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‘World’s oldest person’ dies in Japan at 117

TOKYO: A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world’s oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday. Nabi Tajima, who was born August 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT) Saturday at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima region, according to Susumu Yoshiyuki, a health and welfare official….

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Replacing Wenger an impossible job, says Arsenal chief

LONDON: Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes he is now faced with an impossible task in finding a fitting replacement for outgoing manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger, 67, announced he will step down from his role at the end of the season on Friday after 22 years in charge. Despite winning three Premier League titles and…

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Man linked to 9/11 attacks on U.S. captured in Syria: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday. “We can confirm that Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, was captured more than a month ago by SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) partners…

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Maryam Nawaz says mother ‘looks very weak and pale’

LONDON: Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz met Kulsoom Nawaz at a London hospital on Wednesday evening. The former first lady is being treated for cancer in the British capital. “Met Ami after five months. five long months,” Maryam tweeted. “She looks very weak & pale.” “May Allah bless her & all mothers with…

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Chicago restaurant staff get $2,000 tip

CHICAGO: What is a reasonable tip at a restaurant? For most Americans, the answer is likely — at most — 20 percent. But how about 260 percent? For one patron at a Chicago restaurant, a normal tip was not enough to show his appreciation after a meal Sunday night. Identified only as “Mike, who was…

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Ninety percent of Islamabad Police force is involved in crime: IHC

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court remarked that that 90 percent of Islamabad Police is involved in crimes. Justice Shoukat Aziz Siddiqui heard the case regarding increase in number of crimes in the federal capital. Inspector General of capital police and SSP Islamabad appeared in the hearing. The judge remarked that drugs are recovered from the police…

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Bon Jovi inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES: Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Richie Sambora, the original guitarist for arena-packing rockers Bon Jovi reunited with the band for a rousing set at the Public…

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Another MQM leader joins PSP – this time from Bahadurabad

KARACHI: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan leader from Bahadurabad faction has joined Pak Sarzameen Party. Shabbir Ahmed Qaimkhani will officially join the party after a press conference on Saturday. He decided not to contest the Senate elections amid his group’s rift with PIB Colony faction. He is Sindh’s former excise and taxation minister and…

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First mosque in Scottish isle to open in summer

The first mosque in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides will be open for prayers this summer, reports The Telegraph. The fundraising drive for the construction of the mosque in the Scottish isle has reached £56,000, surpassing the target of £50,000. The construction of the mosque faces a challenge from a church which is praying that it never gets…

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PCB to test fitness before England tour  

LAHORE: The fitness test of Pakistan team for the tour of England and Ireland will begin from Monday. The Pakistan Cricket Board’s selection committee has called 25 players for the two-day test. The cricketers arrived at Lahore’s National Cricket Academy on Sunday. Players will be fined in case of failure. Pakistan will play two Tests…

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Anupam Kher to play Indian PM in biopic

MUMBAI: Anupam Kher is to play former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in the upcoming biopic, The Accidental Prime Minister. The first look of his character made the rounds on the internet. In the 1990s, Pakistani filmmaker Jameel Dehlvi planned to make a film on Benazir Bhutto. Shabana Azmi was to play the role and…

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Six of a family die as boat capsizes in Nawabshah 

NAWABSHAH: Six members of a single family were killed as their boat capsized in a private water park in Nawabshah. Ten people were in the boat when tragedy struck. The boat could not maintain balance due to extra weight and capsized. Women and children were among the casualties. The injured were shifted to District Headquarters…

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Trump says US withdrawing from Syria ‘very soon’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that US forces would pull out of Syria “very soon” and lamented what he said was Washington’s waste of $7 trillion in Middle East wars. In a populist address to industrial workers in Ohio, Trump said US forces were close to securing all of the territory that the…

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Pakistan to start practice for Windies series today

KARACHI: The Pakistan cricket team will begin its practice sessions for the upcoming Twenty20 series against West Indies from Thursday. The three-match series in Karachi will kick off from Sunday at National Stadium. The practice session of the team will take place from 6 pm to 9 pm. This will be the first international cricket…

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Raid: A simple and enjoyable crime thriller

By Muhammad Raza Haidery Inspired by true events in India, Raid is an enjoyable crime thriller flick which brings something for everyone. The movie should be on your list to watch if you are looking for solid dialogue delivery, confrontation scenes between the protagonist and the antagonist along with performances by the leading stars. Raid…

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PSL 2018 final: The match which sent the nation into a frenzy

By Muhammad Raza Haidery The Pakistan Super League 2018 finally came to an end and Islamabad United won their second title in three years. The match was one-sided for most of the time as the winners of 2016 edition dominated with the ball but they were all over the place with the bat. This was…

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PSL commentators visit historical sites in Lahore

NEWS DESK Commentators of Pakistan Super League visited historical sites of Lahore following their arrival in the city. They visited different areas of the city and interacted with the locals.   International cricketers arrived in Lahore to play the two eliminator games in this year’s edition. The final will be played in Karachi on Sunday….

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Zainab’s father files petition seeking protection for the family in Kasur

LAHORE: Ameen Ansari, father of seven-year-old Zainab who was raped and murdered in Kasur this year, filed a petition seeking protection of his family members. The petition was filed in the Lahore Registry of Supreme Court. Petitioner Ameen Ansari stated that Police did not question the aides of prime suspects Imran Ali during the investigation….

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PML-N facing situation bravely: Pervez Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Pervaiz Rasheed on Monday said that Maryam Nawaz has gained popularity among the masses and her position in the party will be determined soon. Speaking to media outside Supreme Court of Pakistan, the former information and broadcasting minister said that the masses determine the fate of politicians. “PML-N is…

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Karachi to host PSL 2018 final in ‘spectacular fashion’, says Zubair

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair has said that Karachi will host the final of PSL 2018 in ‘spectacular fashion’. Speaking on Monday, Zubair said that the preparations for the final have stepped up. Zubair urged the people of Karachi to throng the stadium to watch the match. He added that the renovation in National Stadium…

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Fresh air strikes on east Syria’s last Islamic State pocket kill 25 civilians

BEIRUT: Air strikes on the last pocket of Islamic State jihadists in eastern Syria have killed at least 25 civilians, including seven children, a monitor said on Monday. The strikes were conducted on Sunday on and around the village of Al-Shaafah, north of the former IS bastion of Albu Kamal near the border with Iraq,…

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