Thursday, 21 June 2018

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Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

SRINAGAR/LONDON: A leading newspaper journalist and editor in Indian-administered Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar. Bukhari, a frequent contributor to the BBC News website, was attacked in his car near the office of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, which he edited. He was taken to ...

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US F-15 fighter jet crashes into sea off Okinawa

TOKYO: Japan´s Kyodo news agency and public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday that a US F-15 fighter jet crashed into the sea off Okinawa in southern Japan. The safety of the pilot, who ejected from the jet, was unclear. The jet was from the Kadena airbase in Okinawa, Kyodo reported, ...

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Spate of deadly attacks hit Afghanistan amid Eid ceasefire

KABUL: Afghanistan has seen a spate of deadly attacks, including an attempt to storm the education department in the eastern city of Jalalabad in which at least 10 civilians have been wounded. Three attackers were shot dead by security forces as they tried to enter the building, Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for ...

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Afghan president announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban

KABUL: Afghanistan announced on Thursday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for the Eid holiday, though operations against other groups including the militant group Islamic State (IS), will continue. The ceasefire will last “from the 27th of Ramazan until the fifth day of Eidul Fitr,” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tweeted ...

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Pakistan approves bill to merge tribal regions with country

FATA: The assembly of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province approved a bill Sunday to merge the tribal regions along the Afghan border with its territory, paving the way to granting equal rights to about 5 million people in the restive area. The milestone step comes after both houses of parliament had ...

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Two injured in attack at Indianapolis school

INDIANAPOLIS: Authorities have detained someone in what they described as an “active shooter” situation at a suburban Indianapolis middle school. The Noblesville Fire Department tweeted Friday morning that it was on an “active shooter” scene at Noblesville West Middle School and that a suspect was in custody. It didn’t say ...

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Nawaz denies ownership of London properties

ISLAMABAD: Answering 55 questions of the total 128 queries handed over to him by the trial court in the Avenfield properties reference, Nawaz Sharif denied the ownership of London properties and also detached himself from the Gulf Steal Mills affairs. At the same time, the ousted premier expressed his serious ...

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Prince Harry, Meghan Tie The Knot In Dream Wedding

LONDON: Their glittering union brings a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the monarchy, reflected in a ceremony that combined modernity and the ancient rituals of a royal house that traces its line back to 1066. Markle entered the chapel unescorted, dressed in a flowing white wedding gown created by ...

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US hopes Pakistan will partner in safeguarding region

WASHINTON: The United States (US) on Friday expressed hope that Pakistan will be a partner in safeguarding the region and would “do more” to uphold regional peace in South Asia. The statement was passed by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Dana White during the regular briefing held at ...

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