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  • Egypt keen to buy Pakistan's JF-17 Thunder fighter jet

    PTI | Dec 5, 2015, 02.43 PM IST ISLAMABAD: Egypt has expressed interest in acquiring Pakistan’s multi-role JF-17 Thunder fighter jets, which the country has manufactured in collaboration with China.Pakistan’s minister for defence production Rana Tanveer Hussain during a meeting with Egyptian ambassador Sherif Shaheen offered the sale of JF-17 Thunder aircraft and Super Mashak

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  • Srikanth storms into Indonesian Masters final

    MALANG (Indonesia): Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is showing signs of having regained his old form as he entered the men’s singles final of the $ 120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold with a straight games victory on Saturday. The top seed needed just 37 minutes to oust local man Ginting Anthony 21-13, 21-19 in the

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  • Thailand plans leading role in anti-trafficking campaign

    IANS | Dec 5, 2015, 02.49 PM IST BANGKOK: Thailand has contributed $ 100,00 to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) fund to run a regional information campaign aimed at raising awareness among migrants, the media reported on Saturday.“Thailand will also play a leading role in the campaign with the IOM to solve the problem

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  • Motor racing: Verstappen sweeps hat-trick of awards

    LONDON: Dutch rookie Max Verstappen, signed controversially as a 16-year-old by Toro Rosso, has swept a hat-trick of awards after confounding his critics in an impressive debut Formula One season. Now 18, the son of former racer Jos won votes for personality of the year, rookie of the year and action of the year at

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  • Seoul protesters call for president's resignation

    SEOUL: Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Seoul Saturday, accusing President Park Geun-Hye of sacrificing workers and farmers for large businesses and rewriting history textbooks to glorify her father’s authoritarian rule. An estimated crowd of 30,000 people, many of them wearing masks in defiance of Park’s call for a ban on masking-wearing during protests,

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  • Paris attacks: Suspect terrorist visited UK earlier this year

    ANI | Dec 5, 2015, 12.17 PM IST Highlights • One of the terrorists who was involved in the 13/11 carnage in Paris had visited two cities in the United Kingdom earlier this year to meet other terror suspects. • The unnamed terrorist managed to visit London and Birmingham before slipping away to Europe even

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  • Six injured in bomb attack on a Hindu gathering in Bangladesh

    DHAKA: At least six people were injured, with three in a critical condition, after a series of bomb blasts on Saturday at a Hindu religious gathering in northern Bangladesh, a police official said. The attack follows the shooting and wounding of an Italian doctor working in the same region last month, and the earlier murders

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  • With lives at risk, Nepal struggles to escape dysfunction

    KATHMANDU: Shiva Parwar has been camping on the pavement for five days, waiting in line for cooking gas. There are 521 gas cylinders ahead of his, and not even the dealer knows when more fuel will arrive, thanks to a two-month-long border blockade that shows no sign of ending. “I sent my wife and child

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  • Sharia courts in Britain lock women into 'marital captivity', study says

    LONDON: Sharia courts in Britain are locking women into “marital captivity” and doing nothing to officially report domestic violence, according to an academic who gained unprecedented access to Islamic divorce hearings. Judges at the courts “uphold the theory and practice of the strong hold men have over women”, and set out to frustrate women whose

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