North Korea lacks capacity to hit US with accuracy: US general

WASHINGTON: North Korea does not have the ability to strike the United States with “any degree of accuracy” and while its missiles have the range, they lack the necessary guidance capability, the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Tuesday. Earlier this month North Korea said …

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Thai general found guilty of human trafficking of Rohingya migrants

BANGKOK: A Thai general was found guilty of human trafficking on Wednesday as a Bangkok court convicted scores of people in a mass trial exposing the lynchpin role of corrupt officials in the grim, lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants. Thailand’s junta launched a crackdown in May 2015 on …

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Maldives President arrests nephew amid power struggle

COLOMBO: The nephew of Maldives president Abdulla Yameen has been arrested for allegedly bribing politicians to challenge the ruling regime, the opposition said Wednesday, warning of further reprisals in the troubled honeymoon islands. Faris Maumoon, an MP and son of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, was taken into custody after …

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Sri Lanka to probe 2011 World Cup final defeat

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s sports minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing. The South Asian nation lost the World Cup decider by six wickets at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, stunning the cricket-mad island. Then …

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Afghan Defence Minister’s response on Khyber-IV operation unwarranted: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday said that Afghan Defence Minister’s response to recently launched Khyber-IV operation in Khyber Agency’s Rajgal Valley is unwarranted and runs counter to Pakistan Army’s efforts for better Pak-Afghan coordination and cooperation. Calling for cooperation and coordination in fight against the common enemy …

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PM questions logic behind calls of his accountability

SIALKOT: In his latest interaction with media following the release of ‘damning findings’ of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) against him and his family, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif questioned as to why he was being held to account when misappropriation of not a penny was proved against him, ARY …

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Weather turns pleasant after rain lashes parts of Karachi

KARACHI: The weather turned pleasant in the metropolis after rain lashed several parts of the city on Wednesday afternoon, ARY News reported.  The rainfall hit Saddar, Gushan-e-Maimar, Korangi,  Malir, Gulistan-e-Johar, Malir, Gulishan-e-Hadeed and other areas. Also, with the first drop of rain, many areas plunged into darkness. Chief Meteorologist Tauseef Alam …

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No compromise on strengthening defence capability: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Wednesday that no compromise shall be made towards strengthening defence capability of the country. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Bajwa visited the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) where he was given a detailed briefing on …

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Careem’s matchmaking service irks many, few eager to avail

KARACHI: Your Rishta has arrived! This morning Careem users woke up to a surprise with notifications and emails that their ‘Rishta’ (marriage proposal) has arrived; shocking its patrons. Arousing the curiosity, many people fell for the clickbait notification to find out what was it about until they discovered that the …

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Pakistan lodges protest with India over fatal ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Wednesday lodged protest with India over the killing of two civilians in intense ‘unprovoked’ shelling by Indian troops from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the sectors of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, ARY News reported. The Foreign Office summoned Indian Deputy High Commission JP …

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