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Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed

Islamabad, Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.

TCS hired over 12,500 US employees over five years

New Delhi/New York: Global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was among the top two job creators, recruiting more than 12,500 US employees from 2012-2016, a recent study by The Cambridge Group said.

'Peace in Afghanistan linked with exit of foreign troops'

KABUL: The Taliban on Friday reiterated that peace in the country is inextricably linked to the exit of foreign troops.

Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup

London, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday advised the national womens team to keep things simple and play positive cricket in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017, starting here on Saturday.

Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the Republican Party's new healthcare bill, which he said would transfer wealth from the poor to the rich.

Srikanth beats Praneeth to reach Australian Open semis

 Continuing his fine run, recently-crowned Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Friday defeated fellow Indian shuttler B.Sai Praneeth in a men's singles quarter-final match of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries here.

NASA to support ESA's gravitational wave space mission

 The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) to study gravitational waves in space - a mission in which NASA will partner with ESA in design, development, operations and data analysis.

Over 1,000 children killed in Iraq since 2014: UN

Geneva, More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014 when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country, according to the Unicef.

US bans fresh beef imports from Brazil

WASHINGTON: The US has banned fresh beef imports from Brazil, one of the world's largest red meat exporters, due to concerns about the safety of the products.

29 killed as suicide bomber hits Afghan bank

KABUL: At least 29 persons were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.

15 killed as explosion rocks Afghan bank

 At least 15 Afghans were killed and 50 others injured in an explosion and gunfire at a bank in Helmand province on Thursday, authorities said.

Pakistan to tighten visa regime for Chinese

Pakistani authorities have decided to tighten the visa regime for Chinese citizens visiting the country on business or work-related visas.

Apple removes 'millions' of scam and clone apps

 In a bid to go after spam and clone apps on its App Store, Apple has instituted new tougher guidelines, thus cleaning up millions of apps in the process, media reported.

AAP MLAs evicted from Vidhan Sabha, SAD-BJP walkout in support

All AAP MLAs were thrown out out of Punjab Assembly on Thursday during the ongoing budget session. Shiromani Akali Dal MLAs staged walkout in support of them.

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