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Pakistan test-fires Babur cruise missile with enhanced range, high accuracy

Pakistan successfully test fired an enhanced range version of indigenously-developed Babur Cruise Missile on Saturday, ISPR said. “The weapon system incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700 KMs,” said a statement issued by the ISPR, media wing of Pakistan army….

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World's largest cruise ship takes to the water in France

SAINT-NAZAIRE: The hulking shell of the world's largest cruise ship slid into the waters off western France on Friday, with workers aiming to have it ready for a 2016 inaugural trip. The huge vessel, named “Harmony of the Seas”, has been under construction since September 2013 in the shipyards in Saint-Nazaire.  When finished it will…

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Pakistan test-fires air-launched cruise missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test-fire of surface-to-sea cruise missile with a range of 350 kilometres, Samaa reported. According to ISPR, the air-launched Ra’ad missile has stealth technology. Lt. General Zuber Mehmood Hayat witnessed the launching. – Samaa

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South Africa cruise to win over New Zealand

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday, guided home by a captain's knock from AB de Villiers. The Proteas ended their run chase at 236-4 in 48.1 overs, easily overhauling the 231 target New Zealand set after losing the toss…

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India test-fires first home-made cruise missile

NEW DELHI: India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile Friday, marking another step in building up the country's defence prowess. The “Nirbhay”, or “fearless”, missile blasted off from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur in the eastern state of Orissa, the Press Trust of India reported….

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Over 600 passengers, crew fall ill on Royal Caribbean cruise

NEW JERSEY: The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean (RCL.N) cruise ship climbed to more than 600 on Monday, many vomiting and using biohazard bags for anything they touch.The updated sick count aboard the Explorer of the Seas, which cut short its Caribbean cruise and was expected to dock…

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Bangladesh ruling party poised to cruise as opposition boycotts poll

DHAKA: With a brass band, horse-drawn carriages and political posters flapping overhead, the rally in an old section of the Bangladesh capital had all the trappings of a spirited election.But the two candidates vying to represent the Lalbagh constituency, among the minority of seats to be contested by more than one candidate in nationwide polls…

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Australia cruise to 4-0 Ashes series lead

MELBOURNE: Chris Rogers struck a sparkling century to fire Australia to a dominant eight-wicket win in the fourth Ashes test on Sunday, leaving an insipid England staring down the barrel of a humiliating series whitewash.The victory, completed before tea on day four, pushed Australia to a 4-0 series lead and the prospect of sweeping England…

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Tom Cruise denies in defamation lawsuit he 'abandoned' daughter Suri

LOS ANGELES: Actor Tom Cruise called reports that he had abandoned his daughter Suri after his divorce from actress Katie Holmes “patently false” in court documents for a defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuit against a German media company.In a declaration that offered a rare glimpse into the actor's marriage and his Scientology religion, Cruise…

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Pakistan beat Taipei by 13-0 to cruise into Semi Final of Asia Hockey Cup

Staff ReportKULALUMPUR: Pakistan have cruised into Semi Final of Asia Hockey Cup after beating Chinese Taipei by 13-0 in Malaysia today, SAMAA reports.Pakistan team upheld its unbeaten stature in third match against comparatively weaker team of Chinese Taipei after out classing it by 13-0 victory and cruising into Semi Final of the tournament with highest…

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Rough seas forecast for China's fast-growing cruise industry

HONG KONG: China has steamed into the cruise industry with new terminals – along with big plans for more facilities and a luxury ship – to bring more foreign tourists ashore and capitalise on domestic travellers wanting to sail the high seas.But industry experts see trouble for the government-led initiative costing billions of dollars, including…

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Pakistan cruise to victory over West Indies in fourth ODI

ST. LUCIA: Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten half-century steered Pakistan to a six-wicket victory over West Indies in their rain-affected fourth one day international at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday.An unbeaten hundred from Marlon Samuels had helped the home side post 261 for seven in their innings that had been reduced to 49 overs by…

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World shares cruise towards fourth week of gains

LONDON: World stocks took a breather on Friday but were set for a fourth week of back-to-back gains following some forecast-busting US earnings and assurances from the Federal Reserve about its plans for stimulus withdrawal.Major currency and commodity markets were also subdued, with the dollar giving back Thursday's gains and the euro doing the opposite….

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Pakistan cruise to victory over South Africa

LONDON: Excellent swing bowling from Wahab Riaz and Asad Ali set up Pakistan's six-wicket victory over South Africa in a Champions Trophy warm-up match at The Oval on Monday.The game did not carry full one-day international status as the teams used their full 15-man squads.Sent into bat, South African managed just 202 for nine in…

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India test fires supersonic cruise missile

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday claimed to have successfully test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off its Goa coast, SAMAA reported.Exactly two months back, the country for the first time had tested the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from underwater.The submarine-launched version of the missile was “successfully” tested near Visakhapatnam coast, Indian media reported.BrahMos…

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Tom Cruise takes back U.S. box office with 'Oblivion'

LOS ANGELES: Tom Cruise's post-apocalyptic thriller “Oblivion” wiped out the box office competition, racking up $38.2 million (25 million pounds) in weekend ticket sales during its U.S. and Canadian debut.The debut of “Oblivion” knocked baseball movie “42” into second place. The drama about Jackie Robinson, the first black player in the Major Leagues, earned $18…

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Indian cruise missile fails in first test: Report

BALASORE, ODISHA: The first test-firing of India's indigenously developed cruise missile, called Nirbhay, has failed, SAMAA reported.Indian media reports said the launch of medium range sub-sonic cruise missile was a failure as the missile's flight had to be terminated halfway after it deviated from its course. The surface-to-surface missile failed to hit the target.The launch…

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Royal Caribbean cruise ship hit by virus; 108 sick

FLORIDA: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday that 108 people fell sick with a gastrointestinal illness believed to be a norovirus on its Vision of the Seas ship, which docked in Port Everglades, Florida, at the end of an 11-day trip.The outbreak was the latest black eye for the cruise industry, trying to regain…

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'Hobbit' fever beats Tom Cruise at box office

HOLLYWOOD: The dwarfs and elves of “The Hobbit” overpowered Tom Cruise to take the box office title for a second time, grabbing $37.6 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales as a crowd of new films fought for pre-holiday audiences.Cruise's crime drama “Jack Reacher,” a film about a fatal sniper attack, landed in second place…

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Tom Cruise defends role as “Jack Reacher”

LONDON: Tom Cruise has defended his role as Jack Reacher in the first of what could be a new action movie franchise, despite being much slimmer and shorter than the character created by author Lee Child in the original books.Cruise told Reuters Television at the world premiere in London on Monday of “Jack Reacher” that…

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Tom Cruise 'planning Mission Impossible 5'

HOLLYWOOD: Tom Cruise has revealed that he is planning to film ‘Mission: Impossible 5’.The actor – who has also had a hand in producing the spy franchise – said that he will continue to make the movies as long as people want to see them.”I started Mission: Impossible hoping I could make many of them,”…

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