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Panamagate: PTI to name new counsel after Nov. 22

Updated: Nov 20, 2016 11:21 IST      
Panamagate: PTI to name new counsel after Nov. 22

Islamabad [Pakistan], Nov. 20 (ANI): The new counsel to replace Hamid Khan in the Panamagate case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children will be announced by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan after he returns from London on November 22.

Earlier on Friday, senior counsel Hamid Khan distanced himself from representing the PTI for litigation of the Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court and said that the media campaign against him has made it impossible to continue representing the Imran Khan-led party in the apex court, reports the Dawn.

Meanwhile, some reports state that the PTI has decided to change the lawyer after the apex court on Tuesday questioned the quality of the evidence presented by the party and deplored that their 680-page submission had almost nothing to do with the Sharif family's London properties. (ANI)

NAB seeks for permission to get statements of JIT members

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:02 IST     

Karachi [Pakistan], August 20, (ANI): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday moved to Pakistan's Supreme Court to file an application seeking permission to record statements of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) members who probed the Panama Papers case against the Sharif family.

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New York [U.S.], August 20 (ANI): The wreckage of the Second World War cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found 18,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, seven decades after it was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine.

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Boston [U.S.A], August 20 (ANI):As many as 33 left-wing counter protesters were arrested as clashes erupted when thousands took to the streets in Boston to protest a right-wing 'Free Speech' rally one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly.

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Japan preparing for 'cyberspace war':North Korea

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 12:03 IST     

Beijing [China], August 20 (ANI): North Korea has accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military for attacking the computer systems of rival countries, under the pretext of self-defense.

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Baghdad [Iraq], August 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced the launch of a ground offensive by Iraqi forces to retake town of Tal Afar , a key Northern Iraqi bastion of the ISIS.

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Gilgit [POK] ,August 20 (ANI): Residents of Gilgit in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), took to the streets to protest against thousands of acres of land worth billions being illegally acquired by the Pakistan army and the Pakistani government in their region.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 20 (ANI): Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has opposed the fencing along the disputed 2,500km Durand Line with Afghanistan and favoured having an open border between the two neighbours like European Union type of relationship.

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Miami: Mall in lockdown amid reports of 'active shooter'

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 08:48 IST     

New York [U.S.], August 20 (ANI): The Dolphin Mall in Florida, United States has been on lockdown after reports of an active shooter.

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New York [U.S.], Aug. 20 (ANI): It took U.S. President Donald Trump a whopping three tries to correctly spell a particularly innocuous word in a set of tweets, which has now resulted in the world tapping into their creative juices and generating humor from the snafus.

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Five PKK terrorists killed in Turkey

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 06:49 IST     

Ankara [Turkey], August 20 (ANI): Turkey security forces have killed at least five PKK terrorists in eastern and southeastern Turkey.

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US approves $500 mn grant for Nepal

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 06:17 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 20 (ANI): United States will be granting an assistance of USD 500 million to Nepal as the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent US government agency, has approved the proposal to extend financial support to the country.

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Train Station evacuated in France after armed men spotted

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 06:06 IST     

Nimes [France], August 20 (ANI): A train station was evacuated late Saturday in southern France's Nimes after three armed-men were reportedly spotted on the Paris-Nimes train.

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'Terror cell dismantled responsible for Barcelona attack'

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 04:43 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], August 20 (ANI): Spain's Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido has confirmed that the terror cell responsible for the attacks in Barcelona has been dismantled and all its members have been arrested.

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Moscow [Russia], August 20 (ANI): At least eight people have been injured in the central Russian city of Surgut after a man started stabbing people with knife on the main road.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 20 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Saturday applauded the counter-protesters in Boston for "speaking out against bigotry and hate."

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Barcelona police raids house of Imam

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 02:30 IST     

Barcelona [Spain] Aug 20 (ANI): Barcelona Police has raided house of an Imam in connection with the terror attack in the city.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 20 (ANI): Unite States President Donald Trump has called the "Free Speech" rally protestors 'anti-police agitators'.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 20 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump showed his support to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's shift to Breitbart News by saying, "Fake News needs the competition,"

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Abuja (Nigeria), Aug 19 (ANI): Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday returned to the country after over three months of medical leave from the United Kingdom for an undisclosed "health challenge".

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Trump hints at 'decision' on Afghanistan strategy

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 21:46 IST     

Washington D.C. [United States], Aug. 19 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Saturday indicated that he has made a decision on the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan following high level meeting with his national security team at Camp David.

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