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British tabloid claims Shahbaz embezzled UK aid

Islamabad: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday denied reports by British tabloid ‘’Daily Mail’’ that its leader Shahbaz Sharif embezzled millions given to Pakistan by the UK in aid. According to the Pakistani media, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb slammed report that accused Shahbaz Sharif of “embezzling tens of millions of pounds of public money and laundering it in Britain”. …

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51 injured as quake rocks southern Philippines

AFP Manila Fifty-one people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings damaged on Saturday when an earthquake sent terrified residents of the southern Philippines fleeing their homes before dawn, police said. The 5.8-magnitude shallow quake struck the northeast coast of Mindanao island at 4.42 am (2042 GMT Friday), with the Philippine seismology office recording seven less intense aftershocks. …

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Theresa May speaks of Brexit frustration

PTI London Theresa May has spoken of her frustration over not being able to see Brexit through and underestimating how “entrenched” the country’s MPs had become on the issue of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) in her final television interview as British Prime Minister. May, who is currently serving as caretaker Prime Minister during the course of a …

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4 Indian crew of Iran oil tanker freed on bail without charge

PTI London Four Indian nationals arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into an Iranian oil supertanker seized off the Spanish coast last week have been freed on bail without charge, the Royal Gibraltar Police said on Saturday. The local force for Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, said the investigation was going on and the oil tanker Grace 1 remains …

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New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money

AP Wellington Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Police said they paid more than 430,000 New Zealand dollars (USD 288,000) to 169 gun owners during the event. The money was …

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26 killed in deadly Somalia hotel siege

AFP Mogadishu At least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said Saturday. A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the Medina hotel in the port town of Kismayo on Friday before …

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Russian S-400 missile system starts: Turkey

Ankara: The first shipment of Russian S-400 missile defence system hardware to Turkey started on Friday, the country’s Defence ministry has announced. “First batch of equipment of S-400 missile defence system, which is procured to meet Turkey’’s air and missile defence need, has started to arrive at Murted Air Base in Ankara,” the state-run Anadolu News agency quoted the Ministry …

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Israeli researchers develop remote commands vest for rescue dogs

Jerusalem: Israeli researchers have developed an innovative dog vest that can receive vibrate orders for search, rescue and service dogs, the southern Ben Gurion University (BGU) reported on Thursday. The researchers were able to train dogs to respond to vibration commands when they wore the new vest. The vest is based on haptic technology, simulating touch and motion senses – …

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Birds suspected to be poisoned fell out of sky in Australia

Adelaide: Dozens of corellas were believed to have been poisoned after animal Australian rescuers found more than 60 of the birds “falling out of the sky” near an Adelaide primary school, the media reported on Friday. The birds were found dead or dying near One Tree Hill Primary School on Wednesday, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. Both long-billed corellas – …

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Pak law ministry approached to remove video controversy judge

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday requested Pakistan’’s Law Ministry to remove Accountability Judge Arshad Malik from his post over a video controversy. The acting IHC Chief Justice Amir Farooq directed the registrar office to write a letter to the Ministry regarding relieving Judge Malik of his post and repatriating him to the parent department, the Lahore High …

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