Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Agencies

Asia Bibi’s lawyer confirms she has arrived in Canada

TORONTO: Asia Bibi, who was acquitted last year by the Supreme Court (SC) in a blasphemy case, left Pakistan and has reached Canada. According to local media reports, Foreign Office sources confirmed Bibi has left Pakistan. Her lawyer, Saiful Malook has also confirmed that Bibi left Pakistan and has reached ...

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Rain washes out opening England-Pakistan 1st ODI

LONDON: Jofra Archer continued his bid to earn a place in England’s World Cup squad with a hostile opening spell against Pakistan before rain meant there was no result in Wednesday’s first one-day international at The Oval. Archer conceded just six runs in four overs in a wicket-taking spell after ...

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Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran announced it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, marking a serious escalation in Tehran’s faceoff with the United States. President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech that Iran would reduce its “commitments” to the deal, but would not fully withdraw, amid heightened pressure from the ...

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One student killed, several wounded in Colorado school shooting

DENVER: A teenaged student was fatally shot and multiple others were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country’s modern history. “It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that ...

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Eight dead in blast outside Lahore’s Data Darbar

LAHORE: At least eight people died and as many as 24 others were injured when an explosion occurred near a police vehicle in Lahore’s Data Darbar on Wednesday morning. The police’s elite force was made the target of the blast, local media reported. The explosion took place close to police ...

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Australian PM egged on campaign trail

SYDNEY: Australia’s election became a little more raucous on Tuesday when a protestor tried – but failed – to crack an egg on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s head. The attacker’s egg, thrown from close range, appeared to bounce off the politician at a Country Women’s Association event in New South ...

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Five Indian sailors abducted in Nigeria

NEW DELHI: Five Indian sailors have been abducted by pirates in Nigeria, informed India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet today. In her tweet, Swaraj said that she had asked the Indian ambassador in Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, to “take up” the matter with the Nigerian government to ensure ...

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Reports claim passenger jet was struck by lightning

MOSCOW: Russian authorities have said the deadly fire onboard an Aeroflot passenger jet was probably caused by pilot error, a technical malfunction or “adverse weather conditions”, apparently referring to reports that lightning struck the plane after takeoff. Emergency workers said on Monday they had removed 41 bodies from the scorched ...

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41 dead in Russian plane after crash-lands in Moscow

MOSCOW: Forty-one people including at least two children have died after a Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing and erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke at Moscow s busiest airport on Sunday, investigators said. Dramatic footage that went viral on social media showed Aeroflot s ...

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Imran Khan ready for ‘any co-op’ on Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan reiterated his vision for finding a peaceful solution in Afghanistan, fully owned and led by the Afghans themselves. Talking to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani who made a telephone call to him yesterday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the spirit of brotherhood defined ...

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