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No, this is not a photo of a mass grave in Pakistan being dug after Indian airstrikes

The picture shows Pakistani men preparing the graves of Quetta bombing victims in 2013

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March 11, 2019

 

Tim Paine answers reporter’s phone during press conference

Please check your emails, Paine tells reporter

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January 4, 2019

 

Anyone can kill me, says Aasia Noreen’s lawyer

Says he is the easiest target

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November 2, 2018

 

World Cup fever mounts as France turns on the TV

Over 7.6 million viewers tuned in to French television’s TF1 to see France thump Italy 3-1 in Nice in their second World Cup warm up game, according to figures released on Saturday. The Friday evening prime time slot featuring a sumptuous goal from Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele only just edged out Monday’s viewing figures of…

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June 2, 2018

 

Rain delay frustrates England in second Test against Pakistan

Rain delayed the scheduled 11:00am local time (1000 GMT start) of the second day´s play in the second Test between England and Pakistan at Headingley on Saturday. Persistent early morning drizzle saw the pitch and surrounding square remain fully covered, with the rain that was falling steadily from grey skies above Leeds not showing much…

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June 2, 2018

 

Saudi warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: report

Saudi Arabia has threatened military action against Qatar if it goes ahead and acquires Russia’s top of the range S-400 air defence missile system, Le Monde daily reported. Citing information it had obtained, Le Monde said Friday that Riyadh had written to French President Emmanuel Macron asking him to intervene to prevent the deal going…

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June 2, 2018

 

Palestinian president Abbas leaves hospital

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas left hospital on Monday following eight days of treatment for pneumonia and pledged to return to work. The 83-year-old, dressed in a suit as usual and walking without assistance, gave a short statement on being discharged, saying he planned to be back at work in his office as normal on Tuesday….

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May 28, 2018

 

Ronaldo presents a happier face as Real celebrate European triumph

As Cristiano Ronaldo milked every last drop of his moment on the microphone at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night, it was hard to imagine this was a player about to leave Real Madrid. Real’s players were introduced one-by-one onto the podium and when Ronaldo’s moment came, a gap left after “Cristiano” for the delirious…

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May 28, 2018

 

Spirit of Liverpool can stop Real’s record run, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has challenged his players to stop Real Madrid lifting a third consecutive Champions League trophy on Saturday and show fans that winning “big things” is still in the club’s DNA. With a record 12 titles to their name and winners of the past two editions, Real go into the final in…

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May 26, 2018

 

Russia, Saudis signal oil production boost

Russia and Saudi Arabia said Friday they believe a deal is possible to gradually boost oil output from as soon as July as world oil prices have recently hit highs last seen in 2014.  Meanwhile President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow would be satisfied with the price of crude oil dropping to $60 per…

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May 26, 2018

 

Book by ‘Game of Thrones’ author to be animated film

Warner Bros is set to produce an animated film based on an early book by the author of the “Game of Thrones” saga, a source familiar with the matter told AFP Wednesday. The report, which first appeared on the specialty website Deadline, says that author George R.R. Martin will produce the film based on “The…

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May 24, 2018

 

Iniesta and Torres depart Barcelona and Atletico in style

Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid.  Torres scored twice on his final appearance for Atletico, even if a Lucas Hernandez red card helped Eibar claim a 2-2 draw on the last day of the…

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May 22, 2018

 

Winfrey, Clooney lead star guests at Britain’s royal wedding

Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, David Beckham and Elton John led the celebrities in the pews at St. George’s Chapel for the star-studded wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.  Hollywood stars, musicians and sporting icons from Britain and the United States took their places among the 600 guests the historic chapel in Windsor…

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May 19, 2018

 

Malaysia’s Anwar says Najib likely headed to jail

Newly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims. In an interview with AFP a day after he walked free from custody — where he had languished since 2015 on what supporters say were trumped-up charges levelled at Najib’s behest — Anwar also…

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May 17, 2018

 

India aims for women’s IPL in three years

India aims to launch a women’s version of its hugely popular Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament in the next three years, a senior official said Tuesday. As part of the build-up, top international women players will take part in a Twenty20 game at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium next week. “We are planning to get a…

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May 15, 2018

 

Pakistan beat Ireland by five wickets in one-off cricket Test

Pakistan beat Ireland by five wickets in one-off cricket Test at Malahide on Tuesday.  Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq was doing his best to deny Ireland victory in their maiden Test as a dramatic match at Malahide headed towards a thrilling conclusion on Tuesday. Pakistan collapsed to 14 for three in pursuit of a seemingly modest victory target of 160 on the…

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May 15, 2018

 

Mourinho ‘very positive’ that Ferguson will recover

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are “very positive” that former manager Alex Ferguson will recover from the brain haemorrhage that has left him in intensive care. Ferguson, who won 38 trophies during an unrivalled 26-year reign at Old Trafford, needed emergency surgery last weekend after a fall at his home near Manchester. It is understood…

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May 9, 2018

 

Oil-linked shares gain, lifting US stocks

Petroleum-linked shares advanced strongly early Wednesday, lifting US stocks, after President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal boosted oil prices. Shares of ExxonMobil and Chevron were among the biggest gainers in the Dow and Halliburton jumped more than 2.0 percent after US oil prices moved back over $70 a barrel in expectation…

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May 9, 2018

 

‘Avengers’ muscles rivals aside to continue box office dominance

“Avengers: Infinity War” flexed its considerable muscle anew this weekend in North American theaters, pulling in a robust $112.5 million and leaving other top films in its dust, according to industry estimates. The three-day take by the Disney/Marvel superhero epic gave it the second-highest second weekend of all time, behind only “Star Wars: The Force…

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May 6, 2018

 

Malaysia convicts first person under fake news law

A Malaysian court Monday handed a Danish man a one-week jail term for breaking a law against “fake news”, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up to six years in jail and a hefty fine. It…

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April 30, 2018

 

US-China trade tension dominates IMF gathering

Trade tensions between the United States and China, which threaten to spill over into the global economy, are dominating a gathering of world finance officials even as the Group of 20 avoided the topic on Friday. Official after official has called for disputes to be resolved through dialogue rather than unilateral tariffs, and warned about…

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April 21, 2018

 
 
 
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