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NEWSBYTES: ‘Pakistani Mafia Using Bribes, Blackmail’; Videogate Judge Axed; Traders Strike; FBR Unmoved; NAB Moves; Trump Stumped; Coup Foiled in Sudan; Pentagon Tracks Rare Earth

Half of Germany blames media for upstaging perception on Islam…
The spin: Islam is a political theology, not religion..
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REKO DIQ SLAPPED WITH $5.8BLN IN DAMAGES…
LOST ARBITRATION IN 2017…
STRATEGIC ASSET…

WORTH MORE THAN US$2 TRILLION…
TETHYAN SAYS ‘STILL WILLING TO STRIKE A DEAL’…


SHAHEEN SEHBAI
‘The Filthy Scene in Islamabad’…
Perverted, Sadistic Politics…
3rd Option…


KHAN: Pakistani mafia Sicilian style using bribes, blackmail, to pressurize judiciary…
Maryam Responds…
VIDEOGATE: AXE FALLS ON JUDGE…
‘OLD HABITS DIE HARD’…


Pak Demands India Remove Its Military Jets From Border…
…Before Reopening Airspace


Nationwide shutter down call by Traders – – against tax demand…
3-day strike…
Traders divided…
Karachi..
Pindi…
ZAIDI: ‘Someone else behind it’…
‘No’…

‘But No U-turn on CNIC condition for goods sale’…
47,000 traders registered with FBR – – vs 341,000 elect. connections…


PUNJAB YOUTH FESTIVAL IN NAB CROSSHAIRS…
RS270M SCAM…
FIVE arrested, including PHONY REP. of Guinness Book of World Records…


Heavy Fighting Along LoC…
5th major exchange of fire since Jul 6…
Delhi revives plan to resettle 200k-300k Hindu in occupied Kashmir…
Population: 7m – – 97% Muslims…
What it’s like to be a Kashmiri in an Indian city…
Shoot the traitors of India”…
“Nothing short of a war”…


Trade deficit narrows down, by 15.3%…
Imports decrease, but exports static: $31.8bn; $23bn…
Despite subsidized loans, elect and gas, and exemption from normal income tax regime… 

Trade delegation from Indonesia arriving soon…
Chinese firms pledge $5b investment – – in 3-5 years…
Turkish waste disposal Co. in Lahore warned not to blackmail, deliver…


Ex Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif shakes hand with boxer Amir Khan, inside the ring…
…after the British-Pakistani knocked out Australian Billy Dip in Saudi


Dubai aiming 20m visitors a year by 2020…
German tourists, investment witness uptick…


WORLD HEADLINES
FRONT PAGES UK THE PAPERS


Taliban Targeting Afghan Soldiers’ Families, Seeks Revenge: NYT
FIVE killed in suicide bombing at wedding party in eastern Afghanistan…


Top US General pitches strong military-to-military ties with Pakistan…
Highlights its ‘non-Nato major’ ally’s outreach to Russia and China…


‘America closer to withdrawing from Afghanistan’…
China-Russia-US-Pak officials meet in Beijing – – way forward in Afghanistan…
…days after 7th round of US-Taliban talks end in Doha – – with ‘spectacular progress’
Khan formally invited by Trump to White House for talks on So Asia peace, enduring partnership, etc…
Invite ends confusion…
Khan’s US visit…
Taliban’s road map for peace…


Alien moon likely seen forming in first-of-its-kind picture…

And A Butler Changes Destiny of A Slave Nation…


Birds with ‘blood coming from beaks’ fall from sky…


British born Pakistani woman says she was forced to marry her cousin as teenager……b’coz she was becoming ‘too Western’


Acid attacker’s plea thrown out by top court despite victim’s forgiveness…
Attack ‘bigger crime than murder’…
Husband handed death sentence for fatal stabbing of wife…


Saudi Kingdom to relax male guardianship rule on women travel…
Saudi male goes missing in Niagara Falls…


Pak govt’s spending galloped 480% in 10 yrs. – – from Rs1.5tr to Rs7.2tr…


BOSNIA GENOCIDE REMEMBERED…
The worst crime in history after WWII: Khaled Almaeena
‘Europeans should be ashamed of themselves’…

Between Jul 11 & 13 1995, Serbian forces slaughtered 10,000 Muslim Bosnians; Expelled 30,000 from their homes; Killed children & mass raped Muslim women…


Texas High School mass shooting victim Sabika’s family visits school where she died…


Overseas Pakistanis added $1.3bn more to the national kitty this year…
Remittances increased by 10%: $21.2bn…
1.6m dependent families received 33% addtl. in Pak Rupee – – due to devaluation…


‘Suno Chanda’ actor Iqra bags top Luxury Style Awards…
Says ‘Yes’ to Yasir’s ‘Will You Marry Me’ at the Award…
Bended knee with a ring and a proposal…
‘My man expressed his love in front of the world which takes a lot of guts and I am blissful, you’r my zing…’


Construction worker fatally crushed by machinery at Bronx site…

Coney Island Beach Closed After Decomposing Human Remains Found In Water…


Half million people signed up to storm Area 51. What happens if they show up? 
‘Can’t stop us all’…


Trump considers firing dir. of natl. intel. Dan Coats…
Both differ on No. Korea, ISIS threat…


Videos capture constant stream of migrants entering U.S…
Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace With Mexican Flag Outside ICE Facility…

Trump called mayor ‘disgrace’ for revealing ICE raids. Then did same thing…
STARTING SUNDAY… 
Restaurant industry on edge… 
Future Asylum Seekers Sent to Guatemala?


FEDS GIVE FACEBOOK $5 BLN SLAP AFTER PRIVACY ABUSE… 
BUT COMPANY HAS MARKET VALUE OF $585 BILLION!
SHARES RISE…


COUP ATTEMPT FOILED IN SUDAN…


Pentagon races to track U.S. rare earths output amid China trade dispute...


Trump stumped?
House Votes to Check Trump’s Authority to Strike Iran…

Chinese spokesman: US having unilaterally exited Iran deal (JCPOA), asked IAEA to hold a special session on implementation of JCPOA. Isn’t it absurd?


White House ‘Social Media Summit’ nearly descends into brawl…
CNN analyst invites conservative activist ‘outside’…

Trump warns media industry will fold when he leaves office…


FEDERAL SPENDING IN U.S. SMASHES RECORDS…
BUDGET DEFICIT WIDENS 23%… 
Treasury Sec pushes Pelosi to raise debt ceiling…


US Coast Guard films raiding moving submarine filled with £185m of cocaine…


Democrats post opposition research files on web, with ‘cryptic’ URL…


Biden vows to restore world order…
Stumbles, slurs, coughs through speech…


Teacher who had sex with student avoids jail after youngster professed love for her in court…


Corruption investigation shakes South Africa…
‘State Capture’…


Angela Merkel sits for national anthems…
… a day after she trembled in public for 3rd time

Video…


VIDEO: Migrants from India crossing TX border…

BJP lawmaker’s daughter marries a Dalit – – father out to kill her for ‘honor’…


VIDEO: Hillary dances cares away with Huma Abedin at Earth, Wind & Fire concert…


Half of all American adults in FBI’s facial-recognition database…


Intruders jump fence at U.S. nuclear reactor that uses bomb-grade fuel…


Plastic-eating caterpillars could save the planet…


IRAN FAILS TO SEIZE BRITISH OIL TANKER…
Warns US Over Military Coalition in Gulf Waters…
…With Unnamed US Ally


4 organized crime group members in UK convicted of smuggling £1.2m worth heroin from Pak via post…
…in boxing gloves


People celebrate India’s Cricket World Cup exit in Srinagar (video)…


Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker…


Number of millionaires decline in UAE…


Lake Chad has shrunk to half its size over the past fifty years – – due to climate change…
GIF…


AMERICAN AIRLINES warns passenger over ‘inappropriate’ clothes…


The Norwegian island where sun shines 24 hours a day and locals want to BAN TIME…


YouTube employee apologizes for calling 911 on black man in his building…
Viral video…


Mississippi Gov. candidate says female journalist can’t shadow him — unless she brings a man along…