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Sharifs to spend Eid in jail

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar will spend their Eid-ul-Zuha in jail after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) deferred its ruling on pleas seeking their release.

Rocket attack in Kabul during President's Eid speech

: At least one rocket struck Kabul on Tuesday, followed by several explosions, during an address to the nation by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ahead of Eid al-Adha.

Most Americans think Trump doesn't hire best people: Poll

US President Donald Trump repeatedly said during the 2016 election that he would "hire the best people" for his administration, but a new poll found that most Americans don't think he delivered on that promise.

16 ministers from PM Imran Khan's cabinet sworn-in

Sixteen members of newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's 21-strong cabinet took oath at a ceremony held on Monday at the President House here.

Fire near California's Yosemite National Park contained

A huge, deadly wildfire that burned for more than a month and threatened the Yosemite National Park in California, was now 100 per cent contained, according to fire officials.

Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 41

The death toll in a bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa climbed to 41 even as preparations were underway for a state funeral for all the victims on Saturday.

Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Pakistani PM

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister


ISLAMABAD: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the National Assembly.

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour

 People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour.

Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades.

6 dead, 8 trapped in Pakistan mine explosion

At least six people have been killed and eight are still trapped following a gas explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said on Monday.

Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

 US President Donald Trump said it was "great" that consumers might boycott American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson if it moves some of the company's production overseas.

Hundreds gather in US city to oppose white supremacy

WASHINGTON: Over 600 people gathered in Charlottesville to express their rejection of white supremacy, almost a year after the neo-Nazi protests left three dead in this US city.

Airplane stolen from Washington airport crashes

An plane has crashed after it was stolen by a ground employee from an airport in Washington state, authorities said.

4 killed in Canada shooting, suspect arrested

At least four people were killed in a shooting on Friday in the Canadian city of Fredericton, the police said. A suspect was later arrested.

Melania Trump's parents become naturalised US citizens

US First Lady Melania Trumps parents became American citizens in a naturalisation ceremony here, completing a year-long immigration process even as President Donald Trump called for new laws to bar Americans from sponsoring parents and other relatives.

Israel strikes 12 sites across Gaza

Israel has carried out large-scale airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, targeting "12 terror sites", a military spokesperson said.

California wildfire explodes in size, largest in state's history

Catastrophic wildfires continue to ravage California, as one blaze nearly doubled in size over the last three days, making it the largest in the US state's history, according to authorities.

Osama's son married 9/11 hijacker's daughter

Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker and one of the ringleaders of the September 2001 terror attacks in the US, according to the family.

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