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Thousands of families flee fighting in former Taliban bastion

More than 22,000 Afghan families have fled from their homes to escape fighting in the former Taliban bastion of Kandahar, officials said Sunday, as authorities arrested four suspected insurgents over this week’s rocket attack on Kabul. Since early May, violence has surged across several provinces including in Kandahar after the …

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China’s Shanghai region braces for typhoon In-fa

BEIJING: China’s commercial hub Shanghai and neighbouring coastal regions cancelled all flights, slowed or suspended subway trains and shuttered businesses as Typhoon In-fa made landfall on Sunday, bringing flooding and felling around 1,000 trees. The typhoon landed in the Putuo district of the city of Zhoushan, a major port in …

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Maryam asks army ‘not to repeat 2018 election mistake’

LAHORE: PML-N de facto president Maryam Nawaz Sharif has said that soldiers should guard the ballot papers in Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections as they “guard our borders and should not repeat the same mistake that their elders committed in 2018”. “Military uniform is our pride and should not be …

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Bilawal urges Kashmir EC to ensure fair vote

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called upon the Azad Kashmir Election Commission (EC) to ensure free and fair elections in the valley so as to prevent the polls being held on Sunday (today) from being declared as the most controversial elections in history. “The visit of Prime Minister …

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A religious heritage lost to commercialisation

PUBLISHED July 25, 2021 PESHAWAR: As one of South Asia’s most ancient cities, Peshawar boasts a rich cultural and religious heritage that stretches back to more than 2,000 years. If the Khyber-Pass served as the historic gateway into South Asia for visitors from lands west, then the present day capital …

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Is there anybody out there?

KARACHI: The question of whether there is life outside of Planet Earth is perhaps as old as the discovery of outer space. Ever since it became clear that our planet was just one of the countless bodies in the universe, people have wondered if we, the human race, are all …

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