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Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund on penalties

Pep Guardiola got his first taste of victory as Manchester City’s manager on Thursday after beating Borussia Dortmund on penalties in a friendly, but expressed concern about the looming English Premie

Guns cheaper than phones in Pakistan’s tribal town

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Gunsmith Khitab Gul tests a gun near a workshop in the tribal area of Darra Adamkhel, 35 km south of Peshawar. (Photo: AFP)

Indonesia ignores pleas, set to execute 14

Humaira Bibi, sister of Zulfikar Ali, convicted of drug crimes, cries in Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo: AP)

Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Russia orders closure of watchdog ahead of vote

Russia has ordered independent election watchdog Golos be closed down for breaking a controversial NGO law, less than two months before a national vote.

Harry Potter, James Bond studios to be sold for $426 million

Britain’s Pinewood Studios, where Harry Potter and James Bond movies were filmed, could be sold to a property company for £323 million ($426 million) under a draft deal revealed Thursday.

Peru’s new President a former Wall Street economist

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who will be sworn in Thursday as President of Peru, says he will hit the ground running after a long career as a Wall Street banker that gave him the moniker “El Gringo”.

Turkey reshuffles military after half of generals fired

Turkey’s top military commanders met Thursday to replace almost half of their generals in a radical shake-up after the failed coup, as authorities shut down dozens of media outlets in a widening crac

Second France church attacker formally identified

 A picture obtained on July 27, 2016 shows Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19. (Photo: AFP)

Petitjean, whose face was disfigured after being gunned down by police, had been harder to identify.

Phil Mickelson wants British form repeat

Phil Mickelson, still smarting from a loss to Henrik Stenson at the British Open two weeks ago, hopes duplicating his final-round performance will let him bounce back with a PGA Championship win.

Watch: Pope Francis stumbles and falls in Poland, escapes injury

 Pope Francis is helped by Vatican Master of Ceremonies, Mons. Guido Marini as he stumbles on the altar. (Photo: AP)

Francis appeared to be fine as he delivered a homily and said mass at the revered Jasna Gora monastery.

The United Nations’ adoption in 2014 of an International Yoga Day was remarkable for many reasons.

We will soon usher in the tiranga season and with it the time to flaunt patriotism will also begin.