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Arctic Marathoner Donates Amputated Toes For A Hotel’s Infamous Cocktail

Nick Griffiths didn’t want his toes to go to waste. Not all of them were going to make it home with him after he had to be evacuated from the Yukon Arctic Ultra by snowmobile in February 2018, suffering from deep frostbite during the 300-mile race. The 47-year-old ultramarathoner from …

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Man Files Petition To Ban Pak Cricket Team After Defeat To India

Lahore:  A dejected Pakistani fan has filed a petition in the Gujranwala Civil Court against Pakistan’s cricket team, seeking a ban on the squad as well as the sacking of the selection committee following the defeat to arch-rivals India in a World Cup game in England. Pakistani cricketers are facing …

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Pak Army Chief Now Member Of Development Panel Led By Imran Khan

Islamabad:  In a move that would further expand the powerful Pakistani military’s influence, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been made a member of the newly-formed National Development Council headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the media reported Tuesday. The Express Tribune, quoting a notification issued by the Cabinet …

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Instagram Goes Down For Second Time In 4 Days, Users Go Into A Tizzy

New Delhi:  Instagram users went into a tizzy after the social media site reportedly suffered an outage, again, flocking to Twitter to vent their frustration. Users made clear their frustration at the frequent outages suffered by Instagram, which was down last week as well. Users shared memes and GIFs, with …

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China, United States Will “Lose By Fighting”: Xi Jinping To Donald Trump

Beijing:  Chinese President Xi Jinping called for cooperation in a phone call with Donald Trump on Tuesday, confirming he would meet the US leader at the G20 summit amid a bruising trade war. “China and the US will both gain by cooperating, and lose by fighting,” Xi told Trump, according …

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Donald Trump Says Having ‘Extended Meeting’ With Xi Jinping At G20 Summit

Washington:  US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had a positive phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and the two leaders will hold an “extended meeting” next week at the Group of 20 summit in Japan. Trump’s tweet set a more upbeat tone for his talks with Xi …

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Teenager Who Called UK’s Prince Harry ‘Race Traitor’ Is Jailed

London:  A teenage neo-Nazi who called for Britain’s Prince Harry a race traitor months after his marriage to U.S. actress Meghan Markle and suggested he should be shot was jailed for more than four years on Tuesday, the BBC reported. Michal Szewczuk, 19, posted far-right online propaganda which included an …

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34 Singing Birds, Stuffed Into Hair Rollers, Found At New York Airport

In another life, Francis Gurahoo might have pursued a career as a hairstylist. But the three dozen-or-so plastic hair rollers stashed in his carry-on luggage weren’t meant for luscious curls. Instead, authorities found 34 colorful finches inside those rollers – each capable of producing songs worth thousands of dollars. If …

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Japan Issues Tsunami Advisory Following Earthquake

Tokyo:  Japan issued a tsunami advisory Tuesday after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of the country. A wave of one metre (three feet) is expected to hit the coast of the Sea of Japan, north of Tokyo, the nation’s meteorological agency said. Officials immediately stopped bullet train services …

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Sri Lanka Policeman Defies President To Testify At Easter Attack Probe

Colombo:  A Sri Lankan police officer on Tuesday defied President Maithripala Sirisena and testified before a parliamentary investigation into the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 258 people. Sirisena has come in for major criticism after ordering top brass not to allow police, military or intelligence personnel to take part …

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