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Taliban Warns Turkey Against Extending Troops In Afghanistan

The Taliban on Tuesday warned Turkey against extending its troop presence in Afghanistan when US-led forces leave the country, insisting the decision was “reprehensible”. “The decision… is ill-advised, a violation of our sovereignty and territorial integrity and against our national interests,” the group said in a statement, days after Turkey promised to provide troops to […]


MMA pound-for-pound rankings — High-profile win earns Dustin Poirier a higher spot in men’s top 10

Dustin Poirier had a pretty good weekend. He beat up Conor McGregor for the second time in six months in Saturday’s UFC 264 main event in Las Vegas, and beyond the big bump in his bank account that came with a night in the cage with the biggest star in MMA, Poirier also secured the […]

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Cuba Protesters Feel Emboldened Despite Crackdown

Guillermo Fariñas, a veteran Cuban dissident known for long stints in prison and frequent hunger strikes, said he couldn’t believe his eyes as the police station he was briefly held in following mass protests on Sunday filled up with unfamiliar faces, many of them teenagers. He didn’t recognize any of them from traditional opposition circles, […]

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Pakistan seizes, blacklists textbook for Malala Yousufzai picture besides war hero

ISLAMABAD: The curriculum and textbook board of Pakistan’s Punjab province has confiscated the entire unsold stock of a Grade 7 social studies book published by Oxford University Press (OUP) for featuring a picture of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai alongside Maj Aziz Bhatti, considered a 1965 War hero. Page 33 of the book has […]


TIAA Is Accused of Misleading Retirement Investors

A unit of TIAA, the investment firm that runs retirement plans for many educators and others, will pay $97 million to settle charges from both the Securities and Exchange Commission and New York State that it misled thousands of investors. Attorney General Letitia James of New York said the company had “relied on its reputation […]


Bookmakers’ marketing tactic divides betting industry

In gambling parlance, it was a bad beat. Jon Rahm, leading the Memorial Tournament by six shots after the third round, was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19. He was the betting favorite, paying 12-1, and would’ve been an odds-on favorite entering the final round. As the news of his withdrawal spread on […]

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‘Together, We Can Become a Force’: Haitians Seek Change After Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Teachers and religious leaders, lawyers and farmers, they are veterans of crisis who thought they had seen it all in recent years, looking on in outrage as the democracy they were fighting for was whittled away, gutted under the watch of President Jovenel Moïse. Then the gunmen struck, and a country that […]

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Ever Given Ship That Blocked Suez Canal Leaves Egyptian Waters: Report

The Ever Given ship had become wedged across Suez Canal for nearly a week, disrupting global trade (File) Ismailia: The Ever Given container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal in March left Egyptian waters at 4 am local time following inspections at Port Said, a canal source said on Tuesday, according to news agency […]


Biden Warns Putin to Act Against Russian Ransomware Group

Friday’s call came only three weeks after the onslaught of ransomware attacks dominated their first summit, in Geneva. Immediately after that meeting, Mr. Biden said he told the Russian president he would respond “in a cyber way” against Russia if Mr. Putin failed to take action against groups operating on its territory. But that three-hour […]


Is Google Tracking You Everywhere? Company Answers Most Asked Privacy Concerns

Is Google tracking you everywhere on the web? If you go around asking this question to most users as a public poll, chances are that most users would underline how they do believe so. Over the past few years, continuous and persistent pressure from privacy advocates, communities and regulators have caused tech companies to cover […]