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‘150’ Shebab fighters killed in US drone strike in Somalia: Pentagon

WASHINGTON -UNS : A US drone strike on a Shebab training camp in Somalia over the weekend killed more than 150 fighters who were planning a “large-scale” attack, the Pentagon said on Monday. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the strike occurred sometime Saturday (US …

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Trump, Clinton win Louisiana on night of split US votes

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders scored key victories Saturday in their White House quests, but it was Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who outperformed their rivals to remain the race’s undisputed frontrunners. Republican Trump and Democrat Clinton did what they needed …

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Pakistan dropped to eighth position in new ICC T20 ranking

DUBAI -UNS – Following the poor performance in Asia Cup T20 2016, Pakistan cricket team on Thursday have been dropped to eighth position from sixth place in latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 rankings. Pakistan team have been listed just above Afghanistan and Bangladesh cricket …

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India conspiring against CPEC: Deputy Chairman Senate

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The Deputy Chairman of Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has warned the increasing conspiracies being crafted by the neighboring states against the implementation of CPEC in Pakistan. “India and other neighboring countries are not happy with CPEC and have been hatching conspiracies …

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UK EU exit would be global economy ‘shock’ – G20 leaders

LONDON-UNS/BBC- Finance ministers from the world’s leading economies have warned of a “shock” to the global economy if the UK leaves the EU. The ministers gave their opinion in a statement released at the end of a two-day meeting of G20 nations in China. Chancellor …

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Massive 404-carat diamond found in Angola

SYDNEY (AP) — A massive, 404-carat diamond measuring more than 7 centimeters (2.7 inches) in length has been unearthed in the southern African nation of Angola, an Australian mining company said. The gem is the largest diamond ever discovered in Angola, the Perth-based Lucapa Diamond …

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‘Conflict zones need political solution’

UNITED NATIONS: Reaffirming its commitment to United Nations peacekeeping operations, Pakistan told a UN panel that their success hinged on having a robust political track that led to political solutions in post-conflict areas. At the same time, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi stressed the need for strengthening …

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Never claimed ISIS exists in Pakistan: Nisar

TAXILA -UNS– Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that he never stated anything about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) presence in Pakistan, adding that terrorist organizations present in the country operate whilst giving an impression of being ISIS franchises. Addressing a …

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Pakistan scientists ‘find 1.1 million year-old stegodon tusk’

LAHORE (AFP) – A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old stegodon tusk in the central province of Punjab, potentially shedding new light on the mammal’s evolutionary journey. Stegodonts, distant cousins of modern elephants, are thought to have been present on …

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The pigeon will see you now

A rat or pigeon might not be the obvious choice to tend to someone who is sick, but these creatures have some superior skills that could help the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Pigeons are often seen as dirty and an urban nuisance, but …

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