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Zimbabwe tour

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THIS is a big moment for Pakistan cricket. The Zimbabweans are here. There is an ex-executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board who is obliged to acknowledge all the congratulatory messages on Twitter for apparently having played a part in bringing international teams back to Pakistan. Then the current PCB chief ...

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ISIL executes journalist in Mosul: Watchdog

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The Takfiri ISIL group has executed a journalist in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is under the control of the terrorist group, a watchdog says. Akram Suleiman, the head of Iraq’s Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate’s branch in Mosul, said that Firas al-Bahri, a veteran TV journalist in the city, was executed ...

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Algerian army forces kill 22 militants

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The Algerian army has killed more than 20 militants as they were meeting to plan attacks on the country’s capital of Algiers, officials say. The Algerian Defense Ministry said its forces killed 22 armed men in an operation some 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Algiers on Tuesday. An official ...

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Obama renews ban on Iran oil trade

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President Barack Obama has renewed unilateral US restrictions on purchases of oil and oil products from Iran.  In a decree, issued by his office, the US president said that “global economic conditions, increased oil production by certain countries, and the level of (oil) spare capacity” had allowed him to take ...

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Attack on Russian embassy in Syria ‘act of terror’, Moscow says

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Moscow has condemned a mortar attack on the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus, calling it a “terrorist act”. “We treat the incident as terrorist act, aimed against the Russian embassy. We strongly condemn its perpetrators, organizers and instigators,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on Tuesday. Russia reaffirms its ...

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Yemen crisis corridor for Takfiris: UN secretary general

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen could pave the way for Takfiri militants through Somalia. The security of Somalia and the whole region is threatened by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants, the Associated Press quoted Ban as saying in a UN Security Council report ...

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Footprints: Sympathy for the model

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THE special court for customs, excise and taxation has been derided by beat reporters for being a place where nothing exciting ever happens. But then, the court has probably never seen a suspect as glamorous as Ayyan Ali before, and on days when she is due to appear here, the ...

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Death toll from Colombia landslide reaches 61

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The death toll from a massive landslide in northwestern Colombia has reportedly surpassed 60, with rescue teams still looking for survivors. Local officials said Tuesday that 61 people died and 37 others sustained injuries in the landslide that hit Colombia’s Antioquia Province early on Monday. The number of fatalities is ...

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