Apple shareholders ask company to study iPhone addiction in children

Apple shareholders ask company to study iPhone addiction in children

Two large shareholders have urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health, Bloomberg News reported Monday. “There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some of the most frequent young...

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Meera’s sister is gearing up for her TV debut alongside Shahroz Sabzwari

Meera’s sister is gearing up for her TV debut alongside Shahroz Sabzwari

Meera’s sister Shaista is thrilled to start her acting career. The corporate lawyer has turned to acting with her upcoming drama alongside Shahroz Sabzwari. Images got in touch with Shaista who says the project is a grand one to watch out for. “The drama is called Seap, which means sea shore...

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Malpractices at private medical colleges have eroded value of Pakistani degrees, notes SC

Malpractices at private medical colleges have eroded value of Pakistani degrees, notes SC

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, during a suo moto hearing on the matter of private medical colleges’ exorbitant fees, sought an explanation from Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) former vice-president, Dr Asim Hussain, on why he devised policies that benefited private medical colleges. A three-member SC bench, led...

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PML-N dissidents, opposition lawmakers refuse to meet PM Abbasi during Quetta visit

PML-N dissidents, opposition lawmakers refuse to meet PM Abbasi during Quetta visit

The opposition in the Balochistan Assembly on Monday turned down an invitation for a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who is scheduled to visit Quetta later in the day in an effort to garner support for beleaguered Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, who currently faces a vote of no-confidence in...

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Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Nottingham Forest

Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Nottingham Forest

LONDON:  FA Cup holders Arsenal were sensationally dumped out of the competition by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, joining Leeds United as big-name casualties on a day of shocks. Elsewhere, West Ham stayed alive with a goalless draw at Shrewsbury and Tottenham scored three goals in eight second-half minutes to see off...

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Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

KARACHI: Former spin maestro Saeed Ajmal has called on Pakistan’s bowlers to deliver the goods going into the second ODI against New Zealand after they conceded more than 300 runs in the first game. The Men in Green ultimately lost that game at Wellington by 61 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method...

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4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

Police in India-held Kashmir on Sunday arrested four cricketers for playing the Pakistani national anthem before the start of a cricket match in Bandipora district, Times of India reported. The two teams that participated in the cricket match on January 4 were booked and four players were arrested for honouring...

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Actor Lindsay Lohan eyes Batgirl role

Actor Lindsay Lohan eyes Batgirl role

Lindsay Lohan has expressed a wish to play the DC character Batgirl in Joss Whedon directed film. This may be Lohan’s attempt to revive her floundering career, and we cannot really blame her for that. American actor Lindsay Lohan has expressed a wish to play the DC character Batgirl in...

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Who was Fearless Nadia?

Who was Fearless Nadia?

Fearless Nadia represented a profound shift in the way women were portrayed in Indian cinema, usually as vamps, virgins or victims, and became what no woman had ever been before — the hero. If reports are to be believed, Kangana Ranaut’s character “Jaanbaaz Miss Julia” in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon heavily...

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Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea’s Kim ‘on his toes’: Haley

Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea’s Kim ‘on his toes’: Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un’s has kept the North Korean leader “on his toes” and made clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday. After Kim asserted...

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2018 Golden Globe Awards Winners list

2018 Golden Globe Awards Winners list

Golden Globe Awards 2018 Winner List: The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Here’s a quick look at who won what at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills,...

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Germany’s In the Fade wins Golden Globe for foreign film

Germany’s In the Fade wins Golden Globe for foreign film

In the Fade alludes to a series of actual killings that shook Germany six years ago. It is directed by Fatih Akin, who is a German-born filmmaker of Turkish descent. In the Fade, a German film that tackles terrorism from multiple, and multicultural, perspectives won the Golden Globe on Sunday...

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Asia stocks saunter toward historic high, U.S. earnings hurdle

Asia stocks saunter toward historic high, U.S. earnings hurdle

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares crept toward all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetites. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS added 0.2...

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Remembering David Bowie: How the legendary singer was cast in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige

Remembering David Bowie: How the legendary singer was cast in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige

The iconic singer-songwriter David Bowie left us almost two years ago, but he is unlikely to be forgotten for years to come because of the dent in the universe he made with his work. The iconic singer-songwriter David Bowie left us almost two years ago, but he is unlikely to...

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Diane Kruger discusses her challenging ‘In The Fade’ role

Diane Kruger discusses her challenging ‘In The Fade’ role

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – German-born actress Diane Kruger’s latest role as a woman whose husband and son are killed in an attack in the German movie “In the Fade” left her “physically exhausted” and taking a step back from acting. > “I didn’t take a movie for a long time....

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Pixar’s ‘Coco’ strikes a chord in Mexico guitar town

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ strikes a chord in Mexico guitar town

PARACHO, Mexico  – Pixar’s hit film “Coco” has struck all the right notes in the tiny Mexican hamlet of Paracho, home to the traditional Mexican guitar made famous in the movie. Nestled in the western central highlands of the Sierra Madre, Paracho is seeing a boom in guitar sales following...

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Box Office: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ roars past ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Insidious 4’

Box Office: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ roars past ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Insidious 4’

LOS ANGELES  – Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” handily won the first box office weekend of 2018 over the launch of “Insidious: The Last Key” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with $36 million at 3,801 North American locations. The fourth installment of the “Insidious” horror franchise scared up...

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French pop star France Gall dies at 70

French pop star France Gall dies at 70

PARIS  – Singer France Gall, whose hits — including a Eurovision triumph with Serge Gainsbourg — made her an icon of French pop music, has died aged 70. Gall passed away on Sunday after a two-year struggle against cancer, French media reported. The news prompted tributes including from President Emmanuel...

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Stars say ‘Time’s Up’ wearing black on the Golden Globes red carpet

Stars say ‘Time’s Up’ wearing black on the Golden Globes red carpet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – From flowing gowns to tailored tuxedos, Hollywood’s film and television stars dressed in their finest black on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday in solidarity with the Time’s Up campaign to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern and Natalie Portman led...

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Brad Pitt bid $120,000 to watch Game of Thrones with Emilia Clarke and lost

Brad Pitt bid $120,000 to watch Game of Thrones with Emilia Clarke and lost

Dragons or no dragons, Emilia Clarke set fire to Sean Penn’s annual charity gala this weekend. Penn’s auction saw Brad Pitt bid a whopping $120,000 to watch an episode of Game of Thrones with the Mother of Dragons, reported Variety. Emilia Clarke who was in attendance at the event along with her GoT co-star Kit...

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‘Three Billboards’ wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

‘Three Billboards’ wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dark drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner with four Golden Globes awards on Sunday on a night marked by scathing jokes about sexual harassment and passionate odes to those breaking their silence. Mother-daughter comedy “Lady Bird” was named best comedy film and...

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In possible boon for White House, Fed ready to lay low as tax plan kicks in

In possible boon for White House, Fed ready to lay low as tax plan kicks in

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers have come to view Donald Trump’s tax overhaul as a short-term economic boost that will neither permanently supercharge the economy, as the president says, or cause an immediate disruption that would require a central bank response, as some analysts have warned. That view...

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Under fire, Bannon backs off explosive comments about Trump’s son

Under fire, Bannon backs off explosive comments about Trump’s son

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday backed away from derogatory comments ascribed to him about Trump’s son in a new book that sparked White House outrage and could threaten Bannon’s influence as a would-be conservative power broker. Bannon, ousted from the White House in...

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IS footprint on the rise in Pakistan, claims report

IS footprint on the rise in Pakistan, claims report

ISLAMABAD: Footprint of the militant Islamic State (IS) group is continuously on the rise in the country, especially in northern Sindh and Balochistan, as over the past one year responsibility for as many as six deadliest attacks, in which 153 people were killed, was claimed by this outfit. This has...

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Khattak’s presence at Difa-i-Pakistan Council rally stirs controversy

Khattak’s presence at Difa-i-Pakistan Council rally stirs controversy

PESHAWAR: After an electoral alliance between Maulana Samiul Haq’s Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-S) and the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak went a step further to appease religious groups, including some hardcore elements, by attending a public meeting of the Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC) here on Sunday. The...

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Record-breaking low temperatures torment US, Canada

Record-breaking low temperatures torment US, Canada

NEW YORK: The eastern United States and Canada froze on Saturday under record-breaking low temperatures following a deadly winter storm as New York’s flagship airport descended into chaos, battling to contain flight backlog. In Canada, temperatures approaching minus 50 degrees Celsius were forecast in northern Ontario and Quebec. Arctic blasts...

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Zehri seeks Sharif’s help to defeat no-trust move

Zehri seeks Sharif’s help to defeat no-trust move

QUETTA/LAHORE: Ousted prime minister and chief of his Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Sharif swung into action on Sunday to save his party’s government in Balochistan by defeating a no-trust motion against Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri. As the political crisis deepened in the province amid reports that more lawmakers put...

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Pak US relations: Businesses in the hot seat

Pak US relations: Businesses in the hot seat

THERE was anxiety in business circles over a harsher US stance towards Pakistan that evoked an angry response from the people. The government’s response, however, was muted. Senior government officials did admit that the situation was abnormal and could aggravate external-front vulnerabilities by depressing exports and foreign direct investment prospects....

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Tighter rules for forex companies

Tighter rules for forex companies

PRESSURE on the exchange rate persists and is unlikely to go anytime soon because the current account imbalance is still too wide (ie $6.43 billion in the first five months of this fiscal year) to be bridged shortly. And a growing mistrust in the US and Pakistan’s relationship can only...

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Govt seeks pardon for 5 Rangers personnel convicted of killing student in Karachi

Govt seeks pardon for 5 Rangers personnel convicted of killing student in Karachi

The provincial authorities have sent a petition to the president seeking pardon for the five Rangers personnel who were convicted by Anti-Terrorism Court over charges of killing a student in Karachi in 2011, it emerged on Sunday. The young man was shot at by the Rangers personnel at Shaheed Benazir...

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Pakistan cautions US about consequences of anti-Taliban offensive

Pakistan cautions US about consequences of anti-Taliban offensive

WASHINGTON: Pakistan is believed to have told US interlocutors that a major military offensive against the Taliban from both sides of the Afghan border, if ending in failure, will have negative consequences for the entire region. Diplomatic sources, who spoke to Dawn, believe that the key element in the new...

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PTI urges SC to take notice of Nawaz’s diatribe

PTI urges SC to take notice of Nawaz’s diatribe

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Ejaz Chaudhry has demanded that the Supreme Court of Pakistan should take notice of disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s attack on Pakistan’s superior judiciary. Nawaz Sharif had failed to give any evidence so far that could prove his innocence, he said in a statement here on...

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Shahbaz, Sana woo pirs, clerics as MPC deadline expires

Shahbaz, Sana woo pirs, clerics as MPC deadline expires

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah gave a fig to the demand for their resignations in connection with the Model Town tragedy as the January 7 deadline set for the purpose by the multi-party conference organised by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) expired on Sunday....

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Police to reinvestigate labourers in case of missing Chinese engineer

Police to reinvestigate labourers in case of missing Chinese engineer

RAWALPINDI: The police have decided to reinvestigate labourers working on the Karot Power Project in the case of a Chinese engineer who went missing last month. The decision was made by Regional Police Officer (RPO) Mohammad Sultan Raja at a meeting on the site of the project on Saturday. The...

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PPP turned Karachi into ‘garbage dump’: Mushahidullah

PPP turned Karachi into ‘garbage dump’: Mushahidullah

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Environment Senator Mushahidullah Khan has said that Karachi, whose identity used to be the city of lights, is presenting the look of a garbage dump today due to neglect by the PPP government. However, he said, restoration of peace in Karachi was the gift of Nawaz...

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Tribute paid to Noorjehan, Sibtain Fazli

Tribute paid to Noorjehan, Sibtain Fazli

  ISLAMABAD: Along with a successful singing career, Noorjehan also had a successful acting career. The Lok Virsa Mandwa Film Club paid tribute to the legendary singer and to film director Sibtain Fazli by screening their 1952 classic ‘Dupatta’ on Saturday. Fazli and Noorjehan began their film careers in British India....

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Punjab’s cement industry to be regulated after three decades

Punjab’s cement industry to be regulated after three decades

LAHORE: The unfettered cement industry in Punjab is once again being brought under the regulatory control of the provincial government after 29 years, allowing it to function and expand under a strictly monitored legal and administrative regime. The decision to once again regulate the cement industry was taken during a...

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Political parties playing the religion card to woo voters in Chakwal

Political parties playing the religion card to woo voters in Chakwal

CHAKWAL: Instead of any future manifesto for development or reforms, PML-N and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) politicians involved in Chakwal’s upcoming by-election appear to be relying on the religion card to woo voters. The PP-20 by-election is scheduled to be held on Jan 9. The key PML-N supporter in the district...

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Rana Sanaullah’s Remarks On Imran Khan’s Proposal To Bushra Maneka

Rana Sanaullah’s Remarks On Imran Khan’s Proposal To Bushra Maneka

The spokesperson for the PTI chief, Imran Khan issued a press release stating that Imran Khan has sent a marriage proposal and Bushra Maneka sought time to consult her family, especially her children, before making any decision. The statement insisted that the PTI chief would announce it publicly if Maneka...

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Video Message By Bushra Maneka’s Ex-Husband On Imran Khan’s Third Marriage

Khawar Fareed Maneka, Bushra Maneka’s ex-husband, released a video statement on social media in which he deplored the manner in which a specific media outlet reported on the issue. “Whatever a specific media outlet has been reporting the issue, it is a matter of grave concern for me. It is...

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Why Imran Khan Married To Bushra Maneka?

Why Imran Khan Married To Bushra Maneka?

A local newspaper on Friday claimed that Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan had already married for the third time and the woman in question was someone he used to visit for spiritual guidance. Responding to the claim, the spokesperson for the PTI chief issued a notification stating that...

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