What is the Polar Silk Road, China’s controversial plan to explore the Arctic and facilitate trade between America, Asia and Europe

What is the Polar Silk Road, China’s controversial plan to explore the Arctic and facilitate trade between America, Asia and Europe

As in the times of Marco Polo, but now towards the Arctic. The Chinese government announced on Friday its plan to create a “Polar Silk Road”, an ambitious plan that seeks to establish a maritime trade route through the seas around the North Pole. The project, part of the Silk...

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13 Year Old Girl Raped and Murdered by Her Brother in Quetta

13 Year Old Girl Raped and Murdered by Her Brother in Quetta

A 13-year-old girl, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her house in Quetta’s Killi Ismail area on Sunday, was murdered by her own brother, police said on Monday. The victim’s sibling had claimed on Sunday that he had left the house for about 30 minutes and upon return, he found...

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At least 5 soldiers killed in attack near Kabul military academy

At least 5 soldiers killed in attack near Kabul military academy

Gunmen launched a pre-dawn raid on a military compound in Kabul on Monday, officials said, killing at least five soldiers and wounding 10, officials said. The assault, which began at 5am and continued till long after day-break with security forces battling the insurgents, was the latest in a wave of...

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The drama in the operating room during a revolutionary transplant that promises to save thousands of lives

The drama in the operating room during a revolutionary transplant that promises to save thousands of lives

A donated liver is being transferred from London to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, in the north of England. It was against the clock. Time is critical “The liver is being deprived of oxygen, with every minute that passes, more liver cells are dying and the risks of that liver not...

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How the algorithm that predicts death works

How the algorithm that predicts death works

Imagine if you could know that you are going to suffer a heart attack hours before it happens. This – which sounds like science fiction – today is already possible. At least for some patients who are interned in hospitals in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

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“The days of Facebook and Google are numbered”: the harsh criticism of the billionaire George Soros against the technological giants

“The days of Facebook and Google are numbered”: the harsh criticism of the billionaire George Soros against the technological giants

The days of Facebook and Google are numbered. At least that’s what the billionaire of Hungarian origin George Soros believes, who foresaw the fall of the pound in 1992 and earned the nickname of “the man who caused the bankruptcy of the Bank of England.” During a dinner with journalists...

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Sindh IGP seeks intelligence agencies’ help to nab Rao Anwar

Sindh IGP seeks intelligence agencies’ help to nab Rao Anwar

Sindh’s top police officer has sought assistance from intelligence agencies to arrest former SSP Malir Rao Anwar in connection with his alleged involvement in the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, Express News reported. Sources said IG Sindh AD Khowaja has written a letter to intelligence agencies, seeking their assistance in finding and arresting...

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SC summons Nawaz Sharif, Jahangir Tareen in disqualification limit case

SC summons Nawaz Sharif, Jahangir Tareen in disqualification limit case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen to appear before the court in a matter related to the determination of time-period of disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. A five-judge larger bench of the apex court, headed...

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Four milk brands sold in Sindh declared ‘unsafe for human consumption’ by SC

Four milk brands sold in Sindh declared ‘unsafe for human consumption’ by SC

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday banned packaged milk sold under four brands until further notice. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed the three-judge bench that made the decision while hearing a case regarding the use of illegal chemical injections on farm cows. Sindh’s authorities have subsequently been told...

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The Price of Saying No: Medical student in Kohat shot dead after rejecting marriage proposal

The Price of Saying No: Medical student in Kohat shot dead after rejecting marriage proposal

KOHAT: A man shot dead a medical college student in cold blood after she rejected his marriage proposal, Kohat police said on Sunday.   Aasma Rani, a third-year MBBS student at Abbottabad Medical college, was in her hometown Kohat on vacation when Mujahidullah Afreedi opened fire on her, SHO KDA...

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Army to bear educational expenses of Naqeebullah’s son, says jirga leader

Army to bear educational expenses of Naqeebullah’s son, says jirga leader

TANK: Leader of the grand jirga on Sunday announced that the Pakistan Army will bear the educational expenses of Naqeebullah Mehsud’s son and his under-construction house in South Waziristan. Naseem, a 27-year-old native of South Waziristan also known as Naqeebullah, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange of...

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Trump: commercial relationship between the EU and the US It is “unfair”

Trump: commercial relationship between the EU and the US It is “unfair”

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said he had “many problems” with the European Union (EU) and that the commercial relationship of the EU bloc with his country is “unfair”. In an interview broadcast this Sunday (28.01.2018) with the British channel ITV recorded last Thursday in Davos (Switzerland),...

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Turkey intensifies campaign in Syria against the Kurdish militia

Turkey intensifies campaign in Syria against the Kurdish militia

A total of 42 civilians and 144 Kurdish, Syrian and Turkish fighters have been killed in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, in the far northwest of Syria, since the beginning of the Turkish military operation “Rama de olivo” against the YPG. A Turkish soldier holds a Turkish flag on Burseya...

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Grammy 2018: the singer Bruno Mars surprises and wins the 3 most coveted music awards

Grammy 2018: the singer Bruno Mars surprises and wins the 3 most coveted music awards

Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners of the 60th Grammy Awards, which was held this Sunday at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States. British television presenter and comedian James Corden was the host of the gala. One of the most anticipated categories was song of the year, in which “Despacito”...

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Federer wins his sixth Australian Open

Federer wins his sixth Australian Open

MELBOURNE: The Swiss Roger Federer defeated the Croatian Marin Cilic, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6 and 6-1, in three hours and three minutes, to win for the sixth time the Australian Open and add his twentieth Grand Slam title. Only Americans Margaret Court, with 24 majors, Serena Williams, with 23 and...

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Accountability court resumes assets reference hearing against Ishaq Dar

Accountability court resumes assets reference hearing against Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court conducting corruption proceedings against former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar resumed its proceedings today. Dar, a close aide of Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif, is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income. A reference against him was filed by the National...

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FIA special team to deal with child pornography cases

FIA special team to deal with child pornography cases

ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the country’s history, the Federal Investigation Agency has constituted a team to deal with cases pertaining to child sexual abuse and child pornography on the internet. Moreover, according to an official letter from the law-enforcement agency, all zonal in-charges of the National Response for Centre...

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Zainab’s father requests SC to appoint serving military officer as head of investigation

Zainab’s father requests SC to appoint serving military officer as head of investigation

LAHORE: The Supreme Court has given the Punjab police 10 days to complete its investigation over the Zainab rape and murder case and submit a charge sheet. “We will monitor the proceedings and the Punjab prosecutor general should personally appear before the trial court in this matter,” said Chief Justice of...

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