Younis appointed Pakistan captain (Cricinfo via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)

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Cricket in as much mess as Pakistan, says Imran Khan (The West Australian)

Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan on Wednesday urged President Asif Ali Zardari to reform the national game of cricket, which he said was in as much of a mess as the country. “If Zardari really want

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PAKISTAN ELIMINATES IMPORT DUTIES ON OVER 1,600 M’SIAN PRODUCTS (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 (Bernama) — The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) announced today that Pakistan had eliminated import duties on over 1,600 Malaysian products as of January this year.

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Taliban blow up school, homes in Pakistan tribal area: official (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Taliban militants blew up a boys’ school and the houses of six pro-government tribal elders in troubled northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, a local official said Wednesday.

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Cricket in as much mess as Pakistan, says Imran Khan (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan Wednesday urged President Asif Ali Zardari to reform the national game of cricket, which he said was in as much of a mess as the country.

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US 50,000 workers rendered jobless in one day

NEW YORK: US economy deteriorating situation has landed all major firms in dire straits, which has compelled these firms layoff at least 50,000 employees in one day and this has also hit the popularity rating of Obama by 15 percent.Monday proved to be the black day relating to the job cuts in US, when the major firms announced layoffs of as many as 50,000 workers. US construction equipment giant Caterpillar earlier said it was to cut about 20,000 jobs, after its profits slumped by 32 per cent. The move came as Sprint Nextel, America”s third largest wireless provider, said it was cutting about 8,000 jobs, or around 14 per cent of its workforce. Home Depot, a US retailer of home appliances, also announced it was to cut 7,000 jobs and close its smaller Expo chain. General Motors, the struggling US carmaker, also said it was cutting a further 2,000 jobs. A total of 2.6 million US jobs were lost in 2008, the largest slump in employment since a 2.75 million drop in 1945, the US department of labour said earlier this month.

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US missile strikes ‘counter-productive': Pakistan (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Pakistan on Wednesday hit back against US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, saying US missile strikes inside its borders were “counter-productive” to anti-terrorism efforts.

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Khan is Pakistan’s new cricket captain (The West Australian)

Younis Khan replaced Shoaib Malik as Pakistan captain on Tuesday in the wake of the team’s heaviest one-day international defeat. Malik was appointed captain for an indefinite period earlier this mon

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Suspect has confessed to killing girl after rape: SP

IslamabadA suspect arrested by the Golra Police has confessed killing an eight-year-old girl after raping her, said SP (West) Nasir Aftab whil

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Police deployed for maintenance law & order in Quetta

QUETTA: Several additional FC personnel Tuesday together with police officers kept serving their duties in separate parts of Quetta, on second consecutive day, to keep the law and order situation maintained after the assassination of Chairman Hazara Democratic Party, police sources said.Sources also added, unknown gunmen shot dead Hussain Ali Yousufi, Chairman Hazara Democratic Party, on Monday morning which led to sprouting riots in several parts of the city after which FC was called in to take the city under its control.Security personnel continued monitoring suspected vehicles today across city meanwhile, people outspokenly denied police claims saying they could not find any FC personnel deployed in the city.

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