LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan will host a 10-country Kabaddi World Cup in Lahore from February 9. Former international Kabaddi player Syed Sultan Shah told reporters on Thursday that teams from Iran, Canada, Australia, United States, Sierra Leone, and Kenya have qualified for the event so far. India is amongst the other nations showing willingness to…

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F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan and Bangladesh will kick off the three-day T20I series on Friday at the city’s Gaddafi Stadium. The teams’ respective captains, Babar Azam and Mahmudullah, had unveiled the series trophy a day earlier. In the trophy-unveiling press conference, Azam said the team’s focus was to maintain their top world T20I ranking. If the…

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MELBOURNE (Agencies): World number one Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Australian Open with a straight-set win over Argentina’s Federico Delbonis. Nadal, bidding for a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title, swept aside 76th-ranked Delbonis 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-1. The Spaniard will face compatriot and 27th seed Pablo Carreno Busta next. There were battling…

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WASHINGTON (AFP): The United States on Thursday barred Iranians from visiting the country on investment and trade visas due to the ongoing tensions with Iran in the Middle East. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services attributed the change to the termination in October 2018 of a treaty of amity with Iran, which is the target…

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DUBAI (AA): A new type of coronavirus was detected in an Indian nurse who worked at a hospital in southwest Saudi Arabia, India’s minister of state for external affairs announced Thursday. “About 100 Indian nurses mostly from Kerala working at Al-Hayat hospital have been tested and none except one nurse was found infected by Coronavirus,”…

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THE HAGUE: Recognizing the suffering of Rohingya community, the top UN court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to implement certain preventive measures against the genocide of the persecuted community. Delivering its verdict on the case filed last month by Gambia, International Court of Justice (ICJ) President Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf declared a four-month deadline for Myanmar…

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OVIEDO, Spain (AA): At least 11 people have died and several more are missing Thursday from winter storm Gloria that has devastated parts of Spain. The storm brought with it record-breaking waves in the Mediterranean Sea, huge amounts of snowfall and rain, strong winds, storm surges and flooded rivers when it hit Monday. A victim…

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LONDON (AA): The EU Withdrawal Bill that will enable Britain’s exit from the bloc on Jan. 31 became law on Thursday after receiving Royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II. The bill was passed by the House of Lords on Wednesday after it was sent back to the upper house of parliament after various amendments were…

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F.P. Report LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar said that Pakistan is suffering from lower levels of corruption and claimed that corruption decreased under Prime Minister Imran Khan. While talking in Dunya News program ‘Nuqta E Nazar’, he said that government and bureaucracy have to work together to achieve good governance as politicians cannot carry out…

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F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said Thursday the inspector-general of police (IGP) for Sindh, Dr Syed Kaleem Imam, was a failed police officer and that he was the weakest official he had ever seen. “The officer who works according to the people’s representative’s policy can stay in the province and our…

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