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Sindh Assembly unanomously passes Witness Protection Bill 2013

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly unanimously passed the Sindh Witness Protection Bill 2013 on Wednesday. The bill provides protection to witnesses as well as their families enabling them to provide evidence in criminal proceedings. This is the first assembly which has made such a law in the country. Sindh Minister for parliamentary affairs Dr Sikandar Mandhor, who is also in-charge of the ...

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Mad Men finale pushed back to 2015

The seventh series of the award-winning US drama Mad Men is to be split in two parts, with the finale pushed back to 2015.

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U.N. report highlights ‘unspeakable atrocities’ in North Korea

A mother forced to drown her own baby and a prison camp inmate compelled to eat rodents and lizards just to survive — these are some of the horrific experiences documented by a United Nations inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea.

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Verdict in Bo Xilai corruption trial on Sunday

A court in eastern China said it will deliver the much anticipated verdict in the corruption trial of fallen high-flying politician Bo Xilai on Sunday.

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MP Evans in court over sex charges

Ex-Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans MP committed for trial at Preston Crown Court on 4 October over sex offences.

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Firing from Afghanistan kills 5 Pakistanis on border

ZHOB: Afghan firing on the Pak-Afghan border left five Pakistanis dead, Express News reported on Wednesday. A woman and her two brothers are among the deceased in this incident of unprovoked firing that took place in Zhob.  

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Russia ‘ignoring facts’ over Syria attack: US

WASHINGTON: The United States Tuesday accused Russia of ignoring the facts surrounding a poison gas attack in Syria, highlighting tensions between the West and Moscow over how to eliminate the country’s chemical weapons. Despite a weekend agreement between the Cold War rivals aimed at dismantling Syria’s chemical arsenal by mid-2014, the two sides remain poles apart in their assessment of the ...

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