Founder of Pakistan Parkinson Society, Haroon Basheer, laid to rest in Karachi

Founder of Pakistan Parkinson Society, Haroon Basheer, laid to rest in Karachi

Pakistan Parkinson’s Society (PPS)’s founder and Chairman, Mr. Haroon Basheer, passed away in Karachi yesterday. Mr. Basheer was marketing and banking professional with over three decades of experience and held senior management and CEO positions in institutions like American Express TRS, Citibank CSG. Mr. Basheer established PPS to achieve public...

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Trump apologised for retweeting anti-Muslim videos for the first time

Trump apologised for retweeting anti-Muslim videos for the first time

LONDON: US President Donald Trump has apologised for the first time for retweeting a British far-right group’s videos apparently showing Islamist violence, in an ITV interview aired in Britain on Friday. “If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people, I would certainly apologise if you’d like me to do that,” he told Good...

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Zainab’s father claims credit for arrest of ‘serial killer’

Zainab’s father claims credit for arrest of ‘serial killer’

KASUR: The father of eight-year-old Zainab who was murdered after rape has claimed that actually he and his relatives had nabbed the suspected serial killer and handed him over to police, while investigators had failed to trace Imran. Muhammad Amin made the claim at a press conference on Thursday in Road Kot locality, flanked...

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SC takes suo motu notice of 4-year-old’s rape and murder in Mardan

SC takes suo motu notice of 4-year-old’s rape and murder in Mardan

The Supreme Court on Friday took suo motu notice of the rape and murder of a four-year-old girl found dead in a sugarcane field in Mardan on January 14. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector-General of Police to submit a report on the case within...

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Zainab case suspect’s DNA suggests Kasur police killed ‘innocent’ man in another child’s murder

Zainab case suspect’s DNA suggests Kasur police killed ‘innocent’ man in another child’s murder

Months before the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin sparked widespread outrage across the country, the sexual assault and murder of five-year-old Iman Fatima too had shaken the notorious Punjab town of Kasur. Kasur police had acted rather swiftly then, however, arresting a 21-year-old man named Mudassir barely hours after...

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How do you measure which is the best country in the world to live?

How do you measure which is the best country in the world to live?

For almost 100 years, two indicators have been used to measure the success of a country: the Gross Domestic Product or GDP, which refers to wealth, and the unemployment rate. But when it comes to understanding how good a country is for the quality of life of its inhabitants, these...

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Chinese investment in Cambodian province increases crime rate, says governor

Chinese investment in Cambodian province increases crime rate, says governor

PHNOM PENH: China’s growing presence and investment in a fast-developing Cambodian port and province have pushed up the crime rate and brought instability, its governor said in a letter to the government. Anti-China comments are rare in a country that has welcomed Chinese investment with open arms. Prime Minister Hun...

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CJP takes notice of four-year-old’s rape, murder in Mardan

CJP takes notice of four-year-old’s rape, murder in Mardan

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, on Friday, took notice of rape and murder of a four-year-old Asma in Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) Mardan area. CJP further ordered Inspector-General (IG) of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Salahuddin Mehsud to submit a report within 24 hours with details of the investigation. On January...

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“The world is running out of computational power”: what is Moore’s Law and why does the CEO of Microsoft worry?

“The world is running out of computational power”: what is Moore’s Law and why does the CEO of Microsoft worry?

“The world is running out of computational power.” Those were the words that Satya Nadella, the executive director of Microsoft, delivered on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The engineer, who runs the company of Bill Gates since 2014, suspects that quantum computers – which are already...

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A fire in a hospital in South Korea leaves more than 40 dead

A fire in a hospital in South Korea leaves more than 40 dead

More than 40 people died in a fire that occurred around 7:30 am Friday (local time) in a Miryang hospital in southeastern South Korea. It is believed that the fire started in the emergency room of Sejong Hospital, which serves mainly the elderly, according to the South Korean news agency...

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The surprising discovery of a fossil that changes the history of the first humans

The surprising discovery of a fossil that changes the history of the first humans

They are the remains of the first modern humans who left Africa. They were identified by a study of a group of researchers in Israel and their analysis indicates that homo sapiens was already living outside Africa 185,000 years ago, some 80,000 years earlier than previously thought. “We have to...

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Hajj balloting halted after SHC stay order

Hajj balloting halted after SHC stay order

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony halted on Friday the balloting of official Hajj applications due to ‘unclear’ policy on the quota of operators as well as a court stay order.  About 80,000 applicants intend to depart from Karachi, 71,000 from Lahore, 67,000 from Islamabad, 64,000 from...

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Who is Rosemarie Aquilina, the judge who allowed 156 victims to speak of the abuses of the ex-medical expert of the United States gymnastics team Larry Nassar?

Who is Rosemarie Aquilina, the judge who allowed 156 victims to speak of the abuses of the ex-medical expert of the United States gymnastics team Larry Nassar?

District judge with military experience and writer of crime novel with traits of therapist. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina became an indispensable figure in the case against Larry Nassar, the former Olympic gymnast of the United States gym condemned for sexual abuse of minors and young gymnasts and for possession of child...

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‘Doomsday Clock’ closest to midnight since Cold War over nuclear threat

‘Doomsday Clock’ closest to midnight since Cold War over nuclear threat

Scientists on Thursday moved ahead by half a minute the symbolic Doomsday Clock, saying the world was at its closest to annihilation since the height of the Cold War due to world leaders’ poor response to threats of nuclear war. It was the second occasion the timepiece, created by the...

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What scientists want to know about you with a capsule that measures your flatulence levels

What scientists want to know about you with a capsule that measures your flatulence levels

In simple terms it is a flatulence sensor that transmits “live” information. Researchers from the RMIT University ( Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ) in Australia recently conducted the first trials on people of the device, the size of a pill, which transmits information in real time from the patient’s intestine. Once...

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PCB to hire Integrity Officers for corruption watch during PSL

PCB to hire Integrity Officers for corruption watch during PSL

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to hire two Integrity Officers to watch over players during the upcoming third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in a bid to prevent any corruption approach. The PCB has floated an advertisement informing of two new openings for the post....

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KSE-100 plunges over 600 points in intra-day trading

KSE-100 plunges over 600 points in intra-day trading

KARACHI: As widely anticipated, the KSE-100 plunged on Friday, losing over 600 points in intra-day trading as investors chose to book profits coinciding with a negative review on Pakistan’s economy. Ratings agency Fitch downgraded the outlook on Pakistan’s long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings to negative from stable and...

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China: the doubts that awake the spectacular economic growth of the second richest country in the world

China: the doubts that awake the spectacular economic growth of the second richest country in the world

The official story says that China grew 6.9% last year. But many voices inside and outside the second richest country in the world say that the real growth was less than announced. The local authorities of the Inner Mongolia region and Tianjin city admitted a few weeks ago that their economic results...

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‘Naqeebullah was picked up on Jan 3’: Inquiry report submitted in SC

‘Naqeebullah was picked up on Jan 3’: Inquiry report submitted in SC

KARACHI: The inquiry committee probing the Naqeebullah extrajudicial killing case submitted on Friday its report to the Supreme Court, which will hear the suo motu case at its Karachi Registry tomorrow. Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange of fire’ with...

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Huge hospital blaze kills 41 in South Korea

Huge hospital blaze kills 41 in South Korea

A huge fire tore through a South Korean hospital on Friday killing at least 41 people, reports said, in the country’s worst blaze for over a decade. More than 80 others were hurt in the blaze, which comes just weeks before thousands of athletes and foreign visitors are expected in...

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Pakistan could be collateral damage if US, China enter ‘currency war’

Pakistan could be collateral damage if US, China enter ‘currency war’

SWITZERLAND / DAVOS:  As the US raises prospects of entering into a ‘currency war’ with China, Pakistan is likely to face new challenges of further losing its competitiveness in the global market, while also witnessing further pressure on its import bill. In order to improve its trade balance with China, the...

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Here is Alia Bhatt’s review of Deepika and Ranveer’s ‘Padmaavat’

Here is Alia Bhatt’s review of Deepika and Ranveer’s ‘Padmaavat’

Amid threats of life and violence, Padmaavat was released on Thursday all over India, except for five states, which are considered to generate 25 percent of revenue for an Indian movie, despite the Supreme Court’s order to remove the ban. With its release it turned out that all the controversies...

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India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 2: If we get it from them, we can give it back as well, says Jasprit Bumrah

India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 2: If we get it from them, we can give it back as well, says Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah said that India’s barrage of short deliveries was aimed at getting wickets as quickly as possible. Jasprit Bumrah said that the Indian pace attack is a confident unit and capable of giving South Africans some of their own medicines. On the second day of the third Test, India’s...

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Australia vs England Live Score 4th ODI: Moeen Ali’s resistance comes to an end, departs on 33

Australia vs England Live Score 4th ODI: Moeen Ali’s resistance comes to an end, departs on 33

Australia vs England Live Score 4th ODI: Catch Live Score of Australia vs England 4th ODI from Adelaide here. AUS vs ENG 4th ODI Live Cricket Score. After already grasping their claim over the series by winning the first three ODIs against Australia, England would have hoped for a strong...

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Russia will send 169 athletes to Olympics but not the top ones, official says

Russia will send 169 athletes to Olympics but not the top ones, official says

Russia will send 169 athletes to Olympics but not the top ones, official says A total of 169 Russian athletes have been cleared to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games next month, but not the top ones, a Russian Olympic Committee official said on Thursday. “Unfortunately, our top athletes did not...

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ISL 2017/18: Chennaiyin beat ATK 2-1 to climb to top of league standings

ISL 2017/18: Chennaiyin beat ATK 2-1 to climb to top of league standings

Chennaiyin FC were quick to restore parity when Malison Alves’ 51st minute header sneaked under goalkeeper Debjit Majumder before Jeje Lalpekhlua (64th) struck another for the visitors.. Chennaiyin FC came from a goal down to beat two-time champions ATK 2-1 in an Indian Super League match and jump to top...

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NBRA accepts Kevin Durant’s apology

NBRA accepts Kevin Durant’s apology

Kevin Durant apologized to official James Williams on Wednesday, a day after accusing him of targeting Durant with a technical foul in Tuesday’s win over the New York Knicks. The National Basketball Referees Association tweeted Thursday that it has accepted the apology of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant for...

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India vs Pakistan semi-final at U-19 World Cup

India vs Pakistan semi-final at U-19 World Cup

India set up U-19 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan after beating Bangladesh by a 131-run margin in the quarter-final. If there was a perfect script for ICC U-19 World Cup, India vs Pakistan would have been the final match. The two rivals competing for a world title is always special...

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille called up for Davis Cup title defense

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille called up for Davis Cup title defense

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille played a role in France’s victorious campaign last year, which culminated in a 3-2 victory over Belgium in the final when France won the Davis Cup for the first time in 16 years. France captain Yannick Noah is keeping faith in the players who won...

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From refugee to chef: Berlin film festival to showcase Syrian cook

From refugee to chef: Berlin film festival to showcase Syrian cook

BERLIN  – A Syrian refugee will be cooking dishes from Damascus and Aleppo for VIP guests at the opening of the Berlinale International Film Festival next month. The choice of Malakeh Jazmati reflects the mission of the festival, which was set up in 1951 to showcase films that address urgent...

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Russian cinema defies official ban to screen Stalin satire movie

Russian cinema defies official ban to screen Stalin satire movie

MOSCOW  – A Russian art house cinema defied a government ban on Thursday to screen satirical film ‘The Death of Stalin’ to a packed audience that included at least two people who said they witnessed the Soviet dictator’s funeral six decades ago. The Russian government said the movie mocks the...

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Oprah says she’s not running for president but fans are undeterred

Oprah says she’s not running for president but fans are undeterred

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey apparently ended her brief flirtation with a run for the U.S. presidency in 2020, telling InStyle magazine in an interview published on Thursday that she was not interested. But the leader of a political action committee supporting Winfrey said it would still to try to persuade...

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Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

LOS ANGELES- Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on an earlier film, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday. Affleck, 42, who won the best actor Oscar last year for his...

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Russell Simmons denies latest woman’s claim that he raped her

Russell Simmons denies latest woman’s claim that he raped her

Hip hop music producer Russell Simmons on Thursday denied an accusation leveled in a civil lawsuit that he raped an aspiring documentary film maker at his Los Angeles home in 2016, the latest of several women to claim they were sexually abused by the music and film producer. The filmmaker,...

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Theatrical sales outpace streaming buys at quieter Sundance

Theatrical sales outpace streaming buys at quieter Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah – After years of frenzied bidding wars driven by digital giants like Amazon and Netflix, a more subdued market greeted buyers at the Sundance Film Festival this week, with more traditional theatrical distributors snagging the buzziest films. The most active buyers at the 10-day Park City, Utah,...

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2018 Grammys: Will hip-hop finally even the score?

2018 Grammys: Will hip-hop finally even the score?

NEW YORK  – After several near misses and heaps of outrage, this could finally be hip-hop and R&B’s year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday where rappers Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dominate nominations for the top prizes on the biggest night in music. Rap is now officially the biggest music...

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Former teen model accuses magician Copperfield of sexual assault

Former teen model accuses magician Copperfield of sexual assault

A former teen model has accused illusionist David Copperfield of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1988 after he judged a modeling competition in Japan that she took part in. Copperfield, 61, said in statements on Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday that he had been falsely accused of sexual misconduct...

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