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Football: Italy keeper Buffon ends international career

MILAN: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon confirmed Monday he was ending his international career after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in a play-off by Sweden after a 0-0…

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‘Apocalypse’ now as Italy face FIFA World Cup humiliation

MILAN: Four-time champions Italy face missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958, a potential national humiliation likened to the “apocalypse” by the team’s fanatical supporters. Italy need to overturn a 1-0 play-off first-leg defeat against Sweden at the San Siro on Monday. National coach Gian Piero Ventura insists his team…

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Italy lose to Sweden in FIFA World Cup play-off first leg

STOCKHOLM: Sweden claimed a precious 1-0 first-leg victory over Italy in their World Cup play-off at Stockholm on Friday, leaving the four-time champions in danger of missing the tournament for the first time in 60 years. Substitute Jakob Johansson grabbed the only goal of a scrappy game in the 61st minute with a low strike…

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Iceland president faints, breaks nose in ‘too hot’ bath

REYKJAVIK: Iceland’s President Gudni Johannesson has said he feels fine after he hit his forehead and broke his nose when he fainted and fell while taking a hot bath. “A warm and cosy bath last night turned out to be too hot and cosy,” the 49-year-old academic said in a Facebook post on Thursday. Johannesson,…

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Video: Sufi Festival in London

Families from Canada, United States, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, France and United Kingdom attended a Sufi Festival organized by Sindh’s Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Department in London.

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Ecuador demands Britain grant Assange ‘safe passage’

QUITO: Ecuador urged Britain Friday to “grant safe passage” out of the country to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after Sweden dropped a warrant that drove him to take refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy. “The European Arrest Warrant no longer holds. The UK must now grant safe passage to Mr Julian Assange,” minister Guillaume Long wrote…

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Sweden drops Assange investigation, UK police says he still faces arrest

LONDON: Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they had dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up. Assange, 45, took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition…

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Sweden’s largest Imambargah burnt in alleged arson attack

STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s largest Imambargah was burnt in what police suspect was an arson attack, on Monday.  The Imam Ali Islamic Centre was burnt but fortunately no loss of life occurred in the suspected arson attack. Located at Stockholm’s Jakobsberg area, police claim that the Imambargah was ‘lit from the outside’. The Imambargah had hosted as many as…

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Four killed by truck driven into crowd in Swedish capital

  STOCKHOLM: A truck plowed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing four people and wounding 15 in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

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Swedish police say searching for person of interest in Stockholm attack probe

Swedish police showed a picture of a person they said was of interest in connection with an attack where a truck drove into a crowd in central Stockholm, killing and injuring several people. Mats Lofving, head of Swedish police’s National Operations Department (NOA) said the picture, which appeared to be CCTV footage, was taken close…

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Three killed as truck drives into crowd in Swedish capital: police

Three people were killed when a truck drove into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, police said. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything indicated the crash was a terrorist attack, according to the national news agency TT. Part of central Stockholm was cordoned off…

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Deaths in Stockholm truck attack: Swedish intelligence agency

A truck that drove into a crowd of people outside a busy department store in central Stockholm on Friday was a deliberate attack, Swedish intelligence agency Sapo said, adding that there were deaths. “There are deaths, and many injured,” Sapo spokeswoman Nina Odermalm Schei told AFP.

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Outcry in Sweden as Muslim school segregates boys and girls

A Muslim elementary school in Sweden, which separated boys and girls on a bus and during sports lessons, sparked controversy on Tuesday with the prime minister condemning it as “despicable”.  As part of a documentary, Swedish broadcaster TV4 filmed secret footage of the privately-run Al-Azhar Primary School in a Stockholm suburb where boys are seen…

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Trump badmouths Sweden, Germany, Paris

US President Donald Trump intensified his verbal attacks on Sweden, France and Germany Friday, painting swaths of Europe as a jihadist-infested hellscape. Firing-up victory-drunk conservatives at a rally outside Washington, Trump trashed long-time allies as he sought to justify his own controversial crackdown on immigrants. “Take a look at what’s happening in Sweden. Take a…

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Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment, says it was based on TV report

WASHINGTON: A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen. Trump, who in his first weeks in office has tried to tighten U.S. borders sharply for national security reasons, told a rally on Saturday…

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Trump refers to non-existent Sweden terror incident

WASHINGTON: Bowling Green, Atlanta and now… Sweden? US President Donald Trump was speaking to supporters on Saturday when he apparently referred to the Scandinavian country as the site of a terror incident — the latest example of his administration naming a non-existent attack. He was addressing a campaign-style rally in Florida when he launched into…

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Video: Sweden launch taxi-pod to combat pollution

A company in Gothenburg have launched miniature, battery-powered taxis to help combat heavy traffic and air pollution.

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CJSC discusses defence cooperation with Swedish envoy

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Sweden Ingrid Johansson, on Thursday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters related to defence cooperation were discussed during the meeting.

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Facebook apologises for removing ‘offensive’ breast cancer awareness video

Facebook issued an apology after it removed a Swedish breast cancer awareness video, saying it contained ‘offensive images’. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and charities have been promoting ways women can recognize symptoms to help stop the disease in its tracks. Cancerfonden, the Swedish Cancer Society, created an animation to show women how to detect suspicious…

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Turkey summons Swedish envoy over age of consent tweet: minister

ANKARA: Turkey has summoned Sweden’s ambassador to the foreign ministry after Stockholm accused Ankara over a court ruling which it claimed legalised sex with underage children, the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday. “It is a scandal for a foreign minister to post such a tweet based on false news or speculation,” Foreign Minister Mevlut…

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Global experts share experiences of financial inclusion

ISLAMABAD: State Bank of Pakistan Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra and the Ambassador of Sweden, Ms Ingrid Johansson co-hosted a one day workshop on the topic of “Financial and Social Inclusion through Mobile Money and M-Commerce” in Islamabad. International experts from Sweden shared their experiences for digitizing the payment landscape in Sweden, Peru and Rwanda for…

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