‘Sell Drugsz’ rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

‘Sell Drugsz’ rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

BOSTON (Reuters) – A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include “Sell Drugsz” and “Feds Watching” has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. Michael Persaud, 30, who performs under the name “Montana Millz,” was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading...

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Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia’s Elvis festival

Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia’s Elvis festival

SYDNEY – Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia’s annual Elvis festival on Thursday. Strains of “I Was The One” rang out along the platforms of Sydney’s Central railway terminal as jumpsuited,...

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Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES  – Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has issued a pre-emptive denial of a sexual misconduct accusation, saying he wanted to get ahead of a potential story being investigated by Hollywood publications. In a lengthy interview with entertainment industry website Deadline.com, published late on Tuesday, Douglas denied that he...

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‘Serial killer’ behind eight cases surfacing since 2015

‘Serial killer’ behind eight cases surfacing since 2015

LAHORE: The investigations into the rape-cum-murder case of eight-year-old girl that surfaced in Kasur indicated that a serial killer was behind all the eight cases reported in the district since 2015. The Kasur district police had been looking for the culprit with no significant development so far. The first case was reported...

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Balochistan politics

Balochistan politics

THE awfulness of the political shenanigans in Balochistan was bloodily underlined by yet another suicide attack in Quetta on Tuesday. The jarring contrast between politicians arguing obscenely among themselves while militants are able to penetrate a so-called high-security zone and kill security personnel ought to give all sensible and right-thinking...

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Bilawal promises ‘industrial revolution’ after winning Karachi in coming election

Bilawal promises ‘industrial revolution’ after winning Karachi in coming election

KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday pledged to ‘heal the wounds of Karachi’, saying that the city’s lost glory would be restored with the support of the citizens of the sprawling metropolis. “We are making our all-out efforts to make Karachi the city of lights and bastion of peace, again,” said...

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US updates threat assessment for Pakistan, other countries

US updates threat assessment for Pakistan, other countries

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Wednesday issued four new levels of threat assessments for its citizens — from normal precautions to no travel — but kept Pakistan in the third category of ‘reconsider travel’. Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) are placed in the “do...

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Economic growth to pick up pace in Pakistan, says World Bank report

Economic growth to pick up pace in Pakistan, says World Bank report

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank says that economic growth in Pakistan is forecast to increase to 5.5 per cent in the fiscal year 2017-18, and reach an average of 5.9 per cent over the medium term on the back of continued robust domestic consumption, rising investment and a recovery in exports....

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NAB move to revive Calibri font charge against Safdar, Maryam

NAB move to revive Calibri font charge against Safdar, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed in the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday a petition challenging the Nov 8, 2017 order of an accountability court that had deleted the charge of producing forged document in Calibri font from the charge sheets filed against ousted prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz...

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Trump administration’s attempt at humiliating Pakistan unlikely to work: ex-US envoy Olson

Trump administration’s attempt at humiliating Pakistan unlikely to work: ex-US envoy Olson

The Trump administration’s attempt at “humiliating and penalising” Pakistan for allegedly failing to take decisive action against militant groups hostile to the US is unlikely to work, former American ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson has argued, warning that Islamabad has greater leverage over Washington than is usually perceived. “Pakistan, like most countries,...

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