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11 schoolgirls burnt to death in Turkish town

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SIX DETAINED IN DORMITORY FIRE  ANKARA/ISTANBUL: Authorities in southern Turkey detained six people yesterday over a fire in a dormitory that killed 11 schoolgirls and one other person, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Flames swept through the mostly wooden interior of the two-storey dormitory in the town of Aladag …

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Saudi king allocates 100b riyals to public investment fund

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman approved the allocation of 100 billion riyals from the kingdom’s reserves to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) yesterday, according to a statement carried by state news agency SPA. The funds would be used to support both foreign and local investments, particularly opportunities in the local …

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CIA chief warns Trump against ripping up Iran deal

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LONDON: CIA director John Brennan warned yesterday that tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, as US President-elect Donald Trump promised during his election campaign, would be “disastrous”. “I think it would be the height of folly if the next administration were to tear up that agreement,” Brennan told the BBC, …

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COAS Bajwa assumes Pak Army command

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SITUATION AT LOC WILL BE ALRIGHT: ARMY CHIEF  From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: Newly appointed Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa assumed the command yesterday at an impressive ceremony held at the Army Hockey Stadium. In a change-of-command ceremony, the outgoing army chief General Raheel Sharif handed …

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Football team among 76 dead

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PLANE CARRYING BRAZILIAN SOCCER TEAM TO CUP FINAL CRASHES IN COLOMBIA  BOGOTA: At least five people are believed to have survived after a plane carrying 81 passengers, including members of a top flight Brazilian football team, crashed in Colombia, officials said. So far 25 bodies have been recovered and 76 …

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PMDC set to re-appoint ‘corrupt’ ex-registrar

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NAB TEAM PROBING AGAINST DR AHMED NADEEM AKBAR  By Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: The NAB team is probing against Dr Ahmed Nadeem Akbar former registrar Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) while the (PM&DC) Council in association with the concerned ministry is reportedly planning to re-appoint him as Registrar. Sources claimed …

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SHC restrains federal govt from expelling Pak-Turk schools staff

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From Our Correspondent HYDERABAD: The circuit bench of Sindh High Court at Hyderabad yesterday restrained federal government from taking punitive action against nine staff members of Pak-Turk schools in Hyderabad and Jamshoro districts. Justice Salahuddin Panhwar and Justice Mohammad Iqbal Mahar issued the order, saying action against the Turkish staff …

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‘Marri resources belong to all Baloch’

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LONDON: Self exiled Baloch nationalist leader Mir Sher Alam Marri has said that no individual has the right to decide about the Marri resources and any attempt to utilise these resource will cause chaos, causing damage and internal divisions. Sher Alam Marri, son of renowned nationalist Mohammad Marri (General Sheroff), …

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7 Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

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SIRNAGR: Seven Indian soldiers were killed after militants disguised as policemen stormed a major army base near the frontier with Pakistan Tuesday, as tensions between the two neighbours ran high after weeks of cross-border firing. Four suspected militants were also killed in the stand-off with security forces inside the command …

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