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Pakistan Consulate in Birmingham holds classic bodybuilding contest

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ISLAMABAD (APP): Consulate of Pakistan, Birmingham has organized a bodybuilding contest titled “Azadi Celebration Classic 2017” at Birmingham’s most historic and iconic building, the Town Hall on Sunday in connection with 70th year of Pakistan’s independence celebrations- one of the many events planned for 2017. According to a message received …

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Tennis: Sock topples Haas to reach Houston quarters


HOUSTON (AFP) – Top seed and former winner Jack Sock defeated Germany’s Tommy Haas 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the US Clay Court Championships on Thursday. Sock will next face sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain, who beat Chung Hyeon of South Korea in three sets 6-4, 2-6, …

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Football: Board debate no bother to Wenger


LONDON (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had insisted any discussions the Gunners board may be having about his future will not distract him from his job, with the debate about his position showing no sign of stopping. Wengers contract is up at the end of the season and there …

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Kashmiris completely boycott sham re-polling in IOK


SRINAGAR- In occupied Kashmir, the re-polling at thirty eight polling stations in Srinagar constituency was marked by a total boycott, curfew, restrictions and complete shutdown. No vote was cast at many polling stations including Bagh-e-Mehtab in Srinagar and Repora, Chrar-e-Shareef, Khansahib and Galwanpora in Badgam district. Officials confirmed that 519 …

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US strike in Afghanistan: What is the ‘Mother of All Bombs’?


KABUL, April(AFP) – The United States has dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, otherwise known as the ‘Mother of All Bombs’, on an Islamic State stronghold in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. It is the first time the bomb, developed in the early days of the Iraq war, …

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Huge US bomb kills dozens of Daesh militants: Afghan officials


JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AFP) – The US military’s largest non-nuclear bomb killed dozens of Daesh militants as it smashed their mountain hideouts, Afghan officials said Friday, ruling out any civilian casualties despite the weapon’s destructive power. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb — dubbed the “Mother Of All Bombs” and unleashed …

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Buses evacuate hundreds from four besieged Syria towns


RASHIDIN, Syria (AFP) – Hundreds of civilians and fighters who have been under crippling siege for more than two years left four Syrian towns in fleets of buses Friday under a delayed evacuation deal. There has been a string of such agreements through Syria’s six-year civil war. They have been touted …

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Shocking video shows Kashmiri man tied in front of Indian army’s jeep


SRINAGAR- In a brutal and inhumane move, Indian army used a man in occupied Kashmir as human shield to prevent stone hurling at them. Expressing shock at the incient, the former chief minister of the state Omar Abdullah posted images on twitter showing a man tied to the front of …

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Opposition leader accuses govt of ‘authoritarian style’


ISLAMABAD  Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Friday accused the government of  authoritarian style  as he professed that someone like Raza Rabbani cannot carry on in the prevailing environment. He expressed that not only is the government style authoritarian but it is also adopting the …

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Temperature to remain high in most areas of Sindh: Met Office


KARACHI – Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Friday that a high temperature would remain in most areas of Sindh. However, the provincial capital Karachi witnessed a moderate weather. 43 to 45 degree Celsius Temperature was recorded in Hyderabad. Also, the downtown areas of Sindh had similar recordings of weather. The …

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