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Cricket hero, Imran Khan claims victory in acrimonious Pakistan election

Pakistan cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory Thursday in the country’s tense general election marred by allegations of “blatant” rigging by rival parties. A visibly tired Khan cut a conciliatory tone in a wide-ranging address to the nation following the controversial contest which was also hit by long delays in still unreleased official Read more

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Trump hails start of dismantling North Korean missile site

US President Donald Trump welcomed Tuesday reports that North Korea has started dismantling facilities at its main satellite launch station, which is seen as a testing ground for intercontinental ballistic missiles. New satellite imagery shows “that North Korea has begun the process of dismantling a key missile site, and we appreciate that,” Trump said during Read more

Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of ‘conspiring’ with Russia

The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was “collaborating” with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed. The US president hit back Sunday, portraying the wiretapping of his ex-aide as part of a partisan and “illegal” conspiracy because Read more


Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll tops 200

AFP…… Japanese rescue workers searched the ruins of homes Thursday looking for dozens of people still missing after deadly rains that killed more than 200 people. Operations were under way to dig out and clear up after the devastating floods and landslides that engulfed entire neighbourhoods. But with around 60 people still feared missing, local Read more