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Pak minister urges religious leaders, society to take ownership of ‘fight of ideologies’

Pak minister urges religious leaders, society to take ownership of ‘fight of ideologies’

Lahore: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday stressed that recent protests had “nothing to do with religion, but were about politics”, and urged religious leaders and members of society to take ownership of a fight against ‘extremist ideologies’. During a press briefing in Lahore regarding the upcoming ‘Rehmatul-il-Alameen Conferences’ being held nationwide this month, the […]

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Nepal hit by moderate earthquake

Nepal hit by moderate earthquake

Kathmandu, Nov 11:  An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale was felt in Darchula in far-west Nepal, and the surrounding districts on Sunday afternoon, creating panic among the residents. The epicenter of the earthquake was Khela in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that occurred at 12.52 pm, the Seismological Department of Nepal said. Khela […]

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Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

Nairobi, Nov 11:  Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday’s bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured. Capt Mohamed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer, said many of the injured suffered horrific wounds, raising fears that death toll could rise further.    The figure […]

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Miller, du Plessis hit tons as South Africa seal series

Miller, du Plessis hit tons as South Africa seal series

Sydney : David Miller and Faf du Plessis scored sparkling centuries in a partnership of 252 runs as South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in a one-day international in Hobart on Sunday to win the three-match series 2-1. The Proteas skipper contributed 125 to South Africa’s 320 for five but it was Miller’s 139 […]

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Czechs look to clinch sixth Fed Cup title in eight years

Czechs look to clinch sixth Fed Cup title in eight years

Prague: Katerina Siniakova will look to clinch the Czech Republic’s sixth Fed Cup title in eight years on Sunday as the world doubles number one takes on American Sofia Kenin in the first of the reverse singles rubbers. The Czechs swept the opening-day singles matches on Saturday to go 2-0 up against the United States, […]

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Shahbaz Sharif’s physical remand extended for 14 days

Shahbaz Sharif’s physical remand extended for 14 days

Lahore: An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday extended the physical remand of Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif until November 24. Sharif was produced before court today for a hearing of the Ashiana-i-Iqbal scandal following the expiration of his transit remand. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested the court to extend by 15 […]

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All 120 Pakistani Zaireen stranded at Baghdad airport return safely: FO

All 120 Pakistani Zaireen stranded at Baghdad airport return safely: FO

Islamabad: Pakistani Zaireen, who were stranded at the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq for the last two days — some even longer — have returned to Pakistan safely, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal shared on Twitter on Saturday. Welcoming the Zaireen back, Dr Faisal said that an inquiry was being initiated against the […]

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Ali stars with the ball as England beat Sri Lanka

Ali stars with the ball as England beat Sri Lanka

Galle: Spinners Moeen Ali and Jack Leach combined to destroy Sri Lanka and bowl England to a comprehensive 211-run victory inside four days in the first test on Friday. With no realistic chance of winning after conceding a 139-run first innings lead to England, Sri Lanka tried in vain to force Rangana Herath’s farewell test […]

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Report: Tibetan dies of self-immolation in protest of China

Report: Tibetan dies of self-immolation in protest of China

Beijing, Nov 9 :  A Tibetan man set himself on fire and died in a protest earlier this week calling for the return of the region’s exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, a rights monitoring group reported. The Washington, D.C.-based International Campaign for Tibet said 23-year-old Dorbe self-immolated on Sunday in Ngaba county, a traditionally […]

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Sindhu crashes out of China Open

Sindhu crashes out of China Open

Fuzhou (China), Nov 9 Rio Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the China Open badminton tournament, going down in the women’s singles quarter-final here on Friday. The eighth seed He Bingjiao of China defeated World No. 3 Indian player 21-17, 17-21, 21-15 in a marathon 69-minute match. Third seed Sindhu lost the first […]

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