Barca surrender perfect start with draw

MADRID:  Barcelona missed the chance to equal the best ever start to a Spanish league season as they dropped their first points of the campaign in a 0-0 draw at Osasuna. With Lionel Messi starting on the bench, the visitors failed to make the most of their dominance in the first-half with Marc Bartra’s wayward header their only serious effort ...

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Walking into trouble: Tribesman loses leg after stepping on landmine

PARACHINAR:  A tribesman was severely injured after stepping on a landmine in Boshera, Upper Kurram Agency on Sunday. A political administration official said Khalil Khan was on his way to the Kurram River to fish when he stepped on a mine in Dandher, Boshera. After the blast, locals shifted the unconscious tribesman to Sadda Headquarters Hospital in Lower Kurram. Due ...

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Successful: Police bust car lifting gang

ISLAMABAD:  The Islamabad Police claimed they busted a gang of car lifters in the federal capital on Sunday.The raid was conducted in the jurisdiction of the Koral Police Station. A cab driver Mazhar Ashfaq reported to the Koral police that two men snatched his taxi at gunpoint near Ali Pur. Ashfaq said the men had hailed his cab from Khanna ...

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Poppins film gets world premiere

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson attend the world premiere of Saving Mr Banks, a film about the long and difficult process of making the classic Disney musical Mary Poppins.

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Aisam-Rojer claim Stockholm title in style

KARACHI: Pakistan tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi won his second ATP title with his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer at the Stockholm Open yesterday. The top seeds outclassed Swedish pair Robert Lindstedt and Jonas Bjorkman in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. Aisam and Rojer only took an hour and three minutes to finish the job to grab 250 points from the win. Aisam ...

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Spokesman: Girl was confused

Greek authorities search for the parents of a young blond girl who, they say, may have been abducted at birth.

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Reckless driving: Two killed one injured in road accident

HARIPUR: A road accident claimed the lives of two people and injured one person on Sunday. The police and eyewitnesses said three cousins, from an Afghan refugee camp in Mansehra, were travelling to Swabi. The driver lost control near Baldhair and the vehicle crashed into a roadside tree. Two of the travellers died on the spot while the third person was ...

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Matchbox walls: For two years, CDA fails to enforce fire safety laws

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s city managers take pride in being the first municipal authority in the country that has its own set of regulations on fire prevention and safety, but when it comes to implementation, the story changes. The Directorate of Emergency and Disaster Management (E&DM) of the CDA is perturbed over the issuance of transfer and completion certificates for properties by the ...

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Tech policing: Police impound three cars over weekend

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police impounded three cars and a motorcycle for having fake registration plates over the weekend. The vehicles were seized after police personnel deployed at pickets used the Islamabad Police’s new mobile verification system to check the authenticity of the plates. According to the police, the results of the three cars — IDC-1669, PD-638, LS-155 — and a motorcycle, ...

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Gunmen in Egypt target Coptic church

At least one person is killed in Egypt as gunmen on motorcycles open fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo.

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Winning second Test not a priority for Whatmore

DUBAI:  Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore drew on bitter personal experience to warn his players that world number one Test team South Africa can bounce back in the second Test starting in Dubai on Wednesday. Pakistan won the first Test in Abu Dhabi by seven wickets on Thursday, but Whatmore recalled a personal experience of South Africa’s resilience when he was ...

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Cleaning up Swat: Two alleged target killers, one terrorist arrested

MINGORA: Three people, including two wanted target killers, were nabbed in two separate raids by the police on Sunday. According to the DPO, Rahimabad police raided Ogdey, a suburb in Mingora, following an intelligence tip-off. The police came across two suspects who attempted to flee when they saw the officers. One managed to escape but the other was detained after a ...

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Flood management: Better coordination, central agency needed

ISLAMABAD: At one point, China sought help from continental Europe to manage its floods. Thus, Pakistan does not need to look farther than the People’s Republic of China. In 1998, China’s 6,300-kilometre-long Yangtze River flooded, affecting 79.6 million people in China. At least 1,384 died and direct economic losses from the high waters were estimated at just over billion. Rapid population ...

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