Drone strike targetted individual ‘morphed’ with Afghan refugees: DG ISPR

Drone strike targetted individual ‘morphed’ with Afghan refugees: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army Spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday that the January 24 drone strike near the tribal areas targetted an individual who had mixed with Afghan refugees. In a tweet, the director general of the Inter Services Public Relations stated that the strike in Spintal, Hangu District of...

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Zainab case: Shahid Masood summoned by SC, tells court suspect has 37 foreign accounts

Zainab case: Shahid Masood summoned by SC, tells court suspect has 37 foreign accounts

The Supreme Court on Thursday summoned television anchor Shahid Masood to provide clarity on revelations he made during a late night show regarding the suspect in the rape and murder case of six-year-old Zainab Amin and other children in Kasur. Masood, in his show, had alleged that Zainab’s suspected rapist and murderer...

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Super blue moon to reveal evolution of moon’s surface

Super blue moon to reveal evolution of moon’s surface

The ‘blue moon’ lunar eclipse that is set to take place on January 31 will give indications about the origins of the Moon’s surface.   The forthcoming rare celestial event on January 31, in which three lunar events will come together in an unusual overlap called as ‘super blue blood...

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Pakistan outclass New Zealand in second T20 to level series

Pakistan outclass New Zealand in second T20 to level series

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 48 runs in the second T20 international to level the series 1-1 in a high-scoring thriller at Eden Park, Auckland on Thursday. Finding form after a dismal run, Pakistan batsmen put up an imposing total of 201-4 after Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to...

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US drone strike targetted Afghan refugee camp, reiterates FO

US drone strike targetted Afghan refugee camp, reiterates FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said on Thursday that Pakistan sticks to its stance that the recent US drone strike targeted an Afghan refugee camp near Kurram Agency. Earlier today, a statement by the US Embassy denied Pakistan’s claim that the drone strike struck an Afghan refugee...

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Google I/O 2018 will kick off on May 8 in Mountain View

Google I/O 2018 will kick off on May 8 in Mountain View

Google’s annual I/O 2018 conference will run from May 8-10, and will be held in the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Google’s annual I/O 2018 conference will run from May 8-10, and will be held in the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The Search giant posted a binary...

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iOS 11.3 update spotlights Apple secrecy on battery health for iPhones, iPads

iOS 11.3 update spotlights Apple secrecy on battery health for iPhones, iPads

Apple iOS 11.3 will give iPhone owners information about the health of their batteries, which reverses the company’s longstanding refusal to make such information available directly on iPhones and iPads. Apple Inc’s move on Wednesday to give iPhone owners information about the health of their batteries reverses the company’s longstanding refusal...

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Pacific Rim Uprising new trailer: Robots vs Monsters got a whole lot bigger with John Boyega

Pacific Rim Uprising new trailer: Robots vs Monsters got a whole lot bigger with John Boyega

Legendary Entertainment has come up with a new trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2013 monsters vs robots extravaganza. John Boyega debuts as Stacker’s son Jake Pentecost and has been more or less been living in his father’s shadow. If you are a fan of...

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Jessica Chastain helped Octavia Spencer get a pay raise

Jessica Chastain helped Octavia Spencer get a pay raise

Octavia Spencer spoke about how without a second thought she said yes to her next with Jessica Chastine, which is to be produced by the latter. Actor Octavia Spencer has revealed that her friend Jessica Chastain helped her get five times her salary for their upcoming movie together. The two...

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Intezar’s shooters from SSP Muqaddas Haider’s staff: CTD

Intezar’s shooters from SSP Muqaddas Haider’s staff: CTD

KARACHI: Officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) have identified the policemen who shot dead a young man under controversial circumstances earlier this month. Intezar Ahmed was killed after the police’s Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) officials opened fire on his car in Defence’s Khayaban-e-Ittehad area on the night of January...

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Trump urges Turkey to limit military actions in Syria

Trump urges Turkey to limit military actions in Syria

Turkey’s air and ground “Operation Olive Branch” in the Afrin region of northern Syria is now in its fifth day, targeting YPG fighters and opening a new front in Syria’s multi-sided civil war. US President Donald Trump has urged Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to curtail a military operation against a...

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US to roll out immigration framework next week

US to roll out immigration framework next week

Press Secretary, White House, Sarah Sanders said after decades of “inaction” by Congress the time has come to work together to solve the issue once and for all. Former finance ministry official Irene Espinosa was on Wednesday confirmed by Congress as the first woman to serve on the board of...

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US pushed for enhanced military cooperation with India after 9/11: Documents

US pushed for enhanced military cooperation with India after 9/11: Documents

Ever since the 9/11 attack, India-US defence trade has jumped from near zero to more than USD 15 billion. Less than a month after the 9/11 attack, the then US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called for fast tracking military-to-military co-operation with India, according to a latest declassified document. Rumsfeld’s memo...

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200 Baloch militants surrender before authorities in Turbat

200 Baloch militants surrender before authorities in Turbat

TURBAT: In a major breakthrough in fight against terrorism, as many as 200 Baloch militants along with their commanders surrendered before the authorities on Thursday during a ceremony held at Frontier Corps (FC) Headquarters in Turbat. Incumbent Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and Commander Southern Command Lieutenant (Lt) General Asim...

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Venezuela’s presidential battle begins, Nicolas Maduro favorite

Venezuela’s presidential battle begins, Nicolas Maduro favorite

Critics of the 55-year-old Nicolas Maduro say he has ruined a once prosperous oil economy, turned Venezuela into a dictatorship and skewed the election system to perpetuate power for his Socialist Party. Venezuela’s presidential election race has begun with favorite and incumbent Nicolas Maduro signaling a nationalist, “anti-Trump” campaign while...

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Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigns in wake of scandal

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigns in wake of scandal

Simon’s resignation was welcomed in the Legislature, where pressure had been building for her to step down or be ousted by the university’s board of trustees. Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon has submitted her resignation amid outcry over school’s handling of allegations against Larry Nassar. The announcement that Simon...

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Donald Trump takes his ‘America First’ policies to Davos ‘globalists’

Donald Trump takes his ‘America First’ policies to Davos ‘globalists’

Trump will be the first US president to attend Davos since Bill Clinton in 2000, giving him a chance to mingle with the same elite “globalists” he bashed in the 2016 election campaign. US President Donald Trump flew overnight to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he will...

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“It was hands under the skirt, hands on the butt”: the report of a covert journalist about sexual harassment at a charity dinner for the rich and famous in London

“It was hands under the skirt, hands on the butt”: the report of a covert journalist about sexual harassment at a charity dinner for the rich and famous in London

Some of the girls who worked as hostesses at the event were left in shock. “It was hands under the skirt, hands on the back, but also hands on hips, on the belly, arms around your waist unexpectedly,” described the situation Financial Times journalist Madison Marriage. Marriage attended the prestigious charity dinner President’s Club...

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And it happens: Man bites dog in US, arrested

And it happens: Man bites dog in US, arrested

According to the police, the man from New Hampshire, who was not identified, unsuccessfully tried to hide under a pile of clothes to evade arrest over the weekend and then put the police dog in a choke hold and bit it on the head. The first journalism lesson — “Dog bites...

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Why does stress make you fat?

Why does stress make you fat?

We all know what makes us fat: eat more calories than we burn in energy. But this does not answer the most interesting question: why do we overeat? Why do we sometimes feel compelled to eat that piece of cake or chocolate bar although we know we will regret a few...

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Famed industrialist Azam Saigol passes away

Famed industrialist Azam Saigol passes away

Renowned industrialist Muhammad Azam Saigol passed away on Wednesday while undergoing medical treatment in Boston, US. He was 66. Born on November 17, 1951, Saigol was educated at Oxford and went on to hold various positions in big corporations. He held key executive and directorial positions at Kohinoor Industries Ltd,...

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The giant star that allows you to see what the Sun will become at the end of its life in 5,000 million years

The giant star that allows you to see what the Sun will become at the end of its life in 5,000 million years

An international team of astronomers produced the first detailed images of the surface of a giant star outside the solar system, which it believes reveals what the Sun will look like in the future. The State University of Georgia, in the United States, reported that it is “an almost circular...

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Jalaluddin appointed chief selector, Coles’ stint as women’s head coach confirmed

Jalaluddin appointed chief selector, Coles’ stint as women’s head coach confirmed

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday appointed former test cricketer Jalaluddin as the chief selector of the women’s cricket team while also confirming Mark Coles’ position as the head coach for two years. Coles, who was temporarily appointed for the New Zealand series on recommendation of men’s coach Mickey Arthur,...

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FIA launch probe against PCB’s logistics department

FIA launch probe against PCB’s logistics department

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Lahore has launched another investigation into the affairs of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). A source in FIA told Dawn on Wednesday that it had started investigation against the officials of the logistics department of the PCB for taking ‘commission’ from a tour operator...

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Federer faces Chung test as Kerber, Halep shine

Federer faces Chung test as Kerber, Halep shine

MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer zeroed in on a 20th Grand Slam title on Wednesday with Chung Hyeon next in his Australian Open firing line as dominant Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep raced into a semi-final showdown. The clinical Swiss ace strode into the last four at Melbourne Park for...

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Batting key as fragile Pakistan look to avoid series loss

Batting key as fragile Pakistan look to avoid series loss

AUCKLAND: Blown away in the five-match One-day International series and routed in the first Twenty20 International on Monday, Pakistan must address batting woes if they are not to concede the T20 series too when they take on New Zealand in the second of three matches at Eden Park on Thursday....

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Padmaavat cleared for release in Pakistan

Padmaavat cleared for release in Pakistan

The censor board of Pakistan has cleared Sanjay Leela Bhnasali’s Padmaavat with ‘U’ certificate. Earlier there were apprehensions over the movie given the negative portrayal of Alauddin Khilji. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic drama Padmaavat was on Wednesday cleared for release in Pakistan, said the censor board’s top official. “Padmaavat has been declared...

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From Rekha and Sridevi to Kamal Haasan and Amitabh Bachchan, a look at the HT Most Stylish Awards 2018 winners

From Rekha and Sridevi to Kamal Haasan and Amitabh Bachchan, a look at the HT Most Stylish Awards 2018 winners

The who’s who of the Indian film industry put their best fashion foot forward at the HT Most Stylish Awards 2018 held in Mumbai on January 24. Bollywood and television personalities attended the HT Most Stylish Awards 2018 held in Mumbai. From veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Sridevi and Rekha...

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Pakistan should implement NAP to avoid global criticism, says Bilawal

Pakistan should implement NAP to avoid global criticism, says Bilawal

DAVOS: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the world would not have any case to criticise Pakistan on its role in the war against terrorism if the state of Pakistan follows a holistic approach, like the implementation of the National Action Plan. While speaking to Geo News,...

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Intizar murder case: Investigators probing element of ‘personal enmity’

Intizar murder case: Investigators probing element of ‘personal enmity’

Investigators are trying to determine whether the killing of 19-year-old Intizar Ahmed in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority, allegedly at the hands of police personnel, could have been the result of personal enmity. In another twist that surfaced today in Intezar murder case, sources have reported that a girl named Laila had befriended...

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Ali Abbas Zafar: Bharat features Salman Khan’s journey from the age of 8 to 65

Ali Abbas Zafar: Bharat features Salman Khan’s journey from the age of 8 to 65

Salman Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar are teaming up for a third time for Bharat. Their previous films Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai were blockbusters. Bharat will have Salman donning different looks and will release on Eid 2019. Ali Abbas Zafar has just delivered one of Bollywood’s biggest hits till...

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Govt approves increase in drug prices in line with inflation

Govt approves increase in drug prices in line with inflation

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to amend the Drugs Pricing Policy 2015 in an attempt to burden consumers with the cumulative effect of price increases for life-saving drugs in the past two years to avoid court cases by pharmaceutical companies. It has also decided that the increase in prices for these...

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British Imam forced to quit after ‘secret’ second marriage surfaces

British Imam forced to quit after ‘secret’ second marriage surfaces

A leading imam had to quit his post after it surfaced that he had left his first wife and married a girl 30 years younger than him. According to MailOnline, Qari Javed Akhtar, 58, an imam at Manchester’s Central Mosque, married a woman named Sairish Ashraf, 23, six months ago. Sairish’s...

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Woman, daughter gang-raped

Woman, daughter gang-raped

MUZAFFARGARH: A case was lodged on Wednesday against 10 men for allegedly raping a woman and her young daughter in front of the woman’s elderly parents in a village on the outskirts of Muzaffargarh district. The incident took place in Shah Jamal neighbourhood, when influential people of the area allegedly broke...

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You Can Get Your Snatched Phones Back, You Need only Ask

You Can Get Your Snatched Phones Back, You Need only Ask

We seem to be swept with a wave of something close to Tabdeeli (the so called social change we desperately want but are not willing to do our bit for it). With Fixit constantly calling out the government for their incompetence, activists such as Jiban Nasir raising their voices against...

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Middle Eastern filmmakers celebrate historic Oscar nominations

Middle Eastern filmmakers celebrate historic Oscar nominations

PARIS – A Lebanese and a Syrian film director both made cinema history this week when their films became the first ever from their home countries to be nominated for Oscars. Ziad Doueri’s Lebanese drama “The Insult,” was nominated for best foreign language film, while Syrian Firas Fayyad’s “Last Men...

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Ballet star Acosta’s company is part of Cuban arts rebirth

Ballet star Acosta’s company is part of Cuban arts rebirth

HAVANA – Former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta, whose dynamic masculinity on stage exemplified the style of his native Cuba, is breaking more boundaries as his young dance company showcases more foreign choreography in an island-wide cultural revival. “Cuba has been isolated for many years,” said Acosta in his company’s...

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Enrique Iglesias sues Universal over streaming royalties

Enrique Iglesias sues Universal over streaming royalties

The Latin pop star and actor Enrique Iglesias on Wednesday sued Universal Music Group in the United States, claiming that his former label short-changed him out of millions of dollars of streaming royalties. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Iglesias said Universal had paid only...

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Goodbye yellow brick tours; Elton John announces farewell world concerts

Goodbye yellow brick tours; Elton John announces farewell world concerts

NEW YORK  – Elton John on Wednesday announced a three-year farewell world tour, saying he would quit traveling afterward to focus on life with his family. The 70-year-old singer, one of the best-selling recording artists in the world over a 50-year career, told a news conference in New York that...

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