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‘Time has come’ for US Space Force, sixth military branch: Pence


August 10, 2018

WASHINGTON: Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday unveiled details of plans to build a US Space Force that would become the sixth branch of America´s massive military, saying the time has come to prepare for “the next battlefield.” President Donald Trump ordered the creation of Space Force in June, arguing the Pentagon needs it to tackle vulnerabilities in space and …

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What are US primary elections?


August 10, 2018

Voters in US are choosing candidates in primary elections that will shape the fight to control the US Congress in November 2018. A primary election is the process by which the general public can indicate their preference for a candidate in an upcoming general election narrowing the field of candidates. Midterm elections are regarded as a referendum on the sitting …

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Australia: Muslims to conduct Zil-Hajj moon sighting Sunday for Eid ul Adha 2018


August 10, 2018

The Moonsighting Australia, a body of Imams, will conduct crescent sighting for the month of Dhul Hijjah, on Sunday. “All information regarding moonsighting for Dhul-Hajjah 1439 will be provided on Sunday, 12th August 2018 after Maghrib by Dr Shabbir Ahmed (Coordinator Moonsighting Australia),” said the body on its website. Saudi Arabia The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims …

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Pakistan supports Saudi Arabia in tussle with Canada


August 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is following with immense concern the crisis in the relations between Saudi Arabia and Canada and places on record its solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office said on Thursday. The FO spokesman said Pakistan has always supported the sovereignty of states and the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states. ‘Both …

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Kangaroos killing permitted after Australian state switches to survival mode


August 10, 2018

CANBERRA: Animal welfare concerns have been raised after farmers in Australia’s most populous state were allowed to shoot kangaroos in order to keep them from starving to death. The regulations to shoot kangaroos have been changed after New South Wales was declared entirely in drought on Wednesday, with farmers having little to feed their livestock. “Many farmers are taking livestock …

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At least 29 children killed in strike on Yemen bus


August 10, 2018

SANAA: An attack on a bus at a market in rebel-held northern Yemen killed at least 29 children Thursday, the Red Cross said, as the Saudi-led coalition faced a growing outcry over the strike. The coalition said it had carried out a “legitimate military action”, targeting a bus in response to a deadly missile attack on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday …

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NASA counts down to launch of first spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’


August 10, 2018

TAMPA: NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun´s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity´s first mission to explore a star. The car-sized Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to blast off on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Saturday. The 65-minute launch window opens at 3:33 …

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Imran Khan to take oath as prime minister on 18th


August 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan will take the oath of prime minister on August 18, PTI leader Senator Faisal Javed said on Friday. He tweeted: “Imran Khan to take oath as Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the 18th Aug 2018 inshALLAH”. The inaugural session of newly elected National Assembly will be held on Monday August 13 …

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Inaugural session of NA on August 13 as President approves summary


August 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The inaugural session of newly elected National Assembly will be held on Monday August 13 after President Mamnoon approved the summary moved by Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Malk Thursday requesting the President to convene the session, sources said. The newly elected members of the lower house of the parliament would take oath in the session after which they …

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