Happy birthday, Kate Middleton! 5 things you didn’t know about the Duchess

Happy birthday, Kate Middleton! 5 things you didn’t know about the Duchess

Every day is an opportunity to celebrate Kate Middleton, be it for her otherworldly charm, gorgeous hair or the ability to make brooches look fierce. January 9, however, was an official occasion to fete Kate: her 36th birthday. To mark the occasion, here are five things – as compiled from...

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Case against Palestinian teen who slapped Israeli soldiers spotlights her activist family

Case against Palestinian teen who slapped Israeli soldiers spotlights her activist family

Israel’s hard-charging prosecution of a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped and kicked two Israeli soldiers has trained a spotlight on her activist family and its role in what Palestinians call “popular resistance”, the near-weekly protests against Israeli occupation staged in several West Bank villages. The case of Ahed Tamimi has come to...

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Chakwal by-elections: ECP sets up control room

Chakwal by-elections: ECP sets up control room

ISLAMABAD: The apex poll body has established a control room for receiving preliminary results of the Chakwal by-elections. The by-elections for PP-20 Chakwal-I will be held on January 9, Tuesday. The control room, established by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) at Room 107, would work from 8am to 6pm under...

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Top judge takes notice of traffic blockades for VVIPs movement

Top judge takes notice of traffic blockades for VVIPs movement

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took notice of the blockade of public roads for movement of VVIPs nationwide and called for reports from authorities concerned in this regard. The top judge also showed his dismay at the deplorable condition of public schools in Karachi. He also summoned medical superintendents...

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National Bank hit by city’s first bank heist of 2018

National Bank hit by city’s first bank heist of 2018

KARACHI: Employees at the Golimar branch of the National Bank of Pakistan received a nasty shock on Monday morning when they arrived at work at 8:30am and found that over two dozen lockers were broken into and their contents stolen. Dozens of customers were deprived of millions of rupees worth of...

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Senior Afghan politician says Taliban leadership not in Pakistan

Senior Afghan politician says Taliban leadership not in Pakistan

A senior Afghan politician has said that the Taliban leadership is based in Afghanistan and that the group is willing to negotiate peace. The statement of Hamid Gailani, the chairman of Mahaz-e-Milli party, which is contrary to the official Afghan narrative, drew a strong rebuke from the country’s top spy...

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‘Pointing fingers at each other’ not conducive to global fight on terror: Chinese FO

‘Pointing fingers at each other’ not conducive to global fight on terror: Chinese FO

In the wake of increasing pressure from the United States on Pakistan for allegedly providing safe havens to militant outfits, China on Monday opposed the idea of linking terrorism to a certain nation as well as placing responsibility on a certain country, according to Radio Pakistan. In his recent tweet,...

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NA panel wants traffic laws revised

NA panel wants traffic laws revised

ISLAMABAD: Days after the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Khalid Shamim Wynne died in a road accident, the parliamentary panel on Monday called for revising road safety rules and laws. The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Communications met at the National Transport Research Centre (NTRC) office...

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Terrorist safe havens: CIA chief joins chorus against Pakistan

Terrorist safe havens: CIA chief joins chorus against Pakistan

In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s allegations that Pakistan is providing safe havens to terror outfits on its soil, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief Mike Pompeo doubled down on those claims in an interview to CBS. The CIA chief said that they would “protect” the US if Pakistan fails...

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Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

SYDNEY: Australia romped to an innings and 123-run victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth Test on Monday to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph that fell short of a whitewash but was little less emphatic. England captain Joe Root raced from...

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