Sports

Indian race-car driver, wife killed in car crash: police

CHENNAI (AFP) - An Indian race-car driver and his wife were killed early Saturday after their BMW crashed into a tree and burst into flames in southern India, police said. Driver Ashwin Sundar and his wife Nivedhitha were on their way home when their car swerved out of control and rammed into the tree in Tamil Nadu state’s capital Chennai. "The vehicle got stuck between the tree and the compound wall on the road (and then) the car caught fire," S. Yuvraj, a local investigative police officer, told AFP. Yuvraj said the couple were trapped in the blazing vehicle after…
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Sports

Football: Stage set for ‘classic’ as Real draw Bayern

NYON (AFP) - Holders Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich and a reunion with "master" Carlo Ancelotti after Zinedine Zidane got his wish and avoided Leicester City in Friday s Champions League quarter-final draw. Leicester will play Atletico Madrid -- "a massive challenge," said Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare -- and the Italian and Spanish champions clash with Juventus drawing the miracle men of Barcelona. The final tie in Europe s premier club competition pits Manchester City s slayers Monaco against Borussia Dortmund. Zidane, Ancelotti s assistant when Madrid won their 10th European Cup in 2014, said: "It will be master against pupil for sure.…
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International

Trump administration appeals block of revised travel ban

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Trump administration on Friday appealed a Maryland court s block of its revised travel ban, aiming to reinstate the temporary halt to immigrants and visitor arrivals from six majority Muslim countries. The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal with the district court in Greenbelt, Maryland, two days after that court and one in Hawaii dealt a new blow to the White House s travel ban, both ruling that it discriminated against Muslims.
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International

King Salman ends Asia tour, returns to Saudi Arabia: agency

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who was on an official tour in Asia, has left China to head back to his kingdom, the state news agency SPA reported on Friday. Saudi Arabia’s octogenarian monarch, who has overseen the launch of an ambitious economic reform plan since his accession two years ago, was on a month-long tour of Asia that took him to Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and China. The visits to countries that are some of world’s biggest importers of Saudi oil aim to promote investment opportunities in the kingdom, including the sale of a stake in national oil company…
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International

Man shot dead at Paris Orly airport after taking soldier’s gun: official

from a soldier, the interior ministry said. Witnesses said the airport was evacuated following the shooting at around 8:30am (0730GMT). The man fled into a shop at the airport before he was shot dead, an interior ministry spokesman told AFP. He said there were no people were wounded in the incident
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International

Iraq forces seize ground in Mosul Old City

MOSUL (AFP) - Iraqi forces said Friday they had seized ground inside Mosul s Old City, a district expected to see some of the fiercest clashes in the battle for the jihadist stronghold. An operation began on February 19 to retake Mosul s west, the last major Islamic State group urban bastion in the country, which includes the Old City.
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Pakistan

Four killed, eight injured in road accident near Chiniot

At least four people were killed and eight seriously injured when a passanger van collided with a car on Faisalabad road,reported Dunya News. It has been reported that passenger van immediately caught fire after the collision. As a result of accident, four persons including a woman died at the spot while seven people including children also sustain burn injuries. The rescue workers immediately reached to the scene and rushed the casualties to the nearby hospital. Three of the dead bodies were unrecognizable owing to the severe burns they sustain. The relatives also reached to the hospital after the accident as…
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Pakistan

Multan: Business community protests against lawlessness

A protest demonstration was held on kachari road Multan by the business community as they were protesting against the state of lawlessness prevailing in the city. According to Dunya News, a large number of folks from the business community were present during demonstration and chanted slogans against police. The protestors were holding placards on which they had printed slogans against the police. The demonstrators revealed that there had been a significant increase in daylight robberies within the city and police is a mere spectator in these situations. "Even the businessmen have been killed while resisting robberies," revealed the businessmen. The…
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Pakistan

NADRA demands Rs 10 per SMS for census data verification

It was reported on Saturday that National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) demanded Rs 10 per SMS for verification of data collected through nationwide census 2017. The authority’s database contains about 130 million people. Considering the large number, it has demanded a hefty sum of money for data verification.
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Pakistan

Sattar should be believed about separation with London: Khurshid Shah

– Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah has on Saturday said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Dr Farooq Sattar should be believed when he says that the party has parted ways with London, reported Dunya News. Talking to media, Khurshid Shah said that Farooq Sattar’s arrest was a wrong decision. “He should be believed when Farooq Sattar says that his party has parted ways with London”, he said. Responding to a question, Shah said that if the Election Commission’s decision is challenged, Chief Justice must decide within three days. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said that…
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