Wednesday, 26 January 2022

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Pakistan hopes IMF will approve $6b bailout package

Pedestrians walk past the International Monetary Fund headquarters' complex in Washington Sunday, May 2, 2010. A senior International Monetary Fund official says the IMF's executive board is meeting in Washington to consider how much aid to grant Athens under a massive rescue loan package.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan believes that International Monetary Fund (IMF) would approve bailout package worth of $6 billion in its executive board meeting on July 3, 2019 as Islamabad has taken all advance actions agreed with the Fund. Pakistan had agreed with the IMF for taking tough economic decisions before the Fund ...

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Malaysia detains 4 Indians, seizes drugs, 5255 turtles

SEPANG: Malaysia authorities have arrested four Indians and seized more than 14 kilograms of drugs and over 5,000 turtles from their luggage at the Kuala Lumpur airport. Senior customs official Zulkurnain Mohamed Yusof said Wednesday that agents found a total 5,255 red-ear slider baby turtles kept in small baskets from ...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand, keeps hopes alive

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan kept their hopes of a World Cup semi-final place alive as they moved to within a point of England with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand. Babar Azam’s century saw Pakistan home in front of a partisan crowd at Edgbaston after Shaheen Shah Afridi had ripped through New ...

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China stops meat imports from Canada amid strained bilateral ties

BEIJING: China has stopped importing meat from Canada, the National Post, a Canadian newspaper, cited an unnamed spokesman for the Chinese embassy as saying. The spokesman explained that the decision comes after the feed additive “ractopamine”, which is permitted in Canada but banned in China, was found in Canadian pork shipments. He added ...

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Bill Cosby appeals sexual assault conviction

NEW YORK: Comedian Bill Cosby, who is serving a three and a half year jail sentence, on Tuesday appealed a Pennsylvania court´s verdict that found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago. “This filing is an important step in ensuring that Mr Cosby receives a ...

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Scores feared dead in Nigeria pipeline explosion

LAGOS: Scores are feared dead following an oil pipeline explosion in southeastern Nigeria, officials, with some putting the toll at more than 70. At least eight people died on Saturday in Kom Kom Town in the oil-producing Rivers State, according to an assessment Sunday by the police and a local ...

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Pakistan’s bounce back against South Africa

LONDON: A combined batting performance studded by Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89 was backed up by the bowlers as Pakistan kept their hopes of progression at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 alive with a 49-run win against South Africa. Chasing Pakistan’s 308/7, South Africa came undone against Mohammad Amir ...

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Black caps beat Windies by five runs despite Brathwaite fireworks

MANCHESTER: New Zealand boosted their bid to reach the World Cup semi-finals as Kane Williamson’s 148 set up a dramatic five-run win over the West Indies on Saturday. Williamson’s imperious 154-ball innings laid the foundations for New Zealand’s 291-8 at Old Trafford. In a thrilling run-chase, West Indies all-rounder Carlos ...

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UK Business Interested In Increasing Presence In Russian Market: Putin

LONDON: UK business is interested in expanding its presence in the Russian market, Russian President Vladimir Putin said expressing hope that there would be relevant reaction from the UK authorities. “UK business wants to work and expand its presence in the Russian market. I hope that the political leadership of ...

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Dominant England seek to continue upward march

LEEDS: Sri Lanka are hanging in around the middle of the table as of now, but won’t be there for long unless they rack up some wins, starting with the match against England on Friday. This is the ultimate David v Goliath face-off at this ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. ...

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