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6 hurt in protest near Lebanon parliament

BEIRUT: Security forces fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters near Lebanon’s parliament building on Wednesday as the country marked the first anniversary of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut port. At least six persons were injured. Reuters

Trains collide in Czech Republic, killing three

Prague: Two passenger trains collided in the southwest of the Czech Republic on Wednesday, killing three persons. Dozens of people were injured, five of them seriously, the Fire Rescue Service of the Plzen region said in a statement. AP

Abdul Qayyum Niazi elected PoK premier

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s Abdul Qayyum Niazi was on Wednesday elected the new premier of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, hours after PM Imran Khan nominated him for the top post following extensive consultations. PTI

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