Imran Khan’s judicial remand extended till Sept 13 in cipher case

A special court, recently established to hear cases filed under the Official Sec­rets Act, extended the judicial remand of PTI Chairman Imran Khan till September 13 on Wednesday, his lawyer confirmed

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Russia's Prigozhin buried quietly in hometown of St Petersburg

Overbearing in life but discreet in death, Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was buried quietly in a leafy cemetery on the outskirts of St Petersburg on Tuesday, six days after he was killed in an unexplained plane crash

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Russia will not probe Prigozhin plane crash under international rules

Russia has informed Brazil's aircraft investigation authority that it will not probe the crash of the Brazilian-made Embraer (EMBR3.SA) jet that killed mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin under international rules "at the moment", the Brazilian agency told Reuters on Tuesday

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Suspects back in court over Singapore's swoop on major money laundering ring

Ten foreigners accused of involvement in a major money laundering operation in Singapore were set to appear in court on Wednesday, some facing new charges as the city-state seek to widen its net in one of its most high-profile crime cases

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Lion escapes into heavy traffic in Karachi

An adult lion escaped from a private vehicle amidst heavy traffic in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, causing panic for two hours before it was recaptured, police said

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Gabon soldiers say election result cancelled, 'regime' ended

A dozen Gabonese soldiers appeared on television Wednesday announcing they were "putting an end to the current regime" and the cancellation of an election that, according to official results, President Ali Bongo Ondimba won

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Canada detects first case of highly mutated coronavirus variant BA.2.86

Canada has detected its first case of coronavirus infection from the highly mutated BA.2.86 variant of Omicron in a person in British Columbia who had not traveled outside the Pacific province, health officials said on Tuesday

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RUSSIA’S INVASION / Ukraine’s children losing out on education: UN

Years of disrupted schooling have left Ukrainian children struggling to learn language, maths and reading skills in the wake of the pandemic and Russia’s invasion, the United Nations warned yesterday.

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Taiwan warns of surge in tensions

Taiwan yesterday urged China to stop “military harassment” that risked damaging regional security after it said 24 Chinese warplanes were detected near the island.

West has failed to isolate Iran

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said yesterday that the West had failed to isolate his country, while also holding out the prospect of resuming talks on reviving a nuclear deal.

US to counter growing size of China’s military

The Pentagon plans to field thousands of drones within the next two years to help counter China’s numerical edge in personnel and military hardware, a senior US defense official said Monday.

Coastal Florida town battens down hatches as Hurricane Idalia looms

John Paul Nohelj has lived in Steinhatchee for two decades. For him, the northwest Florida town set among marshes and forests is paradise on Earth, and he won't leave -- despite being in the crosshairs of a churning hurricane

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Live parasitic worm found in woman’s brain

A parasitic roundworm typically found in snakes has been pulled “alive and wriggling” from a woman’s brain in a stomach-churning medical first, Australian doctors said yesterday.

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39 civilians killed in Sudan's Darfur: medics, witnesses

Thirty-nine civilians were killed, most of them women and children, when shelling hit their homes on Tuesday in war-torn Sudan's vast western region of Darfur, medics and witnesses said

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Trump DC trial set for March 2024, in thick of GOP presidential fight

Donald Trump will stand trial in March 2024 for trying to overturn his 2020 presidential election defeat, one day before Republican voters in more than a dozen US states will decide whether to give him a chance to recapture the White House

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Imran’s Toshakhana sentence suspended but detention to continue

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday suspended PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s three-year sentence in the Toshakhana case

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Chinese county offers ‘cash reward’ for couples if bride is aged 25 or younger

A county in eastern China is offering couples a "reward" of 1,000 yuan if the bride is aged 25 or younger, the latest measure to incentivise young people to get married amid rising concern over a declining birth rate

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Bombs kill two in Thailand: governor

A series of bomb attacks in Thailand's insurgency-hit far south killed two people and wounded four others, a senior local official told AFP on Tuesday

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Iraq hangs three for IS-claimed blast that killed over 300

Iraq has hanged three people convicted for a 2016 bombing that killed more than 320 people in a Baghdad shopping district and was claimed by the Islamic State group, the prime minister's office said on Monday

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Toyota to halt operations at all Japan assembly plants due to system failure

Toyota Motor Corp will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan from Tuesday afternoon due to a malfunction with its production system, it said, likely bringing domestic output to a standstill for the world's top automaker

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7.1-magnitude quake, aftershocks rattle Bali residents

A strong, deep 7.1-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks rattled Bali and other Indonesian islands on Tuesday, the USGS reported, sending panicked tourists into the streets but causing no major damage

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