Iheanacho’s brace helps Leicester through to FA Cup fourth round

Iheanacho’s brace helps Leicester through to FA Cup fourth round

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal in English football to be awarded using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as they reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 replay victory over third-tier Fleetwood Town on Tuesday. Iheanacho, who had put the hosts ahead in the first half,...

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Flintoff eyes England coaching role in 2019

Flintoff eyes England coaching role in 2019

LONDON: Andrew Flintoff has revealed he could consider applying to become England coach when the job is open next year. Trevor Bayliss has announced his intention to step down after the 2019 Ashes series and former England all-rounder Flintoff is pondering a bid to take over. Rain frustrates England in...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan to grace the ramp in Doha, Qatar

Kareena Kapoor Khan to grace the ramp in Doha, Qatar

Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to make her way to Doha, Qatar for the second week, named Bollywood Week, of the Shop Qatar Festival 2018. She will be attending the fashion show at Mondrian Doha, West Bay on January 17 at 6pm, reported Gulf Times. Kareena Kapoor among others...

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Karni Sena threatens mass suicide of Rajput women if ‘Padmaavat’ releases

Karni Sena threatens mass suicide of Rajput women if ‘Padmaavat’ releases

In another show of strength, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Tuesday took out a massive rally in Dholpur in Rajasthan to demand a countrywide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, which is scheduled for release on January 25. They have threatened mass immolation if the film is not banned....

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Saheefa Jabbar Khattak expresses discomfort on sexualising kids

Saheefa Jabbar Khattak expresses discomfort on sexualising kids

In the recent turn of events, Sahir Lodhi and his show has come under fire once again. A video has been circulating the internet wherein a girl roughly aged 10-years-old is seen dancing on one of India’s item songs, Laila Mein Laila. The clip is part of Aapka Sahir that he hosts...

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Commuters irked as Mall Road partially blocked for PAT protest

Commuters irked as Mall Road partially blocked for PAT protest

LAHORE: The city’s main artery, Mall Road, has been closed for traffic from Governor House till Lower Mall in light of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek-led ‘grand protest’ today.   Police officials said Mall Road, Bedin Road, Hall Road, Mazang Road, Jain Mandir Chowk, Lower Mall Road, Anarkali Bazaar, Cooper Road, Shahrah-e-Fatima...

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Meet Sindh’s millionaire beggars

Meet Sindh’s millionaire beggars

LARKANA/KARACHI: As the rice harvest season is in full swing in upper Sindh where farmers are busy reaping the rewards of their yearlong labour, wealthy beggars have begun arriving in hoardes on motorcycles, cars and even mini-jeeps. Every day these paradoxically wealthy beggars visit different villages and beg farmers and...

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Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea: China

Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea: China

BEIJING – An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour for damage and prepare to explore the wreck. Satellite imaging showed a...

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U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

WASHINGTON  – The United States on Tuesday said it would withhold about half the initial aid it planned to give a U.N. agency that serves the Palestinians, two weeks after President Donald Trump questioned the value of such funding. In announcing that it would provide $60 million to the U.N....

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Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king

Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king

BANGKOK  – Thailand’s military court on Wednesday dropped the prosecution of an 85-year-old academic who had been accused of royal insult for questioning the truth of a 17th century elephant-back battle, he and his lawyer said. Under Thailand’s strict lese majeste law against defaming, insulting or threatening the monarchy, Sualak...

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Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

VANCOUVER  – Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not chose negotiations. A U.S.-hosted meeting of countries that backed South...

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Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

WASHINGTON  – The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday. Filing charges against the officers marks the Navy’s latest effort to address...

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Containing or blocking a sneeze can break your throat

Containing or blocking a sneeze can break your throat

Containing a sneeze completely blocking the nose and mouth can cause serious physical harm, doctors warn. The warning comes in the wake of the unusual case of a 34-year-old man who was treated in England for a tissue rupture in his throat, caused by the repression of a large sneeze....

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El Salvador eyes work scheme with Qatar for migrants facing exit from U.S.

El Salvador eyes work scheme with Qatar for migrants facing exit from U.S.

SAN SALVADOR  – El Salvador is discussing a deal with Qatar under which Salvadoran migrants facing the loss of their right to stay in the United States could live and work temporarily in the Middle Eastern country, the government of the Central American nation said on Tuesday. Last week, U.S....

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Why women are tougher than men

Why women are tougher than men

Women live longer than men in almost all modern populations. That is a fact. But scientists still can not explain very well why. Some studies have tried to investigate the biological origins of that advantage. Others have highlighted the importance of social factors. Now, research from the Danish university Southern University has...

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Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

HONG KONG – Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for what a judge described as his “leading” role during some of the 2014 pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement” street demonstrations. Wong and 19 other demonstrators were found guilty of...

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United States: Donald Trump “has no cognitive problems,” according to the White House doctor

United States: Donald Trump “has no cognitive problems,” according to the White House doctor

Days after speculation about Donald Trump’s mental health circulated, the White House doctor came out to deny them. Dr. Ronny Jackson said that the president of the United States does not show abnormal signs, according to the results of a cognitive examination that he practiced, and that he also enjoys...

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Axact sold fake degrees to thousands of UK citizens: BBC

Axact sold fake degrees to thousands of UK citizens: BBC

Thousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from from the Pakistani fake diploma mill Axact, according to a report by the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) on Tuesday. The investigation by the BBC Radio 4’s File on Four programme found that fake degrees were bought by National Health Service (NHS)...

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Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

LOS ANGELES – Actor Alec Baldwin on Tuesday expressed support for film maker Woody Allen as a growing number of entertainment industry stars seek to distance themselves from the “Annie Hall” director as part of the Time’s Up campaign against sexual misconduct. Baldwin, who appeared in three of Allen’s films,...

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5 things you should not tell someone with acne

5 things you should not tell someone with acne

If you ever had or have acne or lived close to someone who suffered from it, you will know that people, acquaintances and strangers, often openly comment on your pimples, give you advice on diet or offer remedies for which you have not asked. “You should drink more water” and...

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Death of Cranberries star O’Riordan not suspicious – police

Death of Cranberries star O’Riordan not suspicious – police

DUBLIN – The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O‘Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland’s most successful artists. O‘Riordan, 46, was found dead in a London hotel on Monday morning during a recording trip to...

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Miramax bid for Weinstein Co. complicates sale process: LA Times

Miramax bid for Weinstein Co. complicates sale process: LA Times

An attempt by Qatar-owned film company Miramax to buy Weinstein Co. has complicated plans to sell the studio to a group of investors led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. In November, Contreras-Sweet put together a...

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‘The Fakeys’: Comedians turn tables on Trump’s ‘fake news’ awards

‘The Fakeys’: Comedians turn tables on Trump’s ‘fake news’ awards

LOS ANGELES – Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for “Shrillest Reporting,” late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York’s Times Square in a bid to win votes, and rival Jimmy Kimmel calls them “The Stupid People’s Choice Awards.”  Far from silencing these critics, U.S. President...

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Kim and Kanye announce birth of 3rd child

Kim and Kanye announce birth of 3rd child

LOS ANGELES: Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West announced their third child on Tuesday, a girl born to a surrogate. “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kardashian said in a message on her app. The couple thanked the unidentified surrogate “who made...

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Israel, India both face threat from Islam: Netanyahu

Israel, India both face threat from Islam: Netanyahu

NEW DELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was discussing with India ways to strengthen security cooperation against the menace of from Islamist extremism that both democracies faced. Netanyahu spoke while on a six-day tour of India, the first by an Israeli premier for 15 years, and is...

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Police claim arrest of man resembles Zainab’s murderer in CCTV footage

Police claim arrest of man resembles Zainab’s murderer in CCTV footage

LAHORE: Punjab police claimed to have arrested a man having close resemblance with the murder suspect seen with Zainab in the CCTV footage from Bhatta Chowk. According to police, the man has close resemblance with the suspect seen in the footage. Police officials said the detained man will undergo a...

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LHC to take up petitions against PAT protest on Mall road today

LHC to take up petitions against PAT protest on Mall road today

LAHORE: A three-judge bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday is to resume hearing into petitions challenging sit-in of opposition parties in Lahore today. The petitions have been filed by Mall Road Traders Association and Lawyers’ Foundation seeking the court injunctions against sit-in announced by three mainstream political parties...

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FDI in Pakistan drops massive 71.5% in Dec

FDI in Pakistan drops massive 71.5% in Dec

KARACHI: Foreign investment in Pakistan’s economy dropped a massive 71.5% in December, amounting to just $197.4 million from $692.1 million in the same month of 2016, according to data released on Tuesday by the State Bank of Pakistan. December was the first month of the current fiscal year that saw a...

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APCNGA meets reps of UK-, Italy-based companies

APCNGA meets reps of UK-, Italy-based companies

ISLAMABAD: Representatives of three well-reputed companies of Italy and United Kingdom held detailed discussions with All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association (APCNGA) and the concerned government quarters. During their two-day visit to Pakistan, issues related to CNG, including the supply of lightweight CNG cylinder and latest electronic fuel injection (EFI)...

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Used cars create gridlock at Karachi port

Used cars create gridlock at Karachi port

KARACHI: Over 7,000 imported used cars are lined up at the Karachi port waiting to be picked up, while an equal number will reach in a few days, creating problems for port authorities to handle the cargo and the situation. Importers, unwilling to pick up their cargo, say the gridlock...

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Turkish MSE model to help ‘alleviate poverty’

Turkish MSE model to help ‘alleviate poverty’

FAISALABAD: The model of micro and small enterprises (MSE), which are playing pivotal role in socio-economic development and poverty alleviation in Turkey, could benefit Pakistan in eradicating unemployment. This was said by University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Prof Iqbal Zafar as he held a meeting with Turkish Professor...

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Indian pharma firms taking over Pakistan’s share

Indian pharma firms taking over Pakistan’s share

LAHORE: Pakistan’s pharmaceutical manufacturers are losing their export markets to the Indian industry and this lack of competitive advantage is blamed on the government’s indifference to the toll manufacturing arrangement. The domestic industry has urged authorities to allow pharma companies to optimise production and bring down manufacturing costs by subcontracting...

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Cabinet refuses contract extension for PQA chief

Cabinet refuses contract extension for PQA chief

ISLAMABAD: The cabinet has turned down a proposal floated by the Maritime Affairs Division for extension in the appointment contract of existing chairman of the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) and has issued directives for immediately publishing advertisements to find out a suitable candidate for the post. As the current PML-N...

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FDI in Pakistan drops massive 71.5% in Dec

FDI in Pakistan drops massive 71.5% in Dec

KARACHI: Foreign investment in Pakistan’s economy dropped a massive 71.5% in December, amounting to just $197.4 million from $692.1 million in the same month of 2016, according to data released on Tuesday by the State Bank of Pakistan. December was the first month of the current fiscal year that saw...

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to simplify business visa issuance

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to simplify business visa issuance

ISLAMABAD: The 11th session of the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) began on Tuesday with a renewed pledge to boost bilateral economic, investment and trade cooperation between the two countries. High-ranked officials of various ministries of both countries also participated, with an aim to draw a future roadmap to...

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Shehbaz is Pakistan’s next prime minister, says Nawaz

Shehbaz is Pakistan’s next prime minister, says Nawaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif has nominated his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the candidate for the prime minister in the next elections. Nawaz announced this decision after a meeting of PML-N bigwigs at his Jati Umra residence. According to sources present in the meeting, Nawaz...

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Pakistan calls for resolution of Palestine, Kashmir issues

Pakistan calls for resolution of Palestine, Kashmir issues

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan called for resolving two longstanding and internationally recognised disputes of Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir at the United Nations on Wednesday. Speaking in the Security Council debate on challenges to international peace and security, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi said that the Palestinian and...

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Govt promises judicial inquiry in Intizar murder case

Govt promises judicial inquiry in Intizar murder case

KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has decided to conduct a judicial inquiry into the murder of Intizar Ahmed, a youth who was shot dead by personnel of Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of the Karachi police last Saturday. The CM decided to conduct a judicial inquiry after he received a letter...

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Aiyaary actor Rakul Preet to romance Ajay Devgn in her next

Aiyaary actor Rakul Preet to romance Ajay Devgn in her next

Aiyaary actor Rakul Preet Singh will soon be seen romancing Ajay Devgn in a contemporary romantic drama. The movie is being produced by Bhushan Kumar. Kumar and Preet have previously collaborated on Yaariyan. Rakul Preet, who will next be seen in Aiyaary opposite Sidharth Malhotra, will be romancing Ajay Devgn in...

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Iulia Vantur on marriage rumours with Salman: Not everything turns out the way we expect them to

Iulia Vantur on marriage rumours with Salman: Not everything turns out the way we expect them to

Of late, there have been rumours of Salman Khan being in a relationship with Romanian beauty Iulia Vantur. Also, the grapevine is abuzz with the rumours of Salman tying the knot with Iulia soon. For Salman Khan, his relationship status has always been ‘complicated’. While his fans are keen to know...

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‘Making a choice, like Inarritu did in Birdman, is like shooting yourself’, says Gill Bateman

‘Making a choice, like Inarritu did in Birdman, is like shooting yourself’, says Gill Bateman

Contemporary film directors and cinematographers chose to make camera movements visible, as opposed to the traditional method of trying to make sure that the camera movement went unnoticed, Gill Bateman said. In a film like Alejandro G Iñárritu’s multiple award-winning Birdman (2014), which was shot in a single long take,...

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Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West welcome baby girl

Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West welcome baby girl

Kim Kardashian West announced Tuesday on her app under the headline “We’re so in Love” that their third baby was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West announced the birth of their third child on Tuesday, a girl born...

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Deepika Padukone’s new badass cop look is a welcome change from Padmaavat

Deepika Padukone’s new badass cop look is a welcome change from Padmaavat

Dressed as a cop, Deepika Padukone can be seen wearing a crisp white shirt and khaki pants which is a welcome change from all her regal looks in Padmaavat and the film’s promotions. Check out her photos here. Deepika Padukone’s period drama Padmaavat will finally see the light of day...

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