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Samsung Galaxy S10: Latest leak gives a sneek peak at the colour and spec options

Samsung is releasing the phone on Feb 20

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February 1, 2019


Three people injured after Russian official hits motorcycle in Islamabad

An official of the Russian Embassy hit a motorcycle while driving in Islamabad, injuring all three passengers. The injured party included a Pakistan Air Force airman, identified as Riaz, his wife and daughter. They were taken to the PAF Hospital. According to the police, the accident occurred on Margalla Road. The official is the third…

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July 7, 2018


Google gets more time to answer EU charges: official

EU anti-trust authorities have granted US tech giant Google a few extra weeks to answer charges that it has abused its market dominance, an EU official told AFP on Friday. The Silicon Valley firm now has until October 13 to answer questions about its Google Shopping search engine, October 26 for its Adsense advertising business…

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September 23, 2016


Football: FIFA seeks ban for Qatar official

FIFA’s ethics commission on Friday called for a two-and-a-half-year ban against a top Qatar and Asian football official for refusing to cooperate with an inquiry. The official, Saoud Al-Mohannadi, is an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president and had hoped to stand as an Asian candidate for the FIFA Council. While it did not give details…

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August 26, 2016


ECP issues NA-144 by-poll result

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday declared an independent candidate, Riaz-ul-Haq winner from NA-144 by securing 85,714 votes in by-election. According to ECP, an independent candidate Chaudhry Riazul Haq got 85,714 votes while Ali Arif Chaudhry of Pakistan Muslim League (N) achieved 45,199 votes in NA-144. Another independent candidate Abdul Sattar got third…

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October 12, 2015


Police probe rape charges against Saudi official

  NEW DELHI: Indian police are investigating accusations that a Saudi Arabian embassy official repeatedly raped two Nepali maids at his home close to New Delhi, in a case that could reignite the debate over immunity granted to diplomats. The two women, aged 30 and 50, told police they were raped, assaulted, starved and held…

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September 9, 2015


Twitter accessible in Turkey after blockage: official

ANKARA: Twitter users in Turkey could again access their accounts on Wednesday following an hours-long blockage after a court decision banning the publication of images of a deadly suicide bombing in all print, visual and online media, a Turkish official said. “We notified Twitter about 107 URL addresses that must be removed in compliance with…

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July 22, 2015


Warnings of 'no time-limit' as Iran talks hit 15th day

VIENNA: World powers huddled again Saturday behind closed doors on the 15th day of negotiations seeking a deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions, with no sign of any end to the nail-biting deadlock. Despite a warning from US Secretary of State John Kerry that he would not sit at the negotiating table forever, an Iranian…

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July 11, 2015


Iran nuclear deal may be reached in hours: Russian official

UFA: An agreement between major powers and Iran on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme could be reached within hours, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday. “I allow for everything: I even allow that the deal could be reached in the next couple of hours,” he told reporters at a BRICS summit in the…

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July 9, 2015


Pakistan summons Afghan envoy, protests detention of consulate's official

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today summoned Afghanistan ambassador and lodged a protest over “unprovoked firing” by the Afghan border police at Angoor Adda gate and detention of an official of Pakistani consulate in Kandahar. “The Ambassador of Afghanistan was called to the Foreign Office yesterday evening and a demarche was made regarding detention of an official of…

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July 3, 2015


Police official killed in Quetta

QUETTA: Unknown armed men shot dead a police Inspector at Jan Muhammad Road area of provincial capital on Monday. According to police, a police mobile van was near Jan Muhammad road when armed assailants opened fire on it and fled from the scene. As a result, a police Inspector Muhammad Naeem died on the spot….

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June 29, 2015


Pakistan imposes one month moratorium on executions: official

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has imposed a one month moratorium on executions during Ramadan, officials said Sunday, providing temporary reprieve for a death row prisoner whose lawyers claim he was a juvenile at the time of the crime. On Wednesday, Pakistan hanged one man allegedly tortured into confessing to murder as a minor — despite international condemnation…

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June 14, 2015


Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery proven: FIFA official

GENEVA: Russia and Qatar could lose the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if irregularities are proven in them being awarded the hosting rights, a FIFA official told a Swiss newspaper published Sunday. “If evidence exists that Qatar and Russia received the (World Cup) awards only thanks to bribes, then the awards could be annulled,” head…

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June 7, 2015


Data hacked from U.S. government dates back to 1985: U.S. official

WASHINGTON: Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyber attacks on federal networks. The breach of computer systems of the Office of Personnel Management was disclosed on…

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June 6, 2015


At least 28 dead in Philippines factory fire: official

At least 28 people were killed Wednesday when a fire tore through a flip-flop factory in the Philippines capital Manila, the city's fire marshal said. “They were lying side by side, but all I could see were their bones,” Senior Superintendent Sergio Soriano told AFP after inspecting the gutted factory in Manila's Valenzuela industrial district….

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May 13, 2015


Official result of cantonment board elections

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will announce official results of local government elections of Cantonment Board on Tuesday, 28 April, Samaa reported. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 68 seats when election was held in 199 wards of country’s all 42 Cantonment Boards yesterday, according to unofficial results. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) remained runner up with…

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April 26, 2015


President leaves for Turkey on 4-day visit today

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain will leave for Turkey on a four-day official visit today (Wednesday). President Mamnoon Hussain is visiting Turkey on the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend the ceremony of centenary commemoration of Canakkale Battles in Turkey, said a press release. During the visit, President Mamnoon Hussain will hold meeting…

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April 22, 2015


Yemen rebels seize Aden presidential palace: security official

ADEN: Yemeni rebels stormed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's palace in his former southern stronghold Aden Thursday, dealing a symbolic blow to the self-exiled leader despite a week of Saudi-led air strikes. As the war-torn country descended deeper into chaos, Al-Qaeda militants freed hundreds of inmates in a jailbreak. The advance by Iran-backed rebels deep into…

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April 2, 2015


61 dead in 3 days of clashes in Yemen's Aden: health official

ADEN: At least 61 people have been killed in three days of fighting between rebels and loyalist militia in Yemen's main southern city Aden, a senior health official said Saturday. “There are at least 61 people dead and 203 wounded,” Aden health department director Al-Kheder Lassouar told AFP, raising an earlier toll of 54 killed….

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March 28, 2015


Suicide attack in Kabul kills at least seven: official

KABUL: A suicide attacker killed at least seven people after detonating a car bomb near a district police headquarters in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, officials said. The powerful blast came in Muradkhani district, close to the presidential palace, the defence ministry and the ministry of finance. The attack breaks the…

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March 25, 2015


'Low risk' bird flu outbreak at Dutch farm: official

THE HAGUE: Dutch authorities have identified an outbreak of avian flu in chickens at a farm in the centre of the country that is likely a “low risk” strain, officials said Thursday. “Bird flu has been identified at an egg farm in Barneveld with around 30,000 chickens,” the economics ministry said in a statement. “It…

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March 12, 2015

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