Julian Lee It was too good to be true. Last weekend’s OPEC+ meeting took a decision in record time to extend deep output cuts that had halted a dramatic slide in prices — and members even agreed to abide by them. The timing was perfect. The deal would keep oil from flooding the market, allowing…

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Sleep — it seems like the most natural and mundane of human activities, but it’s also one of the most fascinating. From why we sleep to how we dream, to what keeps us awake and the trends that have defined sleep over the centuries, there’s a lot we’ve learned about sleep … and a lot…

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Monitoring Desk LONDON: The UK government has indicated it is prepared to rescue large British companies severely affected by the coronavirus crisis. The Treasury said “last resort” support could be made available if a firm’s failure would “disproportionately harm the UK economy”. The move follows indications that a number of big firms are seeking government…

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Birmingham (Agencies): England paceman Chris Woakes is glad to be suffering the “normality” of familiar aches and pains following his first bowling net practice since the coronavirus lockdown. Warwickshire’s Woakes was back at his Edgbaston home ground in Birmingham on Thursday for an hour-long stint after being chosen for an individual session. Batsmen and wicketkeepers…

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F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorised filing reference against foreign ministry officials, investigations against Akram Khan Durrani and son of Rukhsana Bangash for inflicting huge losses to national exchequer by abusing their authority. The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of NAB, chaired by Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal authorised filing a reference, conducting…

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Monitoring Desk GALKAYO: A Somali governor and three bodyguards were killed in a suicide attack claimed by the Al Shabab militant group in the regional capital of Galkayo on Sunday, a security official said. The attacker rammed a scooter taxi into a car carrying Ahmed Muse Nur, the governor of the north-central Mudug province, and…

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F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi Monday awarded police officers and Jawans of seven districts with cash prizes and commendation certificates on excellent performance in line of duty. It may be recalled that KP police has exhibited outstanding performance against the out laws as well as implemented the govt…

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PML-Q Chaudhry Shujat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi are unhappy with the leadership of ruling party because reopening of closed inquiries by the National Accountability Bureau. The inquiries, which were shelved, then as measure of political expediency had been initiated against them under National Accountability Ordinance 1999 on the allegations misuse of authority, assets beyond…

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