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PML-N Senate candidates declared independent by ECP

PML-N Senate candidates declared independent by ECP

ISLAMABAD: In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s verdict disqualifying deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the party chief, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said the party’s nominees can contest the upcoming Senate polls as independent candidates. The apex court announced its verdict on petitions challenging the Elections Act 2017 on Wednesday, ruling that a person disqualified under Article 62 ...

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KFC says stores are starting to reopen

KFC says stores are starting to reopen

Image copyrightREUTERS KFC says some of the outlets which had to close when delivery problems meant they ran out of chicken have reopened. Latest figures show that 470 of the fast-food chain’s 900 outlets in its UK-based division were shut as of 13:00 on Tuesday. That compares with 575 that were closed at 21:00 on Monday. Last week, the fried ...

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KARACHI NEWS – China in talks with Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects, says FT

    KARACHI: China has been quietly holding talks with Baloch militants for more than five years in an effort to protect the $60 billion worth of infrastructure projects it is financing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Financial Times claimed on Monday. Three people with knowledge of the talks told the paper that Beijing had been in direct contact with ...

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Winter Olympics: Slovenia ice hockey player suspended for doping violation

Slovenia ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has accepted an anti-doping rule violation and been suspended from the Winter Olympics. Jeglic, 29, tested positive for asthma medication fenoterol in an in-competition test, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) said. He is the second athlete to be banned from Pyeongchang 2018 and this is the third anti-doping case of the Games. ...

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Falluja: Meet Issa Saer, mayor of ruined Iraqi city

Falluja was ruined in the battle against the Islamic State group – meet the mayor picking up the pieces. Source link

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Winter Olympics: Elizabeth Swaney the ‘best’ and worst’ Olympian

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elizabeth Swaney – a hero or a cheat? If you think the Olympics is all about getting a spot on that podium, think again. Some just want to be there. Meet Elizabeth Swaney from the US, who made it to the Winter Olympics with a spectacularly mediocre performance, slipping through a loophole in international qualifying. ...

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Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people

Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people, crushing five homes in the night. Source link

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Australian tax staff told to report ‘long lunch’ colleagues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian Taxation Office workers have been urged to monitor colleagues Australian public servants have been told to anonymously report their colleagues if they are wasting time at work or spending too long at lunch. The Australian Taxation Office sent out a memo to 20,000 staff in December urging them to be aware of workmates’ ...

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Family member of crashed Iranian plane 'begged to send a chopper'

Relatives of passengers on board the missing plane that crashed in Iran are questioning the rescue efforts. All 66 people on the flight are feared dead. Source link

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Mitsutoki Shigeta: ‘Baby factory’ dad wins paternity rights

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A lawyer (pictured) represented the Japanese man who was not present for the trial A Bangkok court has awarded paternity rights to a Japanese man over 13 babies he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers. The ruling allows Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, to pursue custody of the children. The wealthy son of a mobile phone tycoon ...

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