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'Heed the warnings,' officials warn Carolinas as massive storm nears

Wilmington(North Carolina): North and South Carolina residents are running out of time to evacuate before Hurricane Florence roars in with pounding surf and driving rain that will bring potentially deadly flooding, officials warned on Wednesday.Florence had maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour) and was on a trajectory that showed its centre most likely to strike the southern coast of North Carolina by late Thursday or early Friday, the National Hurricane Centre said.Updated NHC forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast, bringing days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from South...


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PTI to file 4 cases on Nawaz Sharif kin

Islamabad: Pakistan government is considering to file four new cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Special assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Mr Shahzad Akbar alleged the previous government misused public funds and authority and said Rs 340 million were illegally spent on air travels. The government decided to refer four new cases of to the National Accou-ntability Bureau (NAB) for investigation. Addressing a news conference with Special Assistant to PM on Media Affairs Iftikhar Durrani here, he said Sharif family misused public funds and authority, which caused irreparable loss to the national exchequer. The special assistant said...
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Israeli PM resists calls for elections

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu res-isted calls for snap polls on Sunday, saying elections now would be “unn-ecessary and wrong”, ahead of what he called last-ditch talks to hold his embattled coalition together. Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition was thrown into crisis on Wednesday after defence minister Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation over a controversial Gaza ceasefire deal, leading to speculation over whether early elections have become inevitable. After Lieberman’s withdrawal along with his Yisrael Beitenu party, Netanyahu’s government was left clinging to a one-seat majority in the 120-seat Parliament. Key coalition partners say that is unworkable. Netanyahu, who has sought to delay...
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Taliban holds talks with US envoy in bid to end 17-year war

Islamabad: The Taliban have held three days of talks with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group said Sunday. The talks are aimed at renewing the Afghan peace process and eventually winding down America’s longest war. Seventeen years after the US-led invasion that ended Taliban rule, the militants control nearly half of Afghanistan and carry out near-daily attacks on local security forces and government officials. The two individuals said Khairullah Khairkhwah, the former Taliban governor of Herat, and...

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Turkey Says Khashoggi Killers May Have Taken Body Parts Out Of Country

ANKARA: The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk on Sunday.Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, sparking global outrage against the kingdom and its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Riyadh had offered numerous contradictory explanations for his disappearance, before saying Khashoggi was killed after "negotiations" to convince him to return to Saudi Arabia failed.Speaking at a panel as part of an international...
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Trump Suggests Ex-Navy SEAL Commander Should Have Found Bin Laden Faster

President Donald Trump derided retired Adm. William H. McRaven as a "Hillary Clinton fan" and an "Obama backer" and suggested that the former head of U.S. Special Operations Command should have apprehended Osama bin Laden faster.The comments, which the president made in an interview with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," represent the latest point of tension between Trump and a group of retired general officers who have criticized the commander-in-chief publicly for his handling of national security and military matters.McRaven, a retired Navy SEAL, oversaw the 2011 operation that killed bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. After...
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Trump Says Won't Listen To "Suffering Tape" Of Khashoggi's Last Moments

President Donald Trump acknowledged the existence of an audio recording of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul but said he has not listened to what he called the "suffering tape" and dismissed a growing clamor among lawmakers for Saudi Arabia to face more serious consequences for the killing.Based in part on the tape and other intercepted communications, the CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered last month's killing of Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi leaders and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post.But Trump maintained in an interview on "Fox News...