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Iraq announces major victory over IS jihadists

BAGHDAD: Iraq declared yesterday that its forces had retaken the northern city of Tal Afar and the surrounding region in another major victory over Islamic State group jihadists. Tal Afar…

Policeman stabbed in Stockholm, suspect arrested

BERLIN: German prosecutors called yesterday for the case of a 96-year-old former Nazi medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp to be thrown out because he is deemed unfit for…

US heavy bombers, jets in show of force against North Korea

S Korea, US conduct air interdiction exercise SEOUL: US heavy bombers and stealth jet fighters took part in a joint live fire drill in South Korea yesterday, intended as a…

Rains in Pakistan leave eight dead

KARACHI: Monsson rains in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi left at least eight people dead in flood-related mishaps, officials said yesterday. The destruction came on the heels of days-long downpours…

Mumbai building collapse kills 18 after heavy rains

MUMBAI: At least 18 people died yesterday when a building collapsed in India’s financial capital Mumbai following heavy rains that have wreaked havoc in many parts of South Asia. A…

17 Rohingya drown fleeing Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh coastguards yesterday found the bodies of 17 Rohingya, many of them children, who drowned when their boats capsized as they fled violence in Myanmar that has forced…

Musharraf declared fugitive in ex-PM Bhutto’s murder trial

Court acquits five men accused in assassination RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: A Pakistan court yesterday branded former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder trial, but acquitted…

Shapovalov: From Davis Cup villain to US Open sensation

NEW YORK: Denis Shapovalov became the youngest man in 10 years to reach the US Open third round Wednesday and credited his breakthrough to being defaulted from a Davis Cup…

Japan secure World Cup berth with Australia win

SAITAMA, Japan: Takuma Asano and Yosuke Ideguchi were on target as Japan beat Australia 2-0 at home yesterday to qualify for their sixth successive World Cup. Asano steered home a…

Like Destiny’s Child, Fifth Harmony survives after the storm

It’s been a year of transition for Fifth Harmony: The pop stars parted ways with member Camila Cabello, switched management teams, negotiated a new contract with their label and won…

Castle brings fantasy to life for Brazilian wannabe wizards

‘A childhood dream to become part of the magical universe’ At a castle, a werewolf growls in a cage while a wizard casts spells to try to calm the beast…

Australia bars ‘world’s no.1 anti-vaxxer’ from entry

SYDNEY: An American who describes himself as the “world’s #1 anti-vaxxer” has been barred from entering Australia, officials said yesterday, in a further crackdown on the antiimmunization movement after outbreaks…