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Bilawal terms ‘press censorship’ as pre-poll rigging

“The press is facing censorship, political activists are being detained, and this is not only a violation of human rights but also pre-poll rigging,” Bilawal said.

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July 14, 2018

 

‘You think I will survive?’ Hospital overflows after Mastung blast

Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded election rally described scenes of panic and horror Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded. The attack in Mastung on Friday, claimed by the Islamic State group, was one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history. More than…

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July 14, 2018

 

England bat against India in second ODI

The second one-day international between England and India is being played at Lord’s.

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July 14, 2018

 

England and Belgium battle for World Cup consolation prize

England face Belgium in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday with the tournament’s top scorer Harry Kane eyeing the chance to add to his six goals in the meeting of the beaten semi-finalists. Both teams will line up in Saint Petersburg with a sense of what might have been as France and Croatia prepare…

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July 14, 2018

 

Anderson, Isner demand change after epic as Nadal and Djokovic halted

Kevin Anderson and John Isner called for Grand Slam chiefs to introduce a cut-off point for final set marathons after their Wimbledon semi-final entered the record books as the second longest ever singles match at a major. Anderson survived Friday’s endurance test, beating Isner 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 in six hours…

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July 14, 2018

 

US indicts Russian intel officers ahead of Trump-Putin meet

Twelve Russian intelligence officers were charged on Friday with hacking Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Party in a stunning indictment just three days before President Donald Trump meets with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The charges were drawn up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is looking into Russian interference…

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July 14, 2018

 

Death toll in Mastung blast rises to 129

At least 129 people, including Balochistan Awami Party leader Siraj Raisani, were killed in an apparent suicide attack near a corner meeting of the BAP in Mastung. According to senior provincial official Saeed Jamali, the bomb was detonated in the middle of a compound where a political meeting was taking place. Another senior official, Qaim…

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July 14, 2018

 

Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech

Microsoft’s chief legal officer on Friday called for regulation of facial recognition technology due to the risk to privacy and human rights. Brad Smith made a case for a government initiative to lay out rules for proper use of facial recognition technology, with input from a bipartisan and expert commission. Facial recognition technology raises significant…

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July 14, 2018

 

Holder shines as West Indies dominate Bangladesh

Jason Holder led the rout of Bangladesh with a five-wicket haul as the West Indies took control of the second Test at close on second day at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday. Having fought back well at the start of the day to limit the home side’s first innings to 354, the tourists were…

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July 14, 2018

 

Briton who plotted to kill Prince George jailed for life

A British supporter of Islamic State who admitted to planning an attack on Prince George was on Friday jailed for life. Husnain Rashid, of Nelson, in the northern English county of Lancashire, will spend a minimum of 25 years behind bars. He dramatically changed his plea during trial and admitted a string of terror offences…

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July 14, 2018

 

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 201 runs in first ODI

Pakistan stormed to a 201-run win over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Friday in the opening game of their five-match one-day series. Career-best efforts from opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and leg spinner Shadab Khan ensured that Pakistan kept control through both innings. Opener Imam cracked 128 runs as Pakistan made 308 for 7. Khan then made short…

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July 13, 2018

 

Spinners put Sri Lanka on top in first South Africa Test

Spinners led by Dilruwan Perera put hosts Sri Lanka in firm command of the first Test on Friday after South Africa were bowled out for 126 — their lowest Test innings in the country. First innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne then made a fluent 60 as the hosts ended day two on 111 for four, leading…

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July 13, 2018

 

France to deploy 110,000 police during World Cup weekend

Authorities will deploy 110,000 police and security forces across France this weekend to secure the huge street parties if “Les Bleus” win the World Cup on Sunday, after years of attacks targeting crowds and other so-called “soft” targets. The massive security effort has been complicated by France’s national day, Bastille Day, which falls on Saturday….

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July 13, 2018

 

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights — though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, are racing to be the first to…

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July 13, 2018

 

India’s Natwest hero Kaif retires from cricket at 37

Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif on Friday retired from all forms of cricket — nearly 12 years after he last stepped out to play an international match for his country. Kaif, who played 125 one-day internationals during his six-year career, is famous for his match-winning 87 in the Natwest final against England at Lord’s in 2002….

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July 13, 2018

 

US-UK ‘special relationship’ looks tarnished under Trump

When British Prime Minister Theresa May became the first world leader to visit Donald Trump at the White House in January 2017, it appeared the historic friendship between the two nations was in good health. But a series of spats have driven the two leaders apart, culminating in the president’s extraordinary public criticism of May’s…

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July 13, 2018

 

South Africa skittled for worst Test innings in Sri Lanka

Stand-in-skipper Suranga Lakmal and Dilruwan Perera starred as Sri Lanka skittled South Africa for just 126 on Friday — their lowest Test innings in the country, leaving them 161 runs behind on day two. The visitors’ batting fell apart against the spinners while responding to Sri Lanka’s 287 in the first Test in Galle. Skipper…

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July 13, 2018

 

Kerber storms into second Wimbledon final as Ostapenko misfires

Angelique Kerber raced into her second Wimbledon final as the German crushed former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in just 67 minutes on Thursday. Kerber took the express route to her a fourth Grand Slam title match with a ‘blink and you miss it’ demolition of Ostapenko on Centre Court. The 30-year-old hit…

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July 13, 2018

 

Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final

Serena Williams booked a Wimbledon final rematch against Angelique Kerber as the seven-time champion marched into her 10th All England Club title match with a 6-2, 6-4 rout of Julia Goerges on Thursday. On 20-match winning streak at Wimbledon, Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist in the Open era at 36 years and 291…

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July 13, 2018

 

‘Maybe England lacked respect’, says Croatia coach

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic admits his team were spurred on by what they saw as a lack of respect towards them in the English media as they won 2-1 in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final. “We always respect our opponents and expect them to respect us back,” Dalic told reporters in Moscow on Thursday. “Maybe England…

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July 13, 2018

 

Headscarved Malaysian girl wows with freestyle football skills

The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men. Sporting a headscarf, Qhouirunnisa’ Endang Wahyudi executed deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead. “The headscarf is not an obstacle,”…

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July 13, 2018

 
 
 
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