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Pompeo says Kim ‘ready’ to invite inspectors to nuclear site

Pompeo says Kim ‘ready’ to invite inspectors to nuclear site

SEOUL (AFP) – International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea’s dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, after a meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he said “significant progress” was made towards denuclearisation.Pompeo met with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang on Sunday to rekindle stalled denuclearisation talks […]

Villain Venom is box office hero in North American theaters

Villain Venom is box office hero in North American theaters

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Superhero blockbuster “Venom” saved the day at the North American box office this weekend, pulling in an estimated $80 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.The first movie in Sony s Marvel Universe, it stars Tom Hardy as a journalist who becomes the host for an alien symbiote that […]

Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad reopens

Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad reopens

After over a month of closure, Pakistan’s Consulate General in Jalalabad resumed operations today.Thousands of Afghan nationals arrived in Jalalabad to obtain Pakistani visas.Protesting against Afghan officials’ interference in the activities of diplomatic staff, the Pakistani embassy in Kabul had closed down the Jalalabad consulate on August 30.The embassy also called on the ministry of foreign affairs to […]

The Good,The Bad and The Googly; Pakistani journalist Asghar Ali Mubarak revisits his episode of 1996 World Cup  at 2019 ICC World Cup trophy unveiled ceremony Rawalpindi  

The Good,The Bad and The Googly; Pakistani journalist Asghar Ali Mubarak revisits his episode of 1996 World Cup  at 2019 ICC World Cup trophy unveiled ceremony Rawalpindi  

SPECIAL REPORT The Good,The Bad and The Googly; Pakistani journalist Asghar Ali Mubarak revisits his episode of Wills World Cup 1996 during the ICC World Cup 2019 trophy unveiled ceremony  at Pindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi . The ICC World Cup 2019 trophy was unveiled here at Pindi Cricket Stadium by former legendry Googly bowler Abdul Qadir […]

Weinstein hearing moved up in NY amid possible setbacks for prosecution

Weinstein hearing moved up in NY amid possible setbacks for prosecution

NEW YORK (AFP) – One year after the explosive claims of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein first came to light, he may finally have some good news, with some of the charges against him reportedly being questioned.The next hearing in a New York court in his sex crimes case has been moved up from November […]

In a divided UN, China blazes quiet path to power

In a divided UN, China blazes quiet path to power

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Criticized by the White House for alleged interference in US politics, China has quietly blazed a path at the United Nations where it is, little by little, becoming one of the most influential members.At the Security Council, where China holds one of five permanent seats, its statements remain bland, often recalling […]

Nobel Peace Prize 2018: Rape victim’s Messiah Mukwege and rape-victim-turned-activist Nadia are honored

Nobel Peace Prize 2018: Rape victim’s Messiah Mukwege and rape-victim-turned-activist Nadia are honored

OSLO (WebDesk/AFP) – Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world.The pair won the award “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict,“One a doctor, […]

Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli army: Gaza ministry

Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli army: Gaza ministry

GAZA CITY (AFP) – A Palestinian teenager was killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border on Wednesday, the health ministry in the enclave said.Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP that Ahmed Abu Habel, 15, succumbed to a head wound after being hit with a tear gas cannister fired by soldiers near a […]

Iran faces sensitive time due to America, economic woes: leader says

Iran faces sensitive time due to America, economic woes: leader says

GENEVA (Reuters) – The people of Iran face a sensitive time because of the pressure from America and economic problems, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a key address broadcast by state television on Thursday.Khamenei was speaking to tens of thousands of members of the Basij militia and top Revolutionary Guards leaders gathered in […]

Three dead after falling into well during Hindu ritual

Three dead after falling into well during Hindu ritual

MUMBAI (AFP) – Three people have died after falling into a deep well during a Hindu ceremony in Mumbai, officials in the Indian city said Wednesday.The victims — two women and a child — were among devotees performing rituals Tuesday evening above the 30-foot (nine-metre) well when they fell to their deaths, a disaster official […]

No injunction for Beyonce over ‘Feyonce’ knockoffs: U.S. judge

No injunction for Beyonce over ‘Feyonce’ knockoffs: U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – One letter can make all the difference. A federal judge rejected Beyoncé’s request for a permanent injunction to stop a Texas company catering to people engaged to be married from selling dozens of shirts, tank tops, hoodies and other items bearing the name “Feyoncé.”The pop superstar complained in a lawsuit brought […]