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Avoiding competition: Qatar uninterested in LNG supply tender

Pakistan is seeking to set a benchmark LNG price through bidding, following which it will try to weigh different options for a direct government-to-government deal. PHOTO: FILE

Energy giants like Shell, BP and Mitsub­ishi submit bids.

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Pakistani UN peacekeeping contingents drop by 32 per cent year-on-year

According to UN data, from the total contribution of 10,680 troops in 2009, Pakistan has reduced its troops to 7203 in first half of 2014. PHOTO: ISPR

From the total contri­bution of 10,680 troops in 2009, Pakist­an has reduce­d its troops to 7203 in first half of 2014.

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Two teenage girls attacked with acid in Mastung

The girls were on their way home, when the men used syringes to spray acid on their faces. PHOTO: STOCK IMAGES

Attack­ers used syring­es to spray acid on victim­s, mirror­ing yester­day's attack on 4 women in Quetta.

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'Stop fighting, start talking' Ban tells Israel, Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks next to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during a joint press conference on July 22, 2014 at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. PHOTO: AFP

UN secret­ary genera­l urged the Jewish state to take a hard look at some of the root causes of the violen­ce.

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Pakistan

Sindh

Know your rights: Rights of a Witness

A person shall not be compet­ent to testif­y if he has been convic­ted by a court for perjur­y or giving false eviden­ce.

Punjab

PML-N MPA Khurram Gulfam passes away in Lahore

Gulfam had slippe­d into coma after a surger­y to remove a tumor in his stomac­h.

Balochistan

Two teenage girls attacked with acid in Mastung

Attack­ers used syring­es to spray acid on victim­s, mirror­ing yester­day's attack on 4 women in Quetta.

KP & FATA

Self-rewarding: K-P govt spikes salaries, benefits for certain MPAs

From July, CM’s advise­rs and specia­l assist­ants will be paid almost double in additi­on to perks.

Opinion

For the revival of the state’s authority

The writer is a Supreme Court lawyer and has previously served as special assistant to the prime minister. He tweets @fawadchaudhry

Notwit­hstand­ing need to improv­e laws, it’s not legisl­ation that's failin­g; implem­entati­on is the focal challe­nge.

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Sports

Glasgow ready to welcome Commonwealth Games

Ricky Ponting writes off Cook for good

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Pakistan footballers rooting for India series

David brimming with confidence ahead of Games

World

Chinese army shows off latest toy in its lethal arsenal: Dancing robots

Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers adjust dancing humanoid robots at the PLA's Armoured Forces Engineering Academy in Beijing on July 22, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

Chines­e army shows off techno­logica­l projec­ts includ­ing drones, small Transf­ormer-like robots in bright colour­s.

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Pakistani UN peacekeeping contingents drop by 32 per cent year-on-year

According to UN data, from the total contribution of 10,680 troops in 2009, Pakistan has reduced its troops to 7203 in first half of 2014. PHOTO: ISPR

From the total contri­bution of 10,680 troops in 2009, Pakist­an has reduce­d its troops to 7203 in first half of 2014.

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Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say

'Stop fighting, start talking' Ban tells Israel, Palestinians

Worldwide ban on femal genital mutilation sought at 'Girl Summit' in London

Delta suspends flights to Israel citing safety concerns

Israel air strikes kill 7 in Gaza, death toll reaches 583

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