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China for peaceful end to disputes, will have world-class military: Xi

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By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China was for peaceful settlement of disputes with its neighbours but asserted it won’t “swallow” whatever undermines Beijing’s interests. Delivering a three-and-a-half-hour speech at the packed Great Hall, Xi also pledged to transform the armed forces into a world-class military and safeguard […]

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Myanmar forces terrorised Rohingyas: Amnesty

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London, Oct 18 (IANS) Myanmar security forces are using crimes against humanity in a targeted, systematic and widespread campaign of violence to drive Rohingyas out of Rakhine state, Amnesty International said in a new report on Wednesday. More than 580,000 refugees have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since August 25 after the Myanmar Army launched a military […]

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Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Modi

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Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trump’s daughter Ivanka also attended the festivities in the Oval Office on Tuesday. Also […]

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US thanks Pakistan for rescuing N. American hostages

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Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday received a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Pence who offered thanks for the rescue of an American hostage, her Canadian husband and three children, the Prime Minister’s office said. The Haqqani Network, a group affiliated with the Afghan Taliban kidnapped the couple […]

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Imran Khan challenges arrest warrant in court

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Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan against him in a contempt of court case. Khan’s counsel Babar Awan in the petition argued that the ECP had no authority to […]

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Taliban hostage rescue: US Seals were ready if Pakistan failed

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Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US Navy Seal commandos were ready to conduct a raid inside Pakistan, similar to the one that killed Osama bin Laden, if Islamabad failed to rescue a Canadian-American family seized in 2012 by the Haqqani network, the New York Times said. A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drone was circling a remote valley […]

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Pakistan premier vows to rid country of assault weapons

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Author: Sib KaifeeThu, 2017-10-19 03:00ID: 1508351715095037200ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has made it his personal mission to rid the country of automatic weapons in a bid to control crime. Abbasi promised to take action against “private militias” wielding automatic weapons. It means the premier is setting himself against the widespread acceptance of gun culture in […]

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Four Britons kidnapped in southern Nigeria

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Author: AFPWed, 2017-10-18 14:09ID: 1508347851704563700WARRI: Suspected militants have kidnapped four British nationals in southern Nigeria, police and community leaders said on Wednesday. The four had been providing “free medical care and religious activities” in the Burutu area of Delta state, said Chief Theo Fakama, from the local Enukorowa community. Fakama said locals were “saddened” by the kidnapping […]

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    Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s fans, pro-Kannada activists clash in Bengaluru

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    [India] October 19 (ANI): Tamil actor Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s fans allegedly clashed with pro-Kannada activists outside a theatre in Malleshwaram on Wednesday. The clashes erupted after the fans of the Tamil actor allegedly attacked a local for staring at Vijay’s cutouts erected outside the Sri Radhakrishna Theatre, where his film ‘Mersal’ was being screened. The screening […]

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    Naidu arrives in Chicago on first leg of three-nation tour

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    [U.S], October 19 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday arrived in Chicago on the first leg of his 9-day tour of United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. Naidu’s three-nation tour is aimed at attracting investments for his state. During his visit, Naidu will participate in internationally renowned World Food Prize-2017 […]

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    Taj Mahal may meet the same fate as Babri Masjid: Azam Khan

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    [India], October 19 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Wednesday said he fears Taj Mahal would meet the same fate as Babri Masjid, while retorting to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vinay Katiyar’s statement describing Taj Mahal as a “Hindu temple”. “If Babri Masjid can be destroyed, then any building in the country […]

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    Fatwa bans Muslims from posting pictures on social media

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    [India], October 18 (ANI): The well known Islamic seminary in Saharanpur, Darul Uloom Deoband, has issued a fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media sites. Darul Iftaa, which issues the Darul Uloom Deoband’s edicts, has pronounced that Muslim men and women should not post pictures of themselves or their family members on social […]

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    HP Polls: Congress releases list of 59 candidates

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    [India], October 18 (ANI): The Congress Party on Wednesday released a list of 59 candidates for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections. According to the list, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will contest from Arki, while Rajinder Rana will contest from Sujanpur constituency. Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released a list […]

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    Centre constitutes SOPs to regulate deployment of CAPF in states, UT

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    [India], October 18 (ANI): Central Government has formulated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for deployment of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), to meet emergent and unforeseen needs of state and Union Territory governments. In light of state/UT governments’ frequent request for CAPF in situations where they can take security measures using their own resources, the Centre […]

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    Balasore firecracker explosion: Odisha CM announces ex-gratia of Rs two lakh

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    [India], October 18 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for the kin of deceased and Rs. 50,000 for those injured in Balasore firecracker explosion. At least eight people were killed and over 20 injured in an explosion while making crackers at Bahabalpur in Odisha’s Balasore district. The […]

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      Traffic mayhem in Hyderabad, an understatement

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      The Hindu Traffic mayhem in Hyderabad, an understatement – The HinduThe HinduLife in a metro: Tail lights of vehicles light up the road leading to Panjagutta junction as traffic goes haywire on Tuesday evening with Dhanteras shoppers … and more »

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      Five of a family found dead on the outskirts of Hyderabad: Suicide

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      The News Minute Five of a family found dead on the outskirts of Hyderabad: Suicide …The News MinuteThe bodies of five members of a family, who had allegedly killed themselves, were found near Narsingi on the outskirts of Hyderabad. While the bodies of a man …5 Members Of Hyderabad Family Found Dead, Including 4-Year-OldNDTVHyderabad: Five dead […]

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      Task Force to improve roads in Hyderabad

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      Task Force to improve roads in HyderabadHindu Business LineThe proposed Task Force would have Commissioners of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HDMA), Hyderabad Metro Water Works, and Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail as …

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      TDP’s Revanth Reddy may join Congress, but is that enough to revive the party in Telangana?

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      Politics Though Revanth Reddy has been denying it, the decision to shift seems to have been made. Charan Teja reva1.jpg Facebook/Revanth Reddy Indicating a major shift in Telangana politics, Revanth Reddy, the state Working President of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) seems to be all set to switch his allegiance to the Congress. Several reports suggest that […]

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      16-year-old girl hacked to death by father in Telangana

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      Crime Police are probing if the victim was sexually assaulted before being killed. TNM Staff axe.jpg Image for representation A 16-year-old girl was hacked to death by her father on Wednesday in Kamareddy district of Telangana. The reason behind the killing is yet to be known as the accused, Balaiah is at large. Police are probing if […]

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      Three men kill 24-year-old coworker in Telangana forest, all for Rs 25,000

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      Crime The accused took the victim to the forest on the pretext of unearthing treasure and killed him. TNM Staff murder (1).jpg Image for representation In a shocking incident which came to light on Tuesday, a 24-year-old man was killed, allegedly by his co-workers for the sake of Rs 25,000 in Vikrarabad district, Telangana. The […]

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      ACI ranks Hyderabad airport No. 1 in 5 to 15 million passengers category per annum

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      Moneycontrol.com ACI ranks Hyderabad airport No. 1 in 5 to 15 million passengers category per annumMoneycontrol.com“It has been an absolute delight to receive the prestigious ACI ASQ award trophy on behalf of Hyderabad Airport for being adjudged as the world’s no. 1 airport in its category. This recognition certainly boosts Brand Hyderabad and positions the […]

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      ‘They don’t know what we’re losing’: Polavaram affected farmers want fair compensation

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      Polavaram The growing fear about the future and hopes of getting justice brought hundreds of farmers to a 30-hour dharna in Vijayawada. Charan Teja Polavaram-farmers-MAIN-6-750.jpg “What can you do if they ask you to leave your home, when you don’t know where to go?” asks Gouramma Kaaram, a Koya (Adivasi) women farmer from Jaggavaram of […]

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        US-backed forces comb Raqqa after Daesh ouster

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        Author: AFPThu, 2017-10-19 19:46ID: 1508345216084376800RAQQA: US-backed forces combed the ruins of Raqqa for survivors and bombs Wednesday, after retaking the Syrian city from Daesh terrorists and dealing their dreams of statehood a fatal blow. A lightning final assault by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday saw Daesh defenses collapse faster than expected and the SDF claim […]

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        Iraqi Kurds postpone polls in face of crisis

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        Author: Agence France PresseWed, 2017-10-18 18:48ID: 1508345115334357400IRBIL, IRAQ: Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday postponed presidential and legislative elections because of the current crisis with Baghdad, its electoral commission said.The region’s Independent High Electoral Commission said it had “decided to suspend temporarily preparations for the elections set for November 1 because of the current situation.”Iraqi government forces […]

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        Khamenei urges Europe to do more to back nuclear deal

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        Author: AP, ReutersThu, 2017-10-19 20:45ID: 1508345126294359900TEHRAN/BEIRUT: Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday urged Europe to do more to back the 2015 nuclear deal after President Donald Trump refused to re-certify the pact. European companies have rushed into the Iranian markets since the landmark accord, which lifted international sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. “The European […]

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        Turkey Red Crescent alarmed by humanitarian ‘drama’ in Idlib

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        Author: AFP, APThu, 2017-10-19 20:59ID: 1508344982004338700ISTANBUL: The Turkish Red Crescent on Wednesday expressed alarm over the “drama” of the humanitarian situation in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, saying 800,000 people were living in hundreds of largely makeshift camps. But with Turkey launching a military operation to implement a so-called de-escalation zone in the province, the head […]

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        Thousands in Mogadishu march in defiance after attack

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        Author: APThu, 2017-10-19 17:52ID: 1508343483104226700MOGADISHU: Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia’s capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country’s deadliest attack, as two people were arrested in connection with Saturday’s massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and women marched through Mogadishu […]

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        Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim’s palace supervisor reveals terror of Qatari authorities

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        Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-10-18 19:17ID: 1508338375923744500JEDDAH: Sahar Al-Sheikh, the Sudanese supervisor of Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani’s palace, revealed her last moments in Qatar and how Qatari security deported her from Doha after beating her, threatening her with death and even of assassinating her in her country Sudan. Al-Sheikh told Sky News Arabia about the fear and […]

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        Israel carries out ‘large-scale’ raids on Palestinian media firms

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        Author: AFPWed, 2017-10-18 11:44ID: 1508319196522033000HEBRON, Palestinian Territories: Israeli forces raided Palestinian media offices across the occupied West Bank overnight in what a military spokeswoman on Wednesday called a “large-scale operation” against incitement.The raids on eight companies came hours after the Israeli government declared that it would not deal with an emerging Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas […]

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        From Damascus, Iran vows to confront Israel

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        Author: ReutersWed, 2017-10-18 12:02ID: 1508319196452032800BEIRUT: Iran’s military chief discussed ways to deepen cooperation with the Syrian military during a visit to Damascus on Wednesday, pledging to fight Israel and Sunni insurgents, Syrian state media said.“We are in Damascus to assert and coordinate and cooperate to confront our common enemies, the Zionists and terrorists,” Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri […]

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          Total chief predicts US shale oil industry to see wave of investment

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          Author: ReutersThu, 2017-10-19 01:56ID: 1508356625755514100LONDON: The US shale industry will see another wave of investment as producers are betting strongly against a fall in oil prices, the CEO of Total, Patrick Pouyanne, said on Wednesday.Speaking at the Oil & Money conference in London, he said he expected global oil demand to grow strongly again this year, by […]

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          US firm to build solar plants in blackout-plagued Gaza

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          Author: ReutersThu, 2017-10-19 01:54ID: 1508356466945498700GAZA: The Gaza Strip will have three new solar energy plants operating by April, the US-based energy firm behind the project said on Tuesday, providing the territory with some relief from daily blackouts but far from meeting its severe power shortages.Gaza was already chronically short of electricity before West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud […]

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          Billionaire Branson targeted in scam that was ‘straight out of le Carre’

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          Author: ReutersThu, 2017-10-19 01:50ID: 1508356252595483300LONDON: Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain’s defense minister who tried to get him to contribute $5 million to a supposed secret ransom payment.Appealing for information to help identify the conman, Branson said he suspected the same person had later […]

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          A global tour with Mark Mobius

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          Author: Frank KaneThu, 2017-10-19 03:00ID: 1508355886105448600DUBAI: You come away from a meeting with legendary investor Mark Mobius bubbling with ideas, a dozen possible news themes to follow up, and a long reading list. He was in Dubai last week on a brief stopover in his global wanderings, to check progress on the apartment he owns in the […]

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          US shale oil industry to see wave of investment, Total chief says

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          Author: ReutersWed, 2017-10-18 14:50ID: 1508331764163062000LONDON: The US shale industry will see another wave of investment as producers are betting strongly against a fall in oil prices, the chief executive of Total , Patrick Pouyanne, said on Wednesday. Pouyanne, speaking at the Oil & Money conference in London, said he expected global oil demand to grow strongly again […]

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          Deyaar reports 41% drop in third-quarter profit

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          Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-10-18 18:43ID: 1508330631632947600DUBAI: Dubai developer Deyaar on Wednesday reported a sharp fall in third-quarter profit due to higher operating costs, despite recording higher revenue during the period. Three-month profit to September declined 41 percent to Dh33.3 million from Dh56.49 million a year ago, while revenue rose 54.7 percent to Dh195.32 million from Dh126.25 million […]

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          Emirates to receive 100th A380, the world’s biggest passenger aircraft, next month

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          Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-10-18 17:50ID: 1508327480292675900DUBAI: Emirates is scheduled to receive its 100th Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, by November 3, the Dubai carrier said on Wednesday. Emirates has flown over 80 million passengers with its A380 fleet to over 45 destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, Europe, Middle and the Americas since the aircraft’s […]

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          Dubai developer Damac Properties reports 20% fall in third-quarter profit

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          Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-10-18 17:10ID: 1508325067092465800DUBAI: Dubai developer Damac Properties on Wednesday reported a 20.24 percent fall in third-quarter profit, its third consecutive earnings decline, caused by a steep rise in cost of sales. Profit for the three-month stretch to September was at Dh719.34 million versus Dh901.96 million during year-ago period, while cost of sales rose a […]

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            Jeddah promised a fight to rival the Rumble in the Jungle

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            Author: Greg WilcoxTue, 2017-10-17 03:00ID: 1508354177195277400LONDON: Boxing fans in Saudi Arabia have been promised a bout for the ages, after Monday’s announcement that the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final will be held in Jeddah next May. The competition, which has already begun, sees eight of the world’s best boxers take to the ring in a bid […]

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            Saudi football to be given Spanish edge

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            Author: Arab NewsTue, 2017-10-17 03:00ID: 1508354177155277100The General Sports Authority (GSA) of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Arabian Football federation (SAFF) Saudi Arabia have signed up with La Liga in a bid to push football in the Kingdom to the next level. An academy partnership been agreed which will allow the SAFF to create and develop local football academies […]

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            Title, not big money payday is prize Pulev seeks

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            Author: ReutersThu, 2017-10-19 03:00ID: 1508351119914944300SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev has no regrets about pulling out of his fight against world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua due to a shoulder injury and says he has not given up hope of fighting the Briton.Joshua, undefeated in 19 fights since turning professional in 2013, will now defend his IBF world title against […]

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            Salah urges Reds to be ruthless

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            Author: Arab NewsThu, 2017-10-19 03:00ID: 1508351119884944000LONDON: Mohamed Salah has told his Liverpool teammates they must reproduce their Champions League form in the Premier League to revive their flagging tilt at the title. Salah and striker Roberto Firmino grabbed a brace each as Liverpool thrashed Maribor 7-0 on Tuesday night to record their biggest away European win, and […]

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            Golf can roar without Tiger

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            Author: AFPThu, 2017-10-19 03:00ID: 1508351119864943700LONDON: Golf no longer needs Tiger Woods. It may seem a bizarre statement to make considering the American ace has brought a sport once seen as staid and bland into the consciousness of millions around the globe. But Justin Rose claimed that a new generation of young superstars has emerged in his absence […]

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            PSG’s Khelaifi to be quizzed in Swiss World Cup probe on October 25 — lawyer

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            Author: Agence France PresseWed, 2017-10-18 19:42ID: 1508346222664456300PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi will be questioned by Swiss prosecutors on October 25 in a World Cup media rights probe, his lawyer told AFP Wednesday. Khelaifi, a Qatari, “wanted to be heard as soon as possible by the Swiss attorney general’s office,” the lawyer said, […]

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              Palestinian girl wins $150,000 Arab reading prize

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              Author: AFPThu, 2017-10-19 03:00ID: 1508350794494889500DUBAI: A Palestinian high school student on Wednesday won $150,000 in an Arabic-language reading competition organized by the Dubai government. Seventeen-year-old Afaf Raed Sharif, from Ramallah, beat 16 finalists from across the Arab world to land the top prize in the second annual Arab Reading Challenge.Participants had to read at least 50 books […]

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              Egypt’s ‘Sheikh Jackson’ to screen in US in 2018

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              Author: ARAB NEWSThu, 2017-10-19 03:00ID: 1508350794554890100JEDDAH: The Egyptian film drama “Sheikh Jackson” will be screened in the US in 2018.Director Amr Salama wrote on his Instagram account: “This is a big milestone in my career, which I have always wished for. Sheikh Jackson is getting an official release in the United States early 2018.”“Sheikh Jackson” released in […]

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              US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

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              Author: AFPThu, 2017-10-19 03:00ID: 1508350794524889800LONDON: US author George Saunders on Tuesday became only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel “Lincoln in the Bardo.”Judges for the world’s most prestigious English-language literary award praised as “utterly original” the book that chronicles the death of Abraham Lincoln’s […]

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                7 moons work together to keep Saturn’s largest ring in place  

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                  New York, Oct 18 (IANS) After poring over NASA’s Cassini mission data, astronomers have determined that it takes the teamwork of seven moons to keep Saturn’s A ring – the largest and farthest of the visible rings – contained. Without forces to hold the A ring in check, the ring would keep spreading out and […]

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                Google introduces physical security key

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                San Francisco: In order to protect journalists, business leaders and member of political campaign teams at higher risk of being targetted by hackers, Google has rolled out an Advanced Protection Programme.This programme includes a physical “Security Key” that replaces other forms of two-factor authentication (2FA).”To provide the strongest defence against phishing, Advanced Protection goes beyond […]

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                Blockchain startup Digital Asset raises $40 million

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                NEW YORK: Digital Asset, a blockchain startup funded by some of the world’s largest banks, has raised $40 million as it expands globally.The funding round was led by Jefferson River Capital LLC, the family office of Tony James, president and chief operating officer of private equity firm Blackstone, Digital Asset said on Monday.The round brings […]

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                Android co-creator’s startup sued over connector technology

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                Two of the best-known names in the smartphone hardware business are squaring off in court over new technology that allows phones to connect to devices like cameras without wires or metal connectors.Privately owned Keyssa Inc, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Essential Products Inc, a smartphone startup founded by Andy Rubin, the co-creator […]

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                Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

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                Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or […]

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                US buyers favor iPhone 7 over 8: Research

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                Apple Inc’s older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys. Traditionally, new editions of the iPhone have sold quickly as fans queue for the latest upgrade, but early surveys have added to […]

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                Mafe Mobile launches ‘Shine M815’ at Rs 4999

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                New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Mafe Mobile on Monday launched an affordable 4G smartphone ‘Shine M815’ at Rs 4,999 in black and gold colours.The dual-SIM smartphone is equipped with 4000mAh battery and offers over 15 hours of talk-time, the company claimed.’Our market research revealed that our customers value battery life as a crucial purchase decision […]

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                Airtel, Millicom announce merger in Ghana with equal ownership, governance rights

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                Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Millicom International Cellular S.A., through their respective subsidiaries, announced the closure of the deal to combine their operations in Ghana. The merged entity will become Ghana’s second largest mobile operator with close to 10 million subscribers.Under the joint agreement, Airtel and Millicom will have equal ownership and governance rights, which will […]

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                  US forces aiding IS in Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai

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                  Kabul, Oct 8 (IANS) Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that the Islamic State has emerged in Afghanistan in the past three to four years under the watch of US military and intelligence agencies. In an interview with Russia Today in London, Karzai said he has more than suspicions that US bases in Afghanistan are […]

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                  Saudi Arabia plans to increase capacity of Mecca’s Grand Mosque  

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                    Riyadh, Oct 2 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Monday announced a plan to launch a company to increase the capacity of the Grand Mosque in Mecca to accommodate pilgrims who are expected to reach more than 30 million by 2030. The company’s establishment is in line with Vision 2030, which aims to provide an opportunity for […]

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                  Solemnity marks ‘Yaum-e-Ashura’ in Hyderabad  

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                      Hyderabad, Oct 1 (IANS) “Yaum-e-Ashura” was observed with solemnity and sombreness in Hyderabad on Sunday. It was all black and blood as a mood of mourning pervaded the lanes in the old city of Hyderabad, where the historic “Bibi-ka-Alam”, the traditional mourning procession by Shias, took place. The day is observed in memory of […]

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                  ARSA: Who are the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army?

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                  (Al Jazeera) More than 300,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their ancestral homeland in Myanmar’s western region of Rakhine amid a campaign of murder, torture, arson and mass rape by Myanmar security forces and allied Buddhist mobs. The latest mass exodus, which began on August 25, comes after a small group of Rohingya men […]

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                  Senior Saudi clerics support decision to end driving ban

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                  Riyadh, Sep 28 (IANS) A majority of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Ulema religious scholars on Wednesday expressed support for a royal decree allowing women to drive. The Islamic clerics said that King Salman bin Abdulaziz made the right and proper decisions based on the interest of the citizens. “God save the Custodian of the Two […]

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                  Saudi Arabia Vision 2030: Vibrant society, thriving economy, ambitious nation

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                  By Dr. Saud bin Mohammed Al-Sati   September 23 marked the 87th anniversary of the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This auspicious occasion not just celebrates the historic unification of the Kingdom but also invokes within every Saudi citizen a sense of immense pride in its historical and cultural legacy. Our journey on […]

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                  Morocco advocates comprehensive approach to combat IS

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                    New York, Sep 23 (IANS/MAP) Morocco has advocated a comprehensive and multi-dimensional approach to combat the Islamic State and terrorist propaganda during a ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York. The meeting was chaired by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday. […]

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