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‘2026 World Cup could lead to combined north American league’


October 11, 2018

LONDON: A combined North American football league between Canada, Mexico and the United States could be the main legacy of the 2026 World Cup hosted by those nations, the president of the Mexican top-flight division Enrique Bonilla said on Wednesday. The ‘United 2026’ bid beat Morocco in the vote at FIFA’s Congress in June to host the first 48-team World …

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US raises pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing journalist


October 11, 2018

WASHINGTON: US Pre­si­dent Donald Trump incre­a­­­sed pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to provide information on what happened to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he wanted to get the bottom of what he called “a very serious situation”. In a fresh clue, a pro-government Turkish daily on Wednesday published preliminary evidence from investigators it said identified a 15-member …

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Pakistan, Afghanistan urged to sign treaty on Kabul River water


October 11, 2018

PESHAWAR: Experts at a national conference here on Wednesday called for agreement between Pakistan and Afghanistan on the apportionment of the Kabul River water and warned that construction of reservoirs on the river would disturb its entire ecology. Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar organised the daylong national conference titled “Sustainable usage of the Kabul River: Challenges and opportunities for …

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Saudi crown prince ordered operation against missing journalist: report


October 11, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler allegedly ordered an operation targeting journalist and United States (US) resident Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for more than a week, The Washington Post reported Wednesday citing US intelligence intercepts. Khashoggi ─ a US resident and one of the more outspoken critics of the regime of King Salman and his son, Crown Prince …

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Malaysia to abolish death penalty


October 11, 2018

Malaysia’s cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said on Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment. Capital punishment is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes, and is carried out by hanging — …

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Cyclone Titli batters eastern India, 300,000 evacuated, 2 reported dead


October 11, 2018

A cyclone packing winds of up to 150 kilometres per hour and heavy rains hit eastern India early on Thursday, with over 300,000 people evacuated from low-lying areas and two men reported killed. Officials in neighbouring Bangladesh said they were on alert in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar, home to around one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in …

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Thai authorities to deport 70 Pakistani asylum seekers


October 11, 2018

Thai authorities on Thursday convicted 70 Pakistani asylum seekers of staying illegally in Thailand despite their protestations that they face persecution if they are sent home, as police intensify a crackdown on illegal immigration. The Taling Chan Provincial Court issued fines and up to two-month suspended jail sentences to the group, which was charged with overstaying their visas and illegal …

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World’s longest flight departs Singapore for New York


October 11, 2018

Singapore: The world´s longest commercial flight took off from Singapore on Thursday, with excited and apprehensive passengers on board settling in for a marathon 19 hours in the air to New York. A spokeswoman for Airlines told AFP that Flight SQ22 departed at approximately 11:35pm (1535 GMT) with 150 passengers and 17 crew on board. Two pilots, a special “wellness” …

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Indian troops martyr PhD scholar Dr Manan Wani among two in IoK


October 11, 2018

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two youth including PhD scholar, Dr Manan Bashir Wani in Kupwara district on Thursday. The personnel of Indian army, paramilitary forces and Special Operation Group martyred the PhD scholar of Aligarh Muslim University, Dr Manan Bashir Wani, during a cordon and search operation in Shatgund in …

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Trump says China thinks US is ‘stupid,’ vows more pain


October 11, 2018

Washington -President Donald Trump on Thursday accused China of thinking Americans are “stupid” and vowed that he was ready to inflict economic pain on the Asian power. “They lived too well for too long and, frankly, I guess they think that the Americans are stupid people. Americans are not stupid people,” the outspoken mogul-turned-president told “Fox and Friends.” Trump boasted …

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