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North Korea slams ‘ignorant’ Pence, renews summit threat

Sarzameen News – North Korea called US Vice-President Mike Pence “ignorant and stupid” for his warnings over a planned summit with Donald Trump, renewing a threat to cancel as the US president said the fate of the historic talks will be decided next week. Trump is due to meet his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong

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Four dead in Baghdad cafe bombing: Iraqi police

BAGHDAD (AFP) – At least four people were killed and several others wounded when a suicide bomber struck a cafe in Baghdad where people had gathered after breaking their daily Ramazan fast, police said Thursday. “A suicide bomber blew up his explosive belt while he was surrounded by police near a public garden in Al-Shoala

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Coalition strike in Syria kills 12 pro-regime forces: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) – An air strike on Syrian army positions in eastern Syria overnight killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday. The Britain-based monitoring group said the strike was carried out by the US-led coalition in an area south of Albu Kamal which has repeatedly been attacked by

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Israel announces plan to approve 2,500 new settler homes

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday he would request approval from a planning committee for the building of 2,500 new homes in 30 West Bank settlements. “The 2,500 new units we’ll approve in the planning committee next week are for immediate construction in 2018,” Lieberman said in a statement, adding he

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SBP to issue fresh currency notes for Eid from June 1

LAHORE (APP) – RAWALPINDI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday announced that it will issue fresh currency notes to general public from June 1 to exchange with old ones for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. The SBP in collaboration with Pakistan Banks Association (PBA) set up SMS short code 8877 for issuing fresh currency notes, which

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Turkmenistan says close to securing TAPI pipeline financing

Sarzameen News – Turkmenistan plans to secure within a few months all the necessary funding to complete the construction of an $8 billion natural gas pipeline to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, the project’s chief executive said on Wednesday. The Central Asian nation is building the TAPI pipeline to diversify its gas exports, which have mostly

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AB de Villiers shocks fans with sudden retirement from international cricket

(Web Desk) – Veteran South African cricketer AB de Villiers aka Mr. 360 degree on Wednesday announced sudden retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. The 34-year-old batsman posted a video message on popular micro-blogging website Twitter. “I want to let you know that I’ve decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect.

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Home comforts for England as Pakistan seek Test revival

(Web Desk) – Pakistan arrived in England to play a Test series for the second time in under two years but with a young team and players who haven t quite explored this part of the world. While the visitors do not have the experience of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, in their new captain Sarfraz Ahmed,

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Pakistan hockey player Afshah Noreen signs with Australian club

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan women hockey player Afshah Noreen has signed to play hockey for Queensland-based, Cairns hockey club in Australia. The forward who has been in and out of the national team has managed to sign a three-month contract with the club down under. Speaking to the media before her departure, Afshah said

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ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier schedule announced

(Web Desk) – The tournament will be played in the Netherlands from 7 to 14 July with all matches classified as T20 internationals. Teams look forward to eight-nation event in the Netherlands from 7-14 July with all matches classified as T20 internationals Women’s Global Development Squad named to play ECB Super League sides immediately after

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