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Tech billionaire buys Sydney mansion for record price

SYDNEY: Tech billionaire Scott Farquhar has bought a Sydney waterfront mansion for an Australian record Aus $75 million (US $56 million), a report said Monday, after the owners resisted selling the 1863-built home to developers. The co-founder of Australian software giant Atlassian, which floated in …

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Pakistani athletes bring home 16 medals from Special Olympics World Winter Games

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded in Austria on Saturday, with the Pakistan contingent returning home with an impressive tally of 16 medals. Over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes from 110 countries participated in the 2017 Winter Games. The games ended …

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US not to ‘interfere’ in European politics :Mogherini

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini warned Donald Trump’s administration Friday not to “interfere” in European politics, in an apparent reference to the US president’s praise of Brexit. “We do not interfere in US politics… And Europeans expect that America does not interfere in European …

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Pakistan to organise multinational naval exercise ‘AMAN-17’

KARACHI -UNS– Pakistan Navy will organize multinational naval exercise “Aman-17” from February 10-14 in the North Arabian Sea. Navies of 71 countries have been invited to participate. The exercise, themed “together for peace,” will feature harbor and sea phases where participants will witness a variety …

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Trump policies strains longtime US, Australia ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters/UNS) – U.S. ties with staunch ally Australia became strained on Thursday after details about an acrimonious phone call between its leaders emerged and U.S. President Donald Trump said a deal between the two nations on refugee resettlement was “dumb.” During a 25-minute phone …

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Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 quake hits PNG

SYDNEY (AFP) – A major 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, with a tsunami alert issued for the Pacific island nation and neighbouring countries. The tremor struck 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Panguna on Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville …

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33 civilians killed by Afghan,US forces in self-defence: NATO

KABUL – AFP/UNS – NATO confirmed Thursday that US forces in Afghanistan killed 33 Afghan citizens “in self-defence” in Kunduz last year in a single incident highlighting civilian casualties, one of the most contentious issues of the 15-year campaign. The incident on November 3 saw …

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Australia beat Pakistan to sweep Test series

SYDNEY: Australia crushed Pakistan by 220 runs to sweep the Test series 3-0 in Sydney on Saturday. The Australians dismissed the tourists for 244 just before tea on the final day to wrap up another emphatic victory. It was Pakistan’s 12th straight Test defeat in …

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Austrian, Chinese victims of PIA crash worked for Andritz group

The two Austrians and a Chinese man who died in a plane crash in Pakistan worked for Austrian engineering group Andritz (ANDR.VI) on a hydropower project in the north of the country, a spokesman for the company said on Wednesday. None of the 47 passengers …

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US-India trade:how it will impact on Kashmir

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai While the hullabaloo over Modi’s rise on the international stage has been on the verge of being a circus, with all the elephants of trade on parade, it is a distraction from the recent collective beating of chests being put …

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