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Seasonal influenza in South Punjab claims 35 lives

Islamabad | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Thirty-five people in total have died of seasonal influenza in the past one month in Multan, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur, a spokesman for the Multan Health Department said on Friday, according to a

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Turkish minister says military operation in Syria's Afrin should happen without delay

ANKARA | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Turkey's Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday that a military operation in Syria's Afrin region should be carried out without delay and that Ankara and Moscow would continue talks about Tu

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Teenager pleads not guilty to carrying out London bomb attack

LONDON | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

A teenager who is accused of planting an improvised bomb on a London commuter train which injured 30 people pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempted murder and causing an explosion on Friday. Ah

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Saudi cleric killed in rural Guinea after preaching

By Saliou Samb CONAKRY | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

A Saudi Arabian Islamic preacher was killed in eastern Guinea after proselytizing to hunting communities in a remote region near the Mali border, police and lawyers said on Friday. The preacher's deat

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title="Syrians freeze to death crossing mountains into Lebanon" data-text="Syrians freeze to death crossing mountains into Lebanon" dir="auto" class="headline">Syrians freeze to death crossing mountains into Lebanon

BEIRUT | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Nine Syrians froze to death crossing into Lebanon when an icy storm hit a smuggling route in the mountains near a border post with Syria, the Lebanese Army said on Friday. The army rescued six others

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Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun

By Mert Ozkan SUGEDIGI | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area. The cross-border bombardment took place after

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Lebanon disrupts IS cell plot using informant

BEIRUT | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Lebanon has thwarted a planned Islamic State cell by detaining a militant and turning him into an informant, Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said on Friday. The Iraqi man, identified only by the init

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'Kim must realise Trump would obliterate regime'

(Rptg | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

North Korea has refused to end their nuclear programme, but have come to the negotiating table to speak with South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics. Fears have been raised that the rogue state cou

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'Granting Ecuadorian citizenship to Assange won't sway UK'

Quito |Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST

A former Ecuadorian President has said the current administration's decision to grant citizenship to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange "will not convince the British to let him exit the UK".

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Social media companies accelerate removals of online hate speech: EU

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Social media companies Facebook , Twitter and Google's YouTube have greatly accelerated their removals of online hate speech, reviewing over two thirds of complaints within 24 hours, new EU figures sh

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U.S. won't pay $45 mln pledged for Palestinian food aid for now

WASHINGTON | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

- The United States will not provide $45 million in food aid for Palestinians that it pledged last month as part of the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal led by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA),

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Italy's centre-right leaders sign policy pact ahead of election

ROME | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his rightist allies agreed on Thursday to a joint manifesto ahead of a March 4 national election, committing themselves to cutting taxes and rolling back pe

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