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Formula One: McLaren’s Alonso to miss Monaco for Indy 500


LONDON (AFP) – McLaren’s former two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will miss next month’s Formula One Monaco Grand Prix to race for them in the Indianapolis 500, the British-based team said Wednesday. The two showpiece races take place on May 28 and McLaren — whose fortunes have plummeted in F1 …

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Tennis: Czechs call up reserve Fed Cup team against US


PRAGUE (AFP) – Defending champions the Czech Republic on Wednesday named a reserve team to compete in the Fed Cup semi-finals against the United States after their top stars decided to skip the tie. Czech captain Petr Pala called up world number 38 Katerina Siniakova, 58th-ranked Kristyna Pliskova, Denisa Allertova …

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National weightlifting championship to start from today


LAHORE (APP): The 62nd edition of the National Weightlifting Championship will be held here from Wednesday at Railways Stadium under the auspices of Pakistan Railways Sports Board. “Country’s top lifters will exhibit their prowess and lifting abilities during the two-day premier activity,” said Sports Officer, Pakistan Railways Sports Board, Rashid …

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Alexandria church suicide bomber identified: Egypt


CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt s interior ministry said on Wednesday it had identified the suicide bomber behind a deadly attack at the weekend outside a church in the coastal city of Alexandria. The ministry also said it was “pursuing its efforts” to identify another attacker who targeted another church in …

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Malala Yousafzai has become an honorary Canadian citizen


OTTAWA (AFP) – Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday, as she called on the country to be bold in advocating for girls’ education. Wearing a bright orange scarf to cover her head in accordance with Muslim tradition, the Pakistani activist …

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Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria gas attack probe


UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – Russia on Wednesday vetoed a UN resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation of a suspected chemical attack, blocking Security Council action against its ally for an eighth time. Britain, France and the United States had put forward the measure in response …

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United States’ first female Muslim judge found dead in Hudson River


NEW YORK (Reuters) – A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, police said. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court, was found floating off Manhattan’s west side …

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US, Russia ready for ‘uncompromising’ fight against terrorism: Lavrov


MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday Moscow and Washington were committed to fighting terrorism after talks with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson. “We confirmed our common intention of leading an uncompromising fight against international terrorism,” Lavrov said at news conference following the talks. “Despite the quantity …

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Will restrict gas supply to all if the province did not receive any: Sindh CM


– Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah has threatened the federal government and Sui Southern of halting their gas supply if the province fails to receive their adequate share of gas. While giving a three-day deadline to the federation, Sindh CM asserted in the assembly that the province is …

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Kulbhushan Jadhav confessed of spreading terrorism in Pakistan: FO

– Pakistan says Kulbushan Jhadav episode is an irrefutable proof of Indian state’s involvement in terrorism, subversion and terror financing. At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said RAW agent Kulbushan was arrested red-handed, he identified himself and made repeated confessions about his involvement in …

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