California’s wildfire proved to be the deadliest in the state’s history, recovery teams in action

California’s wildfire proved to be the deadliest in the state’s history, recovery teams in action

The number of dead in a wildfire raging in California rose to 29 on Sunday, matching the deadliest in the state´s history as recovery teams found six more bodies in the grim search through the wreckage. The “Camp Fire” — in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains —...

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Putin: Brief and good conversation with Trump in Paris

Putin: Brief and good conversation with Trump in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reported. When journalists asked Putin whether he managed to speak to Trump on Sunday, he said: “Yes,” Russian state news agency RIA Novosti...

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Pakistan, IMF to conduct policy-level talks from today

Pakistan, IMF to conduct policy-level talks from today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold policy-level talks from today (Monday) as technical discussions have concluded. Harald Finger will lead the IMF delegation for policy-level discussions which are scheduled to take place till November 20. The Pakistani delegation will include secretary finance, chairman federal board of...

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Post-mortem of minor confirms death due to food-poisoning

Post-mortem of minor confirms death due to food-poisoning

KARACHI: Two minor boys who passed away earlier in the day apparently died due to poisoning, a representative of the city’s Jinnah Hospital said Sunday night, after the deceased’s post-mortem was completed. According to Dr Shiraz, the medico-legal officer (MLO) at Jinnah Hospital, a report subsequent to the deceased children’s post-mortem had...

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Economic reforms: Beyond chocolates, pet food and cheese

Economic reforms: Beyond chocolates, pet food and cheese

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s external sector has been facing serious difficulties for over a decade. Many observers have been warning of dire consequences if the country continued to keep losing its export market share – by an estimated 1.5% annually since 2006. Unfortunately, not much attention has been paid to these sane voices....

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Future of Pakistan Post

Future of Pakistan Post

Earlier in the year, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government tried to initiate a bid to privatize Pakistan Post, even running an advertisement in the papers. Dr Arif Alvi, simply a member of the opposition back then, criticized the government for this initiative, saying, “We want to know why the...

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3 people gunned down over property dispute in Peshawar

3 people gunned down over property dispute in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: At least three persons were gunned down on Monday over property dispute in Nothia area of Peshawar, media reported. Firing between the two groups took place over ongoing property dispute resulting in death of three on the spot in Nothia locality of Peshawar, said the rescue service. The bodies...

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Wedding Bells: Priyanka, Nick geared to marry next month, wedding pictures’ rights sold for $2.5 million

Wedding Bells: Priyanka, Nick geared to marry next month, wedding pictures’ rights sold for $2.5 million

Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra is gearing up to marry beau Nick Jonas next month. While the bride has been having the time of her life with an elaborate bridal shower, a bachelorette in Amsterdam followed by a slumber party, the Levels singer has just kicked off his share of fun with a bachelor...

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Research reveals: Pneumonia to claim lives of nearly 11 million children under five by 2030

Research reveals: Pneumonia to claim lives of nearly 11 million children under five by 2030

PARIS: Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts warned Monday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide. While in the developed world the severe lung infection mainly affects the elderly, in developing nations it is children...

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Power restored in arts of Karachi, complete restoration expected in the next couple of hours

Power restored in arts of Karachi, complete restoration expected in the next couple of hours

KARACHI: Supply of power was restored in certain areas of the metropolis after a major breakdown Monday morning as a transmission line of the national grid tripped. Karachi Power Update: (1/2)Partial supply from national grid has resumed and restoration of power supply to affected areas is progressing swiftly. Supply to...

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