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England and Swann bid to retain Ashes in style

LONDON: England will look to leave Australia in a spin and retain the Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead at Old Trafford from Thursday with team selection seen as key on the famously dusty track.The wicket in Manchester may have been moved by 90 degrees since Australia last played there in the nerve-jangling drawn…

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July 30, 2013


Foreigner injured while resisting robbery bid in Lahore

Staff ReportLAHORE: One foreigner has been reported injured while resisting an armed robbery bid in Shadman area of Lahore, SAMAA reports.According to police, motorbike rider armed robbers tried to rob a Chinese citizen near Gol Chakkar in Shadman area.The Chinese citizen tried to resist the street robbers and they opened fire at him; he sustained…

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July 26, 2013


US House rejects bid to curb spy agency data collection

WASHINGTON: A US spy program that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications survived a legislative challenge in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the first attempt to curb the data gathering since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed details of its scope.The House of Representatives voted 217-205 to defeat an amendment to the defense…

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July 25, 2013


UN warns on mobile cybersecurity bugs in bid to prevent attacks

BOSTON: A United Nations group that advises nations on cybersecurity plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology that could potentially enable hackers to remotely attack at least half a billion phones.The bug, discovered by German firm, allows hackers to remotely gain control of and also clone certain mobile SIM…

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July 22, 2013


U.S. overhauling intel access in bid to prevent another Snowden

ASPEN: The United States is overhauling procedures to tighten access to top secret intelligence in a bid to prevent another mega-leak like the one carried out by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, a top Pentagon official said on Thursday.Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a security forum that the government was already moving to…

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July 18, 2013


Icahn sweetens bid for Dell by adding warrants

NEW YORK: Billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Inc sweetened their takeover bid for Dell Inc on Friday, adding warrants they said would increase the offer to a range of $15.50 to $18.00 per share from $14.00.The move is Icahn's latest effort to block a $24.4 billion buyout offer, of $13.65 per share,…

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July 14, 2013


Obama signs law backing Taiwan U.N. civil aviation bid

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Friday signed legislation expressing U.S. support for Taiwan's campaign to join the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations agency that promotes safe air travel, the White House said.Obama's endorsement of the bill, which easily passed both chambers of the U.S. Congress in June, risks angering China, which claims…

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July 12, 2013


Snowden's options appear to narrow in bid to evade U.S. arrest

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW: Nearly a month after Edward Snowden exposed top secret U.S. surveillance programmes, the former spy agency contractor looks no closer to winning asylum to evade prosecution at home – and his options appear to be narrowing.Stuck in legal limbo in a Moscow airport transit area and facing uncertainty over whether any of the destinations…

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June 29, 2013


Kerry resumes Israeli-Palestinian peace bid

AMMAN: US Secretary of State John Kerry begins a new push on Thursday to revive peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, but there are few signs he will make a breakthrough on his fifth visit to the region.Over the next three days, Kerry will shuffle between meetings with Jordan's King Abdullah and Palestinian leader…

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June 27, 2013


FC personnel thwart terror bid, kill 6 attackers in Sui

Staff ReportQUETTA: Six miscreants were killed and a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from their custody during a gun-battle with frontier corps in Sui district of restive Balochistan province on Sunday. According to FC spokesman, gunmen stormed Check-Post No-256 in Matt area of Sui in the wee hours of Sunday. In retaliatory…

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June 23, 2013


FC foils massive terror bid in Quetta, recovers 50 mortars from truck

Staff ReportQUETTA: Frontier Constabulary has foiled a massive terror bid after recovering 50 mortars from a truck in Quetta, SAMAA reports.Colonel Maqbool, FC Commandant, informed the media that the security officials searched a suspected truck, coming from Qila Abdullah to Quetta, at Buleli Check Post in Quetta.During search, 50 Russian made mortars were recovered from…

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June 22, 2013


Taliban office may shut if Afghan talks bid fails

DOHA: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he did not know whether it was possible to get talks with the Taliban back on track after this week's delays, and warned that the group's new office in Qatar may have to be closed if negotiation efforts failed.Talks between U.S. officials and representatives of the Taliban…

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June 22, 2013


Afghan peace bid stumbles on Kabul-Taliban protocol row

DOHA: A fresh effort to end Afghanistan's 12-year-old war looked in disarray on Thursday after a diplomatic spat about the Taliban's new Qatar office delayed preliminary discussions between the United States and the Islamist insurgents.Talks between US officials and representatives of the Taliban had been set for Thursday in Qatar but Afghan government anger at…

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June 20, 2013


Turkish riot police storm Istanbul park in bid to end protests

ISTANBUL: Turkish riot police stormed an Istanbul park at the heart of two weeks of protest against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, firing tear gas and water cannon and sending hundreds scurrying into surrounding streets.Lines of police backed by armored vehicles sealed off Taksim Square in the center of the city as officers stormed…

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June 15, 2013


Turkey protests do not affect Games bid: Istanbul 2020

ISTANBUL: Violent protests that have hit Turkey over recent days need to end swiftly but will have no bearing on Istanbul's candidacy to host the 2020 Olympics, bid leaders said on Wednesday.Riot police have cleared the Istanbul square at the center of almost two weeks of protest against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.”The feedback Istanbul 2020…

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June 12, 2013


PML-N makes bid to elect Nawaz Sharif as PM unopposed

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has intensified efforts to unanimously elect Mian Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister for a record third term.According to sources, senior PML-N leaders met PPP leader Khursheed Shah and requested his support for the election of the leader of the house. Sources say the PPP has assured that it…

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June 3, 2013


Zara Shahid’s murder is a bid to sabotage polling process in Karachi: ECP

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has expressed concern over PTI leader’s murder in Karachi while saying that it is a bid to sabotage polling process in the city, SAMAA reports.The Election Commission has said in a statement issued this mid night that Zara Sheikh’s murder is a bid to sabotage voting process…

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May 18, 2013


Bid for consensus PM: PML-N courts PPP, MQM support

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is scrambling to get its chief Mian Nawaz Sharif elected as consensus Prime Minister of the next government; hence, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Pakistan People’s Party are being contacted backdoors, SAMAA reported Thursday.According to the PML-N sources, Mian Nawaz Sharif will contact President Asif Ali Zardari soon for…

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May 15, 2013


FC Balochistan seizes explosives-laden vehicle, foils massive terror bid

Staff ReportQUETTA: Balochistan Frontier Corp has foiled a massive terror bid after seizing explosives-laden vehicle and large quantity of weapons in Saranan area of the province, SAMAA reports.According to the Spokesman of the FC Balochistan, an explosives-laden vehicle, large quantity of weapons and explosives making factory in Saranan Mohajir Camp.Seven rockets, 4 RPG-7 fuses, 75…

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May 10, 2013


Sony bid to revive electronics to hinge on smartphones

TOKYO: Sony Corp's bid for revival as a consumer electronics maker this business year will hinge on the fortunes of its latest smartphones, as it struggles with shrinking sales of its TVs, digital cameras and game consoles.With consumer spending converging on Apple Inc's iPads and Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy phones, Sony on Thursday forecast smartphone…

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May 9, 2013


Kerry sees 'short time' to revive Middle East peace bid

ROME: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Wednesday that Washington was trying to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks within a short time frame as he announced his fourth visit to the region this year.Kerry will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on May 21 or 22, he said after…

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May 8, 2013

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