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At least 30 civilians killed in air strike near pine nut field in eastern Afghanistan

At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State (IS) militants, but it accidentally targeted farmers near a […]

Search for Indian air force plane lost near China enters fourth day

The search for an Indian air force (IAF) plane with 13 people on board, which went missing on Monday near the border with China, entered its fourth day on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. “The area of search has been expanded and more assets, including smaller and more maneuverable helicopters like cheetah have been included in the rescue […]

SPORTS

Haris, Umer Farooq reach U-21 snooker final

ISLAMABAD: Top seed Haris Tahir and unseeded Umer Farooq reached the final of the Jubilee Insurance U-21 National Championship on Wednesday. Haris and Umer, both of Punjab, beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Saad Khan and also Umer Khan — also Punjab’s — respectively. In the first semi-final top seed Haris beat Saad 5-2 (30-62, 80-5, 85-6 (85), […]

Mathews strikes double ton as SL take big lead

HARARE: Angelo Mathews struck his highest Test score with an unbeaten double century on Wednesday as Sri Lanka left Zimbabwe battling to save the series opener going into the final day at Harare. Former skipper Mathews eclipsed his previous Test best of 160 and finished 200 not out after a marathon knock spanning 468 balls, […]

Serena, Federer into third round as Osaka sets up Coco crunch

MELBOURNE: Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, as a pumped-up Serena Williams took another step towards a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. On a day when men’s seeds tumbled, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic strode into the third round to be joined by Roger Federer, who […]

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