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Wednesday , November 21 2018

International

Pakistan sacks state TV chief over “Begging” caption

  Pakistan has removed the acting chief of state-run television after a caption read “Begging” instead “Beijing” during a broadcast of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China, which has promised economic aid to the impoverished South Asian country. Khan was in Beijing seeking financial aid to help end a …

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Islamic State group (DAESH) hostages freed

DAMASCUS, Nov 8, (Agencies): Syria said Thursday it had freed all 19 remaining Druze women and children abducted in July by the Islamic State group from the southern province of Sweida. Relatives gathered in their home region to greet those released after over three months of gruelling captivity during which …

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13 dead including gunman in shooting at California bar

A hooded gunman dressed entirely in black opened fire on a crowd at a country dance bar holding a weekly “college night” in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing including some who used barstools to break windows and escape, authorities said Thursday. The gunman was later found …

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TEHRAN WARNS OIL CUSTOMERS FACE PAINFUL TIME AHEAD

Oil to zero without price hike US aim – US issues warning on shipping WASHINGTON, Nov 8, (Agencies): The United States is determined to push Iranian oil exports to zero, US Special Representative Brian Hook said on Wednesday, through a ‘calibrated’ approach using maximum economic pressure without lifting oil prices. …

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Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail

Islamabad, Nov 7, 2018 (AFP) – A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail a week after her acquittal in a landmark case triggered angry Islamist protests, her lawyer said Thursday. Asia Bibi’s conviction was overturned by the country’s highest …

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Samsung folding screen lets smartphone open into tablet

San Francisco, Nov 7, 2018 (AFP) – Samsung on Wednesday showed off a folding screen that lets a smartphone open into a tablet, heralding it as the future for portable devices. Senior vice president of mobile product marketing Justin Denison pulled a prototype foldable smartphone from a suit jacket inner …

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Asia Bibi still in Pakistan jail

One week after the country’s highest court ordered her release, a Pakistani Christian who has spent eight years on death row for blasphemy was still in prison Wednesday, with no immediate prospect of freedom. Thousands of Islamists poured onto the streets in protest after Supreme Court judges overturned Asia Bibi’s …

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Omar, Tlaib 1st Muslim women in Congress

More diverse as elections break barriers of race and gender CHICAGO, Nov 7, (Agencies): A onetime Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress. Both women – Ilhan Omar, 37, and Rashida Tlaib, …

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Fear builds for civilians as forces close on Yemen port

ADEN, Nov 7, (Agencies): Yemeni pro-government forces advanced closer to rebel-held Hodeida overnight, a military source said on Wednesday, raising fears over humanitarian aid deliveries through the lifeline port city. Concern was also growing for civilians in Hodeida, as the fighting drew near and after reports that snipers had positioned …

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Dems own House, Senate for Trump

HOUSE TURN COULD ECHO IN MOSCOW, BEIJING, RIYADH WASHINGTON, Nov 7, (AP): Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, …

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