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The Afghan interior ministry said on Wednesday, “The Taliban shot dead at least 10 mine-clearing workers in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, in the latest attack to rock the violence-wracked country. “The Taliban entered a compound of a mine-clearing agency… and started shooting everyone,” interior ministry spokesman Tareq Arian told reporters. Baghlan governor’s spokesman Jawed Basharat told AFP the incident happened late Tuesday in an area controlled by government forces, and that the attackers were wearing masks. Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, a legacy of decades of conflict. Baghlan province has seen…

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Thousands of government, news and social media websites across the globe were coming back online Tuesday after being hit by a widespread hour-long outage linked to U.S.-based cloud company Fastly Inc. According to Reuters, High traffic sites including Reddit, Amazon, CNN, Paypal, Spotify, Al Jazeera Media Network and the New York Times were out of commission, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. They came back up after outages that ranged from a few minutes to around an hour. Fastly, one of the world’s most widely-used cloud based content delivery network providers, said “the issue has been identified and a fix…

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi today called for discouraging the culture of fake news as it created chaos in the society and misled the people. Talking to Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Muhammad Saleem Baig here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president said the media needed to play its role in promoting ethical and moral values and avoid spreading false information. He urged PEMRA to improve standards of information, education and entertainment by optimizing the free flow of information. The President said the society was facing the challenge of false news and it was the responsibility of the concerned stakeholders…

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said the death of four members of a Pakistan-origin Muslim family in Canada, linked with Islamophobia as per initial reports, was a ‘test case for the Canadian government and society’. The foreign minister said the Canadian government must play its role in restoring the confidence and protection of Muslims residing in their country. The foreign minister said Pakistan Consul General in Toronto had made a contact with relatives of the victim family who lost their lives in the tragic incident in London, Ontario. He said the relatives were offered facilitation in transportation…

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressing grief over the killing of a Pakistani-origin family in Canada said the world needed to act holistically to counter Islamophobia. ,”Saddened to learn of the killing of a Muslim Pakistani-origin Canadian family in London, Ontario” he wrote in a tweet. https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1402140136201195520 “This condemnable act of terrorism reveals the growing Islamophobia in Western countries,” he stressed. According to the Canadian police, the family killed in a hit-and-run incident was targeted for being Muslim. The family had immigrated from Pakistan to Canada 14 years ago.-APP

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