Following are the top foreign stories at 2030 hours

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Thousands of Sikh pilgrims await Kartarpur corridor's historic inauguration
    Kartarpur: Thousands of Sikh pilgrims from across the world are eagerly waiting for Saturday's historic opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan separately inaugurate the cross-border pathway in their respective countries.
    
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Ailing Sharif to fly to UK for treatment: Maryam
    Lahore: Pakistan's ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has heeded doctors' advice and given in to his family's request to fly to London for the treatment of his diseases, his daughter Maryam Nawaz said on Friday.

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    US increases H1B application fee by USD 10
    Washington: As part of its revised selection process, the US has hiked by USD 10 the application fee of the H-1B work visa, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals. By Lalit K Jha
    
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    Through Kartarpur, Pakistan aims to rebuild economy, image
    Islamabad: For cash-strapped Pakistan, struggling to rebuild its economy and image, the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is an opportunity to project itself as a moderate nation while earning a tidy sum annually from pilgrims. By Sajjad Hussain

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    UK Home Secretary promises new fast-track visa for doctors from countries like India
    London: Britain’s Indian-origin Home Secretary Priti Patel has hit the general election campaign trail with a promise to make it easier for medical professionals from countries like India to be able to address shortages in the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS). By Aditi Khanna

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    Indian family to be deported from Israel amid crackdown on illegal migrant workers
    Jerusalem: Four members of an Indian family, including two children, detained in Israel for staying illegally are likely to be deported soon after the completion of formalities, officials here said amidst a crackdown on illegal migrant workers. By Harinder Mishra
    
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    Pak govt tells 'Azadi March' protestors to come to negotiating table to resolve differences
    Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Friday told the opposition leaders, led by firebrand cleric-cum-politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman, to end their agitation, even as the protestors demanding resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan refused to call off their massive sit-in that has entered the eight day.
    
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