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Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from Germany duty


BERLIN: Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday announced his retirement from international duty with immediate effect. The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder, who won his 120th and final cap in Germany’s 2-0 defeat to France in the semi-finals of Euro 2016, revealed the news on his official Twitter account. He retires …

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Who removes Kashmir posts on Facebook?

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The debate on Facebook’s controversial moderating policies and processes hit Pakistan this month when actor Hamza Ali Abbasi’spublic page was suspended for three days following posts on the Kashmir protests and the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani. Since then, it has been widely reported how Facebook’s policies have effectively …

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Girl, boy allegedly killed for honour in Kohistan


MANSEHRA: A young girl and her alleged paramour were reportedly killed in the name of honour in Ranowali area of Kohistan district recently, and the girl’s body was buried secretly. However, the police said they had registered a murder case of a young boy, and didn’t confirm whether or not …

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Bangladesh upholds death sentence for six militants


DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Thursday upheld the death sentence for six militants convicted over a suicide bombing in 2005 of a lawyer’s office that killed eight people, a top prosecutor said. Bangladesh’s judiciary is under pressure to fast track cases involving militants as the government faces mounting criticism to crackdown …

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With eye on China, India doubles down on container hub ports


NEW DELHI: An Indian conglomerate has started building the country’s first trans-shipment port, conceived 25 years ago, and the government will construct another $4 billion facility nearby to create a shipping hub rivaling Chinese facilities in the region. New Delhi will grant billionaire Gautam Adani $240 million so-called “viability gap” …

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday filed a petition with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for alleged corruption. The petition filed against the premier and his dependents and family members “for commission of offence of corruption” urged NAB to “perform its …

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