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US Democrats nominate Tim Kaine as VP pick PHILADELPHIA: Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their US vice presidential candidate Wednesday, completing the party's ticket for the November election.Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, was nominated by voice vote, setting the stage for his address to the convention later in the evening.Congresswoman and acting convention chair Marcia Fudge motioned to dispense with the roll call vote and nominate Kaine by acclamation, which led to a chorus of "Ayes." "The motion to suspend the rules and nominate by acclamation is adopted," declared Fudge to loud cheers.The tickets are now set for both parties: Hillary Clinton and running mate Kaine for the Democrats, with Republicans Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence, both of whom were nominated last week and their party's convention in Cleveland. With working-class roots and a spotless record both as Virginia governor and senator, he is seen as helping ...

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Obama steps up to bat for ex-rival Clinton PHILADELPHIA: US President Barack Obama steps onto the Democratic convention stage Wednesday to champion former political foe Hillary Clinton, defend his own legacy and bury Donald Trump's chances of reaching the White House.But Trump launched a pre-emptive attack at an incendiary press conference, contemptuously putting down Obama as a "disaster" and making a provocative call for Russia to hack Clinton's email.It came only hours before Obama was to take the stage at the Democratic National ...

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PM takes notice of medical condition of Pakistani student stranded in Indonesia ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday took personal notice of the medical condition of a Pakistani student and a juvenile diabetic, Anis, currently stranded in Indonesia.The Prime Minister has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bear all the outstanding as well as future expenses going to be incurred on his treatment, including expenses on arrangements for the stay and transportation of his family till his recovery in Jakarta.On the direction of the ...

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Qadir asks Sindh govt to extend Rangers powers ISLAMABAD: Minister for SAFRON Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch Wednesday said the Sindh government should extend powers to Rangers for maintaining peace in country's economic hub.Talking to a private news channel, he said law and order situation has improved due to Rangers operation in the metropolitan city.Karachi operation is being conducted against criminals and was not to target any political party, he said.He said investigations into May 12, 2007 Karachi incident should be held ...

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India releases flood water causing high flood in nullahs Aik, Dek SIALKOT: India has released flood water in both big nullahs Aik and Dek, causing high flood in these nullahs near Sialkot and Pasrur. A spokesperson of Sialkot district administration confirmed this and said that nullah Aik tonight overflowed near Oura-Sialkot, inundating as many as nine villages here. The flow of water was 31080 cusecs in nullah Dek near Oura-Sialkot in the evening. DCO Dr. Asif Tufail and Provincial Secretary Irrigation Punjab Capt. (Retd) Saif Anjum ...