Poland: Roads engulfed with chocolate due to a major spillage, traffic blocked

Poland: Roads engulfed with chocolate due to a major spillage, traffic blocked

Rescue officials in Poland are working efficiently to clear one of the country’s highways. The roadway is engulfed with a sticky brown substance; chocolate! It is blocking traffic from both directions. The problems began early Wednesday, after a huge chocolate-loaded vehicle carrying many tons of liquid chocolate upturned, and chocolate...

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Ramadan Alert: The ten best times to make an effective dua

Ramadan Alert: The ten best times to make an effective dua

Want your du’aas to be accepted but not sure when to make it? These times will help you make sure you are making your supplication at the best time to ensure it will be answered. Last third of the night Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: In...

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Unlocking the power of sleep

Unlocking the power of sleep

Feeling a little bleary? Kickstart your day by having coffee -The first thing in the morning to jolt yourself into alertness? Maybe you aren’t getting sufficient hours of sleep. When we don’t get enough shut-eye, we have trouble concentrating, focusing, working, making decisions, remembering things, and being our best selves....

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Why the language we speak affects the way we see colors

Why the language we speak affects the way we see colors

The human eye can perceive millions of colors, but not all of us recognize them in the same way. There are those who can not see differences in tone – the so-called color blindness – due to a defect or absence of cells in the retina that are sensitive to...

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Powerful Militaries in the World According to Global Firepower 2018

Powerful Militaries in the World According to Global Firepower 2018

Historically; from the dawn of civilization, clans and small towns used to have small army to protect their food stockpile from other clans. Even after thousands years, we (humans) still find ourselves and our assets unprotected. And that’s the reason we always need to have a powerful armed force. Modern...

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Gold remains resilient and gains in moderation, while dollar weakens

Gold remains resilient and gains in moderation, while dollar weakens

LONDON: On Thursday, gold rose as the US dollar backed away from 2018 highs after weaker-than-forecast US inflation data and as tensions between the United States and Iran also paved way for the valuable metal. The US dollar slid from a 4-1/2-month peak after US data showed the Consumer Price...

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Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s health appears to be radically improving

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s health appears to be radically improving

LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s health appears to have been gradually improving as the minister was witnessed waving to security personnel from the window of his hospital room on Thursday. This was Iqbal’s first appearance ever since he survived an assassination attempt in Narowal. He walked up to the window...

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Sonam-Mahira excited to roll out at the much awaited ‘Cannes’ event: “Can’t wait to hang-out together”

Sonam-Mahira excited to roll out at the much awaited ‘Cannes’ event: “Can’t wait to hang-out together”

After Sonam Kapoor tied the knot with swain Anand Ahuja, the superstar received wishes from across the globe, including her family, co-stars and fellow celebs. Amongst them was Mahira Khan. The Humsafar actor gave Sonam a shout out on Twitter, wishing the couple heaps of happiness. The next day, Sonam responded with...

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Sarfraz Ahmed charged with corruption for breaching ICC codes

Sarfraz Ahmed charged with corruption for breaching ICC codes

KARACHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged former employee of Sharjah cricket stadium and cricket organizer Irfan Ansari owing to the anti-corruption code for approaching Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed during the ODI against Sri Lanka in UAE last year in 2017. According to sources, Ansari had reportedly...

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Actors dressed like ISIS jihadists spark backlash in shopping mall

Actors dressed like ISIS jihadists spark backlash in shopping mall

IT WAS supposed to be a harmless public prank, but it had people screaming and running away in terror. When does a quest for publicity go too far? NOTE TO self-proclaimed innovative marketing folks: if you’re going to stage a publicity stunt, leave terror-related gimmicks out of it. Earlier this...

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NAB summons Hamza Shehbaz for affairs pertaining to Punjab’s ‘Saaf Pani’ company’s corruption case

NAB summons Hamza Shehbaz for affairs pertaining to Punjab’s ‘Saaf Pani’ company’s corruption case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned MNA Hamza Shehbaz, son of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, with regard to a corruption inquiry against management of Punjab Saaf Pani Company, according to a notice issued by NAB Lahore. The Punjab government established the company to conceive, plan, design, execute...

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Zainab’s father to sue TV channel for telefilm

Zainab’s father to sue TV channel for telefilm

KASUR: Amin Ansari, the father of six-year-old Zainab who was raped and murdered in Kasur in January this year, has announced to file a case against a private TV channel that is making a telefilm on his daughter. “The TV channel did not bother to seek my permission. I would...

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Attackers kill imam, slit throats of worshippers at South Africa mosque

Attackers kill imam, slit throats of worshippers at South Africa mosque

VERULAM: Armed attackers struck a mosque outside the South African city of Durban on Thursday, stabbing to death an imam and injuring two others in a country known for its peaceful religious relations. Three men entered the large mosque after midday prayers, carrying guns and attacking the victims with knives...

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Bilawal visits Ahsan Iqbal; seeks unity against terrorism

Bilawal visits Ahsan Iqbal; seeks unity against terrorism

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for unity in the nation against terrorism and politics of hatred. “Whether we’re in the government or opposition we must show zero tolerance for terrorism. Only then we can counter the menace of terrorism,” he said while talking to...

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Trump and Kim will meet on June 12 in Singapore

Trump and Kim will meet on June 12 in Singapore

US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday (10.05.2018) that his historic meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will finally be on June 12 in Singapore. “The long-awaited meeting between Kim Jong-un and I will take place in Singapore on June 12. We will both try to make it...

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Supreme Court summons CEOs of all airlines over pilots validation of fake degree

Supreme Court summons CEOs of all airlines over pilots validation of fake degree

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has summoned the chief executive officers (CEO) of all airlines of the country to the apex court’s Karachi Registry. The chief justice gave directions while heading a three-member bench hearing the suo motu case related to fake degrees of...

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The technology that helped find 3,000 children in just 4 days in a country where half a million disappear every year

The technology that helped find 3,000 children in just 4 days in a country where half a million disappear every year

Many of the missing children end up falling into child trafficking networks. The disappearance of a child is the worst nightmare for a father. And in India it happens approximately every six minutes. A large number of them are kidnapped. Many end up falling into networks of sex trafficking and prostitution. Others end...

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The fascinating discovery of a distant asteroid reveals the history of the solar system

The 2004 EW95 orbits 4 billion kilometers from Earth. (Illustration: ESO / M. Kornmesser) The discovery of an exiled asteroid on the outskirts of the solar system sheds new light on the formation of the latter. Scientists from the United Kingdom, Chile, the United States and Germany used telescopes from the...

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Peshawar’s hotel explosion leaves 5 dead, 2 injured

Peshawar’s hotel explosion leaves 5 dead, 2 injured

PESHAWAR: On Thursday night, five of a family were killed, while two others were injured in Hotel Afandi’s explosion that had occurred in Bilal Town area of Peshawar. According to CCPO Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman, the family originally came from Hangu to Peshawar for medical treatment and made their stay at the...

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Why many cereals fortified with vitamin D are not suitable for vegans

Why many cereals fortified with vitamin D are not suitable for vegans

The lack of information on the labels on the origin of vitamin D is a problem for consumers who try to avoid products of animal origin at all costs. Cereals fortified with vitamin D, such as the popular Rices Krispies, Corn Flakes and Cheerios, among others, may contain a derivative...

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The “enigmas” of Instagram: what pictures are more successful and what do you say about you?

The “enigmas” of Instagram: what pictures are more successful and what do you say about you?

Can you measure the success of a photo on Instagram? Why do some Instagram posts have much more impact than others? Can we apply a formula that allows us to predict how we react to different images? Using artificial intelligence, the BBC program Tomorrow’s World created a conversational robot (chatbot) capable of analyzing...

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3 points to understand why Iran and Israel are at their most tense moment in recent decades

3 points to understand why Iran and Israel are at their most tense moment in recent decades

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said his country “had no interest in escalation.” The historic enmity between Israel and Iran seems these days at its most critical point: the armed forces of both countries have even exchanged artillery fire in Syria. Both countries are heading for an open confrontation that...

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