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Terror bid foiled in Peshawar as BDU defuses bomb

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: The Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) on Thursday foiled a terror bid after defusing a five-kilogram bomb near Bacha Khan Chowk of the city, SAMAA reports.According to police, the bomb was planted near an under construction flyover. The BDU reached at the scene and defused the bomb with water blast. SAMAA

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January 23, 2014


Tesco weighed bid for Mothercare – report

LONDON: Tesco considered a bid for mother and baby products retailer Mothercare to help reinvigorate its British hypermarkets, the Sunday Times reported.Citing retail sources, the newspaper said Tesco examined a bid six months ago but has put the plan on hold. However, the recent fall in Mothercare's share price could rekindle Tesco's plan according to…

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January 19, 2014


England cricketers talk man out of suicide bid

SYDNEY: England cricketers Matt Prior and Stuart Broad turned Good Samaritans after talking a man out of jumping off a bridge in Darling Harbour, Sydney, media reports said on Wednesday.Wicketkeeper Prior was with fast bowler Broad and England security officer Terry Minish when they spotted the unnamed man, who was thought to be English, about…

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January 9, 2014


Egypt's army chief Sisi seen edging closer to presidential bid

CAIRO: In Egypt, it no longer appears to be a question of if, but when army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will declare his candidacy for president. For the second time in three days, local media reported on Monday that Sisi had finally made up his mind.With no other obvious candidates for the post, the general…

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January 7, 2014


India transfers diplomat to U.N. in bid to defuse row with U.S

NEW DELHI: India said on Saturday that it had transferred Devyani Khobragade, the diplomat at the centre of a row with the United States, to its U.N. delegation, a move that it hopes will give her protection from prosecution for visa fraud and underpaying a maid.Whether the accreditation of Devyani Khobragade as a member of…

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December 21, 2013


Police foil bid to attack anti-polio workers in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Police killed an attacker on anti-polio team and arrested his accomplice from Sohrab Goth area of the city on Tuesday, SAMAA reports.According to police, two attackers tried to kill polio workers in Ahsanabad, Sohrab Goth but police foiled the terror attack.The victim was identified as Misbah while the arrested criminal as Hamza and…

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December 17, 2013


Stokes century frustrates Australia's Ashes bid

PERTH: All-rounder Ben Stokes scored England's first century of the series to frustrate Australia's bid for the victory they need to recapture the Ashes on the fifth and final morning of the third test at the WACA on Tuesday.England reached lunch at 332 for six, still 172 runs short of their unlikely victory target of…

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December 17, 2013


Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in bid to reach deal

GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry will join talks on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Saturday, as Tehran and six world powers appeared to be on the verge of an elusive breakthrough in the decade-old dispute.The French and British foreign ministers, Laurent Fabius and William Hague, were also due to take part in…

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November 23, 2013


Fairfax struggles to raise funds for BlackBerry bid: sources

NEW YORK: Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd is struggling to raise financing for its $4.7 billion bid for BlackBerry Ltd, with several large banks declining to participate on concerns that the smartphone maker will not be able to reverse its fortunes, according to people familiar with the matter.Fairfax, which is run by Canadian financier Prem Watsa,…

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November 2, 2013


Federer strengthens bid for Tour Finals with Pospisil win

BASEL: Roger Federer took a big step towards securing his endangered place in the ATP World Tour Finals by overcoming rising Canadian talent Vasek Pospisil 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5 in the Basel Open semi-finals on Saturday.The Swiss will play top seed Juan-Martin Del Potro, who has already qualified for next month's London tournament, in Sunday's final….

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October 26, 2013


Munich decides to bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

BERLIN: Bavarian capital Munich, which hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics, will make a bid to stage the Winter Games half a century later in 2022, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said on Monday.Munich, which failed to land the 2018 Olympics after being comfortably beaten by South Korea's Pyeongchang, will have to wait for a…

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October 1, 2013


Karachi: Security guard lays down life to foil bank robbery bid

Staff ReportKARACHI: A security guard on Monday sacrificed his life and foiled a robbery attempt at a bank in Karachi. One of the dacoits was later killed in police encounter, SAMAA reported.According to police, few armed bandits barged into a private bank located on Khalid Bin Waleed Road off Tariq Road, one of Karachi’s busy…

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September 30, 2013


BlackBerry shares sink on bid doubts, T-Mobile stops stocking its phones

NEW YORK; Shares in BlackBerry Ltd fell more than 6 percent on Wednesday on doubts about a $4.7 billion bid to take the smartphone maker private, and after a big U.S. carrier said it would stop stocking BlackBerry smartphones in its stores.In an announcement that highlighted the faded relevance of the company that pioneered on-the-go…

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September 26, 2013


Karachi police foil terror bid in Defense Society

Staff ReportKARACHI: Police have foiled a terror bid in Defense Housing Society of Karachi, SAMAA reports.Police were busy in snap checking at Khayaban-e-Ittehad of Defense Housing Society when they interrupted a suspicious car. They signaled the car to halt but the driver increased speed and tried to escape from the scene. Police mobile chased the…

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September 21, 2013


FC foils bid to smuggle 16 trucks of dangerous urea to Quetta

Staff ReportKALAT: Balochistan Frontier Corps has foiled a bid to smuggle 800 tons of explosive ammonium nitrate (dangerous urea) in 16 trucks to Quetta today, SAMAA reports.According to spokesman of the FC, when 16 trucks were searched on RCD Highway in Kalat area of Balochistan this day, the officials found and seized 800 tons of…

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September 21, 2013


Sony unveils new smartphone Xperia Z1 in bid for top three ranking

BERLIN: Sony Corp. unveiled a new smartphone in its push to become the world's third-biggest maker of smartphones after Samsung and Apple.Sony's Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai told a news conference in Berlin, where Europe's largest consumer electronics trade show will open its doors this week, the Sony Xperia Z1 will be available in September.”The Xperia…

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September 8, 2013


Sony unveils new smartphone in bid for top three ranking

BERLIN: Sony Corp. has unveiled a new smartphone in its push to become the world's third-biggest maker of smartphones after Samsung and Apple.Sony's Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai told a news conference in Berlin, where Europe's largest consumer electronics trade show will open its doors this week, the Sony Xperia Z1 will be available in September.”The…

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September 5, 2013


Platini says any FIFA chief bid not dependant on Blatter

PARIS: Michel Platini's decision on whether to run for the FIFA presidency in 2015 will be made without considering the plans of incumbent Sepp Blatter, the UEFA chief was quoted as saying on Wednesday.FIFA president Blatter, 77, said two years ago that he was starting his fourth and last term but the Swiss recently indicated…

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August 28, 2013


Bid to smuggle heroin foiled at Islamabad Airport

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: An attempt to smuggle heroin to UK was foiled seized by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) at Islamabad International Airport on Friday, SAMAA reports.The ANF arrested two smugglers who wanted to smuggle heroin worth millions.The smugglers were shifted to ANF Police station for further probe. SAMAA

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August 23, 2013


Quetta police thwart terror bid

Staff ReportQUETTA: Police today foiled a potential terrorist attack by seizing an explosive-laden auto rickshaw from Quetta.The rickshaw had been parked near petrol pump in Hazar Gunji area near Western bypass.According to the police, they became suspicious of the rickshaw and immediately called Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) which detected heavy explosives in the vehicle.Later, the…

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August 5, 2013


Cricket: Rain frustrates Australia's victory bid

LONDON: Rain frustrated Australia's bid to win the third test against England at Old Trafford on Sunday and keep alive their slender hopes of regaining the Ashes.At the premature close of the fourth day, Australia led England by 331 with three second innings wickets remaining.The teams left the field after tea with Australia 172 for…

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August 4, 2013

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