7 From 2017

7 From 2017

2017, as a literary year, gave us many reasons to celebrate. For fiction, in general, it has been a great year, but for homegrown fiction in particular, it has been an exceptional one. Home Fire  :is the seventh novel by  Kamilia Shamsi, It has been longlisted for the Booker Prize۔  ...

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Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International

Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International

BRISBANE: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International due to his “late start of preparation” for the new season. Brisbane International tournament director Cameron Pearson said Thursday that “we received word of his withdrawal this morning.” The joint ATP and WTA tournament begins Sunday at Pat Rafter Arena....

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Pollard skips NZ Twenty20s for personal reasons

Pollard skips NZ Twenty20s for personal reasons

NELSON: The West Indies have suffered a further setback on their New Zealand tour on Thursday with team officials confirming premier all-rounder Kieron Pollard had pulled out of the Twenty20 matches for ‘personal reasons’. It is the second change for the tourists, who have already had to replace the injured...

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Khursheed Shah raises questions over Sharif brothers’ visits to Saudi Arabia

Khursheed Shah raises questions over Sharif brothers’ visits to Saudi Arabia

Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah, while holding a press conference in Lahore on Friday, raised questions over Nawaz Sharif’s impending visit to Saudi Arabia. “Today, the nation is watching. The people are interested in knowing why Shahbaz Sharif is in Saudi Arabia and why Nawaz may be visiting soon.” According to...

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Worst fire in New York fire in decades kills 12 in the Bronx

Worst fire in New York fire in decades kills 12 in the Bronx

A fire tore through a Bronx apartment building on Thursday, killing at least 12 people, including a toddler, and leaving four others fighting for their lives in New York’s deadliest blaze in decades. The fire broke out around 6:51pm (2351 GMT) in a 25-apartment building near the Bronx Zoo, one...

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Imran Farooq murder: Interior Ministry approves FIA’s request for red warrants of suspects

Imran Farooq murder: Interior Ministry approves FIA’s request for red warrants of suspects

The Interior Ministry on Friday approved a request by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for red warrants of three suspects in the murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Imran Farooq. Following the approval, FIA will contact the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) to send out red warrants for three...

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At least 15 dead, building destroyed by fire in Mumbai

At least 15 dead, building destroyed by fire in Mumbai

Fire tore through a Mumbai building where a rooftop party was being held early on Friday, killing at least 15 people and leaving many injured, police said. The blaze started just after midnight in a top floor restaurant in the centre of the city and quickly spread to two adjacent...

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US city elects first-ever Sikh woman mayor

US city elects first-ever Sikh woman mayor

NEW YORK: A woman of the Sikh community has become the first-ever mayor of Northern California’s Yuba city. Preet Didbal’s rise to mayor was celebrated as a long-awaited affirmation of the Sikh community’s contributions in California, the Los Angeles Times said on Thursday. Yuba City’s annual Sikh parade attracts upward of 100,000...

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Two Saudi princes released from detention

Two Saudi princes released from detention

DUBAI: Two sons of Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah have been released from detention at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, days after nearly 20 other detainees in the two-month-old anti-corruption campaign were also freed. Saudi Arabia’s attorney general approved the release of Prince Meshaal bin Abdullah and Prince Faisal bin Abdullah after...

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Nawaz’s ‘Saudi visit plan’ talk of the town

Nawaz’s ‘Saudi visit plan’ talk of the town

LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia to meet dignitaries there, a media report suggests. It was informed that ruling PML-N head Mr Sharif is likely to depart for the Gulf kingdom within 48 hours, the report said quoting family sources. A party source said Nawaz...

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Apple apologies after outcry over slowed IPhones

Apple apologies after outcry over slowed IPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook stands in front of a screen displaying the IPhone 6 during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California October 16, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple is slashing prices for battery replacements...

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A Review of 2017’s Prominent Stories From Across The Globe

A Review of 2017’s Prominent Stories From Across The Globe

From N. Korea’s atomic tests to the disruption in the Mideast, Rava.pk takes a gander at the greatest stories over the globe. 2017 has been a turbulent year in more routes than one, beginning from Donald Trump being confirmed as the leader of the United States to the worldwide retribution on inappropriate...

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