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Five things on Andy Murray’s Wimbledon rival Tomas Machac

PRAGUE: Two-time champion Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon farewell on Tuesday against Tomas Machac. AFP Sport looks at five things to know about Machac, the Czech world number 38. The 23-year-old has beaten Murray twice this year, first in straight sets at Marseille and then in a dramatic three-setter at Miami. He thus improved his […]

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China inaugurates its first ever commercial spacecraft launching site

China’s first commercial spacecraft launch site is ready for operations in south China’s Hainan Province as of Sunday, having completed a rocket launch simulation rehearsal using its two launch pads. According to the Hainan International Commercial Aerospace Launch Co., Ltd. (HICAL), which built and operates the launch site, the exercises performed using the launch pads […]

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Cross-subsidy to hit exports

ISLAMABAD: Textile millers have warned that cross-subsidies for the fertiliser sector in “ring-fenced” re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) prices will have a destructive impact on Pakistan’s exports, employment and economy. In a statement, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) pointed out that the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) and the Oil and Gas Regulatory […]

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Justice Minallah denies seeking contempt proceedings against Vawda, Kamal

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Justice Athar Minallah has written to the Supreme Court Registrar to clarify his position regarding the initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Faisal Vawda and Mustafa Kamal. He emphasised that he did not request such proceedings over their press conferences against him. “This is with reference to the subject suo moto […]

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Lebanon urges international solidarity amid Israeli war threats

Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdullah Bou Habib urged countries on Friday to show solidarity with Lebanon in the face of Israeli threats to launch a war. Bou Habib was commenting on countries that issued warnings in recent days to their nationals to leave or avoid travel to Lebanon amid tension with Israel. He urged the countries […]

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Rain threatens T20 World Cup final between India and South Africa

The T20 World Cup final between India and South Africa, scheduled for tomorrow, faces potential disruption due to rain. Various weather applications have forecast rain in Barbados from early morning and continuing till the evening on both days of the weekend. A reserve day has been set for Sunday, but rain is also expected then. […]

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Meta to restrict news content from Facebook in Australia

SYNDEY: Facebook owner Meta (META.O), opens new tab is considering blocking news content from the platform in Australia if the government makes it pay licensing fees, a company representative told a parliamentary hearing on Friday. Meta’s regional policy director Mia Garlick told lawmakers “all options are on the table” when asked if the company would block Australians […]

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PSX surges 252 points, continues bullish trend

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) maintained its bullish momentum on Thursday, with the 100-index rising by 252.61 points, a 0.32 per cent increase, to close at 78,528.25 points. This is up from the previous day’s close of 78,275.65 points. The trading volume for the day was 283.54 million shares, down from the previous day’s […]