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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeals his sentence

Former Pakistan  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar challenged their conviction by an accountability court in the Avenfield corruption reference in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday.   The court on July 6 had sentenced Nawaz to 10 years in prison for owning assets beyond known income, along with a fine of ...

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Truck hits bus carrying wedding party, killing 15 Pakistanis

Karachi, Jul 16 : Pakistani police say a trailer truck has hit a parked passenger bus carrying wedding guests on a busy highway near the southern city of Hyderabad, killing at least 15 people. The accident took place before dawn Monday in the town of Matiarai in southern Sindh province. Local police official Mohammad Tahir says 17 people were injured ...

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Croatian leader says Trump, Putin key to peace

Moscow, Jul 16 : Croatia’s president hopes her American and Russian counterparts show “responsibility” and remember they are the guarantors of the whole world’s stability when they hold their first summit Monday. In an interview Sunday with The Associated Press, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic also shrugged off U.S. President Donald Trump’s aggressive behavior with NATO allies at a meeting on ...

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New Mexico passenger bus crash kills 3, injures 24 others

Bernalillo, Jul 16 : A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck a pickup truck from behind around 2 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 25 just north of Bernalillo, ...

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With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

Paris, Jul 16 : It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy. France’s 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years that France has ...

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Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

Springfield, Jul 16 : A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, the first-time candidate saw parallels with her own longshot campaign for ...

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Italy: France, Malta offer to take quarter of 450 migrants

Rome, Jul 15 : Italy said Saturday that Malta and France had agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the latest standoff but demanding even greater European solidarity. Premier Giuseppe Conte said that Malta and France had come forward in response to his request to all ...

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Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

Jerusalem, Jul 15 : The Israeli military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza City, while three ...

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US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

Philadelphia, Jul 15 : The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at a convention of state secretaries of state, an event that’s usually a low-key affair highlighting ...

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Trump’s remarks about changing European culture draw ire

Washington, Jul 15 : President Donald Trump’s lament this week that immigration is “changing the culture” of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through a demographic transformation that makes some of the white majority uncomfortable. Historians and advocates immediately denounced Trump’s comments, saying such talk would encourage ...

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