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Thousands take to streets across U.S. to protest police violence

SAN FRANCISCO: Thousands of people took to the streets in U.S. cities on Friday to denounce the fatal police shootings of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers watching over a similar demonstration in Dallas. Protesters clogged roadways in New York City, …

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US media pays tributes to Edhi as the ‘greatest Pakistani’

NEW YORK: (Web Desk)- American print and electronic gave prominent coverage to the passing away in Karachi of Abdul Sattar Edhi, the Pakistani philanthropist, calling him a revered figure and the “greatest Pakistani”, while underlining the fact that he lived modestly despite the vast sums of money that passed through his …

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Eleven officers shot, four dead in Dallas ‘sniper’ attack

Four officers have been killed after at least eleven officers were shot in “sniper” shooting during protest in downtown Dallas, Texas, police say. The shootings, believed to have been carried out by two snipers, occurred at around 9 p.m. Thursday as a protest rally was drawing to an end, media …

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Protests and US probe after Louisiana police shoot black man

ATON ROUGE, LA: The US Justice Department said on Wednesday it would investigate the killing of a black man pinned to the ground and shot in the chest by two white police officers outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Graphic video images of Tuesday’s shooting of Alton Sterling, …

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Obama to leave more troops in Afghanistan than planned

US President Barack Obama has announced that more American troops than planned will stay in Afghanistan by the end of this year, when his presidency comes to an end. During a press briefing at the White House on Wednesday, Obama said that he would leave behind 8,400 American forces by …

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US imposes sanctions on Kim Jong-un over rights abuses

The United States has sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the first time over claims that he resorts to “notorious abuses of human rights.” Pyongyang “continues to commit serious human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests and detention, forced labor, and torture,” the US State Department …

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Two Muslim teenagers viciously beaten outside US mosque

Two teenage Muslims boys were viciously beaten outside a Brooklyn mosque early Sunday morning as their attacker called them terrorists, according to Mohamed Bahe, the director of the mosque. The incident allegedly happened around 1:18am at the Muslim Community Center of Brooklyn in Sunset Park, after lengthy evening prayers common …

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Tensions in PAK-U.S relations- by Iftikhar Ahmed

The military needs full political support on any national plans to root out terrorism. Challenges that Pakistan faces could be effectively confronted for the achievement of goals only if there is the will to act politically. Lukewarm support does not facilitate meeting the ends of policy. All options must be …

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Washington backs Pak-Afghan border management plan, says Olson

ISLAMABAD: Top civil and military authorities have conveyed to a high-level US Senate delegation that Pakistan’s effort to manage its border with Afghanistan is vital for its security as President Barack Obama’s point-man for the region said Washington supported Pakistan’s border management efforts. The issue was highlighted by top civil …

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