Car bomb at Syria mosque killed 40, including children: NGO

BEIRUT: The toll from a car bomb explosion at a mosque in Suq Wadi Barada near Damascus Friday soared to at least 40, including seven children, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Syrian government and opposition exchanged blame for the carnage in the town. Suq Wadi Barada is under rebel control and ringed by troops loyal to the regime ...

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Grangemouth start-up process begins

The process of restarting the Grangemouth oil refinery and petrochemicals plant has begun after workers agreed to a “survival plan”.

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Iran border guards killed fighting bandits near Pakistan: Report

DUBAI / TEHRAN: Seventeen Iranian border guards were killed in clashes with “armed bandits” on the country’s southeastern boundary with Pakistan overnight, Iran’s state news agency reported. It gave no more detail on the identity of the armed group, but security forces have fought drug traffickers before in the border region with Pakistan and Afghanistan. The area also has a history ...

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Du Plessis fined for ball tampering

South Africa’s Faf du Plessis is fined 50% of his match fee for ball tampering in the second Test against Pakistan.

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Pakistan 198-4 at lunch on day four of 2nd Test

DUBAI: Pakistan, fighting to save the second Test against South Africa, were 198-4 at lunch on the fourth day in Dubai on Saturday. Skipper Misbah-ul Haq was unbeaten on 60 with Asad Shafiq also not out on 67 at the break. Pakistan still need 220 runs to avoid an innings defeat and keep their 1-0 lead in the two-match series. South ...

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Dyson disqualified in Shanghai

Simon Dyson is disqualified from the Shanghai Masters when four shots off the lead and could miss out in the Race to Dubai.

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Saeed Ajmal reprimanded for dissent

DUBAI: Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was Saturday handed an official reprimand after pleading guilty to using abusive language and gestures during the second Test against South Africa in Dubai. “Ajmal pleaded guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play on Friday,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. Ajmal, 36, was found to have ...

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NA-256: PTI candidate requests for thumbprint verification

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Zubair Khan has filed a request for thumbprint verification of the votes cast in NA-256 constituency during the May 11 elections, Express News reported on Saturday. Muttahida Quami Movement’s (MQM) candidate Iqbal Muhammad Khan had won the constituency. Zubair has requested for investigation at 66 polling stations of the constituency. The hearing of the case will ...

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VIDEO: Inside Beverly Hills Cannabis Club

Today significantly more people want to legalise marijuana in the US than they did in the 1960s. A group of “high-society” women are leading the movement in California.

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Funeral after second family tragedy

The funeral is due to take of an 18-year-old woman killed in a car crash two years after her brother died when a football goalpost fell on him.

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Snatched away: U.S. kids ‘living a tragedy’

When Ronald Soza dropped off his teenaged kids at school one recent morning, the family thought it would be a day like any other. They had no idea Soza was about to be deported. Every year immigration officials snatch thousands of undocumented parents, leaving their American kids to fend for themselves.

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