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Olympics-Softball to give Tokyo 2020 symbolic start

TOKYO | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

A softball game in Fukushima prefecture will give the Tokyo 2020 Olympics a symbolic start after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board approved the Games' session schedule at its m

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Hardline Islamic groups contesting Pakistan's general elections

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2018 7:45:25 PM IST

Some of Pakistan's hardline Islamic groups, who defend the blasphemy law and have been accused of playing a role in global terrorism and murders of religious minorities, are contesting the July 25 gen

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China foreign ministry says trade war has become biggest 'confidence killer' for world economy

BEIJING | Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 IST

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that a U.S. trade war has become the biggest "confidence killer" for the global economy, and that the whole world would fight back if the United States conti

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J&K bans cable TV carriage of 30 channels

Srinagar |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir has directed cable television operators to stop airing 30 television channels, including controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV, among several others that originate from Pakist

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Amarinder urges Sushma to ensure safety of Sikhs in Afghanistan

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2018 10:45:06 PM IST

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take all possible steps to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Sikhs settled in Afghanistan.

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PNG's Nosaina Pokana allowed to resume bowling in international cricket

Dubai | Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 IST

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed that following remedial work and a reassessment, the bowling action of Papua New Guinea's Nosaina Pokana has been found to be legal, an

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Joe Root vaults to a career-high second ranking

Dubai | Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 IST

England batsman Joe Root's back-to-back centuries have helped him vault into second place in the latest MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings that have also seen India's spinner Kuldeep Yadav break into

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11 Afghan journalists killed in six months

Kabul |Wednesday, 2018 7:45:35 PM IST

Eleven Afghan journalists and media workers have been killed in the first half of the year amid deteriorating security, an independent media safety group said on Wednesday.

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Jadhav case: Pakistan submits rejoinder in ICJ

The Hague |Wednesday, 2018 10:50:55 AM IST

Pakistan on Tuesday submitted its second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the conviction of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

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China says U.S.-led trade war has become biggest 'confidence killer' for world economy

BEIJING | Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 IST

The U.S.-driven trade war has become the biggest "confidence killer" for the global economy, China's foreign ministry warned on Wednesday, saying the whole world would fight back if the United States

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Google launches game on Tencent's Wechat as it eyes China market

BEIJING | Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 IST

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) game on Tencent Holdings Ltd social media app WeChat, as the company continues to show tentative signs of re-ent

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Over 150 shops gutted in fire at Pakistan's market

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2018 7:45:40 PM IST

At least 150 shops were gutted in a high-intensity fire that broke out in a weekly market in the Pakistani capital on Wednesday, officials said.

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