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Syria evacuations resume after deadly bombing


RASHIDIN, Syria (AFP) – The evacuation of four besieged Syrian towns resumed Wednesday, with tight security in place for those leaving government-held areas after a weekend bombing against evacuees killed dozens including nearly 70 children. A large convoy of buses set out from the government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya …

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Four dead in Greek army helicopter crash


ATHENS (AFP) – Four Greek army officers were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in a hilly area in the centre of the country, military authorities said. A female sergeant major on board the military aircraft was injured but is expected to recover. The dead include a major general, …

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Asylum applications in Mexico surge after Trump election win


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The number of people applying for asylum in Mexico has soared by more than 150 percent since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, according to Mexican data, as more Central American migrants seek to stay rather than take their chances in the United States. Between November …

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No one can defeat Kashmiri leadership, says Ghulam Nabi Faiz


Prominent Kashmiri leader Ghulam Nabi Faiz has said that Kashmiri leadership has now become united and no one can defeat them. While talking to Dunya News correspondent Moviz Asad Siddiqui in New York, he asserted that the anthem of Kashmiris is not ‘Vande Matram’ but ‘freedom’. “India has martyred more …

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Bus crash kills 44 in northern India: official


NEW DELHI (AFP) – A bus has swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep ravine in a Himalayan region of northern India, killing at least 44 people, an official said Wednesday. The bus with 56 passengers on board plunged into a river in northern Himachal Pradesh state …

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Panama case decision can either strengthen or weaken the country: Khursheed Shah


– Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah has on Wednesday said that decision of Panama case can either strengthen or weaken Pakistan. Khursheed Shah, commenting on much awaited decision, said my vision is very clear keeping the past in mind, but it is possible that some miracle happens regarding the …

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Rs 290.706 million for daily wagers’ salaries approved


Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has approved immediate release of Rs. 290.706 million worth of supplementary grant to Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) for payment of salaries to Daily Wage Employees (including both teaching and non-teaching staffers) in Educational Institutions under Federal Directorate of Education. The Finance Minister …

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COAS meets Iranian ambassador Honardoost, discusses regional security


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday has met Iranian ambassador Mehdi Honardoost. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), both leaders exchanged views over security situation in the region and mutual cooperation. COAS said that Pakistan gives importance to its historic relations with Iran and wants …

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Lahore: Banners posted in favour of PM ahead of Panamagate verdict


– As Supreme Court (SC) looks all set to announce detailed judgement in Panama Leaks Case against the ruling family, banners in favour of incumbent prime minister have been posted in various areas of Lahore. According to details, these banners with ‘Quaid Tera Aik Ishara, Hazir Hazir Lahu Hamara’ written …

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Grab my collar if 6500MW electricity not added to system by December: Kh Asif


ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif on Wednesday has claimed that 6500 megawatt power will be added to electricity system by the end of this year. Responding to a calling attention notice in the National Assembly (NA), Khawaja Asif said that currently the country is …

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