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31 troops, 50 Taliban rebels killed in Afghan clashes

Kabul |Thursday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST

At least 31 security force members and 50 Taliban militants were killed and 15 other officers were wounded in several attacks on checkpoints in northeastern Afghanistan, officials told the media on Th

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Imran Khan summoned for 'misusing' government copters

Islamabad |Thursday, 2018 9:46:19 PM IST

Pakistan's National Accoun­tability Bureau on Thursday summoned cricketer-turned- politician Imran Khan in connection with an ongoing inquiry into the "misuse" of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government's

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COFCO says China can replace US soy imports with alternatives - state media

BEIJING | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

China can increase soybean imports from other countries to reduce reliance on buying from the United States, the president of state grains trader COFCO said in an interview with the Communist Party's

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Pakistan’s first Sikh police officer ‘thrashed, evicted’ from his house

Lahore |Wednesday, 2018 5:45:07 PM IST

Pakistans first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh Shaheen has claimed that he was thrashed and evicted from his house in Lahores Dera Chahal along with his children and wife, following a property disput

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China's iron ore, coking coal futures fall on tariff jitters

BEIJING | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

Chinese steelmaking raw material prices fell on Wednesday as a Sino-U.S. trade row escalated, focusing concerns about the potential for damage to the world's No.2 economy. Washington on Tuesday said i

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Taliban kill candidate, 19 others in attack on Peshawar poll rally (Lead)

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

At least 20 people, including an Awami National Party (ANP) candidate, were killed in a suicide attack on an election rally in Pakistan's Peshawar city. The Taliban claimed the bombing on Wednesday, c

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China's June exports seen solid as trade war with US heats up

BEIJING | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

China's exports growth is expected to have cooled only slightly in June, possibly further boosting a trade surplus with the United States in a test for Beijing as it tries to weather a volley of U.S.

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Oil falls after US softens stance on Iranian sanction waivers

TOKYO | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

Oil prices fell on Wednesday, with Brent dropping by more than $1, after the United States said it would consider requests for waivers from sanctions due to snap back into place on Iranian crude expor

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Explosion rocks Afghan education office, 1 dead

Kabul |Wednesday, 2018 12:15:06 PM IST

An explosion on Wednesday rocked a provincial education office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. At least one person was killed in the ensuing gunfire, an official said.

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Ten die in Afghan education office attack (Lead)

Kabul |Wednesday, 2018 5:45:07 PM IST

At least 10 people were killed and many others injured in an attack on Wednesday on an education department office in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, an assault that security forces ended after several hours

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Pogba dedicates France semi win to rescued Thai boys

ST PETERSBURG | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

France midfielder Paul Pogba dedicated his side's World Cup 1-0 semi-final win over Belgium to the 12 Thai boys who were rescued from a flooded cave along with their coach on Tuesday. "This victory go

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Oil falls after Trump threatens to escalate trade war with new tariff

TOKYO | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

Oil prices fell on Wednesday, with Brent dropping by more than $1 at one point, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to levy new trade tariffs on China. The spectre of tariffs on a further $20

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