Sadly, we as a society do not deserve to be tech-advanced

Sadly, we as a society do not deserve to be tech-advanced

Like any 20-something girl who does not know how to drive, and is suer to have my best friends around, just like some of the most reliable services: Careem and Uber, need an eye-opener! No doubt both ride-hailing services have, to date, taken passengers to their desired destination, with rides that are...

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“A person who is anxious about his next meal cannot be happy”

“A person who is anxious about his next meal cannot be happy”

The recently released UN-sponsored World Happiness Report 2018 ranks Pakistan 75th out of 156 countries in terms of how happy their citizens are. That is a significant progress. Last year, we stood at the 80th position. There has been rejoicing at what is seen as Pakistan’s superiority in the ranking...

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Careem continues to grow, as it announces ride-hailing app services in Peshawar

Careem continues to grow, as it announces ride-hailing app services in Peshawar

Careem on Thursday announced expansion of its mobile-app based ride-hailing services to Quetta. Careem captured the Pakistani market in 2016, launching its services in Karachi, Lahore and later Islamabad. It is now spread across 13 cities, including Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Sargodha and Mardan. Within only a few...

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Mahira, Sheheryar to star in Asim’s romantic comedy

Mahira, Sheheryar to star in Asim’s romantic comedy

Director Asim Raza is set to return to the silver screen with his second film after the success of his first directorial Ho Mann Jahaan. The film, Paray Hat Luv, will star Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar and will release on Eidul Azha 2019. Mahira and Sheheryar also appeared in Raza’s debut...

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Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

PESHAWAR: After having been discussed for over a year, the health ministry has now finally decided medicines should be prescribed on generic names with details of the prescribing physician. However, the recommendations agree that doctors should be allowed to prescribe medicines according to brand name in special cases. Prescription on generic,...

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Hockey player mother receives applause for breastfeeding her baby during the match

Hockey player mother receives applause for breastfeeding her baby during the match

Recently, a mother posted a beautiful picture on Facebook, showing her breastfeeding her baby during an ice hockey tournament, showing just how hard mothers constantly work for their children, media reported. Apparently, this post has gone viral and people are overwhelmed to see her spirit. Small is being appreciated and is being welcomed with...

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After PSL3, Sindh now prepares for Pakistan-Windies match in Karachi with improved arrangements

After PSL3, Sindh now prepares for Pakistan-Windies match in Karachi with improved arrangements

KARACHI: After successfully organizing PSL3 final in Karachi, the Sindh government has started full-fledged preparations for the three-match T20 series to be played between Pakistan and West Indies at National Stadium on April 1, 2 and 4, Karachi. On Thursday, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said at a meeting...

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Increase in taxes on the import of edible oil in the upcoming budget for FY2018-19

Increase in taxes on the import of edible oil in the upcoming budget for FY2018-19

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sought an increase in taxes on the import of edible oil in the upcoming budget for fiscal year 2018-19, which, if granted, will ultimately jack up cost of doing business for the domestic cooking oil and ghee manufacturers. The cooking oil and vegetable...

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Launch of BISP Endowment fund and Graduation Programme account to a contribution PKR 1 billion

Launch of BISP Endowment fund and Graduation Programme account to a contribution PKR 1 billion

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced contribution of PKR 1bn while launching the BISP Endowment Fund and BISP Graduation Programme here at the BISP headquarters in Islamabad. The prime minister appreciated the working of BISP programme with an outreach of 5.7 million women. He also wished that...

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Judges summon, but Justice Yahya recuses himself from hearing Musharraf’s case

Judges summon, but Justice Yahya recuses himself from hearing Musharraf’s case

ISLAMABAD: The trial of former dictator retired General Pervez Musharraf is likely to be postponed further as a member of the three-judge bench on Thursday recused himself from the proceedings of the treachery case. The special court that was seized with the case after several months of adjournment had resumed...

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“CJP will uphold law, Mian Nawaz Sharif would not be able to escape punishment this time” says Bilawal

“CJP will uphold law, Mian Nawaz Sharif would not be able to escape punishment this time” says Bilawal

THATTA: PPP’s chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Thur­s­day that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s rendezvous with Chief Justice of Pakistan was a last-ditch attempt to save Mian Nawaz Sharif but the former premier would not be able to escape punishment this time. He strongly believed the CJP would uphold rule of law...

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SC calls for a hearing on 4th April; a plea against Qazi Faez

SC calls for a hearing on 4th April; a plea against Qazi Faez

ISLAMABAD: Amid resolutions adopted by a number of bar associations in the country, the Supreme Court has finalized a hearing on April 4; a petition against the appointment of Justice Qazi Faez Isa as chief justice of the Balochistan High Court and his elevation to the Supreme Court. On 4th...

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Another heart-wrenching incident: college girl raped and strangled to death, Faisalabad

Another heart-wrenching incident: college girl raped and strangled to death, Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: The girl who had gone missing earlier this week was found dead in a canal on Wednesday. After an autopsy being conducted, the doctor said that she was subjected to rape and violence before being strangled to death. The victim was a student of English literature at the Government...

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A sun on Earth: the clean and unlimited source of energy that MIT scientists are working on

A sun on Earth: the clean and unlimited source of energy that MIT scientists are working on

Producing nuclear fusion energy is one of the great promises of engineering, so much so that it is jokingly said to be the energy of the future … eternally. Well, a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the company Commonwealth Fusion Systems, is betting to...

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Trump affirms that the United States will abandon Syria “very soon”

Trump affirms that the United States will abandon Syria “very soon”

The US Army leads in the region an international coalition formed by more than 60 countries that fight Islamist terrorism. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, assured that the US Armed Forces, which are leading in Syria the international coalition that fights jihadist terrorism in the region, will...

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Russia closes the US consulate in St. Petersburg

Russia closes the US consulate in St. Petersburg

Russia announced the expulsion of 60 US diplomats in retaliation for a similar decision taken on Monday by the United States. UU for the case of the poisoning of the double spy Sergei Skripal. Agents stand guard at the US Consulate General on Furstatskaya Street in St. Petersburg. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

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Pakistan Navy successfully test fires submarine missile ‘Babur’

Pakistan Navy successfully test fires submarine missile ‘Babur’

On Thursday, The Pakistan Navy successfully test fired submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM) Babur with a range of 450 kilometers, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Babur is able enough to deliver different kinds of payloads whilst employing underwater controlled propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features. The missile was...

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6 drown as boat capsizes in an artificial lake, Nawabshah

6 drown as boat capsizes in an artificial lake, Nawabshah

HYDERABAD: On Thursday, five children and a woman drowned as a boat carrying around 20 persons capsizes near Nawabshah bypass road. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nawabshah, Ahmed Yar Khan confirmed six deaths, saying the boatman Naveed Solangi had been taken into custody. According to the deputy commissioner Noman Siddiqi, the boat...

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Slow, green and armored: how is the train in which the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, made his historic visit to China

Slow, green and armored: how is the train in which the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, made his historic visit to China

A mysterious green train arrived Monday night at the central station in Beijing, China. Only days later, when the formation returned to his hometown, Pyongyang, it was confirmed that inside had traveled the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. It was his first trip abroad. Kim’s meeting with the Chinese authorities is little known,...

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Why a judge in the United States decided that Saudi Arabia must face the demands presented by the attacks of September 11, 2001

Why a judge in the United States decided that Saudi Arabia must face the demands presented by the attacks of September 11, 2001

Relatives of some of the victims of the September 11, 2011 attacks in the United States have for years accused the Saudi government of being responsible for those deaths. The Saudi kingdom has always denied it. But an opinion issued on Wednesday rejected the Arab country’s request to end the long...

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How does Russia see the biggest expulsion of diplomats in history after the denunciation of attack with a nervous agent against ex-spy Sergei Skripal?

How does Russia see the biggest expulsion of diplomats in history after the denunciation of attack with a nervous agent against ex-spy Sergei Skripal?

It is considered the biggest expulsion of diplomats in history: 27 countries ordered the departure of 143 Russian officials. More than three weeks after the attack in the Kingdom with a nervous agentagainst the Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who had to be hospitalized seriously, the consequences of the...

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The surprising finding of a group of villages in the Amazon that rethinks the history of the world’s largest jungle

The surprising finding of a group of villages in the Amazon that rethinks the history of the world’s largest jungle

Deforestation threatens to destroy the Amazon, but this time it was the key to an archaeological discovery that redefines the history of the largest forest in the world. Thanks to aerial images of areas where there are practically no trees left, a group of archaeologists from the University of Exeter...

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Spicy Crispy Potato Wedges

Spicy Crispy Potato Wedges

Ingredients: Potato wedges 1/2 kg Salt to taste Chat masala 1 tbsp Chinese salt 1 tbsp Cumin seeds 1 tbsp Flour 1 cup Corn flakes 1 cup Oil for frying Eggs 2 Method: Cut potato into wedges shape, put salt in water and boil it. Remember, it does not become soft. Now take out potatoes into strainer...

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Pakistan’s rickshaw brand ‘Sazgar’ to manufacture cars

Pakistan’s rickshaw brand ‘Sazgar’ to manufacture cars

KARACHI: Auto-rickshaw maker Sazgar Engineering Works has been permitted to set up a new car manufacturing plant in Pakistan in partnership with a Chinese company, stated in a notice issued by the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Reports cite company’s secretary Arshad Mahmood as saying: “Ministry of Industries & Production...

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PSX, BRIndex update

PSX, BRIndex update

KARACHI: Thursday 29, March 2018 until 13:10, BRIndex 30 was at 25,223.16 with a positive change of 154.7 and volume of 129,806,700 shares. High and low were 25,274.78 and 25,088.17 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 191,037,020 shares with 30 total traded companies out of which 17 were up. 12 were down and 1 were unchanged. Chemicals was the top traded sector with total traded volume of 39,187,100 shares. It was...

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Saudi King rewards $2000 to Saudi students

Saudi King rewards $2000 to Saudi students

ISLAMABAD: Tens of thousands of Saudi students studying abroad will each be receiving $2,000 from the government to support their education. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman approved on Wednesday a recommendation made by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, to grant financial...

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Couple Goals: Soha Ali Khan becomes a bride again? Revisiting vows!

Couple Goals: Soha Ali Khan becomes a bride again? Revisiting vows!

Bebo’s sister-in-law and India’s royalty Soha Ali Khan, who is the lawfully wedded wife of actor Kunal Khemu, recently became a bride for the second time. The couple recently revisited their vows in full swing for Vogue India’s wedding photo shoot. While Soha opted for an embellished bridal ensemble from...

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Duo’s beau clash goes viral

Duo’s beau clash goes viral

Apparently, BFFs Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt are no more the best buddies of the Indian industry. Katrina and Alia were tagged as the new best friends of Bollywood last year when their bonding was captured at the Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday bash. However, Alia’s friendship with Katrina’s ex-boyfriend Ranbir...

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Khan and Padukone will share stage in Dubai tomorrow

Khan and Padukone will share stage in Dubai tomorrow

Fawad Khan will share the same stage at an event in Dubai on March 30, 2018. Apart from Deepika and Fawad, Vidya Balan, Jackie Shroff and other stars will also attend the event. Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan made hearts flutter with their sizzling chemistry when they walked the ramp for designer Manish...

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Supply of fresh milk resumes, priced at Rs94 with effect from 1st April

Supply of fresh milk resumes, priced at Rs94 with effect from 1st April

KARACHI: Supply of fresh milk is likely to resume in Karachi, as the Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the Karachi commissioner to issue a legal notice fixing the retail price of fresh milk at Rs94 per litre. A two-judge bench, comprising justices Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Ashraf Jahan, ordered that...

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Misbah expresses sincere gratitude to foreign players for their contribution in PSL3

Misbah expresses sincere gratitude to foreign players for their contribution in PSL3

On Wednesday, Misbah-ul-Haq, the captain of the two-time Pakistan Super League (PSL) champions Islamabad United expressed his gratitude to his squad’s foreign cricketers for their contribution in reviving international cricket in Pakistan. The former Pakistan skipper appreciated the players individually on Twitter for travelling to Pakistan for the knockout stages...

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The brave and brainy daughter of the soil, Pakistani Nobel laureate ‘Malala’ receives a warm welcome on Twitter

The brave and brainy daughter of the soil, Pakistani Nobel laureate ‘Malala’ receives a warm welcome on Twitter

KARACHI: A ray of happiness is in the air as now the 20-year-old Malala lands to Pakistan-her homeland, during late Wednesday night after almost 6 long years, which witnessed her rise to fame from a little-known village girl who blogged regarding injustices in Pakistan to a world-renown feminist icon and...

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MQM encounters another impediment as 2 females join PSP

MQM encounters another impediment as 2 females join PSP

KARACHI: Lately, The Muttahida Quami Movement, encountering ongoing fissures and leadership trials, on Wednesday suffered another impediment as two female parliamentarians joined the Pak Sarzameen Party. Naila Muneer and Naheed Begum made the announcement at press conference alongside PSP chairman Mustafa Kamal and president Anis Qaimkhani. Mustafa Kamal called on...

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5 fascinating predictions about the future of megacities like Karachi

5 fascinating predictions about the future of megacities like Karachi

Currently more than half of human beings live in cities and the forecasts point to the year 2050, 7 out of 10 people will have their home in a large city. Teemu Alexander Puutio, a researcher at the University of Turku, Finland, has studied the subject for years and among...

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The 3 changes in privacy policy announced by Facebook in the midst of the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal

The 3 changes in privacy policy announced by Facebook in the midst of the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal

Facebook announced what it described as a reform in its privacy policies to make it easier for users to find and edit personal information maintained by the social network. The changes were announced in a blog of the company and arise after the strong criticism received by the social network...

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PM calls for disaster management mechanisms to subside climatic challenges

PM calls for disaster management mechanisms to subside climatic challenges

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi called on extemporizing disaster management strategies based on experience and developing a thoroughly efficient and effective mechanism whilst incorporating some of the best international practices. Chairing the 5th meeting of National Disaster Management Commission, the prime minister said that climate change, coupled with...

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“Nawaz has no connection with Avenfield property” admits Wajid Zia

“Nawaz has no connection with Avenfield property” admits Wajid Zia

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb stated that the “star witness” Wajid Zia has clearly confessed that Nawaz Sharif has no connection with Avenfield property, media reported. Addressing media outside the accountability court hearing references against Sharif family, Marriyum stated that Wajid Zia, while recording his...

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Education Activist ‘Malala’ returns to Pakistan after 6 years

Education Activist ‘Malala’ returns to Pakistan after 6 years

BIRMINGHAM/ISLAMABAD: Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai’s arrival to Pakistan after almost 6 long years is due today as per recent media reports. According to media correspondent, Malala is likely to stay in Pakistan for almost four days in the hope to meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and...

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The mysterious and newly discovered “ghost galaxy” that may not have dark matter

The mysterious and newly discovered “ghost galaxy” that may not have dark matter

When Pieter van Dokkum discovered the galaxy NGC1052-DF2, he was “staring” and was amazed. It was a galaxy about the size of the Milky Way, but unusually transparent. “It was like a ghostly glow in the sky,” says Dokkum, a professor at Yale University in the United States. The explanation of...

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Venezuela: At least 68 dead in a fire in a dungeons of the police headquarters in the state of Carabobo

Venezuela: At least 68 dead in a fire in a dungeons of the police headquarters in the state of Carabobo

Venezuela’s Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, informed on Wednesday night that 68 people died in a “presumed fire” in the dungeons of a police station in the city of Valencia, in the state of Carabobo. “In preliminary inquiries, the results show the death of 66 men and two women who...

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Interstice: Science just discovered the “new organ” of the human body

Interstice: Science just discovered the “new organ” of the human body

Only the most advanced technology has just allowed scientists to see something that was always there: an interstitial space “unidentified” until now, full of liquid cavities, present inside and between the tissues of our body. A group of experts qualifies it as a new body. Those who discovered it define it...

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Parents pour hot oil on 16-year old girl for evading the marriage of their choice, Texas

Parents pour hot oil on 16-year old girl for evading the marriage of their choice, Texas

A girl in Texas met with a predicament in Texas when her parents allegedly poured oil on her and beat her for refusing to marry a man of their choice. Maarib Al Hishmawi, 16, ran away from her house in San Antonio to evade marrying the adult, Bexar County sheriff...

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Sunny Leone all set to present her autobiographical series

Sunny Leone all set to present her autobiographical series

While many actors are fervent to essay influential roles in biopics, Sunny Leone is all set to present her own autobiographical series, reported media. Titled Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone, the web series will narrate the progression of the actor’s journey from the adult film industry to becoming a...

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Ex-Area Sales Manager arrested for defrauding Rs145 million, Peshawar

Ex-Area Sales Manager arrested for defrauding Rs145 million, Peshawar

On Wednesday, The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested the ex-area sales manager of a private company in Peshawar for defrauding people. Jamal Khan Khattak has been accused of cheating the public at large and deceitfully collecting Rs145 million from innocent people in the name of fake investments in...

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Dangerous changes are ahead for world trade

Dangerous changes are ahead for world trade

If the trade dispute between the United States and China is aggravated, German companies would also be affected, says Ilja Nothnagel. In recent days, the world trade policy has undergone many changes. In the World Trade Organization (WTO) there is a dangerous dead time. When President Trump took office, the German economy...

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Confirmed! Honda Atlas increases variants’ prices

Confirmed! Honda Atlas increases variants’ prices

KARACHI: Honda Atlas, the maker of Civic, City and BR-V in Pakistan – has increased its variants’ prices in the range of Rs20,000-100,000 to pass on the surge in cost of production arising from the recent rupee devaluation, dealers said on Tuesday. “Honda has increased price of its Civic and City...

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The giant telecom company PTCL promises growth

The giant telecom company PTCL promises growth

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the most ancient and giant telecom company in Pakistan that has enjoyed monopoly for decades before mobile phones got popular and became a household name with a significant reduction in the cost of handsets and wireless services. PTCL being a once top traded company...

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Fuel tariff slashed by Rs2.28 per unit

Fuel tariff slashed by Rs2.28 per unit

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) slashed power tariff by Rs2.28 per unit so as to adjust the actual fuel cost in electricity production for February 2018. The regulator took the decision at a public hearing conducted in response to a petition filed by the Central Power Purchasing Agency...

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Man in India loses wife and children while gambling

Man in India loses wife and children while gambling

Uttar Pradesh (India): A husband put his wife and two kids on stake while gambling and lost all three. Imran, who won, went to Mohsin’s house and forced his wife to accompany him, while the wife defied and defended, yelling with ear-splitting volume in the hope to beseech elders of...

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World Cup Russia 2018: the “catastrophe” of Argentina, a new victory for Peru from Gareca and all the results of the friendly matches for the World Cup

World Cup Russia 2018: the “catastrophe” of Argentina, a new victory for Peru from Gareca and all the results of the friendly matches for the World Cup

In the absence of 78 days for the start of the Russia 2018 World Cup, the double day of Monday and Tuesday of friendly matches, the last FIFA date before the tournament, gave voice. The 1-6 of the Albiceleste in Madrid stole the headlines, but there was much more action....

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