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WASHINGTON: Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some US telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday. Vincent Pang, senior vice president, and board director at the company said some firms had expressed interest in both a long-term deal or a one-off transfer, declining to name or quantify the companies.
Violent clashes escalated in Barcelona late Friday, as radical Catalan separatists hurled rocks and fireworks at police, who responded with teargas and rubber bullets, turning the city center into a chaotic battleground. The deterioration came on the fifth consecutive day of protests in the Catalan capital and elsewhere over a Spanish court’s jailing of nine separatist leaders on sedition charges over a failed independence bid two years ago.
LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, on Saturday said that the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) has not announced for lodging any sit-in as the decision ‘is still in the grey list.  Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed, while addressing a press conference in Lahore, said that the politics are on its peak in the country, whereas, the JUI-F’s ‘sit-in is still in the grey list.” He said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman will not get into power despite using such tactics.
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to ban Ansarul Islam, a militia force of the JUI-F under relevant laws, reported on Saturday. The Ministry of Interior has got an approval of the federal cabinet for action against the militia force of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), sources said. The interior ministry has been empowered under Article 146 for consultations with the province.
Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali is likely to miss the upcoming tour of Australia as he is still recovering from a back injury. The 25-year-old had missed the recent ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka at home for the same injury and may now additionally be dropped from the 16-man squad for the series against Australia.
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has condemned the multiple bomb explosions targeting a mosque in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province during Friday prayers that killed at least 62 and wounding more than 100 people yesterday, the spokesperson said. The FO spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal said in a statement that Islamabad shares the grief of the bereaved families and offers deepest sympathies and condolences over their loss in this mindless act of terrorism.

School students in the Indian state of Karnataka were this week forced to wear cardboard cartons on their heads during an exam, presumably in order to stop them from cheating in the test. According to a report published by Indian news outlet NDTV, the pictures of the students wearing the cartons over their heads went viral on the social media and forced the Indian government to take notice.

Angel Di Maria once again proved his worth with a double that earned Paris St Germain a 4-1 win at Nice and a five-point lead in the Ligue 1 standings on Friday. The result put PSG on 24 points from 10 games as Nice, who reduced the arrears in the second half through Ignatius Ganago, finished with nine men after Wylan Cyprien and Christophe Herelle were sent off during the last 20 minutes.
JACOBABAD: Four newborn children died at a medical center in Thul town of Jacobabad ICU due to lack of oxygen supply, ARY News reported on Saturday. The children were admitted to the intensive care unit of the privately-owned hospital, sources said. The in-charge doctor left the hospital to home in the night and due to negligence of the staff on the duty,  four children died as they were not provided oxygen timely, hospital sources said.
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Saturday urged the students to focus on their character building. General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, while addressing an event, said that the students will have to increase efforts for building their character, otherwise, the educational degrees would not possess any importance.