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  • US-backed Syria offensive kills 35 IS fighters: Monitor

    Beirut: An offensive by US-backed forces against the Islamic State group’s last redoubt in eastern Syria killed 35 jihadists on Saturday, a Britain-based war monitor said. Twenty-eight IS members were killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition around the town of Hajin, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • Afghanistan elections: Over 170 killed or hurt as blasts hit Kabul polling stations

    Kabul: More than 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with hundreds of polling centres failing to open due to technical glitches and lack of staff and voters queuing for hours.
    Most casualties were in Kabul, where at least four people were killed and 78 wounded in multiple explosions, acting health ministry spokesman Mohibullah Zeer said, after the Taliban warned voters

  • Kidnapped Tanzanian tycoon Mohammed Dewji freed

    Nairobi: Tanzanian tycoon Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped earlier this month, said Saturday he had been released and had returned home safely. “I thank Allah that I have returned home safely. I thank all my fellow Tanzanians, and everyone around the world for their prayers,” he said in a tweeted message.

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    US: 1 dead, dozens hurt after tour bus and pickup truck collide on a central Pennsylvania highway

    Sunbury: Authorities say one person has died and nearly 40 others have been injured after a tour bus and a pickup truck collided on a central Pennsylvania highway. News outlets report the crash occurred Friday afternoon on State Route 147 in Northumberland County. Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg tweeted that it received 33 people from the crash. Hospital officials say the patients mostly had minor injuries. An additional six passengers were taken to a Danville

  • ‘Anonymous Facebook ads influenced nearly 10 million British voters’

    London: An anonymous political campaign on Facebook has reached nearly 10 million voters, asking them via advertisements to oppose British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the media reported on Saturday. According to The Guardian, it was discovered by the digital campaign group 89up, which shared the details with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) panel into fake news. “In adverts micro-targeted to individual constituencies, voters are exhorted to tell your

  • Voting underway for Afghan parliamentary polls despite threats

    Kabul: Voting was underway across Afghanistan on Saturday for the country’s parliamentary polls that were delayed by three years and marred by a brazen terror attack by the Taliban that killed and injured top security officials earlier this week.

  • World’s longest sea bridge between China-Hong Kong to open on October 24

    Beijing: The world’s longest sea bridge Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be thrown open for traffic on October 24, the authorities said Saturday. The 55-kilometer-long bridge, situated in the Lingdingyang waters of the Pearl River Estuary, will be the world’s longest sea bridge, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Chinese typewriter expo in New York

    New York :  An exhibition featuring Chinese typewriters and processors opened in New York city, offering unprecedented insight into the still-transforming history of one of the world’s oldest living languages. The exhibition, named “Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age”, explores the historical significance and technological innovation behind Chinese typewriters, and the role they played in the survival of the Chinese language into the information age, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • ‘He’s my guy’, Prez Trump praises Congressman for assaulting scribe

    Washington :  US President Trump has praised Montana Republican Representative Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign last May and called him “my guy”. “Any guy who can do a body slam … he’s my guy,” Trump said at a Montana rally on Thursday night and made a gesture mimicking a body slam, according to CNN. “I shouldn’t say this,” but “there’s nothing to be embarrassed about,” the President said

  • De-list Pakistan from grey list, recommends FATF

    Islamabad: After an on-site assessment of the steps taken by Pakistan to curb terror financing and money laundering, a visiting Financial Action Task Force (FATF) team has finalised a report with 40 recommendations for de-listing Islamabad from its grey list from September next year, according to a media report Friday. Currently placed on the FATF’s ‘grey list’, Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of

  • Not sure he’s alive: Missing Interpol former chief’s wife

    Paris : The wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who vanished into police custody after returning to China in September, has said that she isn’t sure her husband is still alive. In an interview with the BBC conducted in France, Grace Meng said she has received threatening phone calls since the Chinese government announced her husband was in custody in early October. “I think it is political persecution. I’m not sure

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