Simone Biles: Larry Nassar abused me, says four-time Olympic champion

Simone Biles: Larry Nassar abused me, says four-time Olympic champion

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed for 60 years for possessing child...

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Baaghi bags more nominations as LSA revises two categories

Baaghi bags more nominations as LSA revises two categories

The Lux Style Awards have always been an unpredictable affair and it seems like this year is no different. The Awards office of the LSAs issued the following correction to the Television nomination announced last week. “Due to an inadvertent error, the nominations of the category Best TV Play and...

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Israel’s Netanyahu pushes for India free trade deal during rare visit

Israel’s Netanyahu pushes for India free trade deal during rare visit

NEW DELHI: India and Israel will begin work on a free trade pact that Israel has been pushing for, officials said on Monday, as Benjamin Netanyahu began a first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years. India and Israel have built close ties over the years, largely centered on...

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Rocket lands inside premises of Indian embassy in Kabul

Rocket lands inside premises of Indian embassy in Kabul

A rocket landed inside the premises of Indian embassy in Kabul but caused no casualties on Monday.The rocket blast caused minor damage to the building, but all the mission staff were safe, reported the Times of India. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the rocket clipped the top of a barracks located...

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US general says ‘not giving up’ on Pakistan ties

US general says ‘not giving up’ on Pakistan ties

BRUSSELS: The top US military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the US-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure to crack down on militants. “Do we agree on everything right now? No we don‘t. But are we committed to...

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1,800 Pakistani religious scholars declare suicide bombings ‘haram’ in new fatwa

1,800 Pakistani religious scholars declare suicide bombings ‘haram’ in new fatwa

ISLAMABAD: More than 1,800 Pakistani religious scholars have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says. The country has for years been plagued by violence, and militants often use suicide bombers and preach that their struggle is a holy...

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Malala Fund and Sharjah charity donate $700,000 to build school in Pakistan

Malala Fund and Sharjah charity donate $700,000 to build school in Pakistan

The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), in cooperation with the Malala Fund launched by Nobel laureate and female education activist Malala Yousafzai, has donated US$700,000 to build a girls’ school in Pakistan. The Sharjah-based global charity is funding the school project through its ‘Girl Child Fund’ in collaboration with the Malala...

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‘Whole nation is grieving Zainab’s murder’: SC summons all investigation teams

‘Whole nation is grieving Zainab’s murder’: SC summons all investigation teams

The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a suo motu case on the grisly rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab in Kasur. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, noted that the entire nation is grieving the death of the minor, whose body was found...

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Trump denies he’s a racist as Americans honour King

Trump denies he’s a racist as Americans honour King

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has vehemently denied he is a racist, as Americans remembered civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr Monday amid an uproar over a reported presidential slur. The denial late Sunday came three days after Trump was quoted as calling African nations and Haiti “shithole countries,” setting off...

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Toronto police say hijab attack on girl never happened

Toronto police say hijab attack on girl never happened

MONTREAL: An 11-year-old Toronto girl’s claim that she was assaulted by a man who tried to cut off her hijab never happened, Toronto police said Monday. The police statement gave no indication as to what motivated Kwawlah Noman’s claim on Friday, which drew national attention, including from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau....

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