from Chinese people overseas or ...

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EU parliament urges Bahrain to release top rights activist

The chairman of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) has raised the alarm over the health condition of the prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner, Nabeel Rajab, urging his immediate release. “The President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab, has been held in pre-trial detention for ...

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Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as acting CJP

ISLAMABAD – Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on Thursday took oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan. In a ceremony held in Supreme Court Islamabad, he was administered oath by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan. The ceremony was attended by judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Advocate General Islamabad, Senior ...

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Football: Chile beat Portugal on penalties in Confed Cup semi

KAZAN – Claudio Bravo was Chile s hero on Wednesday as they beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out in the Confederations Cup semi-finals. The Manchester City goalkeeper saved all three penalties from Portugal s Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani, while Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez nailed their spot-kicks ...

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