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Cricket: India demolish England to clinch Test series

Mumbai, Dec 12, 2016 (AFP) -Ravichandran Ashwin tore through England’s lower order in just half-an-hour on Monday as India won the fourth Test by an innings and 36 runs, clinching the series 3-0 with a game to spare. England started the final day at the Wankhede Stadium trailing by 49 …

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Pakistan grounds French-built ATR planes after fatal crash

Islamabad, Dec 12, 2016 (AFP) -Pakistan’s national carrier Monday grounded its 10 French-built ATR turboprop planes after a crash last week killed 47 people and a second aircraft reported technical issues shortly before it was supposed to take off overnight. Pakistan International Airlines flight 661 smashed into a hillside in …

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Turkey detains over 100 pro-Kurdish party officials: media

Ankara, Dec 12, 2016 (AFP) -Turkish police detained more than 100 pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) officials on Monday over alleged links to Kurdish militants in a country-wide operation, state media reported. Some 118 HDP officials, including from cities like Istanbul and Ankara, were taken into custody on suspicion of …

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Militants retake ancient city of Palmyra from Syrian forces

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Syrian troops Sunday, according to both sides in the battle, scoring a major advance after a year of setbacks in Syria and neighboring Iraq. In winning back Palmyra, the extremist group appeared to be taking advantage of …

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Bomb spreads carnage through much-loved Egypt church

Cairo, Dec 11, 2016 (AFP) -The Coptic Christians were in mid-prayer Sunday when the ear-splitting blast tore through their church in Egypt’s capital, spraying shrapnel into icon-covered walls and blowing out the tiled roof. Witnesses said the smoke then cleared to reveal a tangle of splintered pews and body parts. …

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Trump rejects intel, lawmakers vow probe of Russia hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Sunday called a recent CIA assessment of Russian hacking “ridiculous” and says he’s not interested in getting daily intelligence briefings — an unprecedented public dismissal by a president-elect of the nation’s massive and sophisticated intelligence apparatus. Trump’s remarks come as key congressional Republicans joined …

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‘Russia did not help Trump win election’ – Republicans reject CIA fi nding

WASHINGTON, Dec 11, (Agencies): Republicans on Saturday rejected reports of a secret CIA assessment finding that Russia sought to tip the US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, as a Democratic Senate leader called for an investigation. “The intelligence is wrong,” Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told CNN. “It …

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Church issues prayer against executions

MANILA, Dec 11, (Agencies): Roman Catholic churches in Manila on Sunday read a prayer against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to re-impose the death penalty on heinous crimes, including drugrelated offences. Last week, the justice panel in the lower house of Congress approved a legislative measure to bring back state-sanctioned …

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Johnson comment misconstrued: Saudi

RIYADH, Dec 11, (Agencies): The press took out of context comments by Britain’s foreign secretary about “proxy wars” waged by longtime ally Saudi Arabia, the Saudi foreign minister said Sunday, deeming the matter closed. In a video reported last week, Boris Johnson at a conference in Rome accused Saudi Arabia …

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Deportation for Syrian woman predicting future; Ethiopian maid magic

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: An unidentified Syrian woman has been referred to the Criminal Investigations Department for claiming to predict the future, reports Al-Anba daily. The arrest came after police received information from some pedestrians near the Al-Ta’awon Street that the woman was attempting to stop the motorists in Salwa …

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