Three dead, IMF summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia

Three dead, IMF summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia

An earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the archipelago. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia´s Bali and Java islands in the early hours, jolting...

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IMF, Pakistani officials to meet today as govt seeks bailout

IMF, Pakistani officials to meet today as govt seeks bailout

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said she would meet with Pakistani officials on Thursday, with expectations that Islamabad will request a bailout of its shaky economy. Finance minister Asad Umar, who is attending the fund´s annual meeting in Bali, announced earlier this week that the government would seek talks with the...

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PM Imran Khan: “Housing scheme to foster nearly 6 million jobs opportunities”

PM Imran Khan: “Housing scheme to foster nearly 6 million jobs opportunities”

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government has launched its ‘most ambitious landmark housing policy of building five million homes in five years that will create ample job opportunities. In a tweet this morning, PM Khan said: “We have launched our most ambitious, landmark housing policy of building 5mn...

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IMF Chief: Leaders need to fix broken economic models, Pakistan seeks bailout

IMF Chief: Leaders need to fix broken economic models, Pakistan seeks bailout

Pakistan, the flagship country for China’s global infrastructure building initiative, said Monday that it needed a bailout from the International Monetary Fund, amid growing concerns that Beijing’s program is pushing recipient countries into financial crisis. International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde said she would meet with Pakistani officials on...

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A study reveals humans recognize nearly 5000 faces – You look familiar!

A study reveals humans recognize nearly 5000 faces – You look familiar!

PARIS:  From family and friends to strangers on the subway and public figures on 24-hour news cycles, humans recognize an astonishing 5,000 faces, scientists said Wednesday in the first study of its kind. Through most of history humans lived in small groups of a hundred or so individuals, a pattern...

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Instagram gears up to combat cyberbullying

Instagram gears up to combat cyberbullying

Instagram on Tuesday added more weapons to battle cyber bullying, using artificial intelligence to scan photos for abusive content at the Facebook-owned service. The move comes after Facebook also increased anti-harassment measures, following a survey which said young victims of online abuse feel social media firms aren’t doing enough to...

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PML-N MPAs stage protest outside the Punjab Assembly over Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest

PML-N MPAs stage protest outside the Punjab Assembly over Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPAs on Wednesday protested outside the Punjab Assembly against its failure to call a session over party president Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest. The PML-N, during the meeting of its Central Executive Committee (CEC), decided to protest inside the Parliament over Shehbaz’s arrest. The party had also...

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No Pakistan Army officer maintains any official account on social media, clarifies DG ISPR

No Pakistan Army officer maintains any official account on social media, clarifies DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: No officer of Pakistan Army maintains an official account on any social media platform, the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday. “Neither DG ISI nor any other officer of Pakistan Army maintains an official account on any social media platform,” Major General Asif Ghafoor wrote...

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Awareness Campaign: President House turns Pink to commemorate ‘Pinktober’

Awareness Campaign: President House turns Pink to commemorate ‘Pinktober’

ISLAMABAD: Begum Samina Alvi, wife of President Arif Alvi, on Wednesday illuminated the president house building with pink light in commemoration of the ongoing Pinktober breast cancer awareness drive and to acknowledge Pink Ribbon Pakistan’s efforts in raising awareness and working to provide advocacy and healthcare services to the patients...

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PM Imran Khan launches ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme’

PM Imran Khan launches ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday unveiled his government’s “flagship” project – Naya Pakistan Housing Programme – aimed at constructing five million houses for the low-income segments of society during the next five years. Imran Khan on Wednesday formally launched a low-cost housing scheme named ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Project’ as...

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