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Official by-election results: Voters put PML-N on top again

ISLAMABAD: Further consolidating its grip on power, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as a clear winner in the country’s biggest ever by-elections held on August 22.  The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced the result for most of the constituencies and PML-N is leading just like the general elections, with Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf coming second and third respectively. The ...

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A golf coaching dynasty

Butch Harmon and his son, Claude Harmon III, open up about their family’s golf legacy.

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Nawaz Sharif directs Interior ministry to put executions on hold

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Friday, directed the interior ministry to halt executions until September 9, Express News reported. Sharif met President Zardari Thursday night at the President House, where the head of the state told the premiere that his government had stopped implementation of death sentences of several accused terrorists and criminals for five years as per the party ...

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Baidu launches app preview service

Chinese search engine Baidu launches an app platform that allows people to use other mobile apps without needing to download them.

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Nadal back to world No. 2 with Cincy win

Rafael Nadal completes his preparations for the U.S. Open by claiming the title in Cincinnati for the first time with a hard-fought 7-6 7-6 win over home hope John Isner Sunday, moving to No.2 in the rankings.

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Saudi woman conquers Everest

Climbing the world’s highest mountain is challenge enough, but for Raha Moharrak, it also meant breaking a taboo.

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Indian firing injures civilian in Poonch Sector

ISLAMABAD: The Indian Army opened fire in the area of Poonch Sector on the Line of Control (LOC) on Friday, seriously injuring  a civilian identified as Arif Kiyani, Express News reported  The continuous bombardment also destroyed a house in the area. India has continued to violate the ceasefire agreement in recent weeks. Indian troops also killed two soldiers on Thursday. Pakistan ...

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Athletics: Podium kiss ‘no protest’

Two Russian athletes issue angry denials Tuesday that their exchange of a kiss on the victory podium at the world championships was a protest against their country’s strict new anti gay propaganda law.

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Chomsky: Can Mideast find peace?

There are three possible outcomes from the current talks, liberal academic Noam Chomsky says, but just one is realistic.

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VIDEO: Royal names for rare Russian hedgehogs

A petting zoo in Russia has named three rare albino hedgehogs George, Alexander and Louis after they were born on the same day as Prince George of Cambridge.

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A Visit To Iraq’s “Ground Zero”

— By CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh It was my first time at Iraq’s ground zero. Al- Askari Shrine in Samarra, one of Shiite Islam’s holiest sites, was bombed twice. It was the first bombing on February 22nd 2006 that destroyed the shrine’s golden dome, and the one that would change Iraq forever. The US Military and the Iraqi Government blamed al-Qaeda ...

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