CIA concludes Russia intervened to help Trump win White House,

The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the US electoral system, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Citing US officials briefed on the matter, the Post said intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, to…

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Pakistan crush Cricket Australia XI by 201 runs.

Opener Azhar Ali hit an unbeaten 82 and spinner Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets as Pakistan thrashed a modest Cricket Australia XI by 201 runs in Cairns on Saturday. The tourists declared their second innings at 216 for six and then polished off the CA XI for 109 off 27.3 overs to win early on the final day of their three-day day-night game ahead of next week’s first Test against Australia in Brisbane. Pakistan set the CA XI a target…

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Pilot made Mayday call soon after take-off,

RAWALPINDI: The pilot of the ill-fated ATR-42 made his first call to the air traffic control soon after Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 took off from Chitral on Wednesday with 42 passengers and five crew members on board. He said that the plane’s left engine was not functioning and moments later followed with a panicked: “Mayday! Mayday”. Then the plane crashed into the mountains of Batolni village of Havelian — 32 nautical miles from Benazir Bhutto International Airport — and…

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Wasim Akram will not coach Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2017 on this Season.

“We will miss Wasim bhai who has been part of the KKR family for the last few years and has played a significant role in our title triumphs in 2012 and 2014,” Venky Mysore, CEO and managing director of KKR, said. “We wish him the very best in all his endeavours.” Akram returned the sentiment, praising the team for its talent, camaraderie and synergy. “I have loved the camaraderie in the KKR team and have enjoyed every opportunity to mentor…

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Suicide bomber kills 35 Yemen soldiers,

A suicide bomber killed 35 Yemeni soldiers and wounded around 50 on Saturday at a military camp in the country’s southern city of Aden, military and medical sources said. The militant Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomber detonated his explosives belt as hundreds of troops gathered to receive their monthly pay at the barracks in Al-Sawlaban near the city’s international airport, a military source said. “A martyr from the IS detonated his explosives belt in…

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US Congress approves aid,

WASHINGTON: Both chambers of the USA Congress have finally passed the 2017 National Defence Authorisation Act, which includes $1.1 billion for reimbursing the nations supporting US army operations in Afghanistan. The BIg chunk from this amount, $900 million, is available for reimbursement to Pakistan but almost half of it, $400m, has been put out of its reach. To get those $400m, Pakistan will have to get a ‘Very good conduct’ certificate from the US defence secretary. Like a schoolmaster waiving the…

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PIA flight PK-661 crashes enroute to Islamabad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAJ7m1eRDj4&t=24s   Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying 47 passengers and crew crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at 4:42pm PST. The Civil Aviation Authority confirmed there are no survivors from the ill-fated flight. Thirty six bodies have been recovered from the wreckage. PIA Spokesman Daniyal Gilani said there were 42 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer on board. The passenger list confirmed there were 31 men, 9 women and 2 infants on…

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DTH in Pakistan

  ISLAMABAD: After the Supreme Court of Pakistan decided in favour of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), the first ever bidding of the Pakistani DTH was held in the federal capital on Wednesday.  Absar Alam had held a press conference the previous day and termed DTH as a game-changer for Pakistan. The PEMRA chief had stated that this digital technology was the need of the hour since other countries in the region were making use of it except…

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Qandeel murder case

The brother of slain social media sensation Qandeel Baloch and two others were show by an additional sessions judge in Multan on Monday. The judge ordered police to indict Baloch’s brother Waseem, her cousin Haq Nawaz and another co-accused Abdul Basit. During the hearing of the case, police confir, the record of the case before the judge. The hearing of the case will be restart on Dec 8. Model and actress Qandeel Baloch was found strangled to death in her house in…

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Late Ramos header denies Barca in Clasico

BARCELONA: Sergio Ramos stepped up once more for Real Madrid in a big match, scoring in the 90th minute to force a 1-1 draw at Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium in Saturday’s El Clasico.           “Sergio has this outstanding capacity to do things like this,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “In games like this, he is always there, hearten the other players and never gives up.” The Spain defender charged in to head Luka Modric’s free kick…

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