Reasons for which one may be excused from fasting in Ramadaan

Reasons for which one may be excused from fasting in Ramadaan

Valid excuses for not fulfilling the obligations for fasting fall under five major categories (aside from menstrual and postnatal bleeding). When one breaks one’s fast with a valid excuse, he should simply make up the missed day, whereas breaking the fast without a valid excuse entails a penalty, such as...

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The Map of the Antipodes: Find out where would appear if you dug a tunnel under your feet!

The Map of the Antipodes: Find out where would appear if you dug a tunnel under your feet!

Where in the world would you go if you dug a tunnel under your feet that traversed the center of the Earth? Maybe you’ve ever asked yourself this question. Now map on the internet allows to know the answer. The Map of the Antipodes is a virtual tool that allows you...

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A system through which you can “learn anything” in just 20 hours

A system through which you can “learn anything” in just 20 hours

The growth curve is triggered in the first moments when we come into contact with a new material, according to the Hermann Ebbinghaus diagram. Russian, Arabic, Chinese? Violin, guitar? Quantum physics? Our brain is prepared to learn anything, however difficult it may be, and it does so quickly. At least, at the beginning. Some...

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Pakistan’s heatwave woes to worsen further as summer temperatures spike steadily

Pakistan’s heatwave woes to worsen further as summer temperatures spike steadily

ISLAMABAD: Deadly heatwaves are going to be a country’s much bigger socio-economic and health problem in the coming decades, particularly in densely populated urban areas of the country, as these global warming-induced extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and occurring over a much greater portion of the country. Climate...

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DG ISPR plans to hold meet and greet day with fans

DG ISPR plans to hold meet and greet day with fans

Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Sunday said he plans to hold a meet and greet day for his fans. In a tweet, the Army spokesperson expressed his pleasure on meeting a fan from Swabi. He added that he has received numerous requests from fans. “I have myriad...

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National Center for Cyber Security to be inaugurated on Monday

National Center for Cyber Security to be inaugurated on Monday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first National Center for Cyber Security will be inaugurated in Islamabad on Monday. It has been established at Air University Islamabad and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is likely to inaugurate the center, state media Radio Pakistan reported. The center is aimed at becoming the leading hub of innovation...

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Avenfield reference: Nawaz terms SC’s Panama verdict ‘inappropriate’, ‘unnecessary’

Avenfield reference: Nawaz terms SC’s Panama verdict ‘inappropriate’, ‘unnecessary’

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif termed the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict, which led to his disqualification, as “inappropriate” and “unnecessary” while recording his statement in the Avenfield reference before the accountability court on Monday. The Avenfield reference, pertaining to the Sharif family’s London properties, is among three filed against...

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COAS Gen Bajwa, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss bilateral defence cooperation

COAS Gen Bajwa, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss bilateral defence cooperation

ABU DHABI: Pakistan Army chief on Sunday met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince here at the Presidential Palace, Geo News reported, citing the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). During his tour of the United Arab Emirates, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a meeting with Crown Prince Mohamed...

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A girl on a mission to promote ‘mutual understanding’: Sabika Sheikh

A girl on a mission to promote ‘mutual understanding’: Sabika Sheikh

Karachi, Pakistan (CNN)In Pakistan’s bustling port city of Karachi, a family is in mourning. On Friday, thousands of miles away in Texas, the eldest child of the house, 17- year-old exchange student Sabika Sheikh was one of 10 people killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting. Ten months ago, Sabika had...

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Iran for now avoid crossing “red line” in nuclear issue

Iran for now avoid crossing “red line” in nuclear issue

Tehran wants to obtain as soon as possible guarantees from the EU that the suspension of economic sanctions against Iran will be maintained in exchange for the latter renouncing a nuclear military program, as agreed in 2015. The Iranian government will for now avoid crossing the “red line” in the...

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Royal wedding: 8 things that maybe you did not know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal wedding: 8 things that maybe you did not know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The engagement photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski. Came the day. This Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were named Duke and Duchess of Sussex by Queen Elizabeth II, gave their “yes” in the Chapel of St. George at Windsor Castle. Around 1,200 members...

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How a seventeenth-century traveler spread a genetic mutation that causes cancer 400 years later

How a seventeenth-century traveler spread a genetic mutation that causes cancer 400 years later

Vania Nascimento’s grandparents had 10 children, but lost eight because of cancer. María Isabel Achatz was still finishing her medical studies in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the end of the 1990s when she met a patient who would change forever not only her career, but also her life. It was...

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3 psychological reference experiments that would be impossible to do according to current ethics

3 psychological reference experiments that would be impossible to do according to current ethics

Some sociological experiments that nowadays would not meet the ethical standards by far became great references for psychology. To what extent can one deceive a person in a psychological experiment? How much pressure can researchers exert? Can you scare a child to study fear? Throughout the twentieth century science was developing a...

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