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Palestinian PM visits Gaza in reconciliation move with Hamas

GAZA: The West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister crossed into the Gaza Strip on Monday in a move towards reconciliation between the mainstream Fatah party and Hamas, a decade after the Islamist group seized the territory in a civil war. Rami al-Hamdallah said at a welcome ceremony his unity government would begin …

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Biological clock discoveries by three Americans earn Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM: Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries about the body’s biological clock, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of getting enough sleep. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the 9-million-kronor …

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Cuba and Bolivia to remember ‘Che’ 50 years after death

HAVANA: A half-century after his death, Ernesto “Che” Guevara will be remembered in ceremonies next week in Cuba and in Bolivia, whose CIA-trained troops sent shockwaves around the world when they executed the Cold War revolutionary icon in 1967. In Cuba — where schoolchildren still begin their day with a …

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Pakistani apparel makers need to get creative: IAF chief

Han Bekke, president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), thinks Pakistan’s apparel manufacturers must invest in product development, fashion education and creativity to build their own brands to boost exports and compete with other countries in global markets. “Whether you want to remain a source of low-cost (textile) products (for …

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Goodwill after Pak-Afghan meeting?

Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have held an important and necessary meeting in Kabul to try and put the Pak-Afghan bilateral relationship on a more stable footing. What is particularly encouraging is that both sides appear to have come away from a series of meetings on Sunday …

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At least 16 dead as suicide bombings hit Damascus police station

A double suicide bomb attack hit a police station in Syria’s capital Damascus on Monday, state media said, with a monitor saying at least 16 people were killed. Damascus has been largely insulated from the worst of the violence during the country’s brutal six-year war, but several bomb attacks have shaken the …

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Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock: retired accountant, heavy gambler

Stephen Craig Paddock, the retired accountant who smuggled an arsenal into a swank Las Vegas hotel and mowed down concert-goers from a 32nd story window, was a high-stakes gambler whose bank-robber father was once on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) most wanted list. The 64-year-old had a home with …

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1 soldier, 2 suspected militants killed in Indian Kashmir base camp attack

Suspected militants stormed a paramilitary base in Indian-administered Kashmir early Tuesday, police said, leaving one soldier and two attackers dead. Three paramilitary troopers were also injured when at least three militants hurled grenades and fired automatic weapons at the Border Security Force (BSF) base near Srinagar’s airport before dawn. “Two …

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After Las Vegas massacre, Trump silent on gun control

President Donald Trump condemned the massacre of at least 59 Las Vegas concert goers as an “act of pure evil” on Monday, but refrained from addressing calls for gun control or the motives for the worst mass shooting in recent US history. Delivering televised remarks, Trump tried to offer consolation and called …

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Low-caste man killed in India for watching dance performance

A man from India’s lowest caste has been killed by a group of higher-caste men for attending a traditional Hindu dance performance, police said on Monday. Jayesh Solanki, 21, and his cousin Prakash were allegedly attacked late on Sunday when they went to watch garba ─ a folk dance performed …

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