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    | | *** شام: ’حلب کے قدیم علاقے پر حکومتی فوج کا کنٹرول بحال` *** ’انڈین فورسز جسے پیلٹ گن کہہ رہی ہے وہ شاٹ گن ہے‘ ***
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    *** Anyone accused of stalking in England and Wales could be told to stay away from their target even before they're arrested. *** Two drug firms have been fined nearly 90 million pounds for charging the NHS what the watchdog says was an "excessive and unfair" amount for an anti-epilepsy drug. *** | |
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    *** Arsenal have topped their Champions League group for the first time since 2012, after enjoying a 4-1 victory at Bazel. Manchester City, who were already through, drew 1-all at home to Celtic. *** | |
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    *** One lane blocked and slow traffic due to accident , car and a lorry involved on M60 Anticlockwise at J18 M66. *** Slow traffic due to earlier stalled vehicle on M6 Southbound at J21 A57 Manchester Road. Lane four (of four) was closed and a rolling road block was put in place to move the vehicle to the hard shoulder. All lanes were re-opened at 08:13. All lanes have been re-opened. *** Delays increasing and delays of nine minutes on A6110 Ring Road Beeston Southbound between Whincover Drive and M621. *** | |
24/7 International News

_______________________________________________________________ Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said Pak-India relations can not improve without resolving the Kashmir issue. In an interview, he said Kashmir is the main dispute between the two countries. He said Pakistan has always welcomed mediation offers from any one in this regard and is willing to find a way out through talks with India.
_______________________________________________________________ Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo's old city, an activist monitoring group has said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pull-back came after days of heavy fighting, as government forces moved to split the remains of the rebel enclave in Syria's second city. The rebels have held the area around the ancient citadel for four years. The Syrian military now holds about 75% of eastern Aleppo and is seeking to control the whole city. State news agency Sana said the military had taken two districts north of the ancient citadel - Aghiur and Bab al-Hadid.
______________________________________________________________ An undersea earthquake off Indonesia's northern Aceh province has killed at least 52 people. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck just off the north-east coast of Sumatra island, where dozens of buildings have collapsed and many people are feared trapped under rubble. Indonesia's meteorological agency said there was no risk of a tsunami. In 2004, Aceh was devastated by a tsunami that killed more than 160,000 people in Indonesia alone. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake struck just offshore at 05:03 local time (22:03 GMT Tuesday) at a depth of 17.2km.
_______________________________________________________________ Hundreds of tourists are stranded in India's eastern archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar after heavy rains. Four ships have been deployed by the Indian navy to rescue the stranded tourists and bring them from Havelock island to the main city of Port Blair. Every year thousands of tourists visit the coral reef-fringed Andaman islands. The archipelago of hundreds of islands sits at least 1,000 km (600 miles) from the mainland, and is closer to the coast of Myanmar. Reports said some 800 tourists were stranded on Havelock island and a spokesperson of the Indian navy tweeted that four of its ships had sailed from Port Blair and were "in the area". A choppy sea was making rescue operations difficult, reports said. The meteorological department has predicted that the islands would receive heavy rains over the next 48 hours, which could turn into a cyclonic storm.