Raza Haidery

Michelle Obama says no miracle candidate will ‘save’ America

Michelle Obama urged women not to expect a miracle candidate to “save” America on Saturday, indicating again she has no plans to run for president as some have speculated. The former first lady, 54, was greeted like a rock star at a conference called the United State of Women Summit, with an audience of some…

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Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition

Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition, with Alexei Navalny and hundreds more detained at the weekend. Opposition leader Navalny was held along with nearly 1,600 of his supporters on Saturday during nationwide rallies…

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Pakistan take on Northamptonshire in four-day tour match

The four-day tour match between Pakistan and Northamptonshire will be played at Northampton on Friday. Pakistan’s previous tour game against Kent ended in a draw due to cloudy weather. The visitors last played a match against Northamptonshire back in 2006 and won the fixture by seven wickets. The green shirts are playing tour matches before…

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India refuse pink ball day-night Test on Australia tour

India have refused to play a day-night Test during the tour of  Australia later this year because of doubts over the quality of the pink ball, their cricket board said Thursday. “Yes, it’s pretty clear that we are not playing a day-night Test in Australia, no doubt about it,” BCCI administrator Vinod Rai told AFP….

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Five leaders from different parties to join PTI

Five leaders from different political parties are set to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Thursday. Shahid Khalil Noor of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz along with Rai Aijaz of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid will join PTI after a meeting with party chairman Imran Khan. Noor and Aijaz were elected as member of Punjab Assembly from Mamoon Kaanjan and Jaranwala…

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Heatwave warning as temperature may reach 45 degrees

Heatwave warning has been issued by the weather department for several cities. The Pakistan Metorological Department has stated that the mercury is likely to reach 45 degrees centigrade. The humidity level is expected to remain between 65 to 75 percent. Mohammad Farooq Mughal, a spokesman of the weather department, said that the mercury reaches 50…

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Fabregas keeps Chelsea in hunt for Champions League places

Cesc Fabregas kept alive Chelsea’s hopes of finishing in the top four with a quick fire goal in a 1-0 win at Swansea City which leaves the Welsh side facing a major fight to retain their Premier League status. Antonio Conte’s side are now just two points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place, albeit having…

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Madrid labour to win over Leganes without Ronaldo, Ramos

Real Madrid beat Leganes 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday after coach Zinedine Zidane heavily rotated his side in preparation for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich, including leaving out top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. Wales forward Gareth Bale produced an acrobatic finish from close range on the volley to put Madrid ahead against…

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Eating better tied to lower risk of liver disease

People who make an effort to improve their diet may be more likely to have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease than individuals who stick to unhealthy eating habits, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFDL), which is usually associated with…

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Escaped bull sparks chaos in Peru shopping mall

LIMA: An escaped bull wreaked havoc in the Peruvian city of Cusco as it ran through the streets and into a shopping mall, injuring eight people in its path. The animal suddenly appeared loose in the Andean city’s Santiago district Tuesday, where it took out a man distracted by his cellphone, according to local television…

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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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