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Karachi violence takes two more lives

Staff ReportKARACHI: At least two persons were killed in the city violence on Sunday, SAMAA reports.According to police, a man was shot dead in Mianwali Colony, Lyari. His body was shifted to Civil Hospital for legal formalities.A tortured dead body of an unidentified man was found from Mewa Shah Graveyard, Pak Colony this morning. SAMAA

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February 16, 2014


Asian films win big as Chinese thriller takes top Berlin prize

BERLIN: Asian films were big winners at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, led by gritty Chinese thriller “Bai Ri Yan Huo” (Black Coal, Thin Ice) about an overweight detective pursuing a serial killer which took the top Golden Bear prize.Liao Fan, who said he put on 20 kg (44 lb) and drank more…

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February 16, 2014


Karachi firing spree takes three lives

Web DeskKARACHI: At least three poeple were killed in separate firing incidents in the city on Saturday, SAMAA reports.According to reports, two men were gunned down in a firing incident at Nagori Bus Stop, Super Highway.Two dacoits were killed while as many injured in Korangi, PNT Colony.Earlier, a man was shot dear near Manghopir Northern…

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February 15, 2014


Cricket: Warner takes over as SA's chief tormentor

PRETORIA: Australia's David Warner took over from Mitchell Johnson as South Africa's tormentor-in-chief as he blitzed a quickfire 93 not out to extend his team's significant lead on the third day of the first test on Friday.Australia were in a commanding position at 147 for one wicket at tea after Warner and debutant Alex Doolan…

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February 14, 2014


Deadly ice and snow storm takes aim at US South

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina: A major winter storm that has caused at least six deaths unfurled across much of the U.S. South on Tuesday, and forecasters warned that ice could cripple road travel and bring widespread power outages in coming days.The storm's combination of rain, sleet, heavy snow and thick ice across the South is of…

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February 12, 2014


PM takes notice of police ‘torture’ on MQM worker

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday took notice of alleged police torture on MQM worker, SAMAA reported.The PM took notice minutes after Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Haider Abbas Rizvi’s press conference in which he held police for extra-judicial killings and blamed the law-enforcers of collecting Rs 220 million extortion on daily basis in…

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February 11, 2014


CJ takes suo motu notice of Muzaffargarh incident

Web DeskISLAMABAD: Chief Justice (CJ) Tasadduq Hussain Jillani took a suo motu notice of the Muzaffargarh incident in which a woman was sexually assaulted on the orders of a village panchayat (jury), SAMAA reports on Saturday.The CJ also summoned a report from IG Punjab on February 4.According to reports, a 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped…

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February 1, 2014


Obama takes tough line against Congress to safeguard talks with Tehran

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama took his hard line against new sanctions over Iran's nuclear program directly to U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday by pledging in his annual State of the Union address to veto any legislation that threatens talks with Tehran.Obama said an interim agreement seeking to curb Iran's nuclear program was already taking effect, and…

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January 29, 2014


Li takes the extra step to win Australian Open

MELBOURNE: China's Li Na banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday to win her second major title and give the grand slam of the Asia-Pacific its first Asian singles champion.The 31-year-old needed a tiebreak to clinch an error-strewn first set but romped away with the second for…

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January 25, 2014


Jakarta takes aim at cheap, green car drive

JAKARTA: Indonesia's president wants to revive a flagging economy by selling cheap, fuel-efficient cars to an emerging, aspirational middle-class. The governor of Jakarta, the capital, says this will further choke his city's gridlocked streets, and strangle growth.Caught in the middle of this tug-of-war between arguably the country's two most powerful politicians are local and Japanese…

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December 11, 2013


Johnson takes magnificent seven to scar England

ADELAIDE: Wrecking ball Mitchell Johnson laid further scars on England's battered psyche with a stunning seven-wicket haul that skittled the tourists for 172 and put Australia in complete control of the second Ashes test after the third day on Saturday.The red-hot Queenslander unleashed a withering spell of pace bowling at Adelaide Oval to take three…

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December 7, 2013


Teargas flies in Cairo as constitution takes shape

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces fired teargas in Cairo's Tahrir Square to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday, as a new constitution that reinforces the military's political power edged closer to approval.The draft constitution reflects how the balance of power has shifted in Egypt since secular-minded generals deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July after mass protests…

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December 1, 2013


PST takes out rallies against Munawar Hasan

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) on Tuesday took out rallies in different cities against Jamaat-e-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan for his controversial remarks about the martyrdom of Pakistani troops in war against terrorism. According to reports, PST supporters staged rallies in Multan, Gujranwala and Hyderabad and called for apology from Munawar Hasan. In Multan,…

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November 12, 2013


Russian rocket takes Olympic torch to space

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan: Russia sent the Olympic torch into space with a three-man crew that blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday, three months before the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.The torch, unlit for safety reasons, was part of the payload of a Soyuz spacecraft that lifted off from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility…

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November 7, 2013


Rapper Eminen takes home Artist of Year YouTube Music Award

NEW YORK: The first-ever YouTube Music Awards on Sunday, improvised with plenty of celebrity cameos thrown into the mix, saw awards going to rapper Eminem and hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.The show made a clear bid for the quirky, a benefit of being streamed by YouTube rather than broadcast on television.If the music itself…

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November 4, 2013


Donald takes leave of absence from South Africa's tour of UAE

DUBAI: Bowling coach Allan Donald has had to abandon South Africa's tour of the United Arab Emirates to return home for personal reasons, officials said on Sunday.Donald has been given an extended leave of absence and has been replaced by former national bowling coach and current head of Cricket South Africa's high-performance programme, Vincent Barnes.”Vincent…

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October 20, 2013


Bangladesh's Gazi takes hat-trick after scoring century

CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh all-rounder Sohag Gazi became the first cricketer to score a century and record a hat-trick in the same test on Sunday but could not prevent the first test against New Zealand ending in a draw in Chittagong.Gazi followed a maiden test century on Saturday by taking six for 77 in New Zealand's second…

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October 13, 2013


Acting CEC takes notice of alleged rigging in NA-256, NA-258

Staff ReportKARACHI: Acting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jailani on Wednesday took note of alleged rigging on two constituencies in Karachi. The acting CEC ordered a probe into revelation that magnetic ink was not used in NA-256 and NA-258. In its order, he asked for explanation from the Sindh Election Commission as to…

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October 9, 2013


Punjab CM takes notice of Gujranwala sisters’ murder

Web DeskLAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the killing of two female students and ordered immediate arrest of the killers, SAMAA reports on Friday.The CM also directed to make special teams for arresting the killers.Yesterday, dead bodies of two female students were found near a canal in Noshehra Warkan area…

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September 27, 2013


Iran takes charm offensive to U.N., agrees to nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS: Iran's new government took its diplomatic charm offensive to the United Nations on Monday and agreed to new talks on its nuclear program with top diplomats from six world powers, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.The meeting bringing the top U.S. diplomat and new Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif around the…

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September 24, 2013


New IG Police takes over in KP after deadly church bombings

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday appointed new Inspector General of Police for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province following yesterday’s deadly church bombings that killed over 80 people including women and children.The federal government has replaced IGP KP Ahsan Ghani. Nasir Durrani has taken charge as new IGP KP. Sources said that the KP Chief…

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September 23, 2013

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