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PTI wants Japanese cartoon series ‘Doraemon’ banned

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly calling for a ban on popular Japanese manga and anime series Doraemon. The resolution urges Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban cartoon channels in general, and Doraemon in particular. Submitted by PTI lawmaker Malik Taimoor, ...

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Killing of two civilians triggers protests in India-held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Fresh protests flared in India-held Kashmir on Wednesday following the overnight killings of two civilians by government forces amid a nearly month-long security lock down and protest strikes. Police said thousands of people held street protests, chanting anti-India slogans. Demonstrations were held in the Pampore area and a neighbourhood ...

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Emirates Airline flight crash-lands at Dubai airport

DUBAI: An Emirates Airline flight coming from India crash-landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, the Dubai government media office said on its official Twitter account, adding that there were no reported casualties yet. Pictures purportedly showing the incident posted on social media showed a thick black plume of smoke ...

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Nigerian forces deflect Boko Haram attack

Nigerian army forces and local fighters have stymied an attempt by the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group to attack a northeastern city, killing five of the militants in the process. The counterinsurgency push was made on Monday by soldiers taking part in Operation LAFIYA DOLE (Peace by Force) and those ...

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Gujarat CM resigns after Dalit protests

NEW DELHI: In a sign of growing trouble for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Anandiben Patel, the woman chief minister of his home state of Gujarat, resigned on Monday. Aam Admi Party’s (AAP) leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Ms Patel’s resignation ahead of next ...

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Pakistan does not need IMF support anymore, claims Ishaq Dar

KARACHI: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, while giving an interview to DawnNews on Monday, claimed that Pakistan doesn’t need support from International Monetary Fund (IMF) anymore. “Pakistan will soon stop looking towards IMF for assistance. The last session with IMF is underway right now,” said the finance minister. We will not ...

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US Constitution sales soar after Trump challenge

NEW YORK: Sales of pocket versions of the US Constitution have soared since the Pakistan-origin father of a fallen American soldier brandished a copy to denounce Donald Trump, igniting a major backlash against the Republican nominee. Khizr Khan, a Harvard-educated lawyer whose son died in a 2004 suicide bombing in ...

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At least nine killed in twin car bombings in Mogadishu

Al-Qaeda-linked militants have attacked a police base in Somali capital with two car bomb blasts, leaving at least nine people dead, including four attackers.   Al-Shabab gunmen stormed the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu after the blasts on Sunday, triggering a fighting which was ongoing. The assault started with twin ...

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