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Maryam, Safdar arrive accountability court; hearing underway

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and her husband former Captain Safdar arrived at the Accountability Court on Thursday morning. The court resumed hearing against Sharif family in graft cases. Former Prime Minister did not appear before court as he is in London with ailing wife. ...

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Most Asia stocks rally after fresh Wall St records

HONG KONG: The seemingly unending run of records on Wall Street continued to help fan gains in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo also buoyed by a weaker yen while Shanghai slipped after data showed China’s economic growth moderating. Another positive day of earnings provided a base for the Dow and ...

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No Brexit breakthrough coming at summit: EU’s Tusk

BRUSSELS: EU President Donald Tusk on Wednesday warned Britain not to expect any breakthrough in Brexit negotiations at a European summit this week, saying London needed to come up with more concrete proposals. Leaders of the other 27 EU members meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday are set to ...

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US wages fail to rise despite ‘widespread’ labor scarcity: Fed

WASHINGTON: Wages for American workers remain stubbornly low despite “widespread” labor shortages, according to a US Federal Reserve survey published Wednesday. Growth in the world’s largest economy also continued between September and early October at a pace “split between modest and moderate” while temporary disruptions from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma ...

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Haley pushes UN to follow tougher US stance on Iran

UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to follow in the US footsteps and confront Iran over what she described as its “aggressive, destabilizing and unlawful behavior” in the Middle East. The council met for its monthly debate on the region just days after ...

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UN urges de-escalation after Iraqi forces retake Kirkuk

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for de-escalation after Iraqi government forces pushed back Kurdish fighters from oil-rich Kirkuk province. In a unanimous statement, the council expressed concern and said all sides must “refrain from the threat and use of force, and to engage in constructive dialogue ...

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Imam hits debut ton in Pakistan series-clinching win

ABU DHABI: Young opener Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq, smashed a hundred on debut to guide his side to a seven-wicket win in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Seamer Hasan Ali became the quickest bowler to reach 50 ODI wickets for Pakistan as his 5-34 ...

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Second US judge orders freeze on Trump travel ban    

WASHINGTON: A second judge ordered a freeze on President Donald Trump’s newest travel ban order on Wednesday, saying it was essentially targeted at Muslims in violation of the US Constitution. Maryland federal judge Theodore Chuang said the ban affecting travelers from six majority-Muslim countries and North Korea, as well as ...

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Samsung’s revamped Bixby takes on Amazon Alexa

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung on Wednesday announced it is upgrading its Bixby digital assistant and making it available for a range of connected devices, setting up a clash with Amazon’s Alexa and others competing for leadership in artificial intelligence. The South Korean electronics giant, which is the world’s biggest smartphone maker, ...

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Federal cabinet strongly condemns Indian firing across LoC

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian security forces across the Line of Control (LoC), wounding innocent civilians including women and children. The cabinet prayed for swift recovery of the injured, the PM Office media wing said in ...

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