Afghan Taliban say Eid ceasefire proved ‘wide national support’

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Jun
18

KABUL (Reuters) – The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its “wide national support” as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days.

Taliban fighters headed into cities across Afghanistan over the weekend as they celebrated their Eid cessation of hostilities with feasts, hugs and selfies, raising questions about what happens when their ceasefire ends at midnight (1930 GMT) on Sunday.

“Mujahideen throughout the country are ordered to continue their operations against the foreign invaders and their internal puppets as before,” they said in a statement.

“The announcement (of the ceasefire), implementation and the wide national support and welcome of the Mujahideen by the people proves that the demands of the Islamic Emirate and the nation are identical – all want the withdrawal of foreign invaders and establishment of an Islamic government,” they said.

“…Our enemies used to propagate that 20 different groups operate against them in Afghanistan or that the Islamic Emirate is not cohesive and unified. But it has now become abundantly clear to everyone that this assertion is baseless…”

President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday he would extend the government ceasefire beyond June 20 and on Sunday the presidential office said it would be extended by 10 days.

Some have criticised his move, which allowed the Taliban to flow into cities across the country, though the militants said they would withdraw by sunset on Sunday.

“I have seen several Taliban vehicles and motorcycles leaving the city today in the afternoon,” Sohrab Qaderi, provincial council member of Nangarhar province in the east, told Reuters.

Ghani had committed “a grave mistake” by allowing Taliban fighters to enter government-controlled areas, said Amarullah Saleh, a politician and former head of the National Directorate of Security.

“We don’t have mechanisms in place to mitigate the breach of ceasefire by the Taliban,” Saleh told Reuters.

Members of parliament opposing Ghani’s move said he had not consulted politicians and would be left with no recourse if the Taliban rejected his impromptu request.

A senior Western diplomat in Kabul earlier said Ghani’s decision was “a bold move” but questioned what happens if the Taliban do not extend their halt in hostilities against government forces.

“The consequences could be disastrous,” he said.

A suicide bombing in Jalalabad, close to the governor’s office in Nangarhar province, killed at least 18 people on Sunday and wounded scores, an official and doctor said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility.

A Taliban (R) stands as Afghan security forces ride on an army vehicle during celebration ceasefire in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan June 16, 2018.REUTERS/Parwiz

A car bomb killed 36 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the same province on Saturday. Islamic State, not covered by the government ceasefire, claimed responsibility for that attack.

“NO CLUE HOW MANY TALIBAN IN CIVILIAN AREAS”

Western diplomats based in Kabul said they were issuing fresh travel warnings for the country.

“The Taliban can always use a ceasefire as an opportunity to attack foreigners,” one Western diplomat said. “Nobody has any clue how many Taliban militants are now hiding in civilian areas.”

The Taliban also said the “entire nation” should realise that there are “no public or secret talks taking place with the puppet Kabul regime”.

“All the baseless propaganda and attempts to confuse public opinion by the opposition in this regard only serves to complicate the ongoing crisis and negatively impacts efforts for peace,” the group said.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, echoing Ghani’s announcement on Saturday, said peace talks would have to include a discussion on the role of “international actors and forces”.

“Ghani has full blessings of the U.S. administration and it is crucial for the U.S. officials to prove that (U.S. President Donald) Trump’s policies are working and talks with the Afghan Taliban are imminent,” said a senior diplomat who met Afghan officials on Sunday to discuss the chance of back-channel talks with Taliban leaders.

The United States wants Pakistan, which it accuses of harbouring Afghan Taliban commanders, to exert more influence on the group to bring it to the negotiating table.

The only time direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have been held, in 2015, they broke down almost immediately.

The Taliban are fighting U.S.-led NATO forces combined under the Resolute Support mission, and Ghani’s U.S.-backed government to restore sharia, or Islamic law, after their ouster by U.S.-led forces in 2001.

But Afghanistan has been at war for four decades, ever since the Soviet invasion in 1979.

“What we witnessed over the last two days was an overwhelmingly positive response by all Afghans to peace,” Lt-Colonel Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, told Reuters.

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“Not even the attack on peace yesterday in Nangarhar by the enemies of Afghanistan will slow the nationwide momentum or quiet the celebration of a long-overdue cessation of hostilities and a chance for lasting peace.”

The Taliban roam huge swaths of the country and, with foreign troop levels of about 15,600, down from 140,000 in 2014, there appears little hope of outright government victory.

Additional reporting by Qadir Sediqi and Ahmad Sultan; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Ros Russell

Bollywood star kids and their unique names

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Jun
18

Following the trend in Hollywood where celebrities are seen choosing unique names for their children, Bollywood celebs too are getting creative with the names of their kids. Right from taking inspiration from other cultures to joining their respective names to create a new name, B-town mummies and papas have impressed us with some really distinctive and rare names. Here we give you a rundown of some unique names of the star kids of Bollywood.

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iOS 11.4 Has Been Jailbroken [Video] – iClarified

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Jun
17

Hacker Richard Zhu has posted a video demonstrating a successful jailbreak of iOS 11.4.

The video shows Cydia installed on a iPhone 7 and root access via Terminal. No word on what exploit is being used to accomplish the jailbreak or whether it requires a developer account.

It’s also unclear whether Zhu plans to release his jailbreak; however, developer CoolStar has been working on an Electra jailbreak of iOS 11.3.1 which should be available soon.

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Jason Roy takes pleasure in ‘favourite’ England innings

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Jun
17

Jason Roy described his century in Cardiff as “probably my favourite” after he paved the way for England’s victory in the second ODI against Australia. Roy’s 120 off 108 balls was his third highest score in the 50-over format and was a welcome return to the scoresheet for the opener after his second-ball duck at the Oval.

It was a mature display from Roy, who said he was particularly happy with the way he had paced his innings and changed through the gears.

“I had a long discussion with Thorpey [Graham Thorpe] after I got out and just said it was probably my favourite innings as far as how my tempo was throughout the innings,” said Roy. “Just the way I knuckled down early, it was quite difficult and I went through some difficult patches but then came out the other side.

“Obviously I wanted to start expanding my game but unfortunately I got out. But I was still happy nonetheless.

“It was a big aim for me to come after a long winter and to start well on home soil. Obviously we had the hiccup against Scotland and then the first game I was a bit panicky, a bit wary, of where my game’s at, but I put in a lot of hard work over the past few days and got a few rewards today.”

Shaun Marsh’s swashbuckling century had given Australia an outside chance of successfully completing their highest-ever run-chase but, once he was bowled by Liam Plunkett, England were able to clean up the tail.

“I guess it’s bittersweet,” said Marsh. “It’s nice to get a few runs but, yeah, I was obviously disappointed with the result. We couldn’t quite finish it off at the end there.

“It’s obviously a disappointment for us. We felt like we were in the game right until the end but unfortunately we just weren’t good enough today. We’ll have to be better in a few days’ time.”

Marsh said he believed Australia will go into the third ODI with the same batting line-up used in Cardiff. D’Arcy Short was brought in to open with Travis Head, while Aaron Finch was dropped down the order to bat at No. 5. Without David Warner and Steve Smith in the side, this tour has very much been an exercise in experimentation as Australia try to settle on their best combination.

“I think it was about the balance today,” said Marsh. “Putting Finchy in the middle order was trying to strengthen the middle order a bit more with the experience that he’s got. I’m not sure what they’ll do for the next game. I think they’ll stay the same.”

India faces worst long term water crisis in its history

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Jun
17

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India faces the worst long-term water crisis in its history as demand outstrips supply and millions of lives and livelihoods could be at risk, said a think tank chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

FILE PHOTO: A water pump shed is seen in the dried-up portion of the Sabarmati river on a hot day on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

By 2030, water demand is projected to be double the supply, implying severe scarcity for hundreds of millions of people. The shortage will eventually shave around 6 percent off gross domestic product, the report said.

About 200,000 Indians die every year due to inadequate access to safe water and 600 million face high to extreme water stress, the National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog said on Thursday, citing data by independent agencies.

“Critical groundwater resources that account for 40 percent of India’s water supply are being depleted at unsustainable rates,” the report said, calling for an immediate push towards sustainable management of water resources.

“India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat,” it said.

The think tank said it has developed a Composite Water Management Index with nine areas of assessment to help state governments manage water resources.

Droughts are becoming more frequent, creating problems for India’s rain-dependent farmers. At the same time, disputes between states are on the rise.

Interstate disagreements are on the rise, with seven major disputes currently raging, pointing to the fact that limited frameworks and institutions are in place for national water governance.

Nearly 163 million of India’s population of 1.3 billion lack access to clean water close to home, the most of any country, according to a 2018 report by Britain-based charity WaterAid.

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Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

Bollywood star kids and their unique names

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Jun
17

Following the trend in Hollywood where celebrities are seen choosing unique names for their children, Bollywood celebs too are getting creative with the names of their kids. Right from taking inspiration from other cultures to joining their respective names to create a new name, B-town mummies and papas have impressed us with some really distinctive and rare names. Here we give you a rundown of some unique names of the star kids of Bollywood.

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iOS 11.4 Has Been Jailbroken [Video] – iClarified

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Jun
16

Hacker Richard Zhu has posted a video demonstrating a successful jailbreak of iOS 11.4.

The video shows Cydia installed on a iPhone 7 and root access via Terminal. No word on what exploit is being used to accomplish the jailbreak or whether it requires a developer account.

It’s also unclear whether Zhu plans to release his jailbreak; however, developer CoolStar has been working on an Electra jailbreak of iOS 11.3.1 which should be available soon.

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New CEO must improve CA-ACA relationship

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Jun
16

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Improving relationships between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) should be a priority for the governing body’s next chief executive, according to the former captain and CA Board director Mark Taylor.

Speaking for the first time since James Sutherland‘s resignation as CEO after a tenure of more than 17 years, Taylor said that the leadership change was an opportunity for CA to refresh, and pointed to a better and more productive relationship with the players and their association as critical to the future.

Last year’s pay dispute between the ACA and CA, as it sought to end the fixed revenue percentage model at the core of all collective agreements between the parties since 1998, created distance between CA and the national team that proved unhelpful when the behaviour of Steven Smith’s team deteriorated on the tour of South Africa, culminating in the Newlands ball tampering scandal. That event took place a matter of weeks after Sutherland and CA had warned the team that higher standards of behaviour were expected than those seen in the first Test of the series at Durban.

“I think that’s a fair comment,” Taylor told ESPNcricinfo when asked whether CA and the national team needed to form a stronger relationship. “I think you’ve only got to see the MoU stuff last year, which in the end I think has worked out well for both sides. But we got there with too much head-banging.

“I think if there was a better relationship, full stop, we could have got to the same conclusion without a lot of angst. That’s one area that both sides can improve, Cricket Australia and the players and the Australian Cricketers Association. I think if we get that better, that’ll be good for cricket right throughout Australia.”

Taylor’s words will provide food for thought to many, given that CA’s lead MoU negotiator Kevin Roberts is widely favoured to assume Sutherland’s post. Roberts was unsuccessful in pushing a hard line with the ACA, allowing the nation’s best players to fall out of contract and ultimately be sidelined from negotiations as Sutherland entered the fray to broker a compromise a matter of weeks before a Test tour of Bangladesh was threatened.

At the same, time the chairman David Peever, who with Roberts was seen as a major driver of the Board’s adversarial industrial relations strategy, was endorsed to serve another three-year term, something Taylor said had been unavoidable due to the fact that Sutherland’s departure called for some measure of stability at the top.

“David’s got the unanimous support of the Board, he had that when we made the decision a few months ago and he still has it today,” Taylor said. “There is a lot going on in the game of cricket at the moment, we’ve lost three players through an incident in Cape Town, they’ve lost a coach, we’re now losing a CEO, John Warn leaving Cricket NSW [chairmanship], there is a lot of change going on.

“So it’s good to have some stability at the same time. I think David will bring that to CA and sometimes a change is as good as a holiday. There’ll be new people coming in, as we’ve seen with Justin Langer as coach, we’ll have a new CEO at some stage over the next year to bring in some different ideas, thinking and processes, and I think it’ll be a good refresh for the game.

“That’ll be all post the reviews that are coming out in a couple of months’ time. So it is a turbulent time – an interesting time for the game but a refreshing time for the game. Sutherland standing down was something [that] those of us in the inner sanctum knew was going to happen last year, so we knew there was change afoot. But when you have an incident like we did in Cape Town, you can’t just say ‘oh well things will change in the future’, because people don’t believe you.”

The dual reviews currently being undertaken – one into the whole of Cricket Australia, another more specifically the men’s national team – are set to provide the incoming chief executive with a roadmap for how to take the organisation forward. “We knew there was going to be a refresh of Australian cricket and I think in a way these reviews will certainly help us do that, focus our minds on how we refresh Australian cricket,” Taylor said. “I know there’s been a desire from some people to try to link James’ exit with what has gone on in the last three months, and really they’re not related.

“A lot of the big deals have been done, and now I think whoever does come in, be it he or she, will also have an independent document or documents to help them work out where we need to improve. Cricket Australia have had their hand up for a while to say ‘let’s get a body in to work out where we can improve, what areas we need to work on’ and I think these will be great documents for he or she to have to start a new era of Australian cricket.”

After the Nine Network lost the rights to broadcast cricket in Australia for the first time in 40 years, Taylor has re-signed for another three years with the broadcaster to continue working as a commentator and digital contributor. Nine retain the rights to next year’s Ashes tour and also ICC global tournaments, including the 2019 World Cup and the World Twenty20, hosted by Australia in 2020. On Saturday night, Taylor will sit alongside the banished David Warner in the studio for the second ODI between Australia and England.

“As soon as we unfortunately lost the rights, they were very keen to grab hold of me and keep me because they want to keep some teeth in the game I think – contact with the game they’ve broadcast for 40 years,” he said. “I’m delighted they’ve offered me the job and I was more than happy to stay – I’ve been there for 20-odd years now and looking forward to the next three.

“I’m sure David will have his opinions on how the team is going to go and what have you, but how much he talks about yesteryear and a few months ago will be up to David. I suspect it’ll be more looking forward to how the side’s going now and how David’s going to approach trying to get back into the side in a year’s time.

“I’ve had lunch with Smithy [Steve Smith] in recent times as I’ve done for a few years. If I know David, he’ll obviously still be disappointed, saddened by what happened but he rebounds pretty quick, David, and I think he’ll be very much looking forward to next year. If I know David at all I’m sure he’ll be pretty perky and more so looking forward than looking back.”

Police in Kashmir arrest suspect after editor shot dead

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Jun
16

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Police in Kashmir investigating the killing of a prominent journalist and two of his security guards arrested a suspect on Friday, an official said.

People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor-in-chief of local newspaper “Rising Kashmir”, who according to local media was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, during his funeral in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Syed Shujaat Bukhari, editor of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, was leaving his office in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, when he was shot at close range on Thursday by gunmen on motorbikes.

The suspect, named as Zubair Qadri, was seen in a video stealing the pistol of one of the guards shot dead with Bukhari, Inspector General of Kashmir S.P. Pani told reporters.

“The pistol has since been recovered and he is being questioned about his presence at the scene of the crime. So far, he has not been able to give any convincing answers,” Pani said.

Pani, who described the killing of the journalist as a terror attack, said the identities of the three other gunmen were still being ascertained.

Relatives of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor-in-chief of local newspaper “Rising Kashmir”, who according to local media was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, mourn during his funeral in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Militant groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and United Jehad Council also condemned the killing and denied involvement. Instead, they blamed “Indian agencies”.

Bukhari had been a strong advocate of peace in disputed Kashmir, at the heart of decades of hostility between India and Pakistan, both of which claim the Muslim majority region.

More than 130 people have been killed this year in militant violence in Kashmir.

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India has long accused Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the Line of Control that separates the two sides in the region, a charge Islamabad denies.

Wriitng by Malini Menon; editing by David Stamp

Kareena-Saif’s will make you believe in love

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Jun
16

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan have always managed to give their fans major relationship goals. Ever since the two began dating each other, their cutesy pictures were the most adored thing on the internet. And that is something unchanged till date. The “much-in-love” couple continues to stand by each other at any given point and there probably isn’t any reason to not gush over them.

Both Kareena and Saif are often spotted at public places and their bond is quite evident all the time. The two are not just two people dressed well together but certainly beyond that. Their love is what has held them through thick and thin. And the birth of Taimur is definitely their cherished moment.

Kareena has always been appreciative of Saif’s existence in her life. She even said in a statement, “I unabashedly wore my heart on my sleeve and it was a nice ride till I finally met Saif, and we fell in love.”

On the other hand, Saif had earlier professed, “I think timing is everything. I met Kareena at a point in my life when I was ready to consolidate and build in every area of my life. She brought a great sense of stability; I felt like we were able to create a solid foundation on which I could build emotionally, financially, and professionally.”

Recently, a candid picture of this IT couple of Bollywood has been doing the rounds on the internet, and oh, they look extremely “awww-dorable”!

Well, we hope that the bond only grows with time because their relationship surely gives hope to many that true love does exist!

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15

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iOS 11.4 Has Been Jailbroken [Video] – iClarified

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Jun
15

Hacker Richard Zhu has posted a video demonstrating a successful jailbreak of iOS 11.4.

The video shows Cydia installed on a iPhone 7 and root access via Terminal. No word on what exploit is being used to accomplish the jailbreak or whether it requires a developer account.

It’s also unclear whether Zhu plans to release his jailbreak; however, developer CoolStar has been working on an Electra jailbreak of iOS 11.3.1 which should be available soon.

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Gabriel commends bowlers for strong opening-day show

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Jun
15

Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel commended the West Indies bowlers for making best use of a pitch that was on the slower side, but had enough bounce to keep the batsmen on their toes. Gabriel led the way, snaring his third five-wicket haul in Test cricket and helping bowl Sri Lanka out for 253 on the opening day of the second Test in St Lucia.

Dinesh Chandimal had chosen to bat first, the Sri Lanka captain judging the surface to be a good one. But Gabriel provided a preview of things to come when, with just his second delivery, he squared up the debutant Mahela Udawatte with a short of length delivery that jagged away, and had him fending to first slip. He finished with 5 for 59, while Kemar Roach took 4 for 49. Gabriel said hitting that ideal length to generate bounce was key to West Indies’ success.

“I think I went out there this morning and concentrated on putting the ball in the right areas, because we knew there was a bit [in the pitch] this morning,” Gabriel said. “Thankfully, things went my way today. I think it was a little slow, but you’re still getting that bounce, so it was important to hit the right areas and the right length. Most of the guys did that today… Roach bowled well this morning, didn’t get the success he deserved.”

West Indies took three wickets in the morning session – two for Gabriel and one for Roach. Gabriel could have had a third had Shane Dowrich held on to a leaping catch off the last ball before lunch. Kusal Mendis got an edge on an attempted ramp to a short ball, Dowrich jumped but could only tip the ball over his head for four.

Gabriel claimed one more wicket in the post-lunch session by hitting the same back-of-length spot, when he found the shoulder of Roshen Silva’s bat and had him edging to third slip. Roach had more success as the day progressed, getting three wickets in the final session. Despite the dominance of the fast bowlers, Gabriel was also impressed with Devendra Bishoo’s performance and expected the spinners to play a central role later in the game.

“I just thought Bishoo was good today, more consistent with his line and length, so hopefully as the game goes on he can play a bigger part.”

After the bowlers had played their part, West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Devon Smith saw off the two overs before stumps without any damage. “I think once we get good weather and the sun comes out, it will dry out a bit,” Gabriel said. “And once our batsmen apply themselves and bat long, I think we will be capable of putting up a good score in the first innings.”

Gunmen kill newspaper editor Shujaat Bukhari, two security guards in Kashmir

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Jun
15

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Unidentified gunmen shot dead a prominent newspaper editor and two security guards in Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Bullet marks are seen on the car of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir daily newspaper, after unidentified gunmen attacked him outside his office in Srinagar, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Syed Shujaat Bukhari, editor of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, was leaving his office in the city centre of Srinagar when he was shot by three assailants on motorbikes, Senior Superintendent of Police Imtiyaz Ismail told Reuters.

Bukhari, who was given police protection following an attack on him 18 years ago, was hit by multiple bullets fired at a close range, Ismail said. There was no immediate word from police on the identity or possible motive of the gunmen.

Bukhari had been a strong advocate of peace in disputed Kashmir, at the heart of decades of hostility between India and Pakistan, both of which claim the Muslim majority region.

India had suspended operations against militants fighting its rule in Kashmir during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan which began last month, after weeks of sporadic violence there.

Waseem Ahmad, a local journalist, told Reuters that he heard gunfire ringing out and, reaching the location, found Bukhari and his two guards lying in a pool of blood in their car.

“Extremely shocking news,” said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who broke down in front of cameras.

“Terrorism has hit a new low with Shujaat’s killing,” Mufti said on Twitter. “We must unite against forces seeking to undermine our attempts to restore peace. Justice will be done.”

People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir daily newspaper, who was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Bukhari had been part of India’s delegation for informal peace talks on Kashmir with Pakistani representatives held in Dubai last year. He was instrumental in organising several conferences for Kashmir peace.

Condemnation of his killing in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, and condolences poured in from across the country.

Calling Bukhari a fearless journalist, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Twitter the killing was an act of cowardice and “an attempt to silence the saner voices of Kashmir”.

More than 130 people have been killed this year in militant violence in Kashmir.

“Forces inimical to restoring peace in the Kashmir valley have silenced a voice of reason, logic and peace,” the Press Club of India said in a statement, mourning the loss of Bukhari.

India has long accused Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) that separates the two sides in the region, a charge Islamabad denies.

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The attack on Bukhari coincided with discussions being held over an extension of a ceasefire by security forces in Kashmir.

Earlier, India rejected a U.N. report that accused it of having used excessive force in disputed Kashmir to kill and wound civilians since 2016, and which called for an international inquiry into accusations of rights violations.

Writing by Malini Menon; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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14

Hacker Richard Zhu has posted a video demonstrating a successful jailbreak of iOS 11.4.

The video shows Cydia installed on a iPhone 7 and root access via Terminal. No word on what exploit is being used to accomplish the jailbreak or whether it requires a developer account.

It’s also unclear whether Zhu plans to release his jailbreak; however, developer CoolStar has been working on an Electra jailbreak of iOS 11.3.1 which should be available soon.

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232*, a nap and 5/17

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Jun
14

Amelia Kerr hadn’t heard of Belinda Clark or the 229 not out the former Australia Women captain struck in 1997. Kerr, who was only born four years later, broke a 21-year-old record on Wednesday when she struck an unbeaten 232 against Ireland. It is the highest ever score in women’s ODIs and also made her the youngest double-centurion – male or female – across formats. But those are only two of several landmarks the legspin-bowling allrounder achieved on a day of astounding all-round returns. After all, when it was her turn to bowl, she picked up 5 for 17.

“Nope, I hadn’t heard of Belinda Clark [before],” Kerr said. “It’s pretty surreal. I had no idea [of the record]. I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker but I didn’t hear them because everyone was clapping.”

In her first game as an opener at the international level, Kerr batted the full 50 overs and bettered her previous highest score across formats at any level of 152, against Otago Under-21s. As far as maiden centuries in women’s ODIs go, her 232 not out is the highest now and it will take take some beating.

“It was nice to get the opportunity to open and get some time out in the middle. I had to work hard at the start. But once I got going, I had a good partnership with Leigh [Kasperek], which allowed me to play how I wanted to play and try and hit boundaries because we weren’t losing wickets.”

And how did the 17-year old fancy celebrating her amazing feat? “Bit of recovery and watch some quality TV in Love Island! Recoupling tonight, so it’s going to be a good episode,” Kerr quipped.

A student of Tawa College, Kerr reflected on her roots in Wellington’s northernmost suburb, where she played much of her age-group cricket before debuting for New Zealand in 2016.

“232 is the Tawa home phone line. All my family is in Tawa. It’s a great place, great community, so I’m sure they’d be celebrating.”

For Haidee Tiffen, the head coach, watching Kerr stitch together a record 295-run stand – the highest second-wicket partnership in women’s ODIs – with Kasperek was a journey down memory lane. Nine years ago in Sydney, Tiffen and current captain Suzie Bates had put together 262, then the highest partnership for any wicket for New Zealand women.

“Suzie and I held that record and we’re happy to hand that to two young and incredible batters,” Tiffen said. “Records are there to be broken, and there’s been a fair few in this series and it’s just really exciting from the coach’s point of view – the way the team’s tracking and the way we can hit in the future.

“Amelia is a pretty humble character. She had a wry smile on her. She’s chuffed inside absolutely. She wants to do well and contribute, but how the team celebrates her successes is what it’s about as well.”

The way Kerr closed her innings out was especially thrilling. She smashed two fours and her second six – in an overall tally of 33 boundaries – off her last three balls to go past Clark’s 229 and brought all her team-mates up to their feet.

“I was thinking, ‘Will she get the record?'” Tiffen said of the moment. “She needed a six [four] off the last ball, and trust me, she didn’t know about that, but we did. And for her to get back and hit that six down the ground and get the record is fantastic.”

To put the cherry on top of one of the most dominating performances in cricket history, Kerr picked up her first five-wicket haul.

“I didn’t think I was going to bowl today, I thought Suzie was going to let me rest in the field standing at slip all day,” Kerr said. “[Between innings], the physio asked me to lie down on the table, and I took a two-minute nap. Then I went out to field. I saw it was a good day, so I embraced it and it was good to be out there with the team. Got to have a bowl, it was nice, and the pitch was turning, which obviously helps me.”

So at the end of it all, New Zealand wrapped up a resounding 3-0 whitewash over Ireland, scoring 400-plus in each game and winning all of them by 300 runs or more. With the experiment to promote both the bowling allrounders – Kerr and Kasperek – up the order working, the record returns on Wednesday are likely to strengthen the management’s long-term plans of giving Kerr a run at the top.

“I’ve always known Amelia has huge potential with the bat and I genuinely think we have a top-class allrounder in the team, [there’s] no doubt about it,” Tiffen said. “She’ll be batting in the top order in the future for the White Ferns. The point of difference has been her spin bowling, but the fact that she’s actually gone out and worked really hard on her bowling, and I know she’s hungry for the batting, to perform with the bat, to contribute to the team. [She’s a] hugely talented player, and at 17, she’s got the world ahead of her.

“[The record] is unbelievable but she’s got the skills; the 360 game – she’s capable of scoring big. A hundred – fantastic, but to go on a get 232, I’m not speechless but it’s just absolutely incredible from here.”

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