10 Hollywood ‘must-watch’ movies released in 2017

10 Hollywood ‘must-watch’ movies released in 2017

This 2017 is a year that comes full of expectations: it will be the moment in which the controversial political decisions of 2016 will be implemented, we will know a world without several of our favorite celebrities, Nintendo will release its new console, we will have the first head transplant and many...

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5 Pakistani Names in Paradise Papers

5 Pakistani Names in Paradise Papers

KARACHI: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) leaked a fresh series of 13.4 million documents naming some Pakistani politicians and business tycoons among the most influential people around the world involved in stashing money abroad through their investments in offshore tax havens. The Paradise Papers shedding light on how two firms;...

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Paradise Papers: the tax havens of the ultra-rich uncovered

Paradise Papers: the tax havens of the ultra-rich uncovered

An immense new leak of financial documents has revealed how the ultra-rich, including the private patrimony of Queen Elizabeth II, secretly invest vast amounts of money in offshore financial centers, the so-called “tax havens”. The secretary of commerce of Donald Trump appears as a shareholder of a firm that does...

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Mir, Maroof lead Pakistan to maiden ODI victory against NZ

Mir, Maroof lead Pakistan to maiden ODI victory against NZ

Strong shows by former skipper Sana Mir and current captain Bismah Maroof led Pakistan to a convincing maiden victory against New Zealand women in the third ODI of ICC Women’s Championship in Sharjah on Sunday. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first but early wickets meant the...

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From Rights of Equality to Rights to Work – Let’s Discuss the Rights of Women in Islam

From Rights of Equality to Rights to Work – Let’s Discuss the Rights of Women in Islam

There is no doubt about the fact that the Quranic revelation was a true revolution in the way of life of the Bedouin Arabs of Arabia and especially in the new conception that the Qur’an had of the woman. This Arab woman who was living in the worst conditions, without any...

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Saudi Arabia: arrest of ministers and princes ordered

Saudi Arabia: arrest of ministers and princes ordered

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia began a process of reform in the world’s largest oil exporter. At least eleven princes, four ministers and “dozens” of former ministers were arrested in Saudi Arabia by order of an anti-corruption committee created hours before by King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Saad Hariri...

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5 exercises to loose belly fat

5 exercises to loose belly fat

People desperate to lose weight voluntarily are left to starve, take expensive supplements or make the latest fad diet that promises to give them that perfect figure in 30 days. Fortunately, losing abdominal fat is easier, since abdominal fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if adequate nutrition is not observed and...

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Similarities between humans and animals

Similarities between humans and animals

Seeing a bear ride a bicycle in the circus or a parrot that “speaks” are part of the characteristics that many call humans, but there are species that share with us more than we think.  

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists; call for unity within the community

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists; call for unity within the community

KARACHI, 2nd November 2017: Representatives from various journalist and civil society bodies expressed grave concerns over the continued threats to journalists’ lives in Pakistan and urged the government to take immediate actions to end prevailing impunity for crimes against media. The speakers were gathered at Karachi Press Club in an...

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Stephen Hawking: “Artificial intelligence predicts the end of the human race”

Stephen Hawking: “Artificial intelligence predicts the end of the human race”

Stephen Hawking warned on Tuesday that efforts to create intelligent machines represent a threat to humanity. The renowned scientist told the BBC that “the development of a complete artificial intelligence (AI) could be translated into the end of the human race.” The theoretical physicist, who suffers amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ELS),...

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The world is celebrating National Donut Appreciation Day!

The world is celebrating National Donut Appreciation Day!

National Doughnut Appreciation Day is observed next on Monday, November 5th, 2018. It has always been observed annually on November 5th. History of Donuts/Doughnuts! Hanson Gregory, an American, claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship when he was 16 years old. Gregory was dissatisfied...

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Nawaz Sharif summons meeting on party infighting in Islamabad today

Nawaz Sharif summons meeting on party infighting in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif has summoned a high-profile party meeting at Punjab House in Islamabad today (Monday) to confer with confidantes on infighting and fragmentation within the party. According to sources, the former premier is also expected to discuss ongoing graft proceedings against the Sharif family...

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How much should we worry about “artificial stupidity”?

How much should we worry about “artificial stupidity”?

The “optimists” and the “pessimists” of artificial intelligence are facing intense debate. Stephen Hawking and other renowned scientists and technologists around the world have long warned of a possible catastrophe: that artificial intelligence becomes too intelligent and even becomes “a threat to the human race.” “Humans, that we are beings...

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7 important symptoms that may seem normal and that you should not ignore

7 important symptoms that may seem normal and that you should not ignore

There are ailments, such as loss of vision or speech, which immediately make the alarms jump and consult the doctor. But what about the more subtle symptoms to which we can downplay it? When it comes to diseases, as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Some signals that our...

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“Paradise Papers”: expose ties between Trump administration and Russia

“Paradise Papers”: expose ties between Trump administration and Russia

Reporters have discovered some 13.4 million secret documents that detail evidence of tax evasion among high-ranking politicians. Some in Donald Trump’s cabinet have been implicated. A new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on tax havens, known as “Paradise Papers”, revealed today (05.11.2017) that there are commercial links...

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Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

RIYADH: A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday when a helicopter crashed near the kingdom’s southern border with war-torn Yemen, state television said. The news channel Al Ekhbariya announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Moqren, the deputy governor of Asir province. It said the helicopter had several officials on board,...

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United States: how one man who carried out the deadliest shooting in Texas history by killing 26 people is not a terrorist

United States: how one man who carried out the deadliest shooting in Texas history by killing 26 people is not a terrorist

26 people died in a Texas Baptist church (USA) as a result of a shooting initiated by an unidentified person, local authorities reported.   The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, confirmed that 26 people died in the shooting started this Sunday (05.11.2017) by a person in a Baptist church in...

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MQM-Pakistan isn’t going anywhere

MQM-Pakistan isn’t going anywhere

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – Pakistan rallied its forces on Sunday and held a public gathering in Liaquatabad. After suffering numerous desertions from its ranks, the party aimed to consolidate its strength and show the city that it is still a force to be reckoned with. Taking a jab...

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COAS reaches Tehran, will meet Iranian civilian and military leadership

COAS reaches Tehran, will meet Iranian civilian and military leadership

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Tehran, Iran on an official visit on Sunday. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted that the army chief would meet the Iranian civilian and military leadership there. On November 1, Pakistan and Iran called for the resumption of a...

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