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Monthly Archives: August 2017

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 was the last major population centre in northern Iraq...
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 trial. Hubert Zafke had faced 3,681 counts of being...
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 show of force against the North after its latest missile...
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 in neighboring India that especially caused havoc in Mumbai....
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 dozen others were pulled from the rubble of the...
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 at least 18,500 to seek refuge across the border....
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 five men accused of being involved in the 2007 assassination....
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 tie for firing a ball into an umpire’s eye....
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 left-foot volley four minutes before half-time and Ideguchi sealed...
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 greater creative control of their brand. Luckily the newly-minted...
'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 down. Not to worry-it's just a normal day at Brazil's...
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 of preventable diseases. Kent Heckenlively had outlined plans to...

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