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Usman Qadir denies U-turn as father’s dream comes true

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Wrist-spinner Usman Qadir has denied he turned his back on ambitions to represent Australia, admitting his hopes of becoming an Australian citizen in time for next year’s T20 World Cup are slim, Australian website www.cricket.com.au. reported on Tuesday. The 26-year-old is set to instead fulfil the wish of his late father –…

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Trial of Daesh fighters in home countries only option

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: The prosecution of foreign Daesh/ISIS fighters in their countries of origin is the “only option,” said a UN human rights expert, citing the lack of fair trials in the countries where they are being held. In an interview with Anadolu Agency at UN headquarters, Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on…

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US deploys hundreds of truckloads of equipment in Syria

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The U.S. has dispatched hundreds of more trucks from Iraq to Syria in a week to provide military and logistic support to the region occupied by the YPG/PKK terror group. The U.S. forces, providing support for the YPG/PKK terrorists under the pretext of fight against Daesh terror group since 2015, sent 300…

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Afghans prepare for polls amid fears of attacks, fraud, chaos

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Amid concerns about violence, fraud and possible post-election chaos, candidates wrapped up their 60-day campaigns in Afghanistan on Wednesday, ahead of Saturday’s presidential polls. Opponents of President Ashraf Ghani, who is running for his second term, have accused him of misuse of state resources throughout the campaign. Abdullah Abdullah, one of the…

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Colchester stun Tottenham in Carabao Cup

Monitoring Desk LONDON: League Two Colchester United produced a huge upset as they beat Premier League Tottenham on penalties to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round. The Essex side – the lowest-ranked team left in the competition – frustrated last year’s semi-finalists throughout the 90 minutes and won a dramatic shootout after Christian Eriksen and…

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GM workers begin strike

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Around 48,000 members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union began a nationwide strike early Monday against US automotive company General Motors, shutting down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states and 22 parts distribution warehouses. The strike, announced Sunday by the UAW, is the first against GM in 12 years. The…

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Sindh govt announces to clean Karachi in one month

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh government has once again announced to start clean Karachi campaign from September 21. Minister for local government Sayed Nasir Hussain Shah while talking to media said they would try that the metropolis city must look clean in one month. He said 12000 ton garbage from Karachi is lifted daily and reaches…

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Injured Pogba replaced by Guendouzi in France squad

PARIS (Agencies): Midfielder Paul Pogba was replaced by Matteo Guendouzi in the France squad to face Albania and Andorra in Euro 2020 Group H qualifiers after picking up an ankle injury, the French federation said on Monday. The Manchester United player’s absence earns Arsenal’s Guendouzi, 20, his first call-up by coach Didier Deschamps. World champions…

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60 killed in Saudi-led raid on Houthi prison in Yemen

Monitoring Desk SANAA: At least 60 people were killed and scores injured in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison in southwestern Yemen, Houthi rebels said Sunday. The Houthi-run Health Ministry said 60 bodies were found in a detention facility struck by Saudi-led coalition warplanes in the city of Dhamar. The Saudi-led coalition said in…

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Peace deal should result in ceasefire, direct talks: Sediqqi

KABUL (TOLO News): As the US and the Taliban are close to signing a peace agreement after eight rounds of talks for finding a political settlement in Afghanistan, President Ghani’s spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said that any peace deal should result in a ceasefire and direct negotiations with the group. He said the Afghan government expects…

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