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SWAT team en route as suspect barricades self in north Houston home


August 19, 2019

Houston police and SWAT teams are responding to a scene in north Houston where a suspect is barricaded inside a home. Police tweeted that they had a hostage negotiation team en route to the 800 block of East 32nd Street On Sunday night, a 23-year-old black male was found shot to death in the middle of the street at the same block. …

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‘Operation Freedom’: 64 arrested in human trafficking sting in Fort Bend County during July


August 19, 2019

A joint investigation conducted by 22 agencies at the local, state and federal level yielded 64 human trafficking-related arrests during the month of July in the Fort Bend County area. The investigation, called “Operation Freedom,” led to the rescue of five adults and two juvenile girls ages 15-17. Charges filed in the operation include the promotion of prostitution, compelling prostitution, …

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Australia set 267 to win second Ashes Test by England


August 19, 2019

LONDON: Australia faced a target of 267 in 48 overs to win the second Ashes Test after England captain Joe Root declared his side´s second innings on 258-5 at Lord´s on Sunday. England all-rounder Ben Stokes was 115 not out when Root closed the innings after lunch on the last day. Stokes made the most of being missed twice late on Saturday and a …

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Archer double and Stokes century put England on top in second Ashes Test


August 19, 2019

LONDON: Jofra Archer took two wickets and struck Test cricket´s first concussion substitute, Marnus Labuschagne on the grille of his helmet as England pushed for an unlikely series-levelling victory in the second Ashes clash at Lord´s on Sunday. Australia were 46-2 in their second innings at tea on the final day of the second Test. That left them needing 221 …

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England unchanged for third Ashes Test as Anderson continues recovery


August 19, 2019

LONDON: England named an unchanged squad on Monday for this week´s third Test against Australia at Headingley, with the injured James Anderson continuing his bid to return later in the series. The selectors kept faith with the XI that drew the second Ashes Test at Lord´s on Sunday, with England having the better of an exciting last day before Australia held out to …

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Yuvraj Singh responds to Shoaib Akhtar’s criticism on Jofra Archer, leaves fans in fits


August 19, 2019

While Pakistani cricket champ Shoaib Akhtar may have passed on a disapproving remark over the conduct of England’s Jofra Archer after he struck Steve Smith, Yuvraj Singh in a quirky response left fans on both sides of the border in fits. The former Pakistani fast bowler had called out Archer over his conduct and lack of sportsmanship after he was spotted ‘smirking’ as Australian batsman Steve Smith …

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Counsel General of Switzerland Emil Wyss commits to revisiting Pakistan every Independence Day


August 19, 2019

KARACHI: Counsel General of Switzerland in Karachi Emil Wyss before ending his diplomatic assignment spent his concluding days touring the metropolis as well as Hyderabad. The counsel general who arrived at the city earlier this month on a 12-day private visit took the opportunity to explore the cultural and historic sites in the two cities of Sindh while also celebrating …

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General Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed COAS for another three years


August 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD: General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed as the Chief of Army Staff for another three years. “General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure. The decision has been taken in view of regional security environment,” read the notification issued by Prime Minister …

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