Wednesday, 18 September 2019

AP

New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

WELLINGTON: Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership. A bill introduced to Parliament on Friday would create a register to track all the guns in the country and require gun owners to renew their gun ...

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Sarfaraz retained as captain; Babar appointed vice-captain

LAHORE: Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as Pakistan captain while Babar Azam has been named as vice-captain for three ODI and three T20I home series against Sri Lanka, which will be held from September 27 to October 9. In April 2016, Sarfaraz was appointed Pakistan captain for the T20Is before ...

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StarKist to pay $100M fine in tuna price-fixing case

SAN FRANCISCO: A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving three companies. The Pittsburgh-based company had asked U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen to reduce the fine to $50 million, arguing a $100 million penalty ...

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Apple unveils a cheaper iPhone and pricing for streaming TV

CUPERTINO: Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company’s efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product. The company’s new models are so similar to last year’s lineup they may be ...

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Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to 11

RIO DE JANEIRO: A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and leaving at least 11 people dead, Brazilian officials said Friday. Four firefighters were hospitalized after battling the overnight blaze at Badim Hospital and ...

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US government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON: The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement could remake the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, which has been driven ...

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Pakistan can provide US military bases: Joe Biden

WASHINGTON: Presidential candidate Joe Biden went on the offensive in the third Democratic debate of the 2020 White House race, taking on the Afghanistan issue and saying that a future United States strategy in the war-torn country could depend on bases in Pakistan. “We can prevent the United States from ...

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Stampede at Karbala shrine leaves 31 dead, 100 injured

KARBALA: The Iraqi Health Ministry said Tuesday that at least 31 people have been killed, while 100 have been injured in a stampede in the Iraqi city of Karbala. Ashura was banned during the rule of Saddam Hussein; today, however, it’s a national holiday, with streets across the country shuttered to ...

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Taylor Swift is unreal: Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez thinks Taylor Swift is ‘’unreal’’. The ‘Heart Wants What It Wants’ hitmaker has praised her best friend on the release on her new album, ‘Lover’. Sharing a picture of the album cover, she wrote on Instagram: ‘’You’re just … unreal dude taylorswift’’. Selena and Taylor’s friendship is ‘’so ...

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Thunderbolt Jet accidentally launches rocket outside Tucson

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Air Force is investigating after a jet accidentally launched a rocket in Arizona during a routine training exercise, military officials said. An A-10C Thunderbolt II mistakenly released one M-156 rocket around 10:40 a.m., Davis-Monthan Air Force Base officials said in a news release. The Air Force said ...

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