British pop musician Elton John to quit touring, Daily Mirror says

British pop musician Elton John to quit touring, Daily Mirror says

LONDON (Reuters) – British pop musician Elton John is to quit touring after nearly 50 years, the Daily Mirror reported. The 70-year-old star, whose record sales have been in decline in recent years, is calling time on the road after one last world tour, the newspaper said. The newspaper said...

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Zainab murder case accused sent on 14-day remand, presented in ATC

Zainab murder case accused sent on 14-day remand, presented in ATC

LAHORE: A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore approved the 14-day remand of Imran — the man accused in Zainab rape, murder case The man, who was arrested for the rape and murder of minor Zainab earlier this week, was presented in court earlier today in Lahore. A 15-day remand...

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nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards

nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES – Nominations for the 2018 Oscars, or Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, were announced on Tuesday. The awards will be handed out on March 4 at a ceremony in Hollywood hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel. Best Picture Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour...

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Zainab’s parents demand arrest of suspect Imran’s facilitators

Zainab’s parents demand arrest of suspect Imran’s facilitators

KASUR: Parents of seven-year-old Zainab, who was raped and murdered before being dumped in a garbage heap earlier this month, have demanded arrest of suspect Imran’s facilitators. In an interview to Geo News on Wednesday, Amin Ansari, the victim’s father, alleged that Imran, who was arrested earlier this week for...

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Police carry out raids to arrest Rao Anwar, other policemen in Naqeeb murder case

Police carry out raids to arrest Rao Anwar, other policemen in Naqeeb murder case

KARACHI: Police have been carrying out raids to arrest beleaguered SSP Malir Rao Anwar and seven other policemen nominated in an FIR of Naqeebullah Mehsud’s ‘extrajudicial’ killing. This was stated by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) East Sultan Khawaja on Wednesday while talking to the media. He said police have also...

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Intezar case: IO summons former SSP ACLC Muqaddas Haider to record statement

Intezar case: IO summons former SSP ACLC Muqaddas Haider to record statement

KARACHI: The investigation officer probing Intezar Ahmed killing case summoned former SSP Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) Muqaddas Haider to record his statement on Wednesday. DIG Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Aamir Farooqi also recorded statements of police officials arrested in the case. Ishtiaq Ahmed, the father of the slain youth Intezar...

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Zodiac Signs That Are Marriage Material, Ranked From Best To Worst

Zodiac Signs That Are Marriage Material, Ranked From Best To Worst

If you dream of your big day, you are likely curious about who will make the best partner for such an endeavor. Making the decision to spend the rest of your life with someone is nothing to take lightly — like consulting your horoscope for an answer — and you’ve likely given the...

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Didn’t intend to hurt feelings, says CJP after woman’s skirt reference

Didn’t intend to hurt feelings, says CJP after woman’s skirt reference

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar apologised on Wednesday “if his recent remarks in Karachi hurt someone’s feelings”. The chief justice, in a recent speech in Karachi, had told participants: “Don’t think I’ve written a long speech. I was always told, ‘a speech should be like a...

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What’s behind the unstoppable success of Netflix in 2017

What’s behind the unstoppable success of Netflix in 2017

2017 was a year round for Netflix. In the last quarter alone, the online movie and series platform added 8.3 million new customers, surpassing 117 million subscribers (and Wall Street analysts’ estimates of more than two million). Your stock market shares are constantly rising . And they went up even more after the...

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‘Pakistan has never bowed down to US pressure nor does it intend to do now’

‘Pakistan has never bowed down to US pressure nor does it intend to do now’

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif insists that Pakistan reserves the right to its defence and will neither evolve its nuclear policy nor change it on Washington’s orders. Talking to media persons in Davos, Switzerland, he said, “Pakistan will neither evolve its nuclear policy under the US permission nor change it...

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Drone strike kills two suspected militants near Pak-Afghan border

Drone strike kills two suspected militants near Pak-Afghan border

PESHAWAR: At least two suspected militants were killed in a drone strike on Wednesday near the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border. According to sources, two missiles were fired from a drone at a house in Speen Thall area – on the confluence of borders between Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Orakzai – as...

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The unsuspected advantages of stress and the accelerated pace at work

The unsuspected advantages of stress and the accelerated pace at work

Have you ever felt that your life goes on in a continuous “fast forward”, accelerating and moving away from you? It is not your imagination. We are surrounded by signs that tell us each day that the pace of our life is increasing . The office is the place where this feeling is...

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Pakistan’s agriculture productivity among the lowest in the world

Pakistan’s agriculture productivity among the lowest in the world

KARACHI: Pakistan’s low crop yield per hectare has not gotten any better for a long time and now it has sunk to one of the lowest levels in the world, according to a report released recently by the Pakistan Business Council – a business policy advocacy group. A major part of...

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Textile firm says exports to Europe likely to pick up over 200%

Textile firm says exports to Europe likely to pick up over 200%

ISLAMABAD: United Towel Exporters has voiced hope that its exports to Europe will go up significantly with the expansion of business following acquisition of a 70% stake in the Netherlands-based Vespo Groep BV. The acquisition of the majority stake in the home textile company would push United Towel’s exports to $13.50...

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Radio host Keillor fired over ‘dozens’ of incidents: network

Radio host Keillor fired over ‘dozens’ of incidents: network

LOS ANGELES  – Minnesota Public Radio ended its contracts with “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor over multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by a woman who had worked on the show and not a single incident, the network’s president said on Tuesday. In a posting to members and listeners on...

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U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88: family

U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88: family

 Science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, author of “The Left Hand of Darkness” and the Earthsea series, died in her home in Portland, Oregon, her son said on Tuesday. She was 88. Her son, Theo Downes-Le Guin, said by telephone that the cause of his mother’s death...

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Ranveer & Deepika Walk In Hand in Hand at ‘Padmaavat’ Screening

Ranveer & Deepika Walk In Hand in Hand at ‘Padmaavat’ Screening

Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were finally seen together at a Padmaavat event on Tuesday night in Mumbai. The couple who had been strictly advised to not be seen together till the release of the film were seen beaming and walking in hand in hand at a special screening...

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‘Shape of Water’, ‘Three Billboards’ lead best picture race after Oscar nominations

‘Shape of Water’, ‘Three Billboards’ lead best picture race after Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES  – Fox Searchlight’s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” and its dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” emerged as front runners for the Oscar best picture prize on Tuesday after capturing nominations in all of the major categories. “The Shape of Water” earned a leading 13 nominations,...

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United States: why Donald Trump imposed high tariffs on the importation of washing machines and solar panels (and how it affects Mexico and other countries)

United States: why Donald Trump imposed high tariffs on the importation of washing machines and solar panels (and how it affects Mexico and other countries)

They are considered the first tangible measures of the “United States First” policy proposed by Donald Trump during his election campaign. Some even believe that they are the first bricks on which could begin to build a wall of commercial protectionism. The US president announced on Monday the application of...

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Pakistan is in semi finals: beat South Africa to join Australia in last four of Under-19 Cricket World Cup

Pakistan is in semi finals: beat South Africa to join Australia in last four of Under-19 Cricket World Cup

Pakistan’s under-19s are enjoying far more success in New Zealand than the senior side after progressing to the semi-finals of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup after beating South Africa by three wickets in Christchurch on Wednesday. South Africa were restricted to just 189-9 from their 50 overs after Pakistan won the toss and...

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10 movies that were better than the book they were based on: Fight Club, Jurassic Park, The Godfather and others

10 movies that were better than the book they were based on: Fight Club, Jurassic Park, The Godfather and others

We have had quite a few films which managed to outdo the text in many ways. Either the execution of the story was nicer or they just added their own theme to the plot which worked better than the original. Movies based on book rarely do justice to their source...

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One dead, several wounded in Kentucky high school shooting

One dead, several wounded in Kentucky high school shooting

One person was killed and several others were wounded in a shooting on Tuesday at a high school in western Kentucky, where the lone suspect was arrested shortly after the violence erupted, state police said. The shooting occurred around 8 am CST at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky,...

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Hafiz Saeed offers UN to visit JuD offices

Hafiz Saeed offers UN to visit JuD offices

LAHORE: Claiming that he and his organisation are not involved in any terrorist activity, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has requested the United Nations to send its official to visit JuD offices around the country. “The functions of JuD are not hidden in Pakistan. Everyone can observe our humanitarian work...

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Family of four crushed to death by overspeeding truck in Batapur

Family of four crushed to death by overspeeding truck in Batapur

LAHORE: Four people of a family died when a truck hit their motorcycle late Tuesday night near Batapur, Geo News reported. Rescue sources said a man, his wife and two children died on the spot after getting hit by a truck that was overspeeding on the road. The truck driver,...

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Four months have passed: NAB investigation against Sharifs yet to complete

Four months have passed: NAB investigation against Sharifs yet to complete

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has yet to complete the investigation initiated against deposed prime minister, his sons, daughter and son in-law even after a passage of over four months into the Sharif family’s trial before an accountability court in connection with three interim references against them. On Tuesday, the NAB...

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Hospital patients less likely to survive ‘off-hours’ cardiac arrest: study

Hospital patients less likely to survive ‘off-hours’ cardiac arrest: study

NEW YORK: Hospital patients who have a cardiac arrest may be more likely to die if it happens in the middle of the night or on a weekend than if it occurs on a weekday, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on more than 151,000 adults who had a...

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