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Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort jailed for 47 months

Alexandria, Mar 8: US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison Thursday for tax crimes and bank fraud.

It was the stiffest sentence yet given to an associate of the president in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling...

Oil prices dip as US crude stocks swell amid record production

New York, Mar 8: Oil prices eased on Thursday, dragged down by record U.S. crude output and rising commercial fuel inventories.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $56.11 per barrel at 0033 GMT, down 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last settlement.

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Russia bans fake news, criminalises 'disrespect' of state

Europe, Mar 8: Russian senators on Thursday passed two bills that impose a ban on spreading fake news and criminalises disrespect of the state.

According to Al Jazeera, the lower house, the State Duma, approved the bills, which are also expected to pass in the upper house soon before...

Pak intensifies crackdown against militants, seizes religious schools

Islamabad, Mar 7: Pakistan intensified its crackdown against so called Islamist militants on Thursday, with the government announcing it had taken control of 182 religious schools and detained more than 100 people as part of its push against banned groups.

The move represents Pakistan's biggest move against banned organisations...

Pakistan Intelligence used JeM for attacks in India in my tenure: Musharraf

New Delhi, Mar 7: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday claimed the Jaish-e-Mohammed was a terror outfit but indicated that his country's intelligence had used it to carry out attacks in India during his tenure.

Making the disclosure in a telephonic interview to Pakistani journalist Nadeem Malik of...

Sharif refuses to shift to hospital, says prefer death

Lahore, Mar 7: Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday refused to be relocated to a hospital for treatment despite requests by his family members, saying he prefers an "honourable death" over kneeling to "politics being done" by the government in the name of his treatment.

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Pak General claims Jaish-e-Mohammed does not exist in country

Islamabad, Mar 6: Jaish-e-Muhammed which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack does not exist in Pakistan, the military's spokesperson has said, days after Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi admitted that the terror outfit's chief is present in the country.

The already sour relations between India and Pakistan have worsened...

Indian-origin dentist stabbed to death in Australia; body found in suitcase in her car

Melbourne, Mar 6: A 32-year-old Indian-origin woman dentist has been found dead with stab wounds in Australia, days after she went missing from Sydney's busiest area under mysterious circumstances, police said on Wednesday.

Preethi Reddy's body was found stuffed in a suitcase in her car parked in an eastern...

Pakistan: Minister sacked for calling Hindus ‘cow urine-drinking people’

Islamabad, Mar 5: Pakistan Punjab’s information and culture minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has been removed from his ministry for making a controversial remark against Hindu community.

A news agency quoted the information minister during a press conference last month where he referred to the Hindus as “cow urine-drinking people”...

JeM chief Masood Azhar's brother among 44 arrested in Pakistan

Islamabad, Mar 5: Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's brother was among 44 members of the banned militant outfits arrested by authorities in Pakistan, amid mounting pressure from the global community on Islamabad to rein in the terror groups operating on its soil.

Mufti Abdur Rauf, brother of Azhar, and Hammad...