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English cricketer Ravi Bopara poses with Rangers personnel

English cricketer Ravi Bopara posed with Pakistani Rangers personnel on Monday, a picture that was shared from his official Twitter account.  Pakistan has pledged to provide international cricketers with foolproof security ahead of the PSL final that will be played in Karachi next month. Ravi Bopara thanked Rangers personnel in Karachi for providing him with…

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Israel graft case turns spotlight on Netanyahu family

TEL AVIV: Israeli police accusations this week against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involving fancy cigars, champagne and jewellery have revived older stories of alleged misbehaviour by the premier and some family members. The accusations were the most serious against Netanyahu during his long tenure in power, but they follow a series of stories about him…

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Govt issues notification to take over assets of JuD, FIF

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday issued a notification to take over the assets of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the  Falah-i-Insaaniyat Foundation (FIF).  As per the notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, the government has given the green signal to take over assets (moveable, immoveable and human resource) belonging to the JuD and FIF. The federal…

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Video: Shadab Khan croons ‘Dil To Bacha Hai Ji’ song

ISLAMABAD: Watch Islamabad United’s very own Shadab Khan croon the famous Bollywood song Dil To Bacha Hai Ji.  We all knew Shadab Khan is a magician when it comes to turning the ball but we hadn’t quite tapped his singing talent yet. You be the judge!

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One person killed as six robbers break into house in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: One person was shot to death on Wednesday as six robbers stormed a house in Faisalabad.  According to details, the robbery took place at a house located near Faisal Park. Six robbers broke into a house and upon resistance, they shot to death one person and fled. Police have initiated an investigation and are…

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Imran invites Nisar to join PTI, says alliance with PPP not on the cards

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan invited PML-N stalwart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to join his party while ruling out an alliance with PPP.  Imran made the aforementioned statements while he was having an informal chat with journalists. The cricketer-turned-politician said that if Chaudhry Nisar contested the election as an independent candidate then his party could…

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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Tops Box Office With $38.8 Million, ‘Peter Rabbit’ Hops to $25 Million

LOS ANGELES: Universal’s opening of “Fifty Shades Freed” is dominating North American moviegoing this weekend with a solid $38.8 million at 3,678 locations as cinemas await the arrival of “Black Panther.” Sony’s launch of family comedy “Peter Rabbit” wound up with a better-than-expected $25 million at 3,725 sites. Clint Eastwood’s thriller “The 15:17 to Paris”…

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“Flag seedha karo apna”: Afridi tells Indian fan

ST MORITZ: Former Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Khan Afridi posed with fans after a game of ice cricket and told an Indian fan to straighten her flag as she got ready to pose with him, on Friday.  Fans love Shahid Khan Afridi to the core, whether they be Pakistani, Indian, Australian or basically every other…

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Maldives declares state of emergency as Yameen tightens grip on power

MALE/COLOMBO: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency, ordered security forces into the supreme court and arrested a former president, in moves the opposition called a “purge” in the Indian Ocean island nation. Maldives police also arrested Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge on Tuesday, dramatically escalating the…

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Lady Gaga, citing pain, cancels 10 European shows on ‘Joanne’ tour

Severe pain has forced Lady Gaga to cancel 10 shows on the European leg of her “Joanne” concert tour, the singer and her team said on Saturday, several months after she had postponed those performances in Europe due to her ailment. Lady Gaga, whose hit songs include “Bad Romance” and “Born This Way,” has previously…

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Migrant boat capsizing: 8 Pakistanis among 90 feared dead

At least 90 people were feared dead on Friday in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency said.  “At least 90 migrants are reported to have drowned, when a boat capsized off the coast of Libya this morning”, the International Organization for Migration said in a statement. It added…

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No. 3 U.S. diplomat quits in latest departure under Trump

WASHINGTON: The U.S. State Department’s third-ranking official, Tom Shannon, said on Thursday he was stepping down, the latest senior career diplomat to exit since President Donald Trump took office a year ago. Shannon, who serves as under secretary of state for political affairs, is the most senior career diplomat at the State Department and has…

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Islamabad United releases first song as PSL 3 draws nearer

Islamabad United has released the first song from its unreleased album as the Pakistan Super League 3 edition draws nearer each day.  For fans of Islamabad United, things could not get more exciting. The catchy tune and impressive lyrics are sure to enchant fans of the franchise that will lock horns with other teams in…

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Pakistani military says US not contemplating unilateral action

WASHINGTON: US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel has assured the head of Pakistan’s army that Washington “is not contemplating any unilateral action” inside the country, a statement from the Pakistani military said Friday. Votel, who spoke to General Qamar Javed Bajwa by telephone “over the week”, also said that the “on-going turbulence” around a…

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Guess shares slump after model Kate Upton tweets about exec

LOS ANGELES: Guess Inc shares fell more than 17 percent on Thursday following a tweet by model and actress Kate Upton accusing the company’s co-founder of using his power to harass women. “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo”, the model tweeted on…

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Amitabh upset with Twitter, may quit micro-blogging site

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has been dethroned by Shah Rukh Khan as the most followed person from the world of Indian showbiz. However, if accusations from the actor are to be believed, this came about as a result of Twitter reducing his number of followers. T 2599 – TWITTER ..!!!?? you reduced my number of…

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Facebook forecasts rising ad sales despite dip in usage

LOS ANGELES: Facebook Inc offered reassurances to investors on Wednesday that its digital ad business would remain highly profitable, despite a dip in usage on the social media network and an overhaul of its flagship News Feed. The company said in an earnings report that quarterly revenue jumped 47 percent from a year earlier, and…

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Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed freed after ‘settlement’

Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed was released on Saturday after nearly three months in detention following a financial “settlement” with authorities, a government source told AFP. “The attorney general this morning approved the settlement with Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal,” paving the way for his release, the source said without disclosing any figures. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal — the billionaire…

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Goodbye yellow brick tours; Elton John announces farewell world concerts

NEW YORK: Elton John on Wednesday announced a three-year farewell world tour, saying he would quit traveling afterward to focus on life with his family. The 70-year-old singer, one of the best-selling recording artists in the world over a 50-year career, told a news conference in New York that his priorities have changed after becoming…

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#MeToo moment hits Germany with TV director abuse scandal

BERLIN: A growing sexual assault and harassment scandal surrounding German TV director Dieter Wedel took on a political dimension Friday as accusations of a cover-up hit a public broadcaster. A cascade of allegations against Wedel mark the first in Germany since the global #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct gained momentum in the wake of the…

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Tennis: Federer into 7th Aussie final as Chung retires

MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer eased into his seventh Australian Open final in a bitter-sweet win after South Korean young gun Chung Hyeon retired injured in their last four showdown Friday. The Swiss great was leading 6-1, 5-2 when Chung called it quits with foot blisters, and he will now face Marin Cilic in his…

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